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    Car dock with integrated power cord

    I'm annoyed by the poorly designed and overpriced car dock for the Droid. I'm toying with the idea of designing and building (or rather, having a local company mass produce) a dock for the Droid. I'm working on getting a mockup of the Droid in SolidWorks, then I'll begin designing the dock itself.

    The way I envision it is to have the Droid slide in to the mount from the top. It would have the molded-in microUSB plug on the bottom and would have at least a 4' cable. Another thing I'd like to add is a cutout in the dock for the camera. Want to throw the Droid up in the window and record yourself hitting every apex perfectly as you hastily drive to work? Why not!

    ...The hardest part of this would be convincing the wife to let me dig into the savings to front the cash for an initial batch run. So I guess my point is: does this interest any of you?

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    I'm in.....better than leaving it in the cup holder.....
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    As long as it has the magnet that auto launches landscape car mode I'd buy one. Hopefully that's not a patented design...
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    You can count me in, I have been waiting for something like this.
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    Not sure if this will help you, but thought I'd pass it along.

    I just purchased the dock shown below, except that the one I purchased comes with double sided tape, a vent mount, and screws to attach to a separately sold mount from the same company.

    I'm using the vent mount, which is easy to put on and take off. But...

    my point is, this is a very elegantly designed dock! You simply put the Droid (or gps or whatever) against the back of the dock (which is nicely padded), then squeeze the two side arms together, and they hold the Droid in place.

    The two side arms are composed of two pieces, which can be squeezed together, or moved apart to give a wider area holding the device when installed. They can also be raised or lowered independently of each other. The two side arms are also nicely padded.

    The bottom legs pivot.

    What's great about this design is, 1st, you can install the Droid with or without a form fitting case! Once I purchase my seidio inno case, which will add slightly to the overall size of the Droid, this dock will still work perfectly!

    Also, being the side arms move up and down, you can move each side out of the way of plugs and/or switches... I can lower the left side to expose the usb port when I want to charge the Droid in the dock, while raising the right side, so that it doesn't accidently hit the camera button!

    Not sure if you can contact the company that makes these, and perhaps purchase only the dock, not any of the mounts (cup holder, vent, cig lighter) and customize those with a plug?

    There are a LOT of things that you need to consider when designing a dock, esp. if you want it to work universally, for different items ( I realize you only need it to work for the Droid, just saying....)

    This company has done an excellent job!

    (The Droid is securely held, even though there's nothing holding it in place in front of, or overlaying the droid. It's only held in place by being squeezed by the two side arms, but it is very secure!)

    Hope this might help you!

    Good luck!
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    I guess it all depends on cost, but the idea is very cool.
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    I have that mount. I purchased it for my Blackberry Tour. It works well for that, but not so good for the Droid. It's also cheap feeling, and worst of all, when installed, no access to the volume buttons, and when you squeeze it closed, it presses the volume to the off position.

    I want something designed for the Droid in mind, not some half baked mount that "Fits All", so I'm behind Spike.
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    When you design/find a good dock...let me know...i need/want one particularly to have on the dash for navigation.
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    I've found a local company that will do production of units after I come up with a design that works. A friend said i can spec his Droid doc for measurements. I just need to find my digital calipers. I'll also need to spec my Droid and draw something up. Like I said, the hardest part about this will be convincing my wife to let me do it.

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