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  1. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    The Lapdock 100 accessory has been out on the market for about 4 weeks now and I along with a few members bought it on day 1. Since it has been out for a while i figure why not start an actual discussion thread solely for the Lapdock 100 used with the Photon.

    So if You bought the Lapdock 100 (or in the next few weeks the 500) post your insights, complaints, pros and cons of using it. As well if you hacked it (software wise), or modified it (hardware wise).

    I will post up my observations later tonight.

    Post away.

    TS

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  2. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Haven't bought mine yet, but have been itching to stop by Sprint to finally bite the bullet and buy it before the premiere discount goes away at the end of the year. I'm eagerly waiting for some good reviews from all of you. The 100 seems better suited for my needs than the bigger 500, but with more reviews of the pros/cons, it'll give me a better idea if it's worth it for my needs.
  3. scanman

    scanman Well-Known Member

    Well, a little disappointment for me. I got my Motorola LapDock 100 yesterday after waiting for 2.5 weeks; I opened it up and plugged the phone in. When the LapDock started up the first thing I saw? A pixel was out!!!!

    Well I took it to the SPRINT store and returned it. Another one is being shipped out to me. I hope it doesn't take another 2.5 weeks, I could buy the 500 probably by then.

    But, for the time that I had the LapDock it was really nice. It would have been better if I had read the instructions on using the keypad but then I would have had to turn in my man-card right?

    Stay tuned...
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  4. scanman

    scanman Well-Known Member

    ... so I took the LapDock 100 back last Saturday and a new one arrived at the house yesterday. Very nice. If I didn't know that I had my phone on the back I wouild think that I was using a 10.1" laptop. Very easy to use. The keyboard is very fubctional. The file manager works real nice. I can use my Doc's ToGo to open up/edit my documents. I am very pleased. Any questions let me know.

    Oh yeah and it fits into the shoulder bag I have for my Galaxy 10.1 Tablet so I can bring both of them wherever I go. I know a little overkill but...
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  5. KOLIO

    KOLIO NOTEoriously XPOSED Guide

    The LAPDOCK 500 is available for pre-order @ AMAZON for $349.00
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  6. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    Perfect timing woo hoo

    Thanks


    Edit: WTF out of stock NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooo

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    TS
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  7. KOLIO

    KOLIO NOTEoriously XPOSED Guide


    Sorry if my original post was misleading,I was just as disappointed as you to see that we still have to wait.At least we have pricing & wouldn't be surprised to find it available elsewhere soon.

    EDIT:As of 11-24-11,still no pricing on MOTOROLA'S website,so,I'm assuming no one has this in stock,yet.
    Tomorrow's another day..........
  8. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Ordered my lapdock 100 via telesales should arrive monday.
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  9. scanman

    scanman Well-Known Member

    I have been enjoying mine now for a few days. real handy. I don't think I would pay $350.00 for the 500. The technology is still too young and I don't use the webcam on my phone nor my laptop nor my tablet enough to warrant me getting the 500. Bseides it won't fit in my tablet bag;)
  10. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    Only reason I'll be getting the 500 is due to that vga out port which would allow me to connect to the second monitor at work. also the ethernet port which comes in handy at hotels.

    TS
  11. scanman

    scanman Well-Known Member

    I missed the ethernet port spec. That makes it a little more appealing
  12. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Only thing I have to complain about is I'm getting low memory issues and don't know how to resolve it...lol.

    Other than that, I love it! Just delivered today.

    -EDIT-

    I'm typing from my lapdock now. This thing is amazing!!! Exactly what I needed, when I don't want to take my laptop on the road. It's an instant lapdock that I can use on the road and be able to browse, without any issues.

    It's almost like having a netbook, but with much more functionality.
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  13. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    If you have more than 3 firefox tabs open it may start to give those memory issues and or having apps open or running in the background on the phone itself.
    Add the fact that basically with Webtop, you are running Linux, on top of Linux, on top of Android. One can see a possible bottleneck. :eek:

    There are a few Ubunto type hacks that reduce this and from what I've read no memory issues present themselves, is faster and you have a true desktop experience. The only reason why I haven't done it is because I lose 4G since you have to have a rooted/unlocked Photon. But I need my 4G. Although the guys over at xda seem to be making progress in cracking that issue. Once its done, I am sure to replace the Webtop on the phone with it and really have a desktop running from my phone.

    In teh meantime I am trying to learn as much about Linux, Ubunto etc.

    TS
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  14. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me Guide

    So which did you get? 100? 500?
    I've been out the loop for a min. Is the lapdock available in Sprint stores for purchase? I'm only interested in the 100 as that seems to be enough to meet my needs.
  15. TC_Mits

    TC_Mits Member

    Does Android Forums have an app for Android? I don't see one. Had to key this on my notepad app and copy it in cuz my soft keyboard on this DX doesn't show the text as I type here. Idky, works fine everywhere else. I'm thinking about the D4. Wavering really. The right lapdock could be a game-changer for me. I have lotsa questions. To start, has any one tried to use a real usb mouse yet? If so, will a right mouse-click in FF bring up a real context menu that you can then navigate to and click on to select options just like on a desktop browser? Does the mouse scroll wheel work? I know this is too much to hope for...drag and drop with the mouse?
  16. KOLIO

    KOLIO NOTEoriously XPOSED Guide


    PHANDROID is the official app for ANDROID FORUMS,available in the MARKET.

    As for any questions regarding the LAPDOCK 100 or 500,the 100 is the only one available @ the moment.Availability @ retail outlets of course will vary,the LAPDOCK 100 is available @VERIZON in my area & I'm certain @ SPRINT locations elsewhere.
    I believe the models that work w/the 100 include the MOTOROLA PHOTON 4G, DROID BIONIC,DROID RAZR, ATRIX II, possibly the MOTOROLA TRIUMPH but,don't quote me on the TRIUMPH.I saw that in an article somewhere & even if the USB & HDMI ports line up & fit the LAPDOCK 100/500,I don't believe the TRIUMPH has received an update to work on either LAPDOCK.
  17. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Sorry, should've been more specific. I got the 100. The 500 is too big for what I needed because I purchased this specifically to bring on the go on trips. My laptop will now be my dedicated home computer, unless I need to do work on the road.

    I had to call Sprint telesales. They honored the Gold Premiere 25% off (purchased the extra battery and charger too) and waived shipping fees for me.
  18. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    Hoping that they will sell the Lapdock 500 as well before the year is out. So far only see Amazon selling it. it will be much cheaper with the premier discount.

    TS
  19. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Definitely does make a difference. At the end of the day, I basically ended up paying for the lapdock 100 full price, but got the battery and charger for free.
  20. KOLIO

    KOLIO NOTEoriously XPOSED Guide

    Any discounts for those of us new to SPRINT?Seems I waited about a month too long to jump in,waiting for a good deal on the MO PHO,& missed on the opportunity to join the PREMIERE program.

    If not,at least I can take some satisfaction in paying only $49.99 for the phone. :)
  21. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I'd call telesales and give it a shot to see if they'll give you the premiere discount to by the accessories. You need to buy at least 2 accessories to get 25% off, but it's always worth a shot. Worst thing they can do is say "no" and then you can say, "okay. I'm not sure I'll want to buy it now."
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  22. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    BTW, had to share a little funny story on what I did when I got my lapdock 100. So, in the interest of our phones being touch screen and there being touchscreen PC's nowadays, when I first connected my phone and the mobile view came up, it had my widgetlocker lockscreen showing. Naturally, without thinking, I went to unlock the screen touching the lapdock 100 screen!...LOL. All that happened was a big fingerprint swipe on the screen that I cleaned off right away. Thought I'd share that since these were obviously not made for touchscreen functionality...hahahaha.
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  23. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    I've had this thing for a month now and I still managed to do that at times. :eek:

    TS
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  24. KOLIO

    KOLIO NOTEoriously XPOSED Guide


    THX! I'll give this a shot when/if SPRINT offers the 500,which is on VERIZON'S website,priced @ $299,but,just as AMAZON($349),is currently out of stock.
    As more retailers/carriers are showing this in their catalog,I'm hoping this is leading to a release in the very near future.
  25. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    Linky please to the Verizon one.

    Thanks
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