Arkon produces quality products for PDA and portable devices. Apart from its well known car dashboard PDA holders, Arkon offers a complete docking GPS mounting solution for almost all PDA brands. The package promises not only superb stability, but also good performance at an affordable price. We asked Arkon if we could test their DM520, suitable for our Dell Axim x50V. What can you expect from the Arkon DM520? First, let's see some background information about Arkon.
- Arkon background
Arkon Resources, Inc., a California corporation headquartered in the city of Arcadia, about 10 miles North East of Los Angeles, is a manufacturer and supplier of consumer product accessories for use in the car and home.
Arkon is a leading global supplier of car mounting solutions for PDAs, Cell Phones, GPS, DVD, CD, MP3, iPod, and other portable electronic devices. Arkon achieved worldwide recognition as the partner to turn to for custom or other high quality universal mounting solutions. Quality, speed, and experience have helped Arkon become a leading third party accessories provider and Original Equipment (OEM) and Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) for GPS, Cell Phone, MP3, and PDA manufacturers worldwide. Arkon products are now distributed in more than 53 countries making them one of the leading global suppliers of mounting solutions and products.
MISSION & GOALS
ARKON seeks to provide innovative consumer solutions designed to enhance the function and experience of complimentary products for the car and home. Success can only be achieved by providing quality at all levels of the business and by building strategic alliances and partnerships with the suppliers, resellers, and customers that are served.
- Arkon DM520
The Suction Mount Arkon DM520 Docking GPS Cradle Speaker Holder, provides the perfect in car solution for those using an in-car Sat Nav via their PDA.
Each Arkon DM520 includes a windscreen suction mounted docking PDA cradle, allowing you to dock your PDA directly in the cradle rather than needing to attach any wires. It also has an amplified built-in speaker and charger cable, allowing you to power the mount from your car cigarette lighter as well as passing GPS data for Sat Nav through the integrated GPS receiver.
- Used chipset
The SiRFXTrack chipset has the following specifications: