Originally Posted by Saem persun
I've bought one from the ebay, description says that it's compatible with HTC Sensation 4G Z710E G14.
The phone sits pretty well, the keyboard is a little bit slid out as the phone is a bit thicker, and there's no access to the power button. Pretty good thing for 9 bucks value. I'm considering about adopting this dock for my car and it would be nice to have audio-out also there at the same time. Anybody done this?
Well, I bought different dock (also for Sensation) for $10, which you can see in this thread:
I had the same idea as you do, to use it as a "stand" in my car. I have tried that in a "dry test" and it seemed like a good idea at first, so I ordered second dock and when it arrived I just placed it on rubbery-gel mat on my dashboard and voila - good to go, or so I thought.
Unfortunately when I started to drive with it, the phone rattles. Placing thin rubber strips didn't help, it only eliminated the noise, but the phone was still (silently now) rattling there on the dock while driving. I was afraid this constant vibration will damage the microUSB port sooner or later, since the port is the only thing holding the phone on the dock, and after couple days I quit using it. Also inserting and removing phone to/from dock wasn't comfortable, because my windshield is at pretty high angle I couldn't just insert phone into dock or remove it from dock, unfortunately I had to take the whole dock towards steering wheel to do it.
I'm just placing my phone on a dashboard mat against the fold (so it stays in horizontal mode upright) and plug the sound cable from my wifi transmitter and power cable if needed. This way is the most convenient way for me. If I won't forget I'll take some pictures.
Anyways, I would strongly advise against
using any desktop docks in a car, because - regardless of dock's model or shape - they all have 1 thing in common: phone is being hold there just by the microUSB plug, which is not designed for this purpose, and it is rather delicate and easy to damage (once I broke miniUSB plug in my HTC TyTN II just by slightly prying phone into the dock because I was too lazy to get up in my bed... and the miniUSB socket by design is way sturdier than this crappy microUSB socket in our MT4GS).
Driving will cause the phone to shake/vibrate/rattle in the dock on your dashboard, and I am sure it will cause damage to the microUSB port sooner or later.