iBOLT Vehicle Dock For Samsung Galaxy S3 Reviews
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A good idea but poorly made.
You cannot reach the power button when the phone is mounted in the case, which means you cannot turn your screen off manually to speed up charging time.
There are much better (and cheaper) options available, and I am so sorry that i did not have a more detailed lookon mobilefun beofre I bought two of these lemons.
I've now been using this for a few months and here are my thoughts:
> The sucker's good- had no problems with it falling off my windscreen in the sun
> Being able to use it with a case
> Solid frame construction
> Charge & audio with a single connection
> Unlike Samsung's SII dock, you only have to run a single cable for power & audio.
> iDock are presuming that you have USB and 3.5mm jack sockets. I have USB, but my stereo has phonos, so I've had to buy a converter.
> The frame is way too fat in front of the screen. Makes it awkward to get to soft buttons along the edges of the screen (where buttons tend to be)
> You can't get to the phone's power button while it's docked. I often drive the same journey and only use my phone as a music player. I'd rather the screen wasn't on most of the time to prolong its life and decrease battery charge time. I can't get to the power button to turn the screen on/off
> You can barely get to the volume rocker
> The audio cable's poor quality
> The swivel lock's not very strong- holder often moves when I'm docking the phone
> The blue LED's way too bright at night. I've stuck tape over it to shut it up!
> Phone only mounts round one way when landscape, and that's the opposite of how I'd like it, so the bottom of the phone where the 3 buttons are is the furthest to reach for me. iBolt could easily have designed it so the phone's connection could've connected at either end to overcome this limitation.
> Lastly, I'm gutted to read the previous review about it not being Jellybean compatible - what the flip? I hope that gets sorted quick.
I had the genuine Samsung SII car dock and found that to be better other than not being case compatible. Couldn't believe that Samsung's SIII dock had no connectivity at all. This made the iBolt the only viable option for me. It's OK, but should be better.
The piece I received from 'mobilefun' has a problem. The docking wire that goes into micro-usb port of the phone isn't working properly. When I insert the wire docking is detected but many times docking immediately disconnects on its own. I then have to remove and insert the dock wire or adjust its position multiple times to get it to work. It seems like the wire's connection to the dock is loose.
I contacted ibolt.co regarding the problem and they have promised to send me a replacement unit. I'm happy with their effort to have my problem solved, therefore the 4-star rating (deducted 1-star for the problem with original unit I received). Hopefully, they fulfill their promise and I receive my replacement unit soon.
However, when I purchased my Otterbox Defender (which is supposed to be compatible) it will not fit into the holder. Holder is now useless, unless I take the phone out of the Otterbox case each time I get into the car.
A real shame as it was the best holder I'd come accross.
I would recomend this dock as it seems well built and after a bit of adapting is very good.
This dock is well made and the phone slides in nicely. I also like the fact that the power is on a cable from the back of the dock and that there is no stress applied to the USB socket. However, it does mean you have to perform two connection actions, i.e.
1. Put phone in cradle and lock it in place
2. plug the usb cable into the side of phone.
Only the absurdly lazy would complain about this.
I am exceptionally happy with this cradle and it was worth every penny.
The singe usb connection goes into the charger socket of your phone and at the other end has a usb for power and a headphone jack to plug into your cars aux input. I've no idea how it does this! It's magic!
Good quality windshield mount.
When you plug the cable in the phone goes into car mode (landscape mode) . I use custom car home so my phone goes into cch when I put the cable in, and i have a speed cameras detector that also launches when the phone goes into car mode.
The usb audio output is significantly louder than the headphone jack. Again, no idea why. Brilliant.
The only bad point is that the USB cable is fixed on the left side so you can only have the phone one way. Apart from that I love it. Got one for my other half too.
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