Frustrated with Car Dock
Is anyone as annoyed with the car dock as I am. Maybe I just have a bum unit but here is my experience:
When I first got the car dock, I got in the car, fired up a song in the music plater and then dropped it in the dock. This made the music stop. I went back into the player but now that it's in landscape the stock music player is useless.
I went ahead and moved to WinAmp to get around this but now I'm finding that I drop the phone into the dock and it fires up CarDock. I exit car dock, go into WinAmp and play my music.
Then as I'm driving around (and it's very random) the phone will start to go to sleep, then wake back up, then flip back into CarDock, then back out of CarDock, then everything goes mute and I get an icon in the notification bar that looks like a music icon with a slash through it. I press the volume buttons and it says the volume is all the way up but I hear nothing. If I leave the phone alone, sometimes 5 mins later all of a sudden audio comes back.
I decided to give another dock app a chance today. I got Car Dock Home v3 and put the WinAmp widget on the main screen...so I wouldn't even have to close the Dock app. After 5 minutes of driving it went to sleep, then it woke back up....then for some reason LogMeIn fired up and told me I had been logged out (haven't used LMI for weeks), then the audio stopped again.
This is making the device useless for me....I use my phone as music in my car and this is making it worthless.
Any thoughts? Could it be the power supply being too low a voltage? Could it be the magnet in the car dock that's causing this behavior? Or worse, could it be the magnetic switch in the phone?