I've received my car dock!
I just received my car dock from AT&T. Some notes:
- it has a plastic spacer you can insert into the dock or remove if your phone is in a case.
- though a single microUSB cable plugs into the dock, the other end of it is split into full size USB *and* a standard headphone jack, so the dock will output audio as well.
- It does NOT come with a lighter plug! Just the USB cable. The box says "USB power adapter sold separately. Are they kidding?
- 02-17-2011, 02:06 PM #2
- 02-17-2011, 02:28 PM #4
Wow...that is a perfect set up. (for me anyway). I can not wait to have this set up in my CTS. My car will finally have a navigation system!
- 02-17-2011, 03:06 PM #5
can you post pictures of the plastic spacer? and maybe an upclose of the actual area where it goes, so we can gauge what cases will fit, etc?
Also, is the suction cup arm detachable from the cradle or is it just one huge piece?
And, yeah well it sucks that it doesn't have a lighter plug, most cars today have usb ports installed standard. At least lighter plugs are cheap.
- 02-17-2011, 03:20 PM #6
Amazon.com: Kensington K39242US USB Car Charger for All USB-Powered Device (Black): Cell Phones & Accessories
It is a little more than some of the others, but it is shorter and will have a more flush look when not in use.
Man - I am getting excited about how this phone purchase is coming together!!!
- 02-17-2011, 03:27 PM #7
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That will work perfect for me. Since this dock will be taking the place of my GPS there is already power ran that way. I also have an AUX in on my stereo, so I should be able to get this hooked up to the stereo with no problems.
If this thing will let me dock with an Otter Box, I will be in heaven....
- 02-17-2011, 03:28 PM #8
- 02-17-2011, 03:29 PM #9
Amazon.com: 2 Port USB Car Cigarette Lighter Adapter Dual Plug for iPod MP3 Players Charger - Color White: Cell Phones & Accessories
$0.47 and it gives 2 usb ports.
I'm just glad my car has usb ports, 2 12volt adapters and aux jacks I just wish people figured out a new way instead of suction cups for these car holders.
As you can see (kind of) the spacer, on the left, is very, very thin. I can't imagine that removing it would allow for anything more than a thin skin.
The suction mount itself ends in a ball joint that snaps into the back of the cradle and then secures by tightening a threaded ring. It is two pieces.
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can it easily rotate to be used in portrait mode? I ask because i have an iphone dock that does this and that's the way i like it. I wont use it for navi as my tom-tom works perfect. For me this or another doc will be used to keep it nice and centralized for mp3 to my stereo and calling.
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