***Official Photon 4G Accessories Discussion Thread***Tips


  1. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Since the admins/mods created this subforum, I figured I'd also start a thread regarding accessories.

    Pre-Release Motorola specific accessory information
    Motorola PHOTON 4G Car Dock, Multimedia Dock, and Webtop Hands-On | Android Community


    Accessories to purchase for the Photon 4G
    General Accessories

    Batteries
    - HF5X Batteries not available yet (New battery specific to Photon at the moment). Links will be added once batteries have been made.
    - (1900mAh) - Black | Back Up External Battery and Charger
    - (2800mAh) - Black (REV. 2.0) | Back Up External Battery and Charger
    - Kensington Pocket Battery
    - Official Motorola Photon 4G Battery

    Car Docks/Multimedia Docks/Laptop Docks
    - Car Dock by Motorola
    - Universal Car Dock w/ extended charger
    - Universal Car Dock w/ extended charger
    - Arkon Car Mount

    Cases/Skins
    - Sprint Purple Gel Case
    - Sprint Silver Black Hard Case
    - Sprint Holster and Shield Combo
    - Amzer Black checkered TPU case
    - High Gloss TPU Case with Inner Check Design - Clear Check
    - High Gloss TPU Case with Inner Check Design - Smoke Check
    - TPU Case with Inner Check Design - Purple
    - Amazon inexpensive silicone skin cases

    (Skinomi products can also be found at Amazon)
    - Skinomi Carbon Fiber Skin Protector
    - Skinomi Dark Wood Skin Protector
    - Silver Carbon Fiber Skin Protector
    - Skinomi Light Wood Skin Protector

    Cables/Chargers
    - Universal Charger
    - HDMI Cable
    - 6ft Micro HDMI (HDMI Type) to A Cable
    - Universal Travel Charger

    3.5mm Headsets/Bluetooth Headsets
    - Amazon 3.5 headsets
    - Amazon bluetooth headsets

    Screen Protector
    - Skinomi Screen Protector
    - Handhelditems Mirror reflective screen protector
    - Handhelditems Anti-fingerprint/Anti-glare screen protector
    - Handhelditems Crystal Clear screen protector
    - Sprint Screen protector for Photon 4G
    - Zagg Invisible Shield for MoPho

    Feel free to PM me a link, if you find any accessories that you think should be added to this list.

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  2. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

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    drexappeal Well-Known Member

  4. viber

    viber Well-Known Member

    I don't think the multimedia dock will be as useful as the Atrix laptop dock.
  5. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I think you're right. I think it may serve the similar purpose as the HTC HDMI dock I have for my EVO right now.

    I'm basically in a "wait and see" mode regarding the accessories though. The only one that I was really looking to purchase on release date is likely the car dock.
  6. Jceinc

    Jceinc Well-Known Member

    Good job on the Photon section Drex!
  7. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I really hope more people catch interest in the photon. I think it's one of the sleeper smart phones come out that can become really popular. The specs, to me, feel more like my evo than the evo 3d.
  8. Jceinc

    Jceinc Well-Known Member

    Man the 3D seems real stout but I still like the looks of the Photon or SGS2 better. I'll have a 3D by this weekend but dont think it'll be my go to phone
  9. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Yeah, overall I liked the look of the 3D. I didn't really mind the 3D either, but there were 2 specs that really stood out to me that had me hesitate, internal storage/ROM and the lack of a kickstand. I was actually on the verge of going to Best Buy to put a pre-order in the EXACT day the Photon was being rumored for announcement on June 9...which is what made me hold off on putting a pre-order in for the 3D.

    Once the Photon was announced, kickstand was confirmed, 16gb internal storage confirmed, and world phone was confirmed. That's all I needed to hear to know that the Photon was better suited for me than the 3D. The only thing that would've made me just as hesitant with the Photon is if the processor was single core or the camera specs were lesser than my current EVO.
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  10. Rico college

    Rico college Well-Known Member

    That carbon fiber skin sure looks nice, I have one on my evo and love it.
  11. amimemeami

    amimemeami Member

    I think I am going to go with the otterbox, as I can be a little ruff on anything that is on my personage... I just have to remember to not have phones on me when I am working on the car... You roll over on it on a large angular metal tool, and the screen is completely unreadable the next time you get a call for some strange unknowable reason??? Although, the rainbow pattern is pretty :eek:
  12. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Ooh...BIG no, no! I learned my lesson when I had my first smartphone. Dropped out of my pocket while I was tightening my suspension, got in the car and rolled back off the ramp...crunch. Good thing Sprint Insurance was SO much easier back then (no Asurion).

    Now, I always put my phone in the center console in the car, whenever I'm working on it.
  13. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

  14. horn34

    horn34 Active Member

    Best Buy prices are insane. $15 for a microUSB cable? I'll buy 10!
  15. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Yup, they are...LOL...just trying to post up as many accessories that are popping up as possible. Still haven't found anyplace that has pre-orders for any of the Photon specific accessories though, with exception to cases.

    I'm just hoping that the car dock is available at launch, like was originally announced.
  16. horn34

    horn34 Active Member

    I want/need the HD station ASAP.
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  17. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

  18. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    One thing I've already noticed about Motorola vs. HTC is that Motorola has been around for so long that they have a lot of manufacturer OEM accessories that are universal compared to HTC. HTC accessories cost so much more.
  19. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

  20. snowcrash

    snowcrash Well-Known Member

    I have never bothered with a car dock before...does it do more then hold the phone and charge it? Might be interesting if it does?


    As to the laptop dock, if I were a carrier like Sprint I probably would not want it offered....you could then plug in and use a full screen computer without paying a tethering fee. You can do the same thing with the HDMI dock and a bluetooth keyboard, but that is not as neat of a solution as you have to find a t.v. to plug into.
  21. whatsitsname

    whatsitsname Well-Known Member

    That's why the bootloader is locked.
  22. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I still have to actually see how the design is on the car dock, but I have the HTC car dock for my EVO and I love it because the actual charging chord plugs into the base of the unit, while you can move the phone holder freely without the charging chord getting in the way. It seems like Motorola's dock for the Photon is the same, but the only thing I wasn't able to tell on the pictures is how the mount and charging port is set up on the base of the unit (or if it's somewhere else).

    It wouldn't be up to Sprint if Motorola offered the dock. Thing is, Sprint offered the HTC HDMI dock for purchase (a few months after the phone released), so no reason they'd not offer it for the Photon.
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