1. Dante8205's Avatar
    http://www.androidcentral.com/motoro...essories-hands

    Don't get me wrong, that dock is gorgeous. 50$ is a little steep though.
    07-01-2010 08:40 PM
  2. ceriem's Avatar
    Yea, most of these accessories are a little steep. I think I'll just stick to buying a nice case on launch day. For now at least.
    07-01-2010 08:54 PM
  3. didiwags's Avatar
    Yeah I wont be getting that!!!!
    07-01-2010 09:07 PM
  4. JubbaTheHutt's Avatar
    Of course it's ridiculous, but people will still buy it on day one. But this doesn't differ from any other accessories VZW may sell, let alone any other carrier. The markup on accessories is always ridiculous. The only major selling point of the dock is the HDMI port.

    I will definitely be pulling the trigger on the car dock though. $30 and I can finally hand-down my dated TomTom for some Google Map goodness!
    07-01-2010 09:09 PM
  5. NegativeCreep's Avatar
    I'll be springing for the car dock as well. My Garmin has been good to me, but it's time to step it up a notch. I just hope there will be some sort of cache for drives through poor coverage areas. I'm planning a drive up to Buffalo from NYC and would love if it worked where I know I don't get a signal on some of the back roads.
    07-01-2010 10:11 PM
  6. c4v3man's Avatar
    It may include the HDMI cable, which would justify $25 of it's price. I know the cable shouldn't be $25, but that's what they are charging for the cable itself.

    If it's just for a plastic dock and no hdmi cable/charger/something, then screw that.
    07-01-2010 10:24 PM
  7. JubbaTheHutt's Avatar
    It may include the HDMI cable, which would justify $25 of it's price. I know the cable shouldn't be $25, but that's what they are charging for the cable itself.

    If it's just for a plastic dock and no hdmi cable/charger/something, then screw that.
    It will be the dock alone; HDMI cable will be sold separately (which I bet you'll be able to pick up for like $3 via Meritline a couple of weeks after its release).

    Again, this is an area where retailers make a killing. Accessories (especially audio/visual ones) are known to be close to pure profit.
    07-01-2010 10:42 PM
  8. c4v3man's Avatar
    It will be the dock alone; HDMI cable will be sold separately (which I bet you'll be able to pick up for like $3 via Meritline a couple of weeks after its release).

    Again, this is an area where retailers make a killing. Accessories (especially audio/visual ones) are known to be close to pure profit.
    Do you have a source showing it's just a piece of plastic in the form of a dock?

    The car dock should be much more expensive to make, more useful, and thus SHOULD be the more expensive accessory. It's not. There has to be some reason (such as the inclusion of the cable, or another charger, etc).
    07-01-2010 10:47 PM
  9. JubbaTheHutt's Avatar
    Do you have a source showing it's just a piece of plastic in the form of a dock?

    The car dock should be much more expensive to make, more useful, and thus SHOULD be the more expensive accessory. It's not. There has to be some reason (such as the inclusion of the cable, or another charger, etc).


    I never commented on its quality, nor the material from which it is made. Look at the launch materials/photos provided for the dock. Though I do know it offers a few other features (particular setting for bedside use) as well as other useful information (weather, news, etc.).
    07-01-2010 11:08 PM
  10. c4v3man's Avatar


    I never commented on its quality, nor the material from which it is made. Look at the launch materials/photos provided for the dock. Though I do know it offers a few other features (particular setting for bedside use) as well as other useful information (weather, news, etc.).
    Not trying to attack, just get more info. If you were going to show a dock, would you hand it to people with cables dangling from it, or would you have it sans cables? That's why I don't trust the launch photos, because it would be difficult to handle with cables attached.
    07-01-2010 11:16 PM
  11. JubbaTheHutt's Avatar
    Not trying to attack, just get more info. If you were going to show a dock, would you hand it to people with cables dangling from it, or would you have it sans cables? That's why I don't trust the launch photos, because it would be difficult to handle with cables attached.
    I'll run it by my gf's roomate's boyfriend (manages a store). Though from dock purchases in the past from VZW, I have never received a cable, just the dock.
    07-01-2010 11:18 PM
  12. c4v3man's Avatar
    I'll run it by my gf's roomate's boyfriend (manages a store). Though from dock purchases in the past from VZW, I have never received a cable, just the dock.
    Have the docs in the past been $50?

    I thought docs were like $30. I can't see the HDMI licensing fees making it $50 magically.
    07-02-2010 12:59 AM
  13. The Mad Mule's Avatar
    I may get the dock at launch, assuming the kiosk will have some. It's a really steep $50 indeed, and I already got burned once when I bought a simple $20 BB dock charger, and then right after I ordered it, I saw that I could get an OEM version of it elsewhere for $5.

    But I also learned one thing from my BB: charging to such a small USB port is asking for trouble if the connecting cable places too much downward stress on the port, and if you knock it to the ground, then it'll exacerbate the problem. That's why I got the BB charger; it got to the point where I couldn't give power to my BB through the USB port.

    As for the HDMI cable, I'll just buy one from monoprice.com: For only $3.72 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 6FT Mini-HDMI (Type C) to HDMI (Type A) Specification 1.3a 30AWG Cable | Mini-HDMI to HDMI Cables
    07-02-2010 02:59 AM
  14. ceriem's Avatar
    That's the wrong cable on monoprice. The only place stocking cables that I could find is amazon, and they're only a foot long for like $15. Hopefully a few more will carry them in the coming months.

    As for the dock, it definitely comes with an HDMI cable, hence the price, hence why I won't be buying one.

    Any in store HDMI cable is way to expensive to purchase (a la Best Buy's $50 cables). You'll be able to get them online for $5 in a few weeks I hope.
    07-02-2010 06:10 AM
  15. NegativeCreep's Avatar

    As for the dock, it definitely comes with an HDMI cable, hence the price, hence why I won't be buying one.
    The "Launch Kit" posted to these forums a few days ago indicates that it comes with a charging cable, not an HDMI cable.
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    07-02-2010 06:46 AM
  16. ceriem's Avatar
    The "Launch Kit" posted to these forums a few days ago indicates that it comes with a charging cable, not an HDMI cable.
    I was pretty sure the accessory pdf file posted by Verizon said otherwise though?
    07-02-2010 07:48 AM
  17. c4v3man's Avatar
    The "Launch Kit" posted to these forums a few days ago indicates that it comes with a charging cable, not an HDMI cable.
    And that helps make it worthwhile. Expensive, but not ridiculous.
    07-02-2010 10:07 AM
  18. JubbaTheHutt's Avatar
    And that helps make it worthwhile. Expensive, but not ridiculous.
    I believe you use the same charging cable that is supplied with the actual device...
    07-02-2010 10:28 AM
  19. c4v3man's Avatar
    The "Launch Kit" posted to these forums a few days ago indicates that it comes with a charging cable, not an HDMI cable.
    You're right, the PDF linked in the Launch kit post at the top of the forum says "Charging Cradle, Includes charger"
    07-02-2010 10:39 AM
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