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By spoidar, Senior Member on 24th January 2013, 03:34 AM
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30th January 2013, 04:04 PM |#11  
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I have a Motorola Atrix and the official car dock. It work like a charm and you can even remove a bracket to fit a cased phone in it. Now my Atrix is dead so yeah ...

Wondering why manufacturers don't all just release official docks.
 
 
11th February 2013, 09:00 AM |#12  
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any news here? Still no official dock, afaik, so has anyone heard of a third party dock for the z?
12th February 2013, 02:38 PM |#13  
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12th February 2013, 06:18 PM |#14  
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The idea of modding a normal dock could be a good idea if a oem one doesn't surface.
13th February 2013, 06:16 AM |#15  
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From the pictures I've seen the desk dock takes a Micro USB input so wouldn't be that difficult to mod.

Brodit bracket to fix it to the car interior, NFC tag on the dock to toggle BT, screen brightness, volume up etc. Not sure quite how you'd get the phone to stay in the dock though, particularly portrait.

Hi-tech elastic band?
16th February 2013, 09:40 PM |#16  
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I suppose Brodit will release a holder for the Xperia Z similar to the one for the Xperia V. It will use the dock power connectors on the side.

I just wished they allow any micro-USB cable to the holder, not having their own soldered cable.
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19th February 2013, 07:48 AM |#17  
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Re: Looking for decent car dock
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I can gladly inform you that we are going to make holders for this Sony (XPERIA Z).
We are waiting for the unit to arrive, then we probably need a couple of*weeks before launching.
Best Regard
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19th February 2013, 05:35 PM |#18  
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"Hi
I can gladly inform you that we are going to make holders for this Sony (XPERIA Z).
We are waiting for the unit to arrive, then we probably need a couple of*weeks before launching.
Best Regard
Lars
Brodit AB"

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Sounds great. Would it be only for landscape.. or portrait as well?
19th February 2013, 05:43 PM |#19  
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Sounds great. Would it be only for landscape.. or portrait as well?

They swivel, you can put them in landscape, although they're most comfortable in landscape usually.
19th February 2013, 10:10 PM |#20  
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As others have said though, it's a shame they use soldered/molded cables, rather than allowing microusb.
20th February 2013, 08:26 AM |#21  
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Sounds great. Would it be only for landscape.. or portrait as well?

Every BRODIT holder (as other car docks usually) can be turned portrait or landscape. Mine for GTab was mounted onto a tilt swivel so you can also adjust the angle.
They usually build either "passive" and "active" (with cig lighter plug) holders.
You can mount it on a window suction cup system, or on a BRODIT Pro CLip that is the safest car fixation (different clips depending car model and position desired). if you change car you change the proclip and keep your cradle, if you change phone you keep your Proclip and change the cradle.
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