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Change M7 carkit into M8 carkit?

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28th March 2014, 08:26 PM   |  #1  
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Last year I bought a HTC One (M7) and bought a carkit with it.

The carkit wasn't exactly cheap, around € 50. The carkit for the M8 is almost the same, only the plastic holder is a bit different. But this is probably a piece of plastic that costs a few cents to make and a few euro's to buy.

Anyone knows if this is possible to order only the plastic holder somewhere? Because I don't like buying a new carkit for just the plastic holder.
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30th March 2014, 07:20 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by wph

Last year I bought a HTC One (M7) and bought a carkit with it.

The carkit wasn't exactly cheap, around 50. The carkit for the M8 is almost the same, only the plastic holder is a bit different. But this is probably a piece of plastic that costs a few cents to make and a few euro's to buy.

Anyone knows if this is possible to order only the plastic holder somewhere? Because I don't like buying a new carkit for just the plastic holder.

I'd like to know this too. I can't see anything on HTC's website yet. I'l maybe contact HTC and see what they have to say.
31st March 2014, 11:06 AM   |  #3  
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HTC say the Carkit is compatible with all the ones


http://www.htc.com/uk/accessories/htc-car/#/

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31st March 2014, 12:04 PM   |  #4  
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HTC say the Carkit is compatible with all the ones


http://www.htc.com/uk/accessories/htc-car/#/

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But it isn't.

The carkits for the M7 and the M8 have different part numbers. Also the location of the microUSB port has changed and the phone is wider and more rounded.

So I think it is just a mistake.
31st March 2014, 01:58 PM   |  #5  
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I was in the same situation, have the kit for the m7, so called HTC today. Was told it is not possible to buy the cradle separately, the kit is the same it is only the cradle that's different for each model. Kinda feel pissed about this. However I will sell my m7 kit to part fund the m8 kit. So it's not all bad.....
Still feel that HTC could offer the option of cradle only.

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31st March 2014, 10:14 PM   |  #6  
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I was in the same situation, have the kit for the m7, so called HTC today. Was told it is not possible to buy the cradle separately, the kit is the same it is only the cradle that's different for each model. Kinda feel pissed about this. However I will sell my m7 kit to part fund the m8 kit. So it's not all bad.....
Still feel that HTC could offer the option of cradle only.

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I wonder if you can go to the HTC M7 Boards and ask if anyone in your area is buying a new car kit for there M7 and they can sell you the M8 Cradle. Win/Win situation.
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