Incompatible Multimedia and Car Dock?

Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by ljholland, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. ljholland

    ljholland Member

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    OK....tell me there's some trick to this.

    The car doc case doesn't fit in the multimedia dock? So - you have to pull the back of the case off every time you want to use the multimedia dock?
     
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    What car dock case are you referring to? No case is compatible with either of the stock multimedia/car docks.
     
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    ljholland Member

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    I was referring to the standard Motorola Droid Car mount case sold by Verizon and the Motorola Multimedia dock.

    I guess it just seems ridiculous to design two products sold side by side at the Verizon store that don't work together.
     
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    I don't think that's made by Motorola.
     
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    Possible. Both were purchased at the same time from the verizon store. I guess one is going back.
     
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    Cuskit, AKA Mike's Mikradle dock works well with just about any case. I will vouch for the Mikradle's high level of workmanship and finishing. :)

    They've been going on sale almost every weekend. Also, Mike has a standard discount extended to all droidforum members. ;)
     
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    takeshi Silver Member

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    I'm not sure I understand why you'd assume that accessories sold by a Verizon store are all designed to work with each other. The OEM docks are made by Motorola. AFAIK Motorola doesn't make any cases -- you can confirm by visiting the Motorola site. Accessories simply being sold in the same store (Verizon or otherwise) means nothing regarding compatibility with each other. The retailer does not design the accessories.

    If you want a case and dock that are compatible with each other then you need to find products specifically designed for each other, such as Seidio's docks and cases. Note that their product descriptions indicate if the docks work with their cases:

    Seidio Desktop Cradle:
    http://www.seidioonline.com/product-p/crdsimtdd.htm
    Seidio Innotraveler Car Kit:
    http://www.seidioonline.com/product-p/ck17mtddc03.htm
    Don't make assumptions. If a feature isn't explicitly stated it probably isn't a feature of whatever it is that you're looking at (and that goes well beyond just Droid accessories).
     
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    Which is why I'm quite glad I bought the Seidio Innotraveler (and am buying their media doc) as I bought their extended battery and Innocase.