I considered that, but thought, if that camera hole is not, um…movable…then we should actually decide on one or the other (top or bottom) for the slot. That is, assuming that everyone uses devices like I do…if there’s an ‘UP’ in the design of the device itself (the tablet), then I want that to be ‘UP’.
Again, if we’re going to have a ‘pin’ locking mechanism anyway, then just put the slot for sliding it in on the bottom.
Is the camera at EXACTLY center, and would it line up EXACTLY with the camera hole in the mount whether the unit is placed one way or the other in the mount?
what about the touch buttons on the face?
In my experience so far, I have to click the BACK, RECENT APPS, and HOME ‘buttons’ from time to time.
So, will I have to remove the tab from the mount to do that, or do they move around the screen with repositioning/rotating?
NOTE: I still haven’t even opened the package to take out my Fire. So, I’m an idiot, asking questions about something I have a severe lack of understanding about lol
It does appear to be exactly center. The device would only go in one way due to the accessibility of the buttons and the routing groove for the power cable. If you choose to have the opening at the bottom, the mount would have to be mounted that way, but the device gets inserted into the mount ONLY one way. the mount orientation is the only thing that would change, not the inserted orientation of the device.
I think we need to be clear that the design should cater for function over aesthetics; so whilst bevelled edges are nice, accessibility to buttons, camera, etc, and structural strength and maybe mount options (though with four holes you can mount as you wish) are more important.
Even something functional like being able to remove the device relatively easily without having the mount, well, unmount, is something we should perhaps be more focused on.
For instance, the 90 degree cable installation (and removal) hasn’t been tested yet and so there may be design alterations there. We don’t want to put the guy off, despite what he says about us being happy.