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Cheap easy way to car dock your Droiid

Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by CYBER DROIID, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. CYBER DROIID
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    I use the same "mount" for my Slacker G1 and G2. I've been using it for several months in the heat and cold and it is as solid as the day I put it on.
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    i'd try this, but i dont like the idea of sticking something to the back of the phone, or the wifes car (only place i need to use the navigation)... i might try it anyways, just a few bucks, doesnt hurt
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    Obviously this would be a great solution if you have a case and hate taking it off every time you get in the car to stick it in the Verizon car dock. Just stick the magnet on the back of the case and your off and running.
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    Great idea! Appreciate you posting this as I have been looking for a slick way to mount my Droid in several different cars without a big mess.

    Thanks,
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    Interesting idea. I may give it a try. Thanks for posting.
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    what phone case are you using? sorry to get off topic.
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    im just curious how strong that little magnet is. i drive a diesel truck, pretty tight suspension, so when i hit bumps, it transfers pretty abruptly thru the vehicle. The ease in which you pulled that from the dash magnet would have me to believe a good pothole in the road would have you picking the phone up out of the floorboard.
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    Todd it's not going to come off...........then again Iv seen you drive:icon_ devil:
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    Cool! Thanks for the video.

    I just got my Droid a few days ago, so maybe this is a newbie question but - How does the phone know its docked? How did it know to automatically go to the "Car Driving Mode?"
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    Magnets is simplest description. When it senses the magnet nearby the sensor, it goes into the car dock mode. I dont know much more then that :D
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    So its by design then? Hmmm. Interesting.

    I've lived my whole life keeping strong magnets AWAY from electronic devices, computers, disk drives, monitors, etc. Usually putting magnets near said devices resulted in bad things.

    No so with the invincible Droid, eh? Whoo hoo!
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    Hahaha, I thought the same thing. I dont think we're talking very powerful magnets here... just a simple fridge magnet should do if I'm thinking right. But alas, I'm in the garage and dont feel like going to the kitchen for a magnet to see if I'm exactly right or not. someone else would know better really.
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    Whether or not a magnet is a problem depends on the specific thing you're talking about.
    Busting the Biggest PC Myths - PCWorld
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    This looks awesome! I don't like the idea of sticking something to my droid either. I might try and buy an extra battery cover or a case, and then stick the magnet to that.
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    I drive an f-250 plow truck and i just ordered a few of these....I let u no how strong the magnet is. Thanks for the post ive been lookin for somethin like this!
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    Thanks

    Man, this seems like such a perfect alternative to big clunky mounts. I ordered one yesterday, will report.......
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    Just to let you guys know I got one of these and was worried at first since I live in a big city with A LOT of potholes, and to say the least it works GREAT! Holds on pretty tight and for the last month no falls.

    Since its 3M I installed the base onto the stock motorola car mount since I have a seido case and even though it sticks out a 1/4 to 1/2 inch(which it needs to) it works great, I would highly recommend it to anyone! ENJOY!
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    I to am worried about it coming off during a mean pot hole hit. However, I have been watching and watching this video over and over. As you pull it off it looks like you have to pull pretty hard due to a strong magnet. I am purchasing this right now. Great find and thank you very much for sharing it with us!!!!
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    nice find cyberdroid! i was close to ordering a dock and then came across this thread and i think this is a much better solution for people in search of something small and doesn't take up much space. like the previous posters, my only concern is how well will it hold up when facing the roads toughest obstacles..