what case works with the Car Dock?
Has anyone figured out what case works with the car dock? There is the slim insert sleeve that is removable for use with a case. Even in the car dock manual, it states to remove the sleeve for use with a case.
well.........I went to Best Buy and to Verizon today and tried every case I could find, and none of them fit the car dock!
BB rocketfish case (very nice case btw)
moto case/holster combo
moto kickstand case
moto carbon fiber case
moto silicone case
So, what case does Moto think will work with the car dock? they obviously designed it for case use, but they don't list any parts numbers for compatible cases. this is frustrating!
UPDATE: CASES NOW KNOWN TO WORK WITH CAR DOCK AFTER MINOR MOD TO CAR DOCK:
Best Buy RocketFish snap-on soft touch case
Verizon Shell/Holster Combo
- 07-21-2010, 09:34 PM #2
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- 07-21-2010, 10:18 PM #10
I've never been a case guy, but I would liek to keep this phone looking good. In a year of use with the BB storm, my storm had lots of battle scars all over it....just little drops here and there....but they all add up to a beaten up looking phone.
just went out and bought the BB rocketfish case....and then went home and took a chisel to my car dock! :-)
i chiseled out the little nub and sanded it smooth on the right side of the dock and now the DX fits in the car dock with rocketfish case!
- 07-23-2010, 02:59 PM #13
Disappointed...silicone case I ordered from VZW.com does not fit in the official DX car dock, even with insert removed. If I really tried to jam it I think i could get it to fit but I am interested in forcing things...guess I will have to live with just removing it everytime...ugh!
as someone else pointed out and I have also found true, you need to grind, chisel, and sand that nub on the right side of the dock down so it's perfectly flat. Even after doing that, it is still a tight fit.....and I had to figure out the proper technique for getting in the dock. I'll try to make a video and show you how to do it. You have to almost come in on an angle and get the usb to line up and then the rest of the phone fits right in!
But...I think there will be a limited amount of case that fit in the car dock. The Best Buy Rocketfish case really is the best choice. I tried atleast 5 or 6 different cases. And, the rocketfish is the slimest and least obtrusive of all the cases. Even if I just wanted a case and it had nothing to with the car, the rocketfish would be the best choice. The only other one that I think could work after grinding the nub off the dock might be the Verizon case/holster combo.
- 07-23-2010, 03:44 PM #15
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- 07-24-2010, 03:24 PM #17
I'm a little leery of just sanding off that black tab...I mean is it not there for any kind of reason, why would Moto put a random plastic protrusion on the dock? Are we 100% sure it serves no purpose, as earlier in this thread someone mentioned it might have to do with the magnet that automatically turns on the Car Dock app.
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- 07-24-2010, 07:32 PM #25
I have this one
but I wouldnt recommend it, it's slippery and covers the row of hard buttons on the bottom. (I hacked this part off with a razor blade)
I also have a Zagg invisibleSHIELD for my DX but I am reluctant to install it since it seems to be something that requires painstaking care and dexterity; these are areas in which I am personally lacking.