and lastly your user interface needs some cleaning up to look more minimalistic
good work guys.
|View Poll Results: Which type of microUSB charging connection should the new Car Dock have?|
|Fixed microUSB position (does not work with cases)||6||20.69%|
|Flexible microUSB "arm" (works with all cases)||23||79.31%|
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Wireless charging seems a bit pointless to me - it will mean replacing parts of the phone since it doesn't support wireless charging out the box, and why bother when every car has a power supply anyway? Just seems like an unnecessary expense to me.
I'm not fussed about 3.5mm connection either - most modern cars support Bluetooth A2DP, which I would use instead of a jack, as it gives you more control anyway (like being able to change tracks from the car steering wheel controls for example) - so again, just unnecessary complications.
The main thing a car dock needs to have though is a release date ASAP! It's amazing that phone manufacturers don't release all these kinds of accessories along with the phone - I have a nice new phone, but no way to put it in a car dock, it's crazy! I'll be buying the first cradle that comes to market where it auto connects the charger - if that's an iBolt one, that'll be the one I get! If not, then not...
I'd be willing to bet that the majority of the world still doesn't have a car or headunit that has Bluetooth A2DP connection. And there's no way that people are purchasing a new car or headunit, just to suit their smartphone. I'd hardly call the 3.5mm connection being an "unnecessary" complication.
In fact, I'd even be willing to bet that majority of people don't even have AUX 3.5mm connector.
I forgot an important thing - it must put the phone into car dock mode using the appropriate resistor between pins 4 and 5 on the micro USB (or however Samsung do it - I've come from an HTC phone)
---------- Post added at 12:36 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:30 PM ----------
You don't even have to do that - you can get pretty cheap units that will take a bluetooth connection and output it to 3.5mm jack, or even a radio transmitter. It would even work as a phone headset/handsfree kit then, and also be almost guaranteed to work with any future phone you get.
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