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    New holster for D2 - magnetic or velcro?

    I used to keep my blackberries in holsters that would close magnetically. Can I do the same with the D2 or do I need to get one with velcro? I think I heard somewhere that the droid phones don't play nice with magnets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidny View Post
    I used to keep my blackberries in holsters that would close magnetically. Can I do the same with the D2 or do I need to get one with velcro? I think I heard somewhere that the droid phones don't play nice with magnets?
    The true answer is, it depends, but I recommend against it. The Droids use magnets to initiate the dock functions. The result is that if you happen to put the Droid in the holster in a certain position and the magnet hits the Droid right, the Droid will come on and stay on in a docked state in your holster. The battery will run down fast and it can build up a fair amount of heat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidny View Post
    I used to keep my blackberries in holsters that would close magnetically. Can I do the same with the D2 or do I need to get one with velcro? I think I heard somewhere that the droid phones don't play nice with magnets?
    The true answer is, it depends, but I recommend against it. The Droids use magnets to initiate the dock functions. The result is that if you happen to put the Droid in the holster in a certain position and the magnet hits the Droid right, the Droid will come on and stay on in a docked state in your holster. The battery will run down fast and it can build up a fair amount of heat.
    Thanks for the info.
    I couldn't really find any velcro holsters with a belt clip online that are specific to the D2. Will holsters for the D1 work just as well?
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    I am sure that the holster for the D1 will work. The phones are identical as far as the casing.
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    That's interesting, as the Verizon Wireless store sold me a generic holster with a magnetic clasp and told me it would be fine with my Droid 2. Maybe that explains some of the battery issues I've been having...

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidny View Post
    I used to keep my blackberries in holsters that would close magnetically. Can I do the same with the D2 or do I need to get one with velcro? I think I heard somewhere that the droid phones don't play nice with magnets?
    The true answer is, it depends, but I recommend against it. The Droids use magnets to initiate the dock functions. The result is that if you happen to put the Droid in the holster in a certain position and the magnet hits the Droid right, the Droid will come on and stay on in a docked state in your holster. The battery will run down fast and it can build up a fair amount of heat.
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    The HTC horizontal leather holster, with a magnetic clasp, can hold the Droid 2 without invoking the dock mode. The fit is just marginally loose but overall feels almost like it was made for the D2. I've tried moving it around quite a bit and it doesn't look like the magnets are strong enough to affect the unit, regardless of whether it was facing inward or outward.

    The model number is 82024LRP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidny View Post
    I used to keep my blackberries in holsters that would close magnetically. Can I do the same with the D2 or do I need to get one with velcro? I think I heard somewhere that the droid phones don't play nice with magnets?
    Hey Droidny and others regarding magnet case problems. I had the same issues and found an app in the droid market. The app is called: Dock Nothingness and is only 20.00kb. I installed it and resolved all the magnet problems. Note: after installation, it does not show up as an icon. You can locate it via: settings/applications/and is listed.
    You can test it by holding running the embedded magnet in your case over the front and back and it will not not go into navigation mode.
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    I've been using my TP2 case from Easecase on eBay with no issues. 70% battery at the end of the day average (unless I use the head and play Robo Defense...hehe), so it is definitely not turning on.

    I have one fitted for the Droid 2 on the way. It uses the hidden magnetic clasps. Very nice quality case, and they let you customize them how you want. $40 shipped well worth it.

    Here is their store link:

    eBay My World - easecase

    Oh, if you want a hole in the bottom to push it out, just ask..after you specify other options. I did it on my TP2 and realized I forgot on my D2...hopefully it doesn't bug me too much.
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    I've used a MOBO horizontal case with mag closure for my Droid 1 and it works just fine. On occasion it'll trip the car mode when its passing in or out of the holster, but it doesn't stay on and doesn't cause a problem. My first case gave me big problems with the magnets. I don't have an exact model but I got mine at FRY's.

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