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By tekonus, Member on 14th November 2010, 07:47 PM
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So I've been looking for a nice desktop dock for the Aria so I can use it on my nightstand at night while charging. I don't like laying it flat on my nightstand cause having the speaker against the surface muffles the speaker, and I use it as an alarm clock most nights. I scoured about, but there aren't a lot of Aria specific accessories. Finally while searching google for "htc hd mini cradle" or something of the like I ran across this:
(i can't post links cause I'm new to xda, so you'll have to copy and paste it to your browser)
shop.htcpedia.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=996&co mpability_product=447

Looks nice, and it even SAYS it works with the Aria. That makes me wonder why it never showed up on my searches looking for Aria specific stuff... the picture has an Aria sitting in it lol. I ordered it up, and it wasn't as cheap as I would have liked. Came out to about $38 after shipping. I'll let you all know how I like it once it arrives early this week.
 
 
17th November 2010, 02:24 PM |#2  
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I got EXACTLY the same item on Ebay for $9 (plus $4 for shipping). It took about a week for it to arrive from Hong Kong.

There is a bright blue LED that light up when you place the phone in the craddle. When plugged, Aria sits snug and secure. There is an additional USB cable that can be plugged into PC for syncing.
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18th November 2010, 03:11 AM |#3  
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Aha, $9. Nice find. I don't think the blue LED is that bright at all.
18th November 2010, 04:12 PM |#4  
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when i was looking for a dock i saw the one that you all are talking about and found this one and i think it looks better and it only 16.99 so i bought it, it was a while ago about a month
20th November 2010, 04:32 AM |#5  
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I saw a few that charge an extra battery. That wasn't what I was looking for though. Just wanted something small, weighted, and functional.
26th November 2010, 07:27 AM |#6  
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I got EXACTLY the same item on Ebay for $9 (plus $4 for shipping). It took about a week for it to arrive from Hong Kong.

There is a bright blue LED that light up when you place the phone in the craddle. When plugged, Aria sits snug and secure. There is an additional USB cable that can be plugged into PC for syncing.

Hi mate,

I have a Zagg invisishield (front and back) on the way for my Aria, I'd like to get a dock, but from your observations would you say its too tight already. Have I got no chance getting it into the dock with the shield on?
2nd December 2010, 04:20 PM |#7  
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Sorry it took me awhile to get back to this thread!

I inspected the gaps between my Aria and the dock's cradle.

Obviosly, ZAGG film on the front is not creating any issues -- I have one myself! The film on the back could be more nuanced. The sides and the back have enough gap, however the bottom of the phone (where the micro USB port is) could be an issue. I tried wrapping two strips of brown-bag paper around the bottom of my phone, and it still goes into craddle securely and the USB port makes a solid connection.

However, we know that ZAGG film becomes a little bit "sticky" under warm conditions. I am not certain if the warmness of the battery and tight contact between the film on the phone and the dock may cause the film to stick just a little bit, which would make it be pulled away from the phone every time you're undocking it. Hopefully, this will not be an issue, so I would encourage you to try.
7th December 2010, 01:06 AM |#8  
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Wow I thank you for informative reply. I didn't expect you to go to so much effort.

It is a great help, I think I might get one and try. Thanks mate.
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Sorry it took me awhile to get back to this thread!

I inspected the gaps between my Aria and the dock's cradle.

Obviosly, ZAGG film on the front is not creating any issues -- I have one myself! The film on the back could be more nuanced. The sides and the back have enough gap, however the bottom of the phone (where the micro USB port is) could be an issue. I tried wrapping two strips of brown-bag paper around the bottom of my phone, and it still goes into craddle securely and the USB port makes a solid connection.

However, we know that ZAGG film becomes a little bit "sticky" under warm conditions. I am not certain if the warmness of the battery and tight contact between the film on the phone and the dock may cause the film to stick just a little bit, which would make it be pulled away from the phone every time you're undocking it. Hopefully, this will not be an issue, so I would encourage you to try.



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16th February 2011, 01:59 PM |#9  
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Sorry it took me awhile to get back to this thread!

I inspected the gaps between my Aria and the dock's cradle.

Obviosly, ZAGG film on the front is not creating any issues -- I have one myself! The film on the back could be more nuanced. The sides and the back have enough gap, however the bottom of the phone (where the micro USB port is) could be an issue. I tried wrapping two strips of brown-bag paper around the bottom of my phone, and it still goes into craddle securely and the USB port makes a solid connection.

However, we know that ZAGG film becomes a little bit "sticky" under warm conditions. I am not certain if the warmness of the battery and tight contact between the film on the phone and the dock may cause the film to stick just a little bit, which would make it be pulled away from the phone every time you're undocking it. Hopefully, this will not be an issue, so I would encourage you to try.

Hi Gorilla800lbs, I found your information to be very useful. I have a different kind of back case and its really think... probably 1mm or slightly more..... do you think the phone will dock with this case attached?
17th March 2011, 06:40 AM |#10  
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Thanks for the ebay link, I ordered one too
10th June 2011, 10:36 PM |#11  
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This is cool, I going to get it. Thanks for the find. Looks really big, but it's all good.
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