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    I have a proclip mount on my vent. How can I put the sprint car dock on the mount? I think that would be a great solution.
     

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    Garmin Nvi 255 Black - Garmin Ball Mount-ProClip Car Mounts for Mobile Phones, Tablet, and Handheld Devices

    That's all you need, if you already have the primary mount. I also found some cheaper alternatives that are supposed to be compatible with the proclip base mount:

    http://www.amazon.com/APGN-ME-AMP-A...1_fkmr1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1338837595&sr=8-2-fkmr1

    Some have said this works with the proclip base mount (one of the first reviews is for the Atrix car dock and Motorola uses the same ball joint connector as the LTEvo car dock):
    Amazon.com: ARKON APGN-VSM Vehicle Specific Mount Adapter Plate Connects 4 Hole AMPS VSM to Garmin Nuvi 17mm: Electronics
     
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    For me, personally, if I already had the proclip vehicle specific mount, I'd just buy one of the attachments that's stated to be compatible (from ebay or amazon) for Garmin, and then buy the car dock on top of that and mount the car dock to the garmin attachment. I personally don't like universal holders, but that's really up to you.
     
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    I purchased the new Sprint Car Dock and I really like it. I don't care for the stock car app on the Evo4g LTE, because you have very few customizing options - my issue is I can't use Pandora on there. I tried the Car Home Ultra and I really like this app, but it won't work on this Car Dock. Every time I try to use it it disconnects from bluetooth and plays music through the phone. I've been in contact with the app developer and he can't seem to find an answer. Is anybody out there able to use Car Home Ultra with the new Sprint Car Dock?

    EDIT: I don't know what I did, but CarHome Ultra is working fine now in the Sprint Car Dock. I got frustrated and deleted it from my home. Then I couldn't get the original app back, that came on the phone. I reinstalled CarHome Ultra and now it is working. I suspect that there may have been a conflict with the original app, but I don't know that for sure.
     
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    So if you install another car dock app the one that comes with your phone goes away? On my EVO 3D I used Custom Car Home and liked how you could put whatever apps you wanted in there. I also don't care for the new one that came with our phone. I can't see where you can delete and re add stuff so I have been looking at the Car Home Ultra but haven't tired it yet. Glad it's working I am gonna get it here in a minute cause I am leaving soon for work and I will try it. I do like when a car dock connects your bluetooth when you dock it like the one that came with the phone. Custom Car Home also had an option to turn screen brightness up and keep screen on only when in dock ad I liked that option also.

     
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    I thought I'd share my setup. This is the first car dock I've ever had but was eager now with the BT Stereo clip. Like many others, I didn't want it on my windshield (would actually be too far away) and wasn't thrilled with the prospect of sticky on my dash. Also, not a great place for the dash anyway.

    After reading this thread I decided to check out Proclips and get the one that goes over my vent to keep it cool. The one I was looking at was ~$30 but I wanted to do it right. Then they were gonna charge $8+ for shipping! F that.

    I hit up Amazon and found this Vent Mount for Garmin nuvi at $5 with free shipping (Prime.) I figured if it sucks then I'm out $5 and I'll go the proclips route. Turns out I'm thrilled with the vent mount.

    It's about 80 degrees in KC and after driving around for 20 minutes with full sun exposure, the phone was actually cool to the touch with AC on low. I'm very pleased.
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    I use Tasker to prevent the phone from entering car mode when the phone is placed in the car dock. This way, I can still use all the functions on my phone if I need to. I also have Tasker open up Google Maps, cause most of the time, I just want to see the traffic data on the roads I commute on daily. Lastly, I set the screen to never sleep.
     
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    there is a setting that you can use to prevent car mode from activating when you put the handset in the dock. does that setting not work for you?
     
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    where might this setting be found?
     
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    Well yesterday the EVO 4G LTE worked fine with CarHome Ultra and the Sprint Car Dock..........today it won't. As soon as I exit CarHome Ultra, the music plays through Blue Tooth. If I start CarHome, it stops the music whether or not I'm in the Car Dock and plays through the phone. I can't figure it out.......driving me nuts. Something about the CarHome configuration is stopping it from allowing bluetooth to my radio.
     
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    settings>auto launch>uncheck
    (You can get to the settings by touching the icons below the clock)
     
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    Is anyone using the car dock with a otterbox defender case? Not sure it would fit and what options are available for those with the case.
     
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    ah, i have to be in car mode? that would explain why i couldn't find it.
     
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    MikaelPe said it wouldn't work with the defender. Still unsure of with the commuter. I have body glove white/grey from sprint store and it fits in with that. But really the thing holding it in is the usb connection. The top part isn't holding it in at all. I'm not sure if I'm comfortable with that. I don't want to have problems with the connector down the line like the original evo had.
     
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    My phone fits in the dock with the commuter. I just had to cut off the little white rubber tab that covered the charging port and it is fine. I didn't mind doing that. I have the pink commuter and like it.

     
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    I did that for my sister-in-law, she has the pink one!
     
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    I just posted in the Otterbox thread that I also cut off my charge port flap, and the commuter fits snugly into the car dock. I suspect that the Defender is going to be too thick though.
     
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    My car dock app hasn't been automatically loading though and it's in the dock and the charging light is on so it's charging. I just got Car Home Ultra and really like the way it's customizable over the one that came with the phone.
     
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    I've been using the IGo car charger thing but the tips are too fat to fit in the car dock. What are you guys using to connect up usb power to the dock?
     
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    for you Cali guys (or anyone else), I posted this Arkon mount in the One X thread. I've used it with various phones and quite like it. It has a "sticky" suction cup, similar to stuff Clingo uses, that lets you mount this thing almost anywhere.

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    Here it is with the GNEX:

     
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    Broken Arrow OK

    I went with this one below from amazon and I think it is a lil bit better than the one above because of the spring mount clips and more adjustability with 2 piviot points, I LOVE it, my phone was overheating on the 30 min drive home from work and now I can have it on all day in the car and its cool to the touch, also it gets the clutter out of the windshield, well worth the 7 bucks

    Amazon.com: IG-A03: i.Trek Vent Mount for Garmin Nuvi 200, 200W, 250, 250W, 260, 260W, 270, 205, 205W, 255, 255W, 265T, 265WT, 275T, 500, 550, 680, 750, 760: Electronics
     
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    BadgerX or anyone else that would know, is that IG-A03 the only part needed or do I need to buy a clamp too? I'm asking because in the pictures I see the ball/sphere end. I've never docked my phone before, but I am looking forward to it.
     
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    you need the phone dock from sprint and the IG-A03, thats it, you just replace the OE suction cup mount with the IG-A03, and stick it on the vent, then your good to go! :D
     

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