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    Default Anybody have this desktop cradle?



    Kinda thinking about buying this. Good price compared to the $59.99 list price for the Verizon one.
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    looks like it charges a spare battery at the same time too
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    I have it, and it's going back for several reasons. Most importantly you have to remove any case. I thought the open ends were going to allow for at least the thin silicon case I have, but no. Secondly, once in the dock the screen is positioned almost completely vertical instead of being angled up at your eyes when in front of you on your desk. Bad design. Lastly it's hard to get in and out. If you look at base where the phone sits it's angled, as is the plug, but as I said the phone sits upright so the plug enters the phone at a slight angle.

    There's a guy who makes custom vertical docks for the Incredible that I loved so much I bought 3 of them. They are adjustable and can fit any case. I'm going to ask him if he can make us some TB desktop docks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dcpmark View Post
    I have it, and it's going back for several reasons. Most importantly you have to remove any case. I thought the open ends were going to allow for at least the thin silicon case I have, but no. Secondly, once in the dock the screen is positioned almost completely vertical instead of being angled up at your eyes when in front of you on your desk. Bad design. Lastly it's hard to get in and out. If you look at base where the phone sits it's angled, as is the plug, but as I said the phone sits upright so the plug enters the phone at a slight angle.

    There's a guy who makes custom vertical docks for the Incredible that I loved so much I bought 3 of them. They are adjustable and can fit any case. I'm going to ask him if he can make us some TB desktop docks.
    How about letting us know who he is. I don't want to buy anything else from Verizon.
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    I just emailed him to ask him if he can fabricate one. This is just a side business for him, so as soon as he gives me permission to release his email address I'll post it here.

    Here is the Incredible dock he makes and sells:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dcpmark View Post
    I just emailed him to ask him if he can fabricate one. This is just a side business for him, so as soon as he gives me permission to release his email address I'll post it here.

    Here is the Incredible dock he makes and sells:

    I like the look of this. The price is right and its small business. If he makes one for the Bolt Im in.
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    Got an email back. Craig is already working on one for the thunderbolt, and he will have the dummy unit next week to finish the dock. I'm sure he will post here when they are ready, and then put them on eBay.
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    Looks great, nice idea, but....... on the TB I already can keep it vertical while I watch or charge because of the kickstand.

    The best is to have it horizontal, and that will require the other type of charger.

    Cool idea though!
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    Actually, Craig told me that he has new horizontal docks as well that he has not released just yet. It will be interesting to see them!

    But have you ever used a dock like this? It is not just about viewing the screen in portrait or landscape mode. Even if you use the kickstand, you have to grab the cable and plug it in or take it out every time you want actually use the device. It's a pain. These docks make it easy to dock, use the phone while docked, grab it quickly and comfortably to take a call or send a text, then pop it right back in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dcpmark View Post
    Actually, Craig told me that he has new horizontal docks as well that he has not released just yet. It will be interesting to see them!

    But have you ever used a dock like this? It is not just about viewing the screen in portrait or landscape mode. Even if you use the kickstand, you have to grab the cable and plug it in or take it out every time you want actually use the device. It's a pain. These docks make it easy to dock, use the phone while docked, grab it quickly and comfortably to take a call or send a text, then pop it right back in.
    Makes me miss my Touchstone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dcpmark View Post
    I just emailed him to ask him if he can fabricate one. This is just a side business for him, so as soon as he gives me permission to release his email address I'll post it here.

    Here is the Incredible dock he makes and sells:

    That is pretty slick. I can't wait to see the horizontal version of this.

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