The proprietary dock will put it in car mode, but so will "Car Mode Control" by IG88 Apps
Car Dock Home by the same folks is pretty cool, too. It is a customizable replacement for the default car mode.
Using Tasker to control various settings when I put the phone in car mode has been really cool...
With the new OS for Android you can go into settings, choose APPS, slide over to ALL and choose the ones you don't want to run. You have to first select the APP, then uninstall any updates, then it will give you the option to Disable. Awesome feature of the updated Operating System.
I have a droid MAXX HD and I am looking for a window mount that will work with my otterbox commuter. My regular Motorola RAZR windshield mount had an insert you take out and it would allow the phone to fit into it with the commuter series case on it. Not so with my MAXX HD. The MAXX OEM window mount however, does fit several phones because there are inserts that you can place in the holder. My MAXX HD wouldn't fit, I tried at the store. So I am on the lookout as well. Let me know if you find something. I like the Motorola ones because it enables the car mode as soon as you mount it.
On a side note, I have Bluetooth turned off unless my phone is docked to my vehicle dock, thus saving battery. It takes a few seconds, but I want to say after about 10 seconds, the Belkin Device I use for Bluetooth connectivity connects to my phone. I use Smart Actions to do this, but I may switch over to Tasker, which I hear is a better version of Smart Actions. With Smart Actions, I can open apps, but apparently not close them. That doesn't make sense. I don't know what Tasker can do differently.
Last edited by JOSHSKORN; 02-01-2013 at 04:54 PM.