Multimedia Desktop and Car Dock for Thunderbolt

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by guitarchris123, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. brentoli

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    I haven't used a dock before. If I am not interested in the multimedia aspect, would the car dock work for a nightstand dock, or will I run into issues?
     
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    It won't do any good. The multimedia dock will turn the night clock mode on automatically and charge the phone (and an extra battery). The car mount won't do either of these (although you could turn car mode on manually). Then you'd have to plug in the charger...making even using the car dock pointless.
     
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    Tired of Waiting

    I bought the original Droid and remember getting really frustrated and tired of waiting for them to have inventory of the damned dock in stores. Took months.

    And now it's the same thing with the Tbolt. I had/have two docks for my original Droid, one for the office and one for the nightstand, and it was just an awesome way to keep the phone handy at work and home. I don't understand why the manufacturers can't get their stuff together and have the accessories available at launch.
     
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    i see people mentioning different car dock apps...are these available in the market or is it something you have to be rooted for? (I don't know why but I'm hesitating rooting this one, lol)
     
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    No need to Root. The Market car dock apps kind of act like a Home/Launcher app in that your phone will ask if you want to use the Stock Car Dock app, or the one you installed from the market.

    I purchased "Car Home" from the market (should be a free/Beta as well). I love the customization levels and all the cool little features.
     
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    Thanks! just purchased it on your recommendation, can't wait to go somewhere and try it now, lol
     
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    Thanks! just purchased it on your recommendation, can't wait to go somewhere and try it now, lol
     
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    Another multimedia dock is available here for $35, much cheaper than the $60 VZW price:

    Cradle Desktop Dock Dual Charger w/ Smart Charge for HTC Thunderbolt

    Note that this is different from the OEM HTC dock that originally surfaced (pictured in first post). Check the pictures to see the difference. Still not sure if this one has an HDMI port or not...can anyone confirm? My guess would be that this just charges and syncs with a computer, no HDMI port (but its hard to tell from the picture).
     

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    I found this at an Wal-Mart in my area. While Walmart.com says $12.86 the one I went to had it for $9.88 which is a rare to see the price in store lower then their website. I'm using this right now for my alarm clock which works great. The picture below I took is with Bedside running.

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    Hopefully once I get my left angle micro USB cable from Tiger Direct then this will be a perfect setup.

    Griffin Travel Stand @ Walmart.com
     
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    What do you mean by a left angle microUSB? Sorry, just not sure.

    And, I like your Wal Mart stand too. What I've been doing at night is popping open the kickstand, putting it on charge, and having the phone slightly over the edge where the USB cable is and haven't had any problem yet, but still waiting for the official dock with the HDMI.
     
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    I just open up the kickstand and leave my phone standing vertical. Charger port is wide open.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
     
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