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Old December 24th, 2012, 08:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Can someone suggest a good dock with dock mode?

My single biggest disappointment with the S3 vs my old Atrix 4G is the lack of a decent dock. These are the things I am looking for:

- Dock mode (must have)
- Work with a medium sized case like the Acase dual layer
- Cradle and hold the phone with more than just the USB connector!
- Don't care about a spare battery charger
- would be nice if it held the phone in landscape but can live with portrait

I previously bought one of these:
Amazon.com: Amzer AMZ94183 Piano Dock with Audio Out and Dock Mode for Samsung Galaxy S 3 I9300 (AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular, Verizon & GSM Version) - Desktop Charger - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories

This one worked, but I left it behind in a hotel room recently. It was really wimpy in the way it held the phone with just the USB connector with no cradle. I also had to wiggle it around to get it into dock mode. It was difficult to dock while laying in bed and the light must be on to see while docking. My old Atrix cradle I could do blind because it just slipped into the cradle.

I should mention that this dock is for my bedside to use the phone as an alarm clock while charging each night. Thanks for any help and suggestions. I really want a better dock on round two!

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Old December 24th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My single biggest disappointment with the S3 vs my old Atrix 4G is the lack of a decent dock. These are the things I am looking for:

- Dock mode (must have)
- Work with a medium sized case like the Acase dual layer
- Cradle and hold the phone with more than just the USB connector!
- Don't care about a spare battery charger
- would be nice if it held the phone in landscape but can live with portrait

I previously bought one of these:
Amazon.com: Amzer AMZ94183 Piano Dock with Audio Out and Dock Mode for Samsung Galaxy S 3 I9300 (AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular, Verizon & GSM Version) - Desktop Charger - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories

This one worked, but I left it behind in a hotel room recently. It was really wimpy in the way it held the phone with just the USB connector with no cradle. I also had to wiggle it around to get it into dock mode. It was difficult to dock while laying in bed and the light must be on to see while docking. My old Atrix cradle I could do blind because it just slipped into the cradle.

I should mention that this dock is for my bedside to use the phone as an alarm clock while charging each night. Thanks for any help and suggestions. I really want a better dock on round two!


Try this :

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008ZVG49C/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1356360312&sr=8-6&pi=SL75

Got one of these myself. Definitely recommend.
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Well Samsung does sell the Galaxy Universal Multimedia Desktop Dock. May not have all the bells and whistles you're looking for. But it has worked well for me.

Thing I like about it is when you set it in the dock you can enable the dock setting on the SIII to show a calendar, clock with or without the weather or pictures.

Samsung Galaxy Universal Multimedia Desktop Dock
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Sorry ... misread the post. Thought you were asking about car docks.
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ihome iC50- radio/alarm/docking/charger all in one
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