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Nexus One DIY Docks

4th February 2010, 07:09 AM |#1  
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There's a lot of discussion about docks for the Nexus One. Since budget is a big issue for a lot of us, why don't we resort to DIY solutions?

Please share your ideas in making a Nexus One DIY dock.

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Neat DIY solutions we have here so far
Business Card Holder http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...5&postcount=41
Paper Cup http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...0&postcount=42
iPhone 2G Dock http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...0&postcount=47
Cassette Case Dock http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mj3s4ONvLY
Paper Clip Dock http://www.deanying.com/PermaLink,gu...707055ecc.aspx
Dollar Bill Dock (works for other currencies too ) http://www.androidhackz.net/2010/02/...on-for-a-buck/
Tissue Roll Dock http://bobbyjason.co.uk/blog/2010/02...e-andrex-dock/
Dough Dock http://bobbyjason.co.uk/blog/2010/02...id-desk-stand/
Lego Dock from 3gdo http://3dgo.net/2010/01/15/nexus-one-lego-dock/
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4th February 2010, 12:48 PM |#2  
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Before breaking out the duct tape you might want to have a look at the 3rd party cradles on ebay.

Another option is the one dollar docking station
4th February 2010, 03:11 PM |#3  
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Before breaking out the duct tape you might want to have a look at the 3rd party cradles on ebay.

Another option is the one dollar docking station

Oh yeah! That's what I'm talking about! Cool

Good thing the Clock app works on landscape

I think, the cradle mentioned here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=627552 would also work nicely. Good thing we have those in the Philippines. I just hope it's safe for the Nexus One.

Thanks for the ebay tip. Found a lot of options
4th February 2010, 03:13 PM |#4  
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oops. double post
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4th February 2010, 05:26 PM |#5  
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I've been waiting for alternate docks too.
I don't need the bluetooth or RCA connectors, just a stand with pins to charge the n1. (via the pins, not micro usb)

can someone with a dock post some pictures of the dock pins, if they can volt-test the pins that would be great.
4th February 2010, 06:09 PM |#6  
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Not fancy enough to use pins or anything, but it does what I need. Legos FTW!

3dgo.net/2010/01/15/nexus-one-lego-dock/

Unfortunately I can't post links yet...
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4th February 2010, 08:44 PM |#7  
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The ebay knockoffs use microUSB, just like the lego dock As far as I know there are no pin-utilizing ones apart from the official one. Too bad I already have bluetooth speakers :)
4th February 2010, 10:26 PM |#8  
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I've been waiting for alternate docks too.
I don't need the bluetooth or RCA connectors, just a stand with pins to charge the n1. (via the pins, not micro usb)

Absolutely agree. Sadly, I bet we won't ever see one. I'm guessing it's much cheaper just to mold a piece of plastic around a micro-usb plug than to actually match the pin setup. I'm guessing that's why we saw them appear so quickly after launch.

Hope I'm proven wrong, though. That Nexus dock is hella expensive, and apparently kind of buggy.
4th February 2010, 11:44 PM |#9  
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Here are two "innovative" docks I came across in the Android Forum

http://bobbyjason.co.uk/blog/2010/02...e-andrex-dock/

http://bobbyjason.co.uk/blog/2010/02...id-desk-stand/
5th February 2010, 01:58 AM |#10  
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^LOL...too much doh for my tastes But that TP one has potential backup use
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