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Old July 26th, 2011, 07:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got one of these and I love it! It charges my phone, looks good, and connects to my speakers all from one unit! I use it on my bedside table and gone are the tangle of wires I used to have.

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I really like the look of that. The thing is, that's the only reason I'd buy one. I'd have no real practical use for it.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I really like the look of that. The thing is, that's the only reason I'd buy one. I'd have no real practical use for it.


But El....good looks are all that matters sometimes :-P
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I've been after a cradle for a while, had one for my hero cos I like to use it as a night clock. I've got a couple of questions if you don't mind

How securely does the DHD sit in the cradle? Since it's a quite large and heavy phone I'd hate for it to put a strain on the micro usb and 3.5mm ports.

Also, on the photos it shows the back of the cradle having a mini usb port not a micro. Is that the case or is it just a stock image? Doesn't really matter either way, I was just curious!

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It has the same ports as you see in the image. I believe the port label dc is only for power and not data, although I haven't tried it. It sits very securly in the cradle, although it can be tricky to put in sometimes as you're plugging in two things to two ports on the phone.

I have had an issue with it though, and its quite a strange one. When my phone is in the cradle, unless I'm touching the phone with my hand elsewhere on the body of the phone, it interprets something as a second touch on the screen. This only happens when charging and not if its unplugged. So if I go to swipe to another screen on my desktop it will instead 'pinch' out to the desktop overview screen showing all my desktop pages. As soon as I touch the body of the phone with my other hand, or put the same hand around the ophone and swipe with my thumb it works fine again. Its extremely odd.
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Thanks for that, I think I'll take the plunge and order one.
The issue you had with it sounds strange, seems to me like it has something to do with exactly how it is sat in the cradle, when you hold the body you probably adjust the position slightly. I could be wrong though!
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Thanks for that, I think I'll take the plunge and order one.
The issue you had with it sounds strange, seems to me like it has something to do with exactly how it is sat in the cradle, when you hold the body you probably adjust the position slightly. I could be wrong though!
Once it's in the cradle it is completely secure; it doesn't rock etc. - the 2 ports and the groove it sits in keeps it well anchored.

I've not noticed the issue KFR42 has had but not really paid attention to be honest and if it happened I probably told myself it was my error. Will keep an eye out for that now though.
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Ordered Probably going to pick up a spare battery from somewhere soon as well.
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I have had an issue with it though, and its quite a strange one. When my phone is in the cradle, unless I'm touching the phone with my hand elsewhere on the body of the phone, it interprets something as a second touch on the screen. This only happens when charging and not if its unplugged. So if I go to swipe to another screen on my desktop it will instead 'pinch' out to the desktop overview screen showing all my desktop pages. As soon as I touch the body of the phone with my other hand, or put the same hand around the ophone and swipe with my thumb it works fine again. Its extremely odd.

I checked and have found the same issue. When charging if i touch the screen at all, and the only physical contact with the phone is at that touch point, it just alternates between the home screen and the "homescreens" over view. Also if I touch the "back" arrow in the same way it does weird things like open "google", my SMS app. If I touch the screen/back button with another part of my hand touching the phone e.g. thumb touching side then all operates as normal.
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I'm quite sure I've read that the issue with the screen is to do with the voltage being wrong on the charger they send with the dock. Try using the HTC wall charger plugged into the back of the dock and see if if works.

Must be worth a try as its the only thing putting me off buying one.
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