[VZW] My vzw g-nex car dock review
So, on my way to work this morning I was in my car fiddling with my phone while driving. Yes, I know i'm not supposed to and it's dangerous! But god damnit i'm used to having a car dock. Its not my fault vzw decided to release this...how should I put it big piece of fecal matter into the market.
Okay so long story short, I almost got in an accident because i was trying to switch songs in google music but b/c i have no car dock, I had to look down. I've lived the past 2 years with my og droid with the car dock. I really wanted to wait for something better, cause honestly without the 3 pin function built into the dock, i didn't want to spend this money. But i finally gave in due to my safety, and the safety of others.
Now here is my review:
Ill start with the good.
-The dock is extremely sturdy. I think once the phone is put into the holder, it will honestly never come out as long as you've secured the base correctly.
-The material that surrounds the phone is very nice
-It's easy to move the phone while its in the dock. meaning lets say my passenger wants to have a look and fool around with the dock, she or he can easily just pop that screen facing his / her way and tighten the bolt.
-It fits with the extended battery
Now the bad:
-This one is obvious. No 3 pin connection????? WTF ARE YOU THINKING VERIZON.
-The phone takes FORCE to put into the dock, and I mean with both hands. I am so gentle with my g-nex usually.... its almost like im molesting it trying to get it in the dock.
-NO charge / audio out on the base of the dock. Again i say, WTF ARE YOU THINKING VERIZON
-The part of the dock that surrounds the 3.5mm audio out jack DOESNT FIT bigger cables. Meaning, if you spent extra money to buy a good 3.5mm cable thats thick, it probably wont fit. I have a belkin pure a/v 3.5mm cable and it does not fit. Most likely will only fit regular sized 3.5mm cables
-Because the dock material is kind of...like rubber i guess? When you forcefully slide the phone in(you have to) it makes me paranoid about the volume / power buttons. To me, it feels like over 100 slide-ins, the keys would probably get damaged because of the force you need to use and how tight the dock fits.
Honestly, if the dock just had the 3 pin connection for audio out / charge i would rate the dock 10/10 for that alone. But because it doesnt, im giving it a rating of 3/10. I bought a gnex for the sole purpose of utilizing those 3 pins so i dont have to plug **** in every damn time i get in and out of the car. But for now, it serves its purpose as purely a phone holder.