Just recieved my Offical EVO dock, pictures & questions answered here !
So, UPS just dropped off my Offical HTC EVO car dock.
first off, YES YOU CAN PLAY MP3'S FROM YOUR SD CARD WHILE IN THE DOCK!
had to clear that up !
let me tell you, this thing is SOLID ! Very nice piece of hardware. Very sturdy, its nicer than the dock I have now. It comes with an attachment to clip into which you can put on your dash, the round mount has 3M adhesive on the back so its not going anywhere. The phone slips into the Micro USB port, then you tilt it down into the dock and it secures.
Car mode, immediately pops up, but you can disable this in settings. You can also set it to pair with a bluetooth device once it enters the dock as well. Great for streaming music to your car that has a bluetooth device connected(I have one on mycar) It works like a charm though, it paired right up and streamed without a problem. Car mode only appears to be in vertical mode though, no landscape which is kind of disappointing. You cant use any cases with this, not even the HTC silicone one (which i have) so that was a let down but to be expected.
any questions you may have ill be happy to answer and possibly take more pics if you need them....
as always, thank me if my post helped you.
- 08-26-2010, 12:27 PM #2
- 08-26-2010, 01:39 PM #4
- 08-26-2010, 03:28 PM #6
It took 4 business days. It could be sooner if you live closer to wherever their warehouse is...
- 08-27-2010, 09:07 AM #8
Pretty sweet looking... I ordered mine on Monday from my local Sprint store. Said it should be in today.... They didn't ship it to my house he said he ordered several after I told him about it and they are coming to the store and he will call me when they are in...
Look forward to getting it...
As for the charging you can just use the HTC cable that came with the phone? (My car has a USB port on the dash to the radio)
Yup, I aswell have a usb setup. You can use pretty much any micro usb cable
- 08-27-2010, 04:28 PM #10
- 08-27-2010, 04:29 PM #11
Vs the Garmin the screen on the EVO is a lot nicer and crisper..
I used the Navigation for 2 short 15 minute drives and the phone heats up a little when in Navigation mode.. Must be the GPS???
- 08-27-2010, 07:55 PM #13
- 08-27-2010, 08:33 PM #14
This maybe a Lil overpriced but it is a very solid piece of hardware not some all plastic Chinese junk
- 08-28-2010, 03:03 AM #16
No it doesnt. I suggest installing a Bluetooth receiver in your car though. With a little know how this will make it easier on you, no more cables !
- 08-28-2010, 10:41 AM #18
I paid $53.00 after tax and the discount they gave me... I think they have it listed at $59.99... I think that is overpriced for what your getting but it's not so crazy out there it's not out of reach... You paid at least $200 for the phone and $70+ per month for service....
Here are a few pictures of the dock in my car....
- 08-28-2010, 06:39 PM #19
- 08-28-2010, 07:31 PM #20
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Does this dock include a suction cup, to attach to the windshield or to a bean-bag base?
The picture on the box suggests that this is the case, but I thought I'd better ask.
EDIT: Ah! Thanks to Robbie317, I see that it does indeed have a suction cup. Thanks.
Last edited by DaveNagy; 08-28-2010 at 07:35 PM.
- 08-28-2010, 07:34 PM #21
When you plug the EVO up to the dock it pulls up the navigation panel and that DOES NOT come up in Landscape.... If you click on "Map" or you actually navigation it rotates to Landscape if that is your choice....
I am sure there can be a software upgrade to make the Car Mode come up in Landscape but by default it does not....
- 08-29-2010, 08:42 AM #23
- 08-29-2010, 09:57 AM #24
- 08-29-2010, 10:00 AM #25
HTC actually considers the car charging cable that would work with the EVO "An Option" which is 100% stupid (IMO) specially for $60 and considering if your using the GPS feature your going to destroy your battery on any long trip so charging would be mandatory (IMO)
The suction cup base has a micro usb plug and if your car has a USB port (Mine does) then you can just use that... If not you need some thing to either plug the USB into or you have to spend another $10 - 20 for the car charger...
But it holds the phone great.... Good and tight and the suction cup appears to be very - very strong..