[Product] Phone holder for the 8P

FPSUsername

B.Eng. EE
I've seen many phone holders that fit in between the vents of the A3, however, they are only for the 8V generation, which has a wider placement of the two vents. This means that the product simply won't fit without cutting the mount or modifying the vents.

Hereby I present you, the phone holder for the 8P generation
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Unfortunately, I don't know how to design something that can be crafted using a CNC machine, but I do know my way around PCB design programs.
I created the backplate in Altium designer and used the magnet holder piece from an 8P holder I found on AliExpress (here is the link to the one I bought).

The Audi logo has been placed on the exact same spot on the other side, meaning that you can mount the plate with the logo showing in one of the four corners. I think that the top right corner looks amazing on an LHD vehicle.

How to get your own phone holder:
1. Grab the Gerber files under releases from my repository here
2. Read the README file
3. Order the PCB (JLCPCB is advised)
4. Order the 8V Phone holder or any other that uses a screw with a 4mm diameter
5. Screw the magnet holder piece on the PCB
6. Remove one of the vents and lift the other vent just a bit to slip the PCB under it
7. Place the vent back and enjoy!

Extra:
You can order the PCB in different colors (silkscreen) and the copper finish can be chosen as well. I chose black with HASL finish, but you can make it as crazy as you like (white with ENIG (gold) finish for example). Note that the ENIG finish costs more.
 
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LEE69

07 170 DSG
Here's my 8p one converted to a quadlock charger with the quadlock case too
 

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FPSUsername

B.Eng. EE
I have indeed seen the case that you have on eBay, although in my opinion, it doesn't look as cool as the 8V generation phone holders (plus it was expensive at 33 euros).
In the end, I did spend more than that (because I had to make a revision), but it's totally worth it. PCBs were ~3 euro and 15 euro for shipping and the 8V phone holder was another 8 euro.
I'm proud to share my made product so that others can also flex with this amazing looking phone holder :)
 

George Kost

Registered User
Looking very good mate! Good job!
If I haven’t the one in the picture I would go for it as well!
It came with both magnet and holder.
 

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FPSUsername

B.Eng. EE
Amazing. I've indeed seen people fit the 8V phone holder on the 8P and they mentioned that you needed some cutting, but I never expected it to be so much. As I don't own any hardware to properly cut the holder, I decided to make the holder myself. I wanted to make it from aluminium using a CNC service, but a buddy of mine found out how expensive it is to let a shop (in China) do the CNC for you. Then I reminded myself that a PCB is strong, can look good, and can be cheap as well. It just works.

I did want to try a 1.2mm thick PCB, but I feel like it would flex too much. Even though 1.2mm thick looks really good for a PCB, I think in this non-electrical setup, that 1.6mm is more than thin enough.

Make sure to post your results here as well!
 

leonwilliams

Registered User
I had one of these in my 8p all I did was grind a couple of mil off both ends and it fitted perfect

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George Kost

Registered User
Mine was a clearmounts, but the magnet would hold my note 10+ so I went quadlock route
I have a similar magnetic/holder combo mount from here. The site seems to be under maintenance at the moment.
I use the magnetic mount. And I placed the metal plate between my iPhone X and the silicon case. It stays strong. Never came loose.
 

LEE69

07 170 DSG
Weird, mine just wouldn't hold. Quadlock is ace never will fall off and if you buy the charger, it charges the same time. I'm never upgrading my phone too, this does more than I would ever need, saying that a new case is about £25 ish?
 

theViTALiTY

Registered User
Just got mine today. Its da bomb my dude. Props for making it :)
For those wondering if its too thick, it is not. It sits nearly perfect, you cant even tell there is a gap until you stuff your face against the air vent.
 

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