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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Norm222, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Norm222

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    Hi, all. I was having a hard time hearing the navigation voice on my phone, so drill a hole for the speaker. While I had the drill out, I made a hole for the camera as well.


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    VERY nice. How does it work? Did you give any thought to also notching out the side so you can still get to the sleep button, since you can't any other way?
     
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    Is there any way to mod it to work on a dash friction mount like the one I use for Garmin?
     
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    Do you know where the magnet sits in the case/where it interacts with the phone? I was messing around with a magnet yesterday, and I can get the multimedia dock screen consistently, but I couldn't pinpoint the site on the phone for the car mode. I plan on making my own car dock.
     
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    Very cool. I'm waiting for Motorola to start selling theirs directly.
     
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    Cool. I'm picking up a car mount and home dock tomorrow. Looks like I will have to get out the dremmel also. I'll probably cut a slot for the whole speaker. Good idea for the camera also!
     
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    I read somewhere that the two docks use the same magnet, but of opposite polarity. So, flip your magnet over.
     
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    I that the actual phone holder that comes with the car mount kit? If so, that's sweet because it uses a standard AMPS bracket and will fit into my VSM mount I already have in the car. No suctioning to the windshield!
     
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    I ordered mine from VZW today. Free FedEx overnight shipping! And surprise, it's already shipped!
     
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    Really? I never even got a email confirmation. :rolleyes:
     
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    From what I can see in the pic, it does look just like my car mount that I bought.
     
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    I read it there were two spots on the back about an inch apart the triger the Car dock mode...I thouth I saw a video on this somewhere...ill look

    here it is....Droid Dock - AOL Video
     
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    Wanted to let people know that the Moto car mount can be mounted on a curved dash to bring the phone closer to you.

    I figured if the sticky disc came off I would simply reattach it with silicone but so far it's very secure.

    For those hesitant to use silicone I wouldnt be concerned because it simply peels off if you were to sell the car.

    As for mine, the adhesive is working fine. :D

    http://i50.tinypic.com/hug37a.jpg




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    damn...did you rearend that van?
     
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    Yeah, but I got the picture lol

    Thats in my driveway, it was a subtle way to show off my impressive motor pool. ;)
     
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    lol....nice!
     
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    I've always wanted to make the camera hole since I use this when I ride my scooter!
     
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    False. Look again. :D
     
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    Hahaha, that's the back of the case! Carry on then. I thought that was the front for some reason!
     
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    Haha, nice edit, above. Your secret is safe with me. ;)
     
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    I'm still waiting for there to be a proclip solution for the mount.. everytime I go in the verizon store to see the mount up close to see if I could mod it myself, there are never any in stock.
     
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    first hte magnet is REALLY small- like maybe half the diameter of a pencil- I was surprised.

    If you look in the original picture- at the right top corner of the T slot you can see a round indented spot- that's the magnets location.

    On the phone, if I pull the back off it looks like it lines up just to the side of the battery towards the camera. It's around the center line there. There's the SD card, a screw, a small chip, then a peice of rf shield, and then the battery connector. It seems like it lines up over that small chip next to the screw. I'm sure it wouldn't aim at the sd card, the screw is just a screw, the sensor should be the connector to the batt, and the rf shield might almost block the mag, so it must be the chip.
     
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    All,

    Thanks for this thread.. I cut three smaller holes fo rmy speaker and I cut away a hole for the camera. Works great. One question though... I have found the Droid works much better in portrait mode vs landscape mode in cars because some features (like phone) don't rotate, you can see further down the road in the nav, and the camera has a clearer view away from the bracket. My only issue is I need to find a right angle USB charger... The strait plug is an eye sore.

    Are you guys liking it in landscape?
     
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    Great idea, just made this mod to my mount. Makes you wonder why it wasn't designed this way.
     

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