Bionic lapdock

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Accessories' started by droidxd00d, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. mykl376

    mykl376 Member

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    I just got mine from the Daily Steals offer, it took just over a week to arrive. It seems to work fine, so here's a couple of quick things.

    The circles of plastic tape that are supposed to show if the package had been opened, well, they were cut, so my package had been opened. That said, it looked brand new, with the sticker still over the touch pad, no visible scratches or finger prints. Came with a power cable, user guide, and one of those cloths to wipe the screen. If anything else was supposed to be there, it was gone.

    The sticker on the Lapdock itself seems to indicate it was manufactured on Nov 7th, 2011. I don't know if that's when they all were manufactured, and they just never sold to expectations, but it is almost a year old.


    After reading a some threads here and other places, I have a couple of tips.

    I was constantly getting the "low memory" pop up. I ended up moving a lot of my apps to the SD card, from the phone's memory. I also turned off background data on the phone screen itself, then I did a quick "fast reboot" to clear the memory. I don't know which of those steps helped, or if it was a combination of them, but after doing all that I haven't had a single "low memory" pop up. I'm typing this from the lapdock now. I do only have one window open, trying no to tax the RAM, so I don't know what would happen if I started opening up windows like crazy. I was happy to have the memory warnings stop, so I wasn't going to push it.

    I've also heard it's best not to have the lapdock plugged in while you're using it, as the battery can get extremely hot. Now, that seems like a silly thing to worry about, "don't plug in your lapdock, durrr" but if it helps keep the battery from overheating and prematurely dying, then it's worth mentioning. Especially since I don't know if I have any kind of warranty getting this from Daily Steals.


    Overall, it's a neat little toy to play with. Worth it for the $50-60 range. Nothing groundbreaking, but fun to use.
     
  2. leonard

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    Got mine in a week too. Just opened it last night, it came when I was out of state on business. Mine had been opened too. No covers on the touchpad or screen. Looked unused though, and works fine so far. Got the low memory warning. Had several windows open though. I will try the steps described and see if that helps.
     
  3. summortuus

    summortuus New Member

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    Anyone trying their ics bionic on lap dock now? It is AMAZING! I can't believe that Motorola is abandoning the Web dock after now FINALLY figuring it out with 3.0.
     
  4. CurGeorge8

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    Web dock 3.0 is amazing. Makes the lapdock completely worthwhile. I can actually use it without having to constantly fight with it crashing and locking up. The fact that Moto is abandoning the project once they finally got it right is disappointing at best.
     
  5. quadtronix

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    Im on the Lapdock right now... It's pretty sweet with ICS... Totally different! Much better! I love ICS too! :)

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Droid Forums
     
  6. b00mb00mchuck

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    It's a lot faster... that's for sure... but i really liked the old dual screen setup... i guess i gadda play with it some more and I'll get used to it
     
  7. spkay31

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    Lapdock end of life- right before ICS Bionic lauch ;-)

    I also bought a bargain basement Bionic lapdock and was so disappointed with the completely anemic performance under Gingerbread. I did follow the ICS development closely enough to realize the Webtop in ICS would be a very different implementation and decided to hold off before dumping it on eBay. I am pleasantly suprised with Webtop 3.0, I'd love to see some other improvements, i.e. easily expanding available memory via SDcard swap expansion or similar. BUT the Webtop 3.0 experience is very usable and makes me happy I kept my Bionic lapdock, so that is the best endorsement one could hope for of ICS as far as the Webtop is concerned.

    If any developers are considering hacks/mods/enhancements to Webtop 3.0 OR getting webuntu working on ICS I would be willing to lend a hand if you are looking for help.
     
  8. bionic207

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    I got mine on sale at verizon for $50.Didn't use it much.It was kinda a pain except for watching Netflix. Now with ICS and not using firefox I use it alot. Only complaint is my hands while typing hit the mouse. Really like having it now. I can do Everything on here.
     
  9. spkay31

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    I agree the overly large and sensitive touchpad does contribute to a lot of typing errors, etc. But it adds of lot of value with Webtop 3.0.
     
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    A quick double tap on the small light on the upper left corner of the track pad disables it. I wound up getting a cheap Motorola Bluetooth mouse to navigate with and it works great.
     
  11. ScottyDsntKnow

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    I just bought a Bionic brand new on ebay for $195 to avoid losing my unlimited LTE by "upgrading" (downgrading) to a new phone and I grabbed this lapdock at ben's outlet for $70 shipped. I know these aren't made anymore and Ben's is showing low stock so I snapped one up. I travel a LOT and I don't always want to be carting around a 17" laptop plus this just seems cool. Plus with the new webtop software it should really breathe new life into this thing.
     
  12. dbakron

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    Got mine for $ 80 a while ago and with the up date it is a lot faster.
     
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