Discussion of the car dock for HTC EVO 4G LTETips


  1. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Well-Known Member

    That's what I had on my 3D and I am used to but I was wondering if any has used it and Car Home Ultra and what the difference may be.

  2. miashottangel

    miashottangel Member

    Just got my car dock from sprint store. Love it! I'm going to try out the car apps everyone has suggested to see which one I like the best. Car panel is ok but it doesn't leave much room for customizing.
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  3. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    this dock is indeed nice.

    Users should post up some photos of the dock in the car. could also give others some suggestions.
  4. CriticalCritic

    CriticalCritic Well-Known Member

    I used a 3rd party home replacement (Launcher Pro) with my OG Evo. It has all the shortcuts that i could want when diving, and tasker automatically launches it when my phone connects to the Bluetooth in my car.

    But now that my phone somehow goes into landscape view on the regular home screen, I'm dedicating my 7th home screen to car purposes.
  5. couragedragon

    couragedragon Active Member

    Just a heads up.

    My Sprint stores still don't have the car docks in stock so I called Sprint TeleSales to order it direct. They were going to charge me $12 to ship it, and I was like "really 12 bucks to ship it???" And the guy was like, let me see what I can do about it, 15 seconds later. "I just got my supervisor to override it. Free shipping." (I was prepared to pay a reduced charge of course). So it was just the $34.99 plus tax.

    The telesales number is 1-888-882-4030 (They'll also give you the 20% off on two accessories, at least as of tonight.)

    p.s. btw, for those of you considering the HTC Stereo Clip, while I haven't used it, I'd like to say the Samsung HS3000 at half the cost has been awesome for me.
  6. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    there are several sprint stores in LA that have these and other lte accessories in stock. it does help if you have the SKU number because these accessories are not out for display. i just bought two car docks over the weekend.
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  7. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Well-Known Member

    Let me know which app you like the most. I had Custom Car Home for my 3D but I want to try Car Home Ultra. The one that cane with our new phone seems cool but I don't know if I can delete certain apps and add different ones. I tried once and haven't really looked at it anymore. I need to look again but I do like that the home screen rotates. But I love my dock. The dock with the phone when I hold down my BT and it says voice dialing it doesn't bring up google search for me to say call so and so it takes me to my phone and recent calls are there. But I do like how the bT connects when it's docked and then when I take ppone out it undocks. One app had a wifi setting to it turned off your wifi when docked not sure if it was the one with the phone or the Car Home Ultra cause my friend got it to try and I think he saw it in those settings not sure. I want to try the Ultra one too it's like a 30 day trial.

  8. flawless45

    flawless45 Member

    I tried the car dock out over the past few days and my biggest gripe is that the phone would get way too hot after about 15 to 20 minutes and quit charging. That could be just this Texas heat but still a no go for me, that can't be good for the phone so I took it back. I have a regular GPS that I use 8 to 10 hours everyday for work so this didn't seem very practical for my needs but it was still nice while I had it.
  9. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    That's part of the reason that I switched to a vent mount, for my MoPho car dock. I realized that, even with the AC on, the phone was just soaking up the heat from the sun (when on the dash...can't put on center windshield in CA). With the AC mount, I lose one of the vents, but it also keeps the phone cool on Sunny days. In L.A., obviously, it proved to be the best move. So, for those of you that live in areas that have a lot of sun, and you're willing to sacrifice "full" use of one of your vents, it's an option worth exploring.
  10. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    For those that don't want to use a vent mount, here are a couple other options for dash mounting:

    Amazon.com: GlareStomper 320 Sun Shade Visor for 4.3" 4.7" and 5.0" GPS Screens: GPS & Navigation
    - I used this sunshade for a while. It kept the phone a little cool, but not quite enough to prevent the phone from getting too hot on sunny days

    http://www.amazon.com/ARKON-GN111-G...B0OO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1338407547&sr=8-2
    - I could see this coming in handy for people that don't want to put their phone on the dash, windshield, or vent

    Amazon.com: ME-USDM: i.Trek Universal Dashboard Mount with built-in holder for Garmin TomTom Magellan iPhone 3/4/5 HTC Samsung Motorola LG Google Android Amazon Kindle: GPS & Navigation
    - I used an Arkon friction mount for a long time, but if I had found this one first, I probably would've gone with it instead. I purchased one, in case the vent mount didn't work right, but it's an option nontheless.
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  11. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    the car dock does not add any heat to the device. once the handset is charged the charging circuit will shut off. it gets hot here in LA and ive not yet seen the handset overheat.
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  12. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Although, I have had the charging circuit shut off on my OG Evo, prior to it being fully charged. That always happened due to sun exposure though, so I agree that it's not the dock, but more-so from the natural elements it's being exposed to (e.g. sunlight). Same reason I definitely have gotten more comfortable using a vent mount. I have multiple vents on my car, so I realized that losing the 1 vent wasn't so bad...and it served as a fan for the phone staying cool. Haven't had the charging unit on my MoPho shut off ever since I made the switch.
  13. quijibo

    quijibo Well-Known Member

    Mine gets really hot right behind the volume rocker, the rest of it just gets warm.
  14. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    yes if you place the unit on the windshield/dash then expect it to get hot unfortunately. thats why there is a 3M sticky pad that allows you to mount the dock virtually anywhere.

    i mounted the dock down by the gear knob because i have no space anywhere else and i DO NOT want to junk my windshield/dashboard with wires and stuff.. :D
  15. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Hahaha...Yeah, I can see that being useful mounting spot. I don't really like the sticky pads, for fear of any residual stickiness being left if I take the pad off.

    What's great about what HTC did with the car dock (similar to the MoPho car dock) is that they made it a universal Garmin ball-joint connector. That opens up a lot of different mounting possibilities for different people's needs.
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  16. WifiMaxed

    WifiMaxed Well-Known Member

  17. suprmallet

    suprmallet Well-Known Member

    I have to use a vent mount because I'm also in CA so now windshield mounting, and my dash slopes so I can't securely mount onto the dash. However, it does keep the phone cool and I can always take the mount off if I feel like it.

    I've got a $10 generic that was originally designed for iPhones but has really good arms that can accomodate the LTEvo. It's pretty much perfect for my needs.
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  18. Sauske

    Sauske Well-Known Member

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  19. KoukiFC3S

    KoukiFC3S Well-Known Member

    My EVO is not always launching the car app when I dock it. Anyone else having this issue?
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  20. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

    only tip i can suggest is to insert the device in the dock before you give power to the dock.
  21. BadgerX

    BadgerX Member

    got my car dock yesterday and it’s a sweet lil dock! I like the fact that it should accept different ram ball mounts right? if this is true ill be able to mount it to my motorcycle too!
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  22. Rose4uKy

    Rose4uKy Well-Known Member

  23. BeerPimp

    BeerPimp Well-Known Member

    I was glad to see you can use your phone in a case in the car dock.
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  24. WifiMaxed

    WifiMaxed Well-Known Member

    Pretty much every car dock I've purchased has always came with a windshield style mount and a 3M adhesive pad to mount your dock on a dash. As previously mentioned in previous post. Like others not hip getting sticky stuff on my dash :p Maybe going into a car stero store they could provide a more permanent custom solution? ;)
  25. WifiMaxed

    WifiMaxed Well-Known Member

    If you press the the arrows pointing left/right on the bottom of the car dock home screen. This will bring up your settings. Is yours checked marked to automatically switch into car mode in the settings screen? If that does not fix, make sure your LTEVO is seated properly in the cradle :) Mine switches every time, hope this helps ;)
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