Originally Posted by fpbasilio
almost a hundred bucks (including shipping to my country) for a dock? why so expensive? how does it differ from cheaper docks like this?:
how does the phone actually recognize its docked and goes to dock mode?
It contains a bluetoothchip and a D/A converter as well, giving you the possibility to connect the dock to your amp.
It also has a optic S/PDIF output, giving you the possibilty to connect it to an external D/A-converter with better performance.
The pin in the middle of the three tells the phone to activate bluetooth, go landscape mode and so on... The other two pins are for charging.
It's very convenient just to drop the phone down in the dock and not risking to ruin your USB-port.