- 12-16-2010, 11:48 PM #26
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- 01-03-2011, 03:18 PM #28
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The phone is just slightly too small for the cradle when naked. It wouldn't hold in a car environment.
To tighten this up you can simply attach a thin (approx 1 mm) piece of plastic or rubberto compensate nicely.
Next I tried it with a hard case. It fit snugly. A bit too snugly tho, at the low corners and sides mostly. It would have been a fairly easy fix however. Simply either sand the cradle down on the few key spots or bend them out under a bit of heat.
I was going to do this but then there was talk in the cases thread about the tpu firm cases. I ordered one and received it today. It fits *perfectly*. Easy in and out but solidly cradled.
Now to figure out how to hard mount the cradle in the car, and more importantly, how to affix a charging cable permanently to the cradle. More updates later as I tackle these issues.
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- 01-03-2011, 11:55 PM #30
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That's awesome, thanks for the writeup! I got impatient and ordered one with both universal and iPhone specific mounts, good to know I'll be able to use either. Here's what I got: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...acUvbUpU510110 .
Sent from my Optimus S...excuse the spelling mistakrs
- 02-07-2011, 03:30 AM #31
Thanks for all the pics and the very informative post on the cradle adaptation...that looks like the Arkon cradle...helluva price indeed. One question...I've seen a similar looking cradle on eBay that comes with a stylus holder molded into the back of the cradle...and they even throw in a stylus. I'd find that useful for a phone with no QWERTY...does this one have that stylus holder, or not? Thanks again.
- 02-07-2011, 07:03 PM #32
@TVCCS - No the cradle didn't come with a stylus or place to hold one. Do you have a link to the one you saw?
@asanchez - I wasn't ever able to find the desk cradle available for sale anywhere. It was just shown as a product on their site - but you couldn't buy it.
- 02-07-2011, 10:18 PM #34
- 02-08-2011, 10:53 PM #35
LG Vortex Media Charging Dock Works As Cradle For Optimus S or V
I picked one of these up for my V, and it works. The car mount from Verizon for the Vortex also works...buy both and get 20% off. The car mount is likely the most stable I've found yet for the Optimus...very solid. On the Optimus V they do not trigger Media Mode or Nav automatically, but they work otherwise.
SPECIAL NOTE: Some owners of the Optimus V are reporting the cradle triggers the Voice Button on the right side of the phone (others don't), and may require use of a Dremel or similar tool to create enough space to prevent this. Appparently this is a very fine "fit" issue for some phones, as some people have the issue, and others do not.
LG Vortex Media Charging Dock
LG Vortex Navigational Mount
- 02-09-2011, 01:32 PM #36
- 02-09-2011, 09:43 PM #37
I know it's not the cardboard one offered earlier in the thread...but I found my own cheapie today, provided you have a case:
A whopping $1.29, courtesy of your local Office Max.
They have business card holders that work with non-cased phones as well...as do Office Depot and Staples.
- 02-11-2011, 11:12 AM #38
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- 02-12-2011, 06:02 AM #39
- 02-26-2011, 01:07 AM #40
As a charger it works totally fine. The included transformer is exactly the same as the one that comes with the Optimus V (5.1V, .7A).
The cradle is identified as a USB 1.0 device in Windows. This means slow file transfers and *might* mean lower amperage for charging (haven't been able to confirm this).
You have to push the phone down quite firmly in order for it to be recognized as a USB device and not just charge. In other words if you gently set it in the cradle it only charges. If you push harder, it will be recognized by the computer. The tolerance is obviously very small. Some light modding of the cradle will probably alleviate this.
All in all it's better than nothing I suppose but the lack of accessories for these phones sure is frustrating
- 03-28-2011, 10:42 PM #41
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- 06-17-2011, 03:29 PM #45
- 08-20-2011, 12:16 AM #46
- 12-01-2011, 03:04 PM #47
Re: Cradle for the Optimus?