Accessories Are all docks multimedia stations?

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  1. mlclm

    mlclm Well-Known Member
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    I recently bought a droid 2 and I've been looking at docking stations and some specifically state that they're multimedia stations and some just say docking. I'm looking at a couple but I don't wanna buy one then find out its not what i wanted. Any help or recommendations are appreciated.

    PS How awesome is swype? Lol
     

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  2. cableguynoe

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    Welcome to the forum! Not sure i know the answer to your question, but i wanted to welcome you and agree on Swype... best thing ever:D

    Sounds like a docking station is simply for charging your phone. And a multimedia must have connection to connect to your stereo, maybe even has speakers right on it.
    But i am not positive on this, since I've never had one of these.
     
  3. redpanda

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    Multimedia stations just plug into the charging port. The only thing that makes it behave in anyway multimedia-y is there's a magnet in it that the Droid 2 senses and launches a Dock Home app. It's not very useful but it does give you a nice big clock display and options to put in a different set of shortcuts.

    So multimedia stations are just chargers that unlock some functionality already in your phone. There's no audio/video out or speakers or anything.
     
  4. inssane

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    The magnet was on the D1 car dock too and throws you straight into Car Home
    It's sweet - but the charger plugged directly into phone (which was fine)
     
  5. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy
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    All multimedia stations are docks but not all docks are multimedia stations.

    See what I did there? :)
     
  6. inssane

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    Just like some women are whores but not all whores are women.
    *run, duck, and hide*
     
  7. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy
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    That statement goes quite well with your avatar.
     
  8. inssane

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    Giggity giggity GONE
     

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