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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by masked, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. masked

    masked Newbie
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    I really want to get the droid x car mount but am not about to pay $50 for it. Has anyone found some sweet deals on this?


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  2. masked

    masked Newbie
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  3. bemaitea

    bemaitea Member

    Is there something about this car mount that makes it different from the generic ones?

    Does it integrate a charger for the phone?
  4. masked

    masked Newbie
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    yeah i think so
  5. SgtBaxter

    SgtBaxter Well-Known Member

    The car dock doesn't include a charger, though you can usually buy it in a combo with the car charger if you don't already have one. The car charger just plugs into the back of the dock.

    I just bought a Soundgate M2 mount, and I love it. However, it does require you to mount a small disc to the back of the phone that locks into the mount, which some people would object to (or you can mount it to a case). However the look is super clean in the car, it looks like the phone is just floating there by the dashboard, and it's very stable. I think the moto dock is kind of klunky looking.

    You can get the M2 mount for $10 at wiredforless.

    Enter code WOOT at checkout to drop the price to $4.99, plus $5 shipping. I got mine in two days!
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  6. kwest12

    kwest12 Android Enthusiast

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  7. pvtpyle

    pvtpyle Lurker

    Long time lurker, first time poster. I recently got the Droid x for work and wanted a car mount. I got a cheap suction cup/vent mount from Fry's electronics for $15. I then got some fridge magnets from the dollar store. Hollowed out a spot in the foam backing of the mount and placed the magnet. It now goes right into dock mode as soon as it is in the mount. I also realized if I reversed the magnet it switched to the desk dock mode. Same magnet position different polarity
  8. Paycer

    Paycer Android Enthusiast

    Meh. I'm a cheap bastard. Once I get my X I'll just do what I've always done with my old LG Voyager.

    I pull down my truck's visor and stick it in between the visor itself and the little strap that you're supposed to use for garage door openers. It's very easily adjustable, it has a driver's POV when recording, and it keeps the sun out of my eyes the entire time. :cool:

    As Mr.RedGreen used to say. - "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." :D
  9. effin_eric

    effin_eric Member

  10. ChiefHopper

    ChiefHopper Well-Known Member

    That appears to be for the "original Droid". At least the pic shows one in it. My son has this one for his Droid and the DX will NOT fit in it at all. Too long.
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  11. JimmyMac

    JimmyMac Newbie

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  12. masked

    masked Newbie
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    damn nice! i heard of ppl getting it for $30 but when i went on verizons website you could either get just the mount for $40 or charger and mount for $50. im gonna have to go to the verizon store and report back
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  15. masked

    masked Newbie
    Thread Starter

    just came back from the verizon store to find out theyre selling them for $40 :(

    wouldnt the heating out of the vent make your phone really hot?

    cool find!
  16. effin_eric

    effin_eric Member

    i just can't find any info on the charger. only says 12v
  17. lucybear06

    lucybear06 Newbie

    I have the Arkon mount - no phone yet, but the mount looks really high quality.

    Where does the magnet go and what size did you cut it down to? I'd love it to go into car mode, but this scares me. I'm not handy :(
  18. cray

    cray Newbie

  19. ndfan4u

    ndfan4u Well-Known Member

  20. masked

    masked Newbie
    Thread Starter

    im pretty sure theyre selling it on thinkgeek for $25
  21. SgtBaxter

    SgtBaxter Well-Known Member

    Turn the phone over and the magnet goes right at the end of the battery door in the middle. Placement need not be exact, or even right against the phone. I was going to drill out a hole in my M2 mount, but ended up just applying a dab of hot glue to the magnet and sticking it on the back since you can't see it anyway. Just used a magnet out of a refrigerator clip.
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  22. cray

    cray Newbie

    No discount code. I bought it at Car Toys and it was 24.99.
  23. atiroch

    atiroch Lurker

    I went to BestBuy the other day to get the Arkon mount but they did not have it in-store or in their system so I could order it into the store. I was sent to the GPS station and found this:

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