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    Case/car mount dilemma

    I have a bit of an issue here fellow Droiders.

    This coming Tuesday I am getting my Motorola Droid. But I work in a machine shop where the phone could very easily get scratched. However I would like to be able to use a car mount for navigation purposes. From what I understand the Motorola Car mount will not work with a case.

    I am really liking the looks of the Seidio Innocase. But it wont fit into the mount.

    Is there a car mount out there that will hold the Droid with the Seidio on it? I would like the mount to be able to swivel for both portrait and landscape views and have a good firm hold on the phone.

    I was really hoping to get the dock to, but I guess I cant have it all.
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    Seidio makes a car dock and a media dock that fit the Droid naked or in the Innocase. I have the Innocase and the media dock and am very happy with them. I well prob order the car dock when its available as well. Hopefully they send out another nice discount code before it goes on sale...

    http://www.seidioonline.com/product-p/ck17mtddc03.htm - Car Dock

    http://www.seidioonline.com/product-p/crdsimtdd.htm - Multimedia Dock

    ps - looks like the car dock is being shipped in limited quantities.
    Last edited by Murz; 01-22-2010 at 04:29 PM.
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    The only downside is that the Seidio car dock that Murz is referring to doesn't rotate for portrait mode. But, I think that's about the best you're going to find right now in terms of a car dock that works with a case.
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    I received the Droid car mount as a Christmas present. I have the Body Glove case on my Droid and the Droid does not fit in the car mount with the Body Glove on.

    Last week I purchased a Bracketron Mobile Grip-iT Device Holder With Rotating Vent Mount. It was on sale for $14.95 at Radio Shack. Now I do not like vent mounts, but I knew the holder used a single tab mount, where the Droid holder is a double tab.

    I performed surgery on the Droid mount and removed one of the tabs. I used a Dremel tool to cut off the tab and smooth it down. The Bracketron holder fit on the single tab. I put the vent mount away in storage.

    Next I played with some magenets until I found one strong enough to signal the switch ion the Droid for the car application and the location of the switch on the Droid. I attached the magnet with double-sided tape to the Bracketron Holder.

    I have used this combination for a week in my Honda Element and it works perfectly. It swivels, using the swivel of the Droid mount, 360 degrees allowing me to position it any way I want - horizontal, vertical, etc. The USB charging cable attaches fine and it is not blocked.

    It is a bulkier than the Droid mount, but I can leave the Body Glove case on the Droid and still have all functionality of the car mount.

    Best of luck, Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murz View Post
    Seidio makes a car dock and a media dock that fit the Droid naked or in the Innocase. I have the Innocase and the media dock and am very happy with them. I well prob order the car dock when its available as well. Hopefully they send out another nice discount code before it goes on sale...

    Innotraveler Car Kit - Car Dock

    Desktop Cradle - Multimedia Dock

    ps - looks like the car dock is being shipped in limited quantities.
    That car dock isnt exactly what I am looking for, but that dock might just be the key. Thanks.

    If this one swiveled, I might consider it.

    I received the Droid car mount as a Christmas present. I have the Body Glove case on my Droid and the Droid does not fit in the car mount with the Body Glove on.

    Last week I purchased a Bracketron Mobile Grip-iT Device Holder With Rotating Vent Mount. It was on sale for $14.95 at Radio Shack. Now I do not like vent mounts, but I knew the holder used a single tab mount, where the Droid holder is a double tab.

    I performed surgery on the Droid mount and removed one of the tabs. I used a Dremel tool to cut off the tab and smooth it down. The Bracketron holder fit on the single tab. I put the vent mount away in storage.

    Next I played with some magenets until I found one strong enough to signal the switch ion the Droid for the car application and the location of the switch on the Droid. I attached the magnet with double-sided tape to the Bracketron Holder.

    I have used this combination for a week in my Honda Element and it works perfectly. It swivels, using the swivel of the Droid mount, 360 degrees allowing me to position it any way I want - horizontal, vertical, etc. The USB charging cable attaches fine and it is not blocked.

    It is a bulkier than the Droid mount, but I can leave the Body Glove case on the Droid and still have all functionality of the car mount.
    You sound a lot like me, fabricate something to exactly what you want.

    Great info, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OHbowhunter View Post
    I have a bit of an issue here fellow Droiders.

    This coming Tuesday I am getting my Motorola Droid. But I work in a machine shop where the phone could very easily get scratched. However I would like to be able to use a car mount for navigation purposes. From what I understand the Motorola Car mount will not work with a case.

    I am really liking the looks of the Seidio Innocase. But it wont fit into the mount.

    Is there a car mount out there that will hold the Droid with the Seidio on it? I would like the mount to be able to swivel for both portrait and landscape views and have a good firm hold on the phone.

    I was really hoping to get the dock to, but I guess I cant have it all.
    So...You say you like the Seidio Case and want a Car Dock to hold it in place, right?


    Go to your local VZN Wireless Retail (Corporate Store) and check out the combo package which contains:

    -a Seidio Innocase looking and feeling 2 piece case (same soft rubbery feel)
    -Car dock with suction
    -all for $30.00

    This combo package is worth the price and you easily mount your case equipped droid onto the car dock.

    It doesn't come with a magnet to have the Droid go into car dock mode...but since you work in a machine shop I'm sure you can be more than resourceful and mod a work-a-round....

    I don't see a review here yet so I'll be posting one on Saturday....
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    So...You say you like the Seidio Case and want a Car Dock to hold it in place, right?


    Go to your local VZN Wireless Retail (Corporate Store) and check out the combo package which contains:

    -a Seidio Innocase looking and feeling 2 piece case (same soft rubbery feel)
    -Car dock with suction
    -all for $30.00

    This combo package is worth the price and you easily mount your case equipped droid onto the car dock.

    It doesn't come with a magnet to have the Droid go into car dock mode...but since you work in a machine shop I'm sure you can be more than resourceful and mod a work-a-round....

    I don't see a review here yet so I'll be posting one on Saturday....
    I am looking froward to your review.

    Thanks.
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    I am currently using the body glove case. I went to wal-mart and found a scosche car mount for cell phones/ gps devices. They had 3 different styles to choose from, vent mounted, suction to the dash, and suction to the glass. I purchased the one that attaches to the glass, with a flexable arm (for bending and positioning. They included 2 bigger "side clips" which actually hold on to the phone, although on one of the clips there was a patrusion that didnt allow my droid +case to sit correctly, 3 minutes later, after some work with a steak knife, i was able to cleanly snap off the patrusion and my droid + case fits perfect. Hope all of this non sense helped in some way. - PA1N
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    I had the same dilemma, I went with the suction cup mount and Aluminum hard cover, which easily removes when you need to car mount the Droid.

    Amzer 13" suction cup mount (Good length for trucks, long dash vehicles)
    Amazon.com: Amzer 13 -Inch Gooseneck Rotatable Windshield Suction Car Mount for Motorola Droid A855, Verizon Droid (Black): Cell Phones & Service

    Aluminum Case (Black or silver available)
    Motorola Droid Black Aluminum Case
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