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  1. ku4ever2

    ku4ever2 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Trying to determine if it is worth buying the Verizon car dock and had a few questions for those that have used it:

    * Does the dock have connections for the microUSB charger AND the audio port? Pretty sure I saw the charger conneciton but not sure about audio.
    * When docked, does phone automatically go into speaker mode? I assume if audio cable is connected it goes right to car speakers?
    * Is the mount pretty solid...windor and/or dash?
    * I know I have read it works with very fewcovers. Any suggestion on good covers that work well with mount.
    * Oh..and was anybody able to find a better price than the $40 I see on the Verizon store?

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    I like it a lot. I bought both the car and multi media docks Both are great for keeping your battery charged up while making your phone look cool.

    It has a USB port but the audio connects to the phone.
    The mount is very well built and hasn't fallen off once since I got it and down here in south Florida these things fall of the window a lot from the heat if they are cheap.

    No cover will work as it is custom made to fit the phone. I use one of those soft neo form cases that can easily be removed. The fit is so close that even just having a skin on can get in the way . But I just cut off about a 1/4 inch, of the skin not the phone, on the top and it's fine now.

    All in all I really like it but if you want to use a case that's hard to remove you may want to look at some good universal mounts.

    I don't know what car dock the post above is talking about but there is no way any case will work. I'd like to see that mod as I can't see any way to mod this that would allow a case. It almost looks like they are referring to a universal or the other dock VZW makes and sales for the Incredible. That car dock also wiggled a lot.
     
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    JubbaTheHutt Well-Known Member

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    Wrong. In fact I do know what I'm talking about. The dock is equipped with an insert. The insert fits the device (naked). You can remove the insert, which gives way to a larger area for the device with a case to be cradled. Of course not all cases will fit into the dock, but again, I can confirm that I can properly seat my Amzer Argyle case, and I know others have confirmed that the Rocketfish case from Best Buy works as well.

    Proof - http://androidforums.com/droid-x-accessories/127453-case-fits-motorola-car-dock.html#post1270705

    Here's the thread discussing the dremel mod - http://androidforums.com/droid-x-accessories/130450-modify-car-dock-fit-verizon-cases-easy-way.html

    And this post shows the insert I was speaking about - http://androidforums.com/droid-x-accessories/129539-car-dock-adapts-phone-case.html#post1200691
     
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    Wow cool me bad I own the damn thing and never knew that. I stand corrected and happy to be. I even took back a case because of it. :eek:

    Thanks

    Live and learn I guess. Does the multi media dock also have this insert? If not I'm still in the same boat and will need to remove my cover.
     
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    ku4ever2 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks guys for the useful info. I should hopefully receive my phone any day (ordered on the 14th). I have oredered a bunch of accessories but was holding off on the car dock. Jubba..I think I have the same case you mentioned..the Amzer Luxe Argyle Skin Case. So that one fits the dock well without any modifications (other than removing the insert)?

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