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13th February 2012, 10:30 AM   |  #31  
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ordered 1 along with car dock...cant wait!
17th February 2012, 02:06 AM   |  #32  
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It does have a small recess for, apparently, a magnet. I'm going to cut a piece out of a thin fridge magnet and see if it works.

Did you get around to trying this? How did it work?
22nd February 2012, 10:57 PM   |  #33  
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Did you get around to trying this? How did it work?

Awesome.
Thought I would have to chisel the front, but went in from the back.
Had to whittle the screw post flat.
The recess is not lined up, the sweet spot is from the inside edge towards the center.
As long as you are centered on the screw post and against the top edge, it should be good.
These magnets were from a failed pouch with a magnetic flap.
They went FAST from Hossen, now they are 31.99 on eBay for the remaining few with 2nd battery slot.
Dock only part # LCH-MTDF
Dock + 2nd Battery slot # LXH-MTDF
Shipping was excellent, well packaged and with tracking.
I ordered another.
MS2 Ginger only has the Home Dock installed, I've used the car dock before I flashed,
but it was a pain with a stock ROM, because pulling it out of my pouch would
cross the flap magnet and constantly activate the car dock.
Major annoyance now gone!

Too new to post pics, so you'll have to piece together the picture URL's.
If somebody wants to grab them and repost, fine with me.

w w w.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0028.JPG

w w w.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0029.JPG

w w w.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0030.JPG

w w w.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0031.JPG

w w w.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0032.JPG

w w w.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0033.JPG

w w w.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0034.JPG

w w w.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0035.JPG
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24th February 2012, 12:15 AM   |  #34  
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Awesome.
Thought I would have to chisel the front, but went in from the back.
Had to whittle the screw post flat.
The recess is not lined up, the sweet spot is from the inside edge towards the center.
As long as you are centered on the screw post and against the top edge, it should be good.
These magnets were from a failed pouch with a magnetic flap.

Looks great. Thanks for sharing!!

I will try to replicate the mod following your description when I find the time.
27th February 2012, 08:17 PM   |  #35  
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Too new to post pics, so you'll have to piece together the picture URL's. If somebody wants to grab them and repost, fine with me

Reposting as links

www.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0028.JPG
www.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0029.JPG
www.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0030.JPG
www.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0031.JPG
www.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0032.JPG
www.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0033.JPG
www.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0034.JPG
www.poliwogs.com/KiDiGi/IMG_0035.JPG
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2nd March 2012, 08:36 AM   |  #36  
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I have the kidigi without 2md battery.
It's not very functional cause everytime you wanna answer a call you need to pull the phone out... And to put it back in is not very smooth...

I don't reccomend...


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2nd March 2012, 08:21 PM   |  #37  
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I haven't noticed that. I won't be home tonight but ill try it the next night.

EDIT : no calls me when its charging. Ill try again later.

EDIT: I can answer n text while on the charger dock

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29th September 2012, 02:23 PM   |  #38  
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Well, I've been using the KiDiGi dock now for 2-3 weeks and there are positives and negatives for using it. The main positive is that is has the second battery charge slot.

However, when I plug the phone into the dock it does charge it but I can't access the screen. The home/back/menu buttons are 'soft' and as such the device moves them and I don't know where they are.

I have to keep the screen switched off whilst it is on charge as it does things on its own, such as opens up various screens, sends text messages with trash in and activates programs and has random presses on the screen.

I've tried using just the charge cable but it still does it with the charge cable so I guess there is a magnet or something in there too...

Now that I've put the spare battery somewhere safe* I might return it to the sellar because among other things I use the phone as an alarm clock. However, when it's in the dock I can't switch an alarm off as where I press isn't where the screen recognises it, if you see what I mean!

I can have the alarm going off for several minutes continually and the ONLY way to reset would be to pull the battery and hope it won't start immediately on restarting the phone...

But the battery is charged....

I have not opened the actual dock yet and don't think I will. If it's not fit for purpose, it'll go back. Came from Amazon so they're pretty good about it...

* lost it, mislaid it, or put it away somewhere safe and, er, forgot...

---------- Post added at 02:23 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:19 PM ----------

Having looked at the above piccies for the KiDiGi it is similar but not identical to my own. The lights are on the other side. I have tried running 'car dock' but where I press on the screen is no where near what lights up to say I activated...

It would just be easier to get a regular squeeze clamp holder and stick that to the wall next to my bed...

So, yeah, be warned about this...
29th September 2012, 04:07 PM   |  #39  
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Elwyn,
Makes me wonder if your dock app is not functioning correctly.
I can exit the dock and do whatever I need to in landscape, then return to the home dock.
The dock bar has my weather widget and radio app shortcuts, and the exit, brightness and menu buttons are in the left border.

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