1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Tips Anyone seen a car dock?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by serpa4, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. largeprint48

    largeprint48 Active Member
    16

    Jul 24, 2010
    32
    2
    16
    UPDATE: Google Android Engineer Dan Morrill took to reddit to explain that yes, ICS does have USB Mass Storage Support, but the Galaxy Nexus does not, since it does not have a removable storage card. While this explanation is helpful, it still doesn’t solve the issue where users may want to retrieve/store non-media files off of their device (ie: saved log files from apps, downloaded files, etc..). Via reddit.
     

    Advertisement

    bytheriver likes this.
  2. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Well-Known Member
    143

    Jul 28, 2010
    1,482
    200
    143
    student
    north alabama
    I got the Samsung car dock in today, and the one for the infuse, and can confirm it fits perfectly. Haven't had a chance to put it in my car yet but it does fit and it is powered. Only cost me $15 too.
     
  3. serpa4

    serpa4 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    78

    Apr 9, 2010
    767
    56
    78
    Army
    Thanks. I'll have one ordered by this evening.
     
  4. sorka

    sorka Well-Known Member
    43

    Jul 28, 2010
    464
    49
    43
    Huh? Are you saying that if I have android with ICS and I plug it into my pc it won't see the sd card as a drive?

    If true, that would be a deal killer for me to. I use my android to move music to and from my pc through the usb cable.

    I'm pretty sure you can't be right about that or I've simply misunderstood your statement.
     
  5. Reginald VelJohnson

    Reginald VelJohnson Well-Known Member
    68

    Dec 31, 2009
    293
    165
    68
    I have to admit I haven't really been paying much attention to the Android scene for the last year or so and didn't know about it until I started reading this forum again. It's not so much that it doesn't work that way, it's just that they've gimped it. Check out these few good posts from the Verizon preorder thread:


     
  6. Tommydaniel

    Tommydaniel Well-Known Member
    113

    Oct 31, 2009
    846
    495
    113
    Houston, TX
    The guy stated it was in a car mount, not charging..
     
  7. kayst

    kayst Well-Known Member
    73

    Apr 14, 2010
    432
    63
    73
    Austin, TX
    I had to mount my Incredible in the A/C vent and blow cold air at it to keep it from overheating while charging and using the GPS. None of these SG3 mounts see to be vent mounts - anyone know if this phone has the heat/charging while using GPS problem that the Incredible does?
     
  8. svensett

    svensett Well-Known Member
    53

    Apr 8, 2010
    439
    58
    53
    Central Illinois
    Just ordered one of these from amazon. I was a little skeptical that it would work on most surfaces, but watch the vid on their site. Looks like a similar suction system to the one on my ag gps that stayed put on a curved window holding a lot more weight than a phone.
     
  9. sorka

    sorka Well-Known Member
    43

    Jul 28, 2010
    464
    49
    43
    Very apple of them? Not even apple has crippled USB mass storage mode. I can transfer files to and from my ipad and touch over usb and it works just fine.

    I've done enough research after reading this thread to know that it still works fine but you have to enable it differently than before otherwise it will only recognize certain media files.
     
  10. Reginald VelJohnson

    Reginald VelJohnson Well-Known Member
    68

    Dec 31, 2009
    293
    165
    68
    Can anybody tell me how the swivel part on the Infuse mount is made? Is it a ball and nut like the Motorola mounts? Can you take it apart and use another ball mount? I already have a Panavise custom mount in my car with a 17 mm ball mounted to it.
     
  11. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Well-Known Member
    143

    Jul 28, 2010
    1,482
    200
    143
    student
    north alabama
    [​IMG]

    thats what it looks like, dont know the size. paid for a 'bulk' packaged one so save as much money as i could
     
  12. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member
    183

    Oct 23, 2009
    1,962
    467
    183
    Male
    FedEx... yea, those guys
    Nashville, TN
    For those of you going the Infuse car dock route, someone at XDA said they found one half price at an AT&T store. They are half price ($17.99) on the website too: AT&T Infuse 4G car dock
     
    Cochice likes this.
  13. wburbage

    wburbage Active Member
    16

    Oct 13, 2009
    35
    8
    16
    Awesome to hear the Infuse mount will work. I have the Epic 4G Touch for Sprint and picked up the Infuse car dock and deck dock for something like $17.50 from the AT&T store. So for kicks you might want to see what they price out as a bundle as opposed to individual. I did this a while ago but it's worth a shot if your picking one of them up anyway.
     
  14. serpa4

    serpa4 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    78

    Apr 9, 2010
    767
    56
    78
    Army
    Thanks, ordered for $19 and change shipped. If I don't like it, it can go back to an ATT store.
     
    mac1679 likes this.
  15. question729

    question729 Well-Known Member
    43

    May 7, 2010
    339
    25
    43
    I checked out some vids on YouTube. I'm leaning towards one of the Arkons. Can't decide between the low profile and the flexible one, though. Having it mounted on the dash would be great for putting a windshield sunshade up without having to take the mount off all the time.
     
  16. TobesEtc

    TobesEtc Well-Known Member
    38

    May 12, 2010
    261
    19
    38
    MD of software co.
    London, UK
    Anyone know what the Infuse was called in Europe? I'd like the dock but the US sites won't allow non-US customers to order it. :-(
     
  17. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member
    183

    Oct 23, 2009
    1,962
    467
    183
    Male
    FedEx... yea, those guys
    Nashville, TN
    According to Wikipedia it was only a US/Canada release. You might try Amazon and eBay if you have access to them.
     
  18. Dirtball

    Dirtball Active Member
    16

    Apr 30, 2010
    32
    5
    16
    You can find it on ebay here.

    The seller ships internationally and to the UK it works out at about
     
  19. NorthernNoel

    NorthernNoel Well-Known Member
    16

    Aug 3, 2010
    93
    8
    16
  20. TobesEtc

    TobesEtc Well-Known Member
    38

    May 12, 2010
    261
    19
    38
    MD of software co.
    London, UK
     
  21. Reginald VelJohnson

    Reginald VelJohnson Well-Known Member
    68

    Dec 31, 2009
    293
    165
    68
    awesome, thanks for the pics. Looks like I can make that work.
     
  22. s3user

    s3user Active Member
    16

    Jul 2, 2012
    27
    4
    16
    you can use it as a mass storage, you just have to use the USB cable that came in the S3 box.

    I found out that you can't use any other USB cable, it won't do the transfer.
     
  23. Eryl Flynn

    Eryl Flynn Well-Known Member
    38

    Feb 22, 2010
    311
    16
    38

    Any idea what the difference in the cable is? Be nice to get a few with our being overcharged by Samsung.
     
  24. akita

    akita Well-Known Member
    38

    Aug 1, 2010
    251
    15
    38
    I have an Arkon mount for my Droid X. Im pretty sure this phone will fit it(i put my co-workers Galaxy Nexus in it and it fit and the S3 is comparable in size to the Nexus)
     
  25. Dirtball

    Dirtball Active Member
    16

    Apr 30, 2010
    32
    5
    16
    Apologies for the link. Try here.

    Sorry about your hand by the way!
     
    TobesEtc likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...