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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Wolvie66, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Wolvie66

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    Does anybody know if you buy the Razr case from verizon will the dock and car holder hold the phone without taking off the case. I had a Bionic and had the case and the dock & car holder both fit with the case on the phone. Never had to take case off the phone at all. The dock and holder were made to except the phone with or with case. Does the Razr dock do the same?


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    that's a good question I'd be interested in finding out as well. personally, i like seidio cases and they made a dock & case for the OG Droid that fit together perfectly. we might just have to wait and see once these things are finally available.
     
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    Except that means you have to plug the cable in separately. Buying the dock for the DX that was actually made for the DX was a godsend. So easy to insert and release without having to fiddle with cables yet it's charging every time I'm in the car.
     
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    So you save five seconds. Not worth it to me.
     
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    a few years ago i hard-mounted a generic, adjustable "phone mount" in my truck to hold an ipod or cell phone. unfortunately, the razr is too damn wide to fit in it, so it looks like i'm gonna do generic again in the car. i looked at the tetrx magnetic car mount, but i don't understand how the phone mounts to it or how it gets secured to the interior of your vehicle...?
     
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    It's not the time saved, it's the aggravation of finding the end of the cable, lining up the connector, and getting it to go in :D

    But I can understand your point of view. If you're price sensitive and can't budget the dock made for the phone, then that's OK. I paid $25 for my OEM DX car mount vs $15 for other generic brands which didn't even have the magnet to make the phone switch into dock mode.
     
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    For me, it's not about cost. It's about being able to use a case.

    Also, the desktop stand has the magnet. The car mount doesn't, but I don't like the car dock anyway.
     
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    The mount is available two ways...one that attaches to the car's vent and one that attaches with adhesive. Then there is a small metal disk that attaches to the phone. A strong magnet holds the phone to the mount.
     
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    I haven't tried, but the silicone case I bought from Verizon has a label that says it fits in the car dock and multi media dock.
     
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    I am currently using the VZW case with the HD dock and it works great. The only thing I had to do was remove the clear plastic insert on the dock. Once that was done, it fits great with the case on.
     
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    Anyone having trouble with charging while in the Office Dock station?
     
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    I'm using the Moto car dock with my Razr in an otterbox case and it all fits nicely. This car dock is the best on the market in my opinion
     
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    I have the RAZR dock which I absolutely love, It is quick and easy to put the phone in and works better than any aftermarket or generic dock I have ever owned. Also the Motorola OEM dock works just fine with a case on the phone. I have the Amzer Luxe Argyle TPU case on mine and it fits well and there is room for a thicker case within the dock. All you guys just need to look closely at the dock and realize that there is an insert which covers the entire front of the OEM dock which just pops out to allow the dock to be used with the case. I purchased mine from Verizon for 29 dollars so it was a great deal too. People just need to pay attention and look at things closely before they make up their mind of whether something will fit or not. The dock is perfect.
     
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    So glad I looked at this! I Just got the Moto bundle with the HD dock and the Car mount and noticed I couldn't make the phone fit with the case! I have the case with the kickstand .... will it fit with that? How do I get the phone to fit into the dock without taking the case off? It drives me nuts to take off the case, I'm afraid i"m going to scratch the damn phone! Which I've only had for 4 days! Any help would be appreciated, thanks! :) Can anyone post pictures?
     
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    It will fit with the verizon case/kickstand on the phone, but you have to remove the inner spacer from the car dock. Look close, I missed the inner piece the first time I looked at the car dock! :)
     
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    The Car mount most certainly DOES have a magnet to send it into car dock mode. Where did you get the idea that it doesn't have it? Misinformation is a terrible thing to have! And by the way, I love the car dock! looks great and works perfectly.
     
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    Read the thread and you might understand.
     
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    Thanks! What about the dock stand--will it fit with the case? :)
     
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    Fred which otter box??
     
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    Just bought the nav dock yesterday. I also have an Otter box Commuter case and the phone DOES fit on the dock with the case on.
     
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    It worked! I do notice that my phone is a tad loose in the navigation dock and that's with the case! Is that something you notice?
     
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    If you're looking for case options that definitely work with both docks, I can confirm that the Incipio NGP cases work perfectly. After removing the inner insert of the car dock it fits like it was made for no other purpose. Also works great with the HDMI docking station.

    As a tangent, I would not recommend the Incipio Sylicrylic model for the RAZR; it has a huge opening at the top of the phone and the Otterbox Defender is far superior.
     
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    New to this forum....would really like to know how to get the insert off of the HD dock for the razor...thanks
     
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    it just pops out. takes a little bit of pressure. my xentris case actually fits a little loose with the insert out, but thats ok. im glad manufacturers are starting to make docks that fit with cases. i was really excited when i with my evo 3d that the car dock works with a case. when i got the razr i was worried about not finding one, and when i learned that the motorola dock works with a case i was really happy!

    and my lapdock 100 works with the case too, seeing as how its "universal" with several motorola phones.
     

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