Droid 3 car dock

Discussion in 'Droid 3 Accessories' started by wuwtk, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. TyrantII

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    LOL, I hear ya. I totally get that the cable shouldn't be used for anything else, but I'm suspect that a normal USB cable & Converter can't be used with the dock.

    I'm pretty sure that the data transfer pins of a cable are not used when a regular cable is used exclusively for charging devices, and bet that they used those pins for audio to provide a jack for those with FM tuners / aux in jacks

    Using a normal USB cable and 12V to USB converter, the pins wouldn't be used, or would be shorted (disabled) depending on the charger and cable.

    I guess well have to wait for someone who can verify it, but that's my guess at least.

    At least I'm hoping so, as my car has a 6 foot USB wired behind the dash with a behind the dash 12V socket and charger. I'm not a fan of loose cables all over by car. If we can only use Motorola proprietary cable with it, fat chance I'll be able to find one long enough.
     
  2. b00mb00mchuck

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    USB extension/male to female/

    got mine at target
     
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    Funny thing is, the Car Dock that you can order from the official Motorola Store comes with the Rapid USB Charger in the package.

    Shame on you Verizon...
     
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    Picked this up when I went to return the awful multimedia dock. I like it, way better than the Droid 1 mount, also like the way you plug in the power.

    Only dislike was the mount am is shorter than the Droid 1 dock, and with where I want to mount it, it just wouldn't work. Nice thing is the Mount arm and mount itself have the same size ball joint as the Droid 1 dock, I just used that arm on this one (works perfectly).
     
  5. b00mb00mchuck

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    Nice... good info... I just hooked mine to the OG dock arm and I likth the extra adjustability at the base of the arm...

    Solid hookup
     
  6. kmwatts

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    Excellent case

    I'd just like to second that this is a huge upgrade over the old D1 mount, that design was terrible. I'm using the Motorola case/holster combo and this works great with that case, as stated before you do need to make sure you seat it down all the way on the dock for a proper power connection but that is to be expected with a case on.

    The clip on top is quite nice and seems to hold the phone securely while allowing for quick removal, no fumbling with wires and stuff like my old D1 dock, just park, grab and go.

    Also my package, which I picked up at a local Verizon store came with both the standard micro USB to 12v charger adapter and the micro USB to USB/3.5mm audio combo cable.
     
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    does the D3 dock have HDMI out?
     
  8. nednarb

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    no it does not, but it is a nice upgrade from og dock
     
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    ^^ lame. i wonder how much better the d3 dock is compared to the d2. i thought the d1 dock was far better. i never had issues with rattling, etc.
     
  10. nednarb

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    just to be clear i am talking about the car dock. i don't have the home dock.
     
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  12. solar

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    I liked the D2 one best. The d3 docks arm kinda gets in the when when im pulling the status window down. It also doesnt have a clip for the audio cable, only power.

    Sent from my DROID3 using DroidForums
     
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