New Use for my Droid X - not a boat anchor, but...


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  1. NCTurner

    NCTurner Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was at the lake on Saturday, and the lady driving my girlfriend and I around had gotten stopped twice for a running light being out. The first time she got a ticket, the second time a warning. She now carries glow sticks for when a bulb goes out. However, when we were heading back to her house, it was dark, and the red running light had gone out. I had been showing her my phone at dinner, and she was very impressed. When she found out she had no red glow stick, she said too bad I couldn't use my phone. *lightbulb comes on* I turned on the "color flashlight" app, and changed the color to red, then sat at the front of the pontoon boat and held the phone out front, with a death grip that would've completely stopped an iPhone from being functional. Anyway, it worked quite well! Amazing devices, these DX's!
     

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  2. mxsjw

    mxsjw Well-Known Member

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    Nice
     
  3. jroc

    jroc Well-Known Member

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    Droid Does.....
     
  4. queenrocks77

    queenrocks77 Well-Known Member

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    This is the coolest Droid x story I've ever read!
     
  5. mwpeck

    mwpeck Well-Known Member

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    lol.....did you dent the phone by any chance? :p

    I can imagine, I don't think I would have been ballsy enough to hold my phone out at the very front of a boat, theres always that chance something goes wrong and you drop your phone.
     
  6. xliderider

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    LOL. Nice, but I think it would make a decent boat anchor too. :D
     
  7. onesicktexan

    onesicktexan Well-Known Member

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    What a great story. Id be way too scared to hold my phone over the boat though.
     
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    My boyfriend got embarrassed last night when I used the led flashlight to read the menu in the dimly-lit restaurant where we were having dinner! Not as good a story as the OP's, though.
     
  9. WTF

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    Hey - it could have been a lot worse...you could have been flying in a small plane:D

    Great story!
     
  10. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, having dropped a phone to the bottom of a lake before (a dumb phone fortunately), I would be hard pressed to have the guts, too, unless I duct taped it to my hand. :D
     
  11. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Well-Known Member

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    Took this pic from the back of a vintage Chris Craft :)

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  12. NCTurner

    NCTurner Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    LOL...no, no dents but it's a bit thinner in the middle. ;)

     
  13. andross77

    andross77 Well-Known Member

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    excellent story! i just made a thread about a use for the droid x at a lake house as well! Mine was much less ingenious though...
     
  14. Chemist Errant

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    You could've used the lanyard attachment to secure your phone at the bow of the boat. ;)
     
  15. NCTurner

    NCTurner Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hmm, images of Celine Dion standing at the front of the boat, holding a DX just popped in to my head. :)

     
  16. queenrocks77

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    lol!! That coulda been windy :D
     
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    sic0048 Well-Known Member

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    Not to ruin a good story, but the bigger question is why her lights fail that often. It sure sounds like a wiring issue. Probably a corroded contact. If it really is her lights burning out that quickly, the housings are probably letting water in and it is blowing out the bulbs. She should fix the problem rather than constantly worrying about it and having to carry glow sticks all the time.
     

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