Not sure if you guys saw this, but it may apply.
I did something similar with a metal bookend. Bent one of the center pieces down to a right angle, stuck a magnet to the backside of it, and used electrical tape to secure a binder clip to the front of the bent piece so the Droid has something to learn against.
I like your rig. I left my wire hanging free so I can easily pick the phone up and look at it w/out having to unplug it. Seems like many people were building cardboard docks for awhile which I found to be a pain. It doesn't get any easier than the book end dock. I'm using two now. One for my nightstand and one by my computer. I like the Seidio dock very much but I found it difficult to get my phone out of it when I was half asleep. Plus I'm lazy as hell.
I forgot to mention that I found some nice magnets at People of Walmart. Four pack for like four bucks. They seem to work well.
Last edited by dogjustice; 03-05-2010 at 05:41 AM.
I created one out of foam and gaffers tape. Put a DROID logo on it, works like a charm, and looks actually pretty good. Already made one for my buddy's iPhone. Of course at home I have my docking station, but at work didn't wanna buy a 2nd one. So I've got this for now, I'm happy so far, thinking about modding it a little bit to make it where I don't have to attach the cord manually, where I can just slide it into the dock and it plug in.
any insight an a more specific location for the magnet? I have seen people say between the google logo and the battery door, but i am getting better readings up between the speaker hole and the door, and i can always get the "Car Dock" but the "multimedia Station" is tricky. it seems like you need to slide it so the magnet is halfway over the door. I am guessing that is the polarity on the side of the magnet, but if i flip the magnet over i get nothing, maybe the car dock intermittently... has anyone pulled apart a "real" dock? maybe they can get measurements?