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24th May 2010, 10:32 AM   |  #1  
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so like many of you fellow Hero owners, I have considered purchasing a dock. However, I feel like most of us refuse to shell out big bucks for what essentially a usb cable mounted in a piece of plastic.

while stumbling across the interwebs last night i found this:
http://androidforums.com/htc-hero/23...-hero-use.html



someone posted a DIY dock for ipods that apparently works with heroes as well.

"what fun!" i thought. i quickly tried it out with some heavy paper and realized i needed some sort of card stock to make this actually work.. off to walmart. it was there that i found this little gem

http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft...oduct/B65D8227


it's some sort of docking thing for external hard drives (because it's totally practical). anyway, i inspected it and realized it was exactly what i wanted..

a usb cable inside molded plastic. the best part? it was $3.00 on clearance.

the phone doesn't exactly fit at first but i simply had to cut some of the front plastic lip away and it works GREAT. exactly what i wanted..

for 3 dollars
24th May 2010, 05:17 PM   |  #2  
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Really? Only three dollars!? I'm doing this as soon as I get home from school..back to math class for now..

Great find! Looking forward to this!

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24th May 2010, 05:58 PM   |  #3  
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Yeah They have this on clearance at my walmart too but even with my silicone case off the phone it barely sat down inside, so ti does need some fairly heavy dremel-ing or something to get it to work. I still may go buy one, make myself a little project.
24th May 2010, 07:49 PM   |  #4  
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just an added bonus, the leather case fits my western digital external hard drive :P
24th May 2010, 07:50 PM   |  #5  
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Yeah They have this on clearance at my walmart too but even with my silicone case off the phone it barely sat down inside, so ti does need some fairly heavy dremel-ing or something to get it to work. I still may go buy one, make myself a little project.

yeah i wish i had a dremel, it would have turned out a little better looking. i just used some wire cutters and snipped a little away
24th May 2010, 11:44 PM   |  #6  
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I bought the same dock at Best Buy like a monthe ago and just used a knife to trim it to fit the phone. It works perfectly!
25th May 2010, 01:39 AM   |  #7  
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After some research into it, I found this over at Android Forums!

http://androidforums.com/sprint-htc-...ero-stand.html

I think that is pretty creative!
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Yeah, I think 90% of us who've been around at least a few months have come across that, but it's still a good LOL anyways!

I bought 2 of these docks but I dont think they came with the leather cases so you got a nice treat there, but I have a dremel and I think I will run it on the back part of the dock rather than the front, so that way when I shove my hero into it it actually fits in that tight space lol. I have the black gel case from best buy for $20 or whatever it was, and a generic screen protector on the screen (it scratches as I swipe my screen LOL!) That's Fellowes products for ya though, right?
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can someone post a pic of what this looks like in action?
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can someone post a pic of what this looks like in action?

i would if i had a camera other than my phone :P

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