Cheap DIY "multimedia" dockAccessories


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    SlvrScoobie Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Found this at Walmart - thought it would work well as a dock for night time charging.
    Quick addition of a magnet from an old harddrive and voila - instant media dock for 10$! (12$ on walmart.com :p )
    open (with room for the charger to slip in on the bottom - had not thought about it till now but i could put the charger in the top too...)
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    Closed for travel - doubles as a headphone case!
    (originially i had not moved the phone over enough to allow the charger to fit, and when it was in that location, the magnet opened the car dock, so i pryed it off and moved it over and now its perfect0!)
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  2. akita

    akita Well-Known Member

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    why dont you post a pic of the phone in the "dock"
     
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    SlvrScoobie Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Awesome.

    I'm assuming THIS is the case in question (seeing as you never directly linked us to it earlier)

    Walmart.com: Griffin Technology Travel Stand iPhone/iPod Touch: Audio

    I'm curious though, is the are where you applied the magnet, the only area that will activate dock mode? Also, is there a particular type of magnet that will allow the phone to immediately force itself into dock mode?
     
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    SlvrScoobie Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    sorry i wasnt more clear but :
    "Found this at Walmart"
    This is a hyperlink to walmarts product page for it.
    (thats why its blue and underlined :)
     
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    JubbaTheHutt Well-Known Member

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    My eyes are killing me, didn't see the change in color...my bad.
     
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    SlvrScoobie Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    no prob, better to have someone point it out, and be clear than let people pass it by cause they dont notice it. Im just used to people preferring embedded links over blatent ones, so ill use more obvious ones here for ze benefit of ze peoples! :D
     
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    Going to bump this, because I plan on stopping by my local WallyWorld this weekend and picking this up, along with the type of magnet(s) I made need. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    I just came back from the one near my work, and they didn't have any, nor did the guy have a clue what it was. I even logged into this thread and clicked on the link to show him the picture...WalMart - Bleh!
     
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    Hmm, yeah, I never thought about how hit or miss this maybe. Either way, free shipping site-to-store isn't so bad.

    Still need the info about the magnet :p
     
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    SlvrScoobie Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I just used one from a hard drive I had laying around. Check Michaels - They have all kinds of magnets. It just needs to basically sit behind the speaker on the back - the magnet will stick to it, and when it does, itll jump to dock mode.
     
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    But make sure the magnet is the right polarity. One side of the magnet will trigger the Car mode, and the other side will trigger the Multimedia mode, which is the one you'd want for this stand.
     
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    SlvrScoobie Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ah ha! Is that how they do it! I thought it was 2 sensors, and 1 was car, one was multimedia, but i flipped over my magnet and confirmed your statement :O nifty!
    Glad I got it right!
     
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    Cool. Thanks for posting additional pic and vid. very convenient portable dock. Is there anything "grippy" on the bottom to prevent the dock from moving around? How stable is it while the phone is on the dock?
     

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