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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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How should the perfect Vehicle Dock for Note II look like? From iBOLT...

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6th October 2012, 04:12 PM   |  #21  
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the same as what other people have said, it should just slot in to a connector and then be able to rotate. also the dock needs to be less bulky and lightweight. A separate piece that allows it to be stuck on vents would be sweet.

and lastly your user interface needs some cleaning up to look more minimalistic

good work guys.
6th October 2012, 05:24 PM   |  #22  
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An option to mount on vents would be great.
6th October 2012, 09:18 PM   |  #23  
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iBolt creates their docks with the same ball joint as garmin mounts, so u can buy a cheap vent mount with garmin connector from amazon.
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I like the look of the s2 dock BUT I think it needs to be usable in portrait and landscape. So the clip need to be bottom/top not on the sides like on the s2 this way the phone charger is not on a wire but as part of the clip.

I think if I was you guys I agree you should do air vent options and dash/windows holder.

Wireless charging... As someone has said if it can push enough power to at least keep the battery where it is when the phone is maxed out. Best case actually charge the phone.

It needs to handle covers, weather they are flip covers of silicone. It need to handle them... Last thing colours. White, black, orange, blue, green... Sure you get the idea.
8th October 2012, 02:26 PM   |  #25  
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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...
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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.
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9th October 2012, 01:00 AM   |  #27  
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to the topic starter.
ANy idea as to when the car dock will come out?

my thoughts on a perfect dock

- quality and strong
- easy to get phone in and out (so you are not damaging the phone)
- usb cable easy to insert
- portrait and landscape
- to be used with or without a cover (I am thinking og getting the offical flip cover, but this is a cover that replaces the battery cover of the phone so not easy to take on and off to put in the car dock.
- strong suction (so it doesn't come off suddenly while driving)
- wirless charging sounds cool tough. now there is always that stupid wire from the phone to the outlet. Its esthetically less pleasing. (bit worried about radiation tough)
- not too expensive

Thanks for creating a dock for this awesome phone and asking us, the customers for input.
I think this phone will sell very good and basically its the perfect car GPS with that gorgeous 5,5 Amoled screen
9th October 2012, 01:36 PM   |  #28  
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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)

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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.

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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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)

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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.

My point is that majority of people wouldn't do that, so having a 3.5mm adaptor is far from unnecessary

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Thanks for making all the good and insightful posts everyone! We at iBOLT.co have read each one and we really appreciate the good input. We'll return in the next week or so with a summary observation and comments to all the issues raised in this thread. Again, thanks and keep posting!
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