Vehicle Navigation Dock IMPORTANT!

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    My guess is that the phone knows what kind of dock is attached due to the presence of a dirt cheap eeprom in the dock, which may be where that 2ma comes from.
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    I can confirm that my generic $5 case fits perfectly in this dock. I'm pretty sure it's the same case that BrandonĪ€ has even though it's listed as a separate product on Amazon.
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    Does anyone know where to get this for a reasonable price? (Less than $60...)
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    Amazon's current price is $51.31 as of 3/7/12.
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    Damn, I bought mine Saturday for 59.99.
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    Hoping this mount will work for me...

    I am switching from the Droid Pro to the Droid 4 and want to purchase a mount for my vehicle so I am able to use VZ Navigator. This will be the first mount I have used and I haven't even had the luxury of seeing a mount in someone else s car. The information on Verizon's website is very limited on this mount so I hope to find some answers here. I drive a mini van, and am wondering when the mount is attached to the windshield if I will be able to reach it.

    Using a wheelchair, I drive with hand controls limiting my ability to reach much of a distance from the steering wheel since it takes two hands to control the vehicle. I am curious when attached to the windshield just how close the phone is to the driver. Verizon also has a mount that attaches to the vents but IMHO does not look to be as well made or stable as this one.

    Since I have quite a bit of dash board in my van, will this mount suction onto the top of the dash? There is a flat spot that is used for holding things on the dash and I was thinking if the mount would attach to the dash and stay there this would work fantastic. The mount also needs to be on my right side so I can reach it. My left hand controls the gas and brakes, so I am unable to be messing around with a phone with that hand. :)

    Thank you for any input you are able to give.

    Lynn
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    This mount should work just fine for you, mine actually came with a disk you could stick to the dash with some adesive and then stick the mount to that disk. Should work for you that way :)





    Also my pure gear case fits awesome in this thing!
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    As Noodle mentioned, it comes with a stick-on mount that would work perfectly for the location you mention. Shouldn't have any problems!

    I may be missing a benefit, but why on earth would you pay for VZ navigator when google navigation is included on the device and is completely free?
    I'd definitely recommend dropping that from your bill if you're currently paying for it.

    Cheers.
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    Whoa i didnt even catch that! Yes ditch the paid apps, theres very few (and i mean very few) apps ill pay for, theres usually a just as good free counterpart :)
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    buzz audio

    I don't have bluetooth so use the audio plug and the buzzing i get out of my car audio makes it unusable. I tried using the 3.5mm plug but the mount auto switches to usb and the buzz continues. I will do more tesring to clarify. Anybody having this issue?issuing
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    Do you only have the buzzing when using this phone, or is it in all the audio? If so its a wiring issue. Otherwise plug an mp3 or cd player into the radio with the 3.5 and see if it still buzzes, if so plug a regular headphone into your phone, then see if they buzz...
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    Thank you for the helpful information on this mount. I have not subscribed to VZ Navigator yet, so I will check out Google instead.

    Lynn
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    To eliminate the "buzzing" go to your local Radio Shack and pick up a Ground Loop Isolator to go inline with the audio cable. You will need to also get the proper adapter plus to convert the 3.5mm female jack to dual phono plugs to fit the Isolator's inputs, and the reverse to fit the opposite ends of both the cable and Isolator. If you want to eliminate the adapters, you could splice the cables, or you can get them of the Web with the proper 3.5mm plug and jack on opposite ends, but I've found they are often interior.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk
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    Further testing shows that any time the dock or just the 12v power cord is feeding voltage into the usb it buzzes. With 3mm jack plugged into my aux jack and nothing else then it works fine. It is definity engine / electrical interference i here because the buzz changes with my gear shifting. Is there some kind of interfernce suppresor that works with usb? Any help appreciated.
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    And all the buzzing is in the car audio. 2008 mazdaspeed3, bose stereo but the head unit is made by sanyo.
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    I will try a $9 Kensington noise suppressor I found on Amazon and use it on the 3mm jack as suggested. I'll report back if that works. Thanks!
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    It took care of the buzzing noise for me, happy now.
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    In case you already bought the Verizon dock and want the cable. USB Cable with 3.5 Jack.
    The Vz Site says it's not for the Droid 4 but I suspect it will work. Will know Monday when mine gets here.
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    Got the cable today, works great.
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    if using the cable without the dock, does it still work for audio?

    anyone tested this with a custom rom to see if the audio still works?
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