View Poll Results: Are you buying the HDMI Multimedia Desktop Charger?
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Yes - 49.99 isn't too bad for something this cool.
No - 49.99 is a ripoff.
Yes - But I will wait for prices to drop or buy if from a 3rd party.
No - I don't need it.
Are you buying the HDMI Multimedia Desktop Charger?
I'm not sure if you guys have noticed or not, but the dock is now posted on Verizon's website for $49.99
There's no way to purchase it, as of yet, nor can I get a picture to load.
I am curious if anyone wants this thing bad enough to pay that kind of money.
- 07-13-2010, 04:36 PM #2
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I believe all the official accessories are posted on VZW's website, without the ability to actually order any of them.
Personally, I can't justify spending that much for a dock...even with my 25% discount. Especially considering it doesn't it include a HDMI cable. I purchased the desktop cradle for my Storm 1 the day it was release, and used it for all of a week.
- 07-13-2010, 04:44 PM #3
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- 07-13-2010, 05:20 PM #11
i dont have a problem removing my case everynight for my BB, but that leather case with kickstand does look interesting.....i think i'll pass on that though as it looks like it adds to much bulk.....i'm leaning towards the seidio active case coming for the x, and then using the moto doc. plus i get 25% discount on accessories, so it's not that painful.
- 07-13-2010, 05:38 PM #13
- 674 Posts
I'll definitely be getting the Charging Station. Yes, it's overpriced, and I plan to use it on a nightstand, so I won't be using the HDMI through it, but I want it, mainly based on a video that showed how nicely it performs.
I just had a nice session at the local Verizon store, where they brought out a bucket of accessories (but no Droid X), and they recommended the $25 slip case/holster combination to accommodate easy removal for insertion into the Charging Station, and that's what I plan to use. It has a nice, tactile surface, but doesn't hang up on everything like a silicone cover.
They also told me that the $50 discount, to $99 on the 32gb card won't be available, except on the online store, but they will give 25% off for the purchase of 3 accessories.
I tried to cajole them into selling them to me now, but no go on that, so I'll have to take my chances on Thursday.
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- 07-13-2010, 06:00 PM #16
- 750 Posts
- CM9,Tablet Mode,Nova
I like the Seidio docks, myself. I'd buy a Seidio multimedia dock if it worked with their cases (which their Blackberry models do) and if it had a full-sized HDMI out instead of a micro out. As was mentioned earlier, the purpose would be a beside dock so I don't need to bother with connecting both power and HDMI.
I was thinking a regular dock for my PC would be sufficient, but now that I think of it I've got an HDMI input on my desktop...Galaxy Nexus (VZW)
Motorola Droid X (WiFi)/Motorola Droid 2 Global (VZW)
Motorola 9505A (Iridium)/HP Zeen (WiFi)
- 07-13-2010, 06:02 PM #17
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- 07-13-2010, 08:28 PM #22
I see that you can manually set the Droid X to that "big button" Car Mode. But is there a way to set it to "Dock Mode" as well, or is that something only the dock pins can activate?
I'm still going to get the dock anyway, because one thing I learned from my BB Curve is that after awhile, the weight of the cable bends the USB port and loosens the connection.
- 07-14-2010, 02:08 AM #23
- 07-14-2010, 08:08 AM #24
I finally voted in my own poll. I thinks it's too expensive, but I've decided I will get the dock. It looks good, functions well, and is an OEM product, which is something I'm a big fan of. I just can't imagine trying to watch a movie on a plane without this thing.