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Accessories HDMI/Charging Dock - will it be hard to use or inconvenient?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AJ_EVO, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. AJ_EVO

    AJ_EVO Well-Known Member
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    The dock will plug into the phone's Micro USB and Micro HDMI ports. These are pretty small, and located near the corner of the phone. It seems like docking the Droid X will be a two-hand operation - both attaching and detaching. I'm worried it may be more of a chore than a convenience.

    I guess I'll wait for the reviews from others before getting my own. I liked the iPhone dock because it was very simple to just pop it into place without making sure it is perfectly aligned. The dock looks great so I have high hopes!!
     

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  2. MaxxVE

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    Very good point. I wonder if they'll have a "Media" dock for HDMI and a seperate dock that just uses USB. At my desk at work there is no reason for HDMI.
     
  3. condog

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    as far as official verizon/motorola products. it will be just the one which will serve both functions.
     
  4. AJ_EVO

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  5. ndfan4u

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    I like it.
     
  6. Wolfedude88

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    Not bad, not bad at all.
     
  7. Flying_Hellfish

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    I'm gettin that fo sho. :) Nice replacement for my current dock for my Storm2
     
  8. drhill

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    Did they really put a mini HDMI port on the back of the dock too?
     
  9. Flying_Hellfish

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    Yep, it is so you can set it by your TV if you want and play videos off the phone.
     
  10. Gamble

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    I assume that if a case is on the phone, specifically the kickstand leather case, that it won't fit in the dock? Thoughts?
     
  11. Piiman

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    That seems to be the problem with lots of cell phone accessoies. They don't take into account that you may have a case on it. Since the DX is big I think I'll just us a BestSkin on it and then not have to hassle with removing the case when I dock it. I like he car dock also and think I'll be getting both
     
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    is the back of the dock a mini hdmi or is it the regular size?
     
  14. Flying_Hellfish

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    Looking at the video, to me it seems like it is probably mini.
     
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  16. AJ_EVO

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    It's Micro HDMI, not Mini HDMI.
     
  17. drhill

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    No, you missed my point. They might as well have put a full HDMI port on the dock so you don't have to buy an adapter or extra micro (whatever) hdmi to hdmi cable.

    The dock already plugs into the phone's port, why not just have the dock's port be standard.
     
  18. AJ_EVO

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    I agree, but I imagine it would be difficult to fit a full size HDMI port on the dock.
     
  19. odiej34

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    I hear the dock comes with the micro hdmi cable.
     
  20. blugrss4ever

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    OK, here is my dumb question of the day: I don't quite understand the purpose of the dock. Why not just connect the phone directly (via HDMI cable) to the TV? I'm missing something (no cracks, please) :rolleyes:
     
  21. drhill

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    Same reason you have a toilet paper holder. Sure you could just leave a roll on the back of the crapper. But it looks nicer, is easier to use, so it is more functional. ;)
     
  22. Wolfedude88

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    +1 for you, I was thinking that it wouldn't really matter but when you put it that way it actually made sense.
     
  23. Flying_Hellfish

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    For me it is more of a bedside convenience. I've gotten so used to my S2 and it's dock that now it is hard to think of not having one.
     

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