Custom desktop docks!
Well since we're all waiting for Verizon and other aftermarket companies to make their docks available...
let's see what you've come up with?
I made myself a dock at home out of Legos that sits the phone in portrait mode and serves double duty as my alarm clock
and I took an old Moto Q dock and gutted it and fit a microUSB cable in the proper spot so it works with my Incredible now on my desk at work...
Borrowed my buddies Moto Droid and snapped this shot of my Incredible in my Moto Q dock
- 05-13-2010, 02:24 PM #2
Nice. I like the second one.
Thank Roy - I'm scrounging around for another Moto Q dock to replace my lego one - it was tossed together quickly to answer a need at home (I may try to may a landscape one next though)
- 05-13-2010, 02:41 PM #4
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- 05-13-2010, 03:16 PM #6
separate the top and bottom and yank the guts out - toss them
figure out where the charge port on the Incredible lines up with the side of the dock - cut a new hole there big enough to fit the end of your microUSB cord of choice - mine press fit snug so I didn't need to glue or attach it - your mileage may vary based upon your cord and skills
if I can find another dock - I'll whip up a quick how-to when I mod that one - I did this at my desk at work while I was bored
- 05-13-2010, 03:24 PM #8
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- 05-14-2010, 08:34 AM #11
]This is the latest version of my dock. I made one last week that wasn't quite up to par.
This one is a gutted iPod dock from about 5 years ago. The back is fiberglass and plastic and has a holder for my bluetooth.
I'll be painting it this weekend with the android colors and will post updated pics when complete.
- 05-14-2010, 08:35 AM #12
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- 05-14-2010, 09:13 AM #18
That's not a bad price at all. With free shipping you can't go wrong. The only thing for me is that I like it to have something supporting the phone on the side so it doesn't get knocked off easily.
Especially with the USB cable attached if I'm moving papers around on my desk and hit the phone it'll come off easily.
Maybe if you just put a piece of rubber (like under rugs on a hardwood floor) on the back of the stand to keep the phone from sliding. Or if you have a rubber case. If it had something on the sides, I'd buy it instantly.
Thanks for sharing the link, this would be great for all kinds of other devices too.
- 05-14-2010, 09:14 AM #19
Yeah I was thinking of putting a piece of felt or grip thing on the back to keep it in place.
I may buy one or two and play with it.
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- 05-14-2010, 09:19 AM #21
I know, I'm going a little too far with the little green guy. But I'm so happy to stop eating apples and berries.
If you do get one and put something on it please post pics. I'd love to see how it turns out.
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