Droid as a GPS (Droid Window Mount)

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  1. fearmychickens

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    I don't have a case or the mount, so I can't tell you how well it works, but I believe the stock moto car dock will not work with any cases on the phone. Seidio does make a car dock that will fit with their case. You can find more info on their website
     
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    I wouldn't do it very often and certainly not overclocked and not without your phone plugged in.

    Navigation gets the phone very hot and sucks down battery fast.
     
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    I don't own a GPS so I have a stock Moto car mount. It's very tight, no case would fit on the phone when using it.

    And the phone does get warm, though it may be because a series of steps I take... The phone is hard to see at night, so I turn the brightness up. Brightness sucks the battery, so I charge the phone while in use. Charging makes it warm up, as does using the GPS and all... you get the idea.
     
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    Seidio Innocase with the Seidio Car Dock...works like a charm for me.
    I do use SetCPU to have a profile to lower the processor to 550 when docked or charging...just in case because it does seem hot.

    Search seidio car dock in this forum. Ive read mixed reviews where some people's don't charge properly and you can't type on the on screen keypad...

    I have had zero issues.
    I love it.
    You can use with the seidio case or naked (with an included attachement).
     
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    Nevermind. I already have a GPS I can use so I won't need to use my Droid as one. I will however pick up a car charger.!dancedroid
     
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    i have the one from verizon and like others have said there is no way you can use a case with it.

    overall im really happy with it not a single complaint.
     
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    i have the car mount and it will definitely NOT work with a case. its a perfect fit.

    nav is dead on too.

    i have my mount suctioned to a bean bag that sits on my console, with the phone almost upright right at my shifter. perfect for me.
     
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    I use a generic GPS vent mount, the Verizon car cradle, the Motorola car charger, and a butt naked Droid.

    One of my four vents is blowing icy cold air on the backside of my Droid while it is charging and navigating (and usually running Pandora via Bluetooth to my head unit).

    The CPU stays around 80F and the navigation is spot on. My Garmin Nuvi is in my console and hasn't been used since December.
     
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    Have one from verizon, love it, use it everyday... no case..
     
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    i use a bracketron vent mount, works great. I barely use my garmin nuvi anymore
     
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    Don't forget that there is a Droid Accessories subforum (with threads on mounts, mounts and cases, etc).
     
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