Ill take my blue tooth over the 3.5 plug any day. In my truck the mount sits kind of far from me, so switching songs would be a struggle while driving... with my BT I can use my remote for the radio to skip and search for songs... also the song scrolls across the radio screen, and looks quite nice, also handy because I can have the music playing then have the Nav up. I can use the remote to switch songs vs having to back out of the nav, bring up the music, skip how ever many songs, then back out of the music and and bring back up the Nav. all while driving.
You can keep your fancy 2 in 1 plug.
Like I said was just having fun, no harm ment
As I suspected, the Otterbox commuter case for the Droid 4 will NOT fit into the car dock unless you trim the rubber bit off the bottom that is covering the USB/HDMI ports.
If you try to fold this back, the phone won't nest down in the dock and thus won't enter car mode.
And yes, I removed the plastic insert first.
The cheap $6 case that I ordered off of amazon Amazon.com: Black Rubberized Hard Case Cover for Verizon Motorola Droid 4: Cell Phones & Accessories fits just fine in the car dock.
I will be using the lesser case as my daily, and save the OtterBox for when I'm not docking.
I love the car dock otherwise. Well engineered compared to the Seidio I used to have for the Droid 1
Last edited by Brandon314159; 02-22-2012 at 12:47 PM.
BTW for anyone interested:
Did some power supply tests with this powered dock for the Droid 4.
Adapter: Provided Cig Plug --> USB x2 Motorola Brand
Input: 12V DC Agilent DC Power Supply
Adapter w/ no Cable: 16mA
Adapter w/ Cable: 16mA
Adapter w/ Cable Plugged Into Base Unit (no phone): 18mA
Adapter w/ Cable Plugged Into Base Unit (with fully discharged phone powered on): 336mA
I'd suspect that the extra 2mA is some standby current for the technology in the docking station for the audio output (since it only connects to the USB port, not the HDMI port).
Figure useful numbers for anyone leaving this plugged in 24/7