Droid X Dock! MIKRADLE has released their latest model!

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    MIKRADLE Has Released Their Latest Model. For More Details See Here: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/mi...mikradle-releasing-new-evolution-x-model.html

    MIKRADLE EVOLUTION X Series models are currently selling for $45.99. These prices do not include the 6' MicroUSB cable, that needs an additional $4.00. They are available in black, white, cherry, walnut, mahogany and oak. As usual, shipping is free.

    To buy, send a PayPal payment to my account name: lubrich@optonline.net Be sure to include which color you want, a current shipping address and your registered forum member name. Be sure to add an additional $4.00 if you want the cable. Be aware that shipping for orders at this time will go out next Wednesday, August 11th. This shipping date may be extending pending the volume of orders coming in, which appear to be escalating as the weekend approaches. So, wait times for shipping (at the current rate coming in) may increase to 7-10 days or more.

    For those wishing to see photos, these will be posted tomorrow (Saturday) evening. Meanwhile, there is no significant difference between this X model and the standard, other than the inlay (changed from a horizontal stripe to an "X" inlay). Overall, it is also slightly wider and higher, and the left side of the backrest is recessed @3/16" for the camera protrusion on the upper portion of the Droid X back. This enable it to lie flat when placed on the cradle. Naturally, this backrest work is much more detailed than the standard model. Note that this X model does include a magnet (standard) for the multimedia mode.


    Many of you are contacting me through the eBay system rather than directly here (PM) or my e-mail address (mikey06@optonline.net). Be aware that no discounts are offered through eBay, and the price there will be much higher when I start listing the MIKRADLE EVOLUTION X Series there over the weekend. I am staying loyal to the forums by offering my new models to members here several days before beginning listings on eBay, and with discounted prices. Bottom line, please do not contact me through eBay messaging if you want a forum discount...

    NOTE: For those e-mailing or PM'ing me - please have patience. It may take up to 24 hours now at the current pace for me to respond to you. I'm being absolutely deluged with mail. Since I respond personally to each and every mail, it's becoming impossible for me to get back to everyone within minutes or even hours. It may take a while - but I will get back to each and everyone of you. Those who have placed orders, you will receive a verification of the order as well as an estimated shipping date, but it may take 24 hours before you receive it (e-mail response). At about 6:00 tonight I will have responded to all orders taken up to Thursday at noon time. The rest of the orders up to noon today will have a response by midnight tonight. The rest after noon today may not be until tomorrow morning.

    I'd like it if I could have had an automatic response to orders, but until my website is up, personal "one on one" is in effect. I truly prefer this anyway. The forums have been a great place building up relations with buyers, and speaking to each through e-mail has made the personal experience a more pleasurable one for me. Thanks again - mikey :)


    EVOLUTION X Series Artist Rendering:
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    I am very eager to purchase one of these. They look very well made and blow away the competition! Before buying though, is there enough room for the hdmi cable with that last rod in the bottom right? Regardless, I'm at least buying one for work for, just need to decide on colors.

    Keep up the great work!
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    Droid X Dock - MIKRADLE EVOLUTION X - keep yer covers on!

    abean, just noticed your query here. I believe I answered that elsewhere for you. I would also like to thank you for your purchase - you'll be seeing your order shortly! I've updated my thread in the SV section with photos, check them out here at the end of this post.


    Okay, it’s show time! You guys have been asking, begging, demanding and imploring me for photos of the MIKRADLE EVOLUTION X. Here's a small sampling that will hopefully satisfy you for a little bit. I’ll follow up when time permits with the other colors (walnut, cherry, white, oak and mahogany).

    Basically, this EVOLUTION X is about 3/8” longer than a standard EVOLUTION, and the same height. The backrest gets the biggest change. Obviously the horizontal inlay stripe is gone, and replaced with a brushed aluminum inlay configured as an X. Guess why? :)

    The left side of the backrest is recessed 3/16” for the projection of the upper portion of the back of the Droid X, which houses the camera lens. This enables the phone to lie flat when placed on the cradle.

    The chrome pegs have been reduced in number, down from five to four. There is plenty of clearance for both the MicroUSB port and the HDMI port - so cable connections will be no issue.

    The backrest also has a magnet installed for the Multimedia Mode, similar to the Droid I and II - but in a different location.

    There are other subtle differences - the backrest is now squared off on the upper edge, losing the radius found on the standard EVOLUTION. The backrest has also gone on a diet - although it is longer than prior models, it has been slimmed down for for a more sleek look. The sizing of this model facilitates the option of using all covers currently on the market today - with no need to remove the cover to utilize the features of this dock. This has been the driving purpose of all MIKRADLES since it's inception back in Dec/'09.

    The backrest is covered with a protective felt backing - as are all MIKRADLES.

    This model is offered in custom configurations (as all MIKRADLES). Options include different inlay materials (aluminum, brass, metals, carbon fiber, vinyl, cloth, etc.) Pegs are available in polished brass as well as the chrome. Colors are available in any color you can imagine. Sports models are also a custom option with color schemes to match teams, as well as team logos on the left and right panels. The X inlay can also be substituted with the number for your favorite player.


    That’s about all for now. You asked - MIKRADLE answered.


    MIKRADLE EVOLUTION X:
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    what is the link to order this for the DXdancedroid

    and does the phone go to horizontal view with this dock?
    in the pics above it does not .......
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    LadyPhoenix - to order, you merely send a PayPal payment to my account name at: lubrich@optonline.net in the amount of $45.99. If you wish to include the 6' MicroUSB cable, that is an additional $4.00. Be sure to advise me of which color you prefer, and a valid shipping address.

    The phone does go to horizontal view (multimedia mode) with this dock - the photos I posted use a "dummy" Moto Droid X - it is an actual X phone, but is not a working model. It is for demonstration purposes only. But be confident that these docks do have a magnet installed and induce the multimedia mode when the phone is placed on the cradle. This is guaranteed! :)

    I thank you for your interest and look forward to your order. Be aware that I have held my introductory price for this, but as photos are now posted, the price will be going up tomorrow evening to $36.99 (not including the cable). Thank you for your attention. mikey :)
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    Nice detail especially with the brass turned pins...
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    kdkinc, thanks for the complments! By the way the pegs are actually chrome, my photography is not up to the caliber of my cradle building skills! :) But I do offer these in brass, as well as the inlay. I'll post some pix of those in a day or so.

    Meanwhile, later tonight I'm putting up the photos of the other five colors available.

    Thanks - mikey :)
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    Looking forward to getting mine......
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    Droid X Dock - MIKRADLE EVOLUTION X Available in All COLORS!

    Looking for colors? Check out this group! Here's the other five colors for the MIKRADLE EVOLUTION X (cherry, oak, mahogany, walnut and white).

    Remember! All MIKRADLES can be purchased in any possible color imaginable! We love custom! :)


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    To see the difference side by side between the Standard MIKRADLE EVOLUTION and the MIKRADLE EVOLUTION X, here ya go:


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    Mike, I've been trying to reach you via email for quite some time now ... hopeful to catch your attention here.

    I ordered an MIKRADLE on August 27th and have followed up with you several times on the status of this order. At this time I am going to move forward with requesting a refund through PayPal if I do not hear from you by end of week. I'd greatly prefer not to do this as I was very much so looking forward to this product.

    Please get back with me.

    Thank you
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    Announcement (bump)

    For the time being, MIKRADLE is not taking any new orders, at least until sometime next week. Because of a backlog of orders that are late shipping, I am devoted to cleaning up every outstanding order by the end of this coming weekend. I feel this is the only fair shake for present customers awaiting their orders. Many orders were mixed up, some notified of shipped when they were not, some shipped double orders, and in general just a big mess. On my shoulders lies the complete responsibility for this mess, and I'm stopping the confusion now.

    To any and all who are not satisfied with waiting until at least this weekends end for their order to ship (by 12:00 noon, Monday, Oct 11, EST), please send me mail at: mikey06@optonline.net and I will immediately refund your money - no hard feelings whatsoever. Your payments all still sit in my PayPal account since the day you placed the funds there. I do not withdraw any money until customers have received their order and stated satisfaction. Which to date - every customer has been completely happy with my product - 100%!

    I will go on record here stating that I AM doing all that is humanly possible to fulfill all orders by the end of this coming weekend (to clarify - shipped by 12:00 noon, Monday, Oct 11, EST). Should any order not be sent by that time - I will forego payments, refunding in full those orders and allowing those customers to keep their MIKRADLE for free. And believe me, I'd prefer to be paid, but feel my reputation is placed on a much higher platform than any money amount. I am honorable and value my name a lot more than any payments.
    Edit: Is has just been pointed out that USPS is closed due to Monday being a holiday (Columbus Day), so shipping will be completed when they open on Tuesday morning.

    I am ready to announce and reveal a completely new direction for MIKRADLE - a sports line. I cannot begin to state how excited I am about these, yet am holding off with that debut until EVERY SINGLE ORDER TO DATE HAS BEEN SHIPPED! When these are revealed, it will be apparent how serious I was about getting caught up. To be truthful, it is very painful to know that this new series is sitting in the wings, and I can't release it until I'm current. I would hope all appreciate that is is indeed a noble gesture by me! But I do not EVER want to be in the situation I am and have been for the past couple of months. For that reason I will hold off. More on that next week (and only after every current order is 100% shipped).

    In closing, I offer my apology to all who have been inconvenienced by the tragic circumstances my family has suffered in recent months. In retrospect, I realize I should have closed down receiving orders until such time that I could in good faith ship all in good time. But I can not turn back the clock now, so this is where I am. And for sure I appreciate the patience by all who have been inconvenienced, and am very happy to be this close to the end of all back orders. I'd like to add also that I am as of today discontinuing use of my courier service for shipping, and will once again (sigh) go back to handling every order myself. For the second time in MIKRADLE history, this type of service has also been a detriment to my shipping schedules. Unfortunate, but I guess this is the price of being between "too small and too big"..

    Also, as of the time I reopen for new orders, I will be putting in place a policy that any order placed will be shipped within a five business day period or money will be refunded and order filled for free. That's how serious I am about getting my reputation back to what it was before this back order mess began.

    In closing, I thank all. I've enjoyed immensely this experience of designing, building and delivering MIKRADLES, and hope that soon it will be once again the same pleasure I derived since it's inception back in Dec, '09. Thanks - mikey

    abean: Just got your message, and as you can see by this post - I'll be completing all orders by the end of this weekend as stated. I appreciate your candor and will ensure you get your MIKRADLE rather than a refund - I want you to be happy! I'm sending you an email confirmation as well. Thanks - mikey
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    Thank you Mike, I truly appreciate the response and I personally am more than willing to wait. I simply wanted to ensure that the order was still out there and you didn't forget about me/us. Again my condoliances to you and your family. Not an easy time for anyone and I'm sure everyone can understand and appreciate your delay on the orders. You and your families personal well being is much more important than worrying about this.

    Thank you and keep up the great work!
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    I've never dealt with Mikey. this is my first droid, and I'm looking forward to my new cradle (and cord, don't forget that, Mikey!) I've been accused in the past of being too trusting, but I'm not always - only when I have a "feeling". and this time? yep. Doubters, go. Pshaw. Ye of little faith, so to speak.

    I just know this will turn out just fine. I'll receive the item I paid for and it will be AWESOME.....

    if this doesn't happen, I will accept all the derisive comments and nasty posts.....but I don't think I have to worry. I will find in my mailbox my beautiful new DroidX cradle with honest to god mahogany wood.... :p

    and I will inform everyone that it is still ok to believe in your fellow man.
    :)
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    Thanks for keeping us updated Mikey!
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    Announcement: As of today, every single order has been shipped out USPS First Class Mail (usually 2-5 business days in transit). I will be sending out e-mails within 48 hours to all customers confirming their order has been shipped. I thank all for their enduring patience, it is such a relief to know that for the first time since our tragic family loss that all orders are now completed.

    I will still hold off on taking new orders for another couple of days while I recoup from the exhausting effort expended completing these orders, and will post here once I'm back up and running (probably Thursday or Friday).

    I am also looking forward to posting details of my new sports line - debuting by weeks end. Thanks again - mikey :)
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    Thanks for the update.



    Patiently waiting.
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    Email, nothing for me yet?
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    Quick update - it seems I overloaded the PO when I dropped off 200+ packages late in the day last Tuesday. I was called in and severely reprimanded for not following proper procedure for business packages when I did that. I'll admit, my courier service had previously processed (weighed, labeled, etc.) my larger shipments in the past, this was the first time I ever dropped off more than a dozen at one time. It did result in processing delayed by a couple of days before they left my local PO. I would appreciate all to send me a quick note when their package arrives as I'm checking them off a master list. There were actually only about four dozen from these forums, most were eBay sales.

    I've been out of the loop here for a few days, and will be driving out of state and returning home Tuesday afternoon. At that time I'm sure hoping to hear a lot of confirmations. Thanks all for their patience. Meanwhile - I can still be reached at mikey06@optonline.net Thanks - mikey
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    Let me know when you're going to start taking orders again. I like the design, and have followed your threads through the ups ...and downs.

    Maybe by the time you're ready to start production again I will have picked out a color. :unsure:
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    Hi Mike, any update? Still haven't gotten my order ...

    Thanks