03-01-2012 11:15 AM
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  1. kiwi_in_kc's Avatar
    BTW, I scored one of the deals from the AT&T store where you buy the Infuse 4G car dock for $17+, and get the desktop dock for $.50 (yes, the guy at the counter was as shocked as you are, if you have not heard of this deal yet). The docks fit, and you can tell that its made for the more squared-off Infuse, but for the price, its a lovely compromise for me versus paying nearly $80 for both official E4GT docks elsewhere.
    I just went to my closest AT&T store to see if I could still get a deal on a car dock and desktop dock. I was expecting that it had expired as the boxes had stickers on them for 50% off for the car dock and 25% off for the desktop dock, however when the clerk rang them up it was $17 for the desk dock and $0.50 for the car dock, so I was out the door for under $20 for both.

    While both of these docks will allow you to use them with the E4GT, the phone does not engage the way I expect it would with the E4GT specific model. On the car dock the phone engages fully however it is not as snug/tight as I would like though you can tell that the holder corners were designed for the squarer cornered AT&T Infuse. With the desk top dock, the phone engages fine with the microUSB connector however it takes a firm double sided push to engage it in the fully reclined position and then it will pop out of the fully reclined position fairly easily. I can live with these pecularities for the price that I got these for, however I thought others may be interested to know some specific experience related to the fit/engagement. BTW, I have not tried the E4GT specific versions but I am going to a Sprint store this evening to do a few other things so I will try the docks while I am there and update this post. because Sprint stores in my area do not have any stock yet.

    I have to spend some time getting the applications, that are automatically started when you place the phone in each dock, working differently and it is possible I may disable one or both of them if I can't set them up they way I want. Ironically if you try to download the Samsung specific applications for the respective docks, there are none that are compatible with the E4GT unless the applications are installed on the phone when you buy it. I know I loaded the market version of vlingo so I have two versions and one of these versions of vlingo loads when docking in the vehicle dock. I can't find yet where you can control the desk top dock app startup.
    11-09-2011 01:38 PM
  2. rlanza1054's Avatar
    Ok, I think I lost the thread where I reading about the car dock!

    But I was able to get to AT&T today and I managed to pick up a car dock like everyone is suggesting.

    It was for the Samsung Infuse. I got the deal for $17, came to $19.50 after tax.

    Now, let me first state to everyone, I already own 2 Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch 'Car Docks'. The one that Samsung is saying you should get for our phones at a cost of $49!

    Everyone has stated that the 2 docks are exactly the same!

    Well, I'm here to say, they are NOT exactly the same. There are some minor differences, not much but there are differences.

    I want to post some pictures of the two docks but my Samsung from Sprint, is now at Samsung in Texas getting fixed. Sprint refused to fix it, saying I should place an insurance claim to get it replaced (with a referb of course) for the $100 deductible. Stating the typical statement 'physical damage'!

    I called Samsung and they said to mail it into them and they will decide if they will fix or replace for free. I figured it was worth mailing to them.

    Oh, almost forgot, I accidentally bent one of the charging pins when inserting the battery after a cold reboot.

    The phone still worked but I was uncertain how long the bent pin would last before breaking off.

    I can't believe they design those pins that way. Maybe they should make them a rounded dome, so it would be impossible to bend any pins at all (they wouldn't be pins then). But it's something they don't think needs improving.

    Anyway, I digressed, when I get the phone back, I will take pictures of both docks so you can see the differences.

    I will say, one main difference is that on the Epic version there is a 'quick release tab' on the back. This way the phone can stay in the dock but you can release the whole dock from the suction arm. (I hope I've explained it so you can visualize what I am saying.)

    11-09-2011 09:56 PM
  3. WillyWonkaFan's Avatar
    This is the cheapest I've found ...
    11-23-2011 10:20 AM
  4. duddy23b's Avatar
    Iwent to the link on Ebay, its expired 10/11/2011, guess I will have to keep on looking, please post any leads!
    12-25-2011 11:11 AM
  5. Slingbox's Avatar
    Ive been pulling back on buying dock but couldn't hold back anymore.
    I just ordered one form amazon 39.99 free shipping.
    Amazon.com: Samsung EDD-D1D9BEGSTA Sprint SPH-D710 Desktop Dock - Cradle - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories
    01-04-2012 12:16 PM
  6. Slingbox's Avatar
    The Good
    Received dock its built well snug fit,

    The Bad
    Samsung Micro USB TO HDMI HDTV Adapter wont work with it.
    01-10-2012 08:48 PM
  7. gmtom1's Avatar
    The Good
    Received dock its built well snug fit,

    The Bad
    Samsung Micro USB TO HDMI HDTV Adapter wont work with it.
    Does it include a charger or usb cable?
    01-11-2012 01:49 AM
  8. Slingbox's Avatar
    Does it include a charger or usb cable?
    01-11-2012 11:37 AM
  9. precon22's Avatar
    Where can I find one of these.? I can't seem to fine them anywhere
    01-14-2012 09:01 AM
  10. Slingbox's Avatar
    Where can I find one of these.? I can't seem to fine them anywhere

    I ended up sending mine back today due to it not being hdmi media friendly.
    01-14-2012 02:51 PM
  11. John P. Smith's Avatar
    Since the desktop dock only engages the micro-usb (MHL) port on the phone (which as I understand only carries digital audio, not analog) yet has a stereo out jack on the back, it must incorporate some kind of digital to analog conversion circuitry... right?
    02-02-2012 10:04 AM
  12. CtotheP's Avatar
    Anyone seen any good deals on the dock lately?
    03-01-2012 11:15 AM
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