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so docked I get the weather, how not-docked?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by syntrix, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. syntrix

    syntrix Well-Known Member
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    I think my subject is clear. I'd love to have the docked screen when I'm not docked.... especially the weather.

    I'm new to android, but not new to smartphones :)

    TIA~!
     

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  2. blazingwolf

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    It's done with magnets. Engadget made a cardboard dock with magnets on it to get it working. I guess you could tape a couple of magnets in the right spot to accomplish it.
     
  3. silverhack

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  4. SSinisterSS

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    is there a magnet that charges the battery while in the dock? im still trying to figure that one out since my home dock has the charger cord.
     
  5. Fadelight

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    I haven't seen the dock yet, but I had assumed the microUSB plug that goes into the phone was part of the base on the dock. Is that not how it works?
     
  6. SSinisterSS

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    well the dock comes with its own USB cord that plugs in at the base. but i wanna know how it charges the battery. maybe its through magnets kinda like a coil for an engine.
     
  7. Robobandit

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    The dock has a micro usb plug inside of the indentation where the phone rests. Notice when you put the phone into the dock, it goes usb plug side down.
     
  8. SSinisterSS

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    ooh i get it, i dont have the phone yet, and i havent gave the dock a once over yet, so i didnt notice that.

    thanks
     
  9. syntrix

    syntrix Well-Known Member
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    So to get the docked screen (I have a dock) while I'm NOT DOCKED, I just need to make a dock?

    That's docky! Seriously :thinking:
     
  10. King James

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    they could probably release an app to do it. They have the car home view available even if you don't have the car dock.
     
  11. blazingwolf

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    I'm sure someone could and I think it would be great. I must say though that I will probably go out and get one now.
     

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