Nokia Qi Wireless Charging NFC Car Holder CR-200 Reviews
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When I show it to friends they think, oh yeah, but when I tell them it does WIRELESS charging as well, they are really impressed, especially since their phones don't have that feature.
It is a good product when all is working well.
Love the ability to just grab my phone when leaving the vehicle without having to physically disconnect the power cable.
My 3 issues are:
1. The phone and cradle get very hot on sunny days. Almost too hot to handle.
2. The camera is covered while in the cradle. A minor issue.
3. The major issue is that although the sticky surface on the suction cup sticks like the proverbial to a blanket, the 'stuff' has a tendency to pull away from the foam substrate leaving it unusable. When placed on a windscreen, the heat softens the foam substrate allowing the phone to wobble. Re-seating the cradle is not a simple task... If you happen to get the sticky stuff dirty, there are no instructions on how to clean it. And boy, what a mess it leave in the glass when removed!
The issue is it is very slow charge of phone...mioght as well just plug it in.
> stays put. The base sticks to the dash like it is supposed to. The device does not droop. I'm using a Lumia 1020.
> NFC brings up the program on my phone that I specify. I've settled on Nokia Car Mode but also had Here Drive + for a while.
> Charging of the device when being used for navigation is adequate.
> Ease of mounting and dismounting the device from the CR-201 is easy.
What I don't like
- When navigating and charging the phone gets very warm and the charger does appear to keep up with the draw, but barely.
- The cable clamps didn't stick well to my car's dash material. This is a small quibble.
- From time to time I have to unplug the adapter from the car dc socket and reinsert it to establish charging.
Be sure to get the CR-201 and not the CR-200. The CR-201 addresses design issues that negatively impacted usefulness and robustness of the CR-200.
Made of resin rather than suction cup
It starts to fall off regularly
However, to make use of wireless charging on the 1020 you will need the wireless charging cover. This makes the phone a little too thick to allow it to sit snugly within the locking arms. Although saying that, my 1020 has never slipped out, it just looks precarious.
Also the camera is completely obscured by the mount and I'd like to see that addressed in future models.
Finally, my CR-201 has now broken. The arms have gone floppy and there's something rattling inside. Looking around the internet this is quite obviously a very common fault.
I have only one slight gig. This does not fit ALL Nokia phones very well. The grips are positioned so that when you clamp it in, it presses the bottom (camera) button. This is for both the Lumia 928 and Icon (aka 929). Otherwise it works great.
Shipping is fast as well. I had the charger in my hands a couple of days after placing the order.
I part is missing - you cannot operate with rear view camera. Plate of the charger is closing lenses of Lumia, so you cannot use Nokia app HERE City Lens.
But overall is excellent device!!!!!!!
otherwise excellent car holder with nokia or aapl phones
The Lumia 928's camera button is in a different position than it is on the other Lumia 92x's this was designed for, and it gets depressed by the grip. Many times when I insert it in the cradle, the camera turns on, or it turns on when I go over a bump. As a result, I have it set to hold it a little loosely, and it's fallen out a couple times.
For cars where the windshield is far from you, it may not work too well, because the phone is held very close to the windshield, away from the driver. I have long arms, and a roadster where the windshield is fairly close, so it's not a problem for me. But it would be in my wife's Lexus RX.
I'll keep it until someone else develops a Qi cradle that's more adjustable. But as far as I know, it's the only Qi charging cradle right now, and that's a killer feature for me.
Extremely sturdy, and charges as I have my phone docked. The only annoying thing is the NFC chip is on the bottom of the cradle, so you have to tap the top of your phone first before you dock it. seemed a little unnatural for me. Other than that, it feels like an extremely solid product
The bad: The mounting plate doesn't stick to the dashboard, I put the CR-200 without it and it is ok. The NFC part is useless since it is more complicated to use than simply launching the app. Wireless charging heat up the phone, which is normal according to what I read but I didn't know it before trying it.
Bottom line, it is not perfect but it does what I wanted it to do.
The holder is shaped perfectly for the Lumia 920, charges when plugged in and the Lumia has a special add that you configure when you use NFC that prevents the screen from locking/blanking when it's in the holder. Lastly, the charge plug has a normal USB port there too so if can charge other USB stuff too. This thing is AWESOME!
With the GPS on my Lumia 920 in action the charger seemed adequate, though as with all wireless chargers it seems a bit on the weak side.
Design wise, it would have been nice if the mounting arm was a bit longer - I believe the holder is meant to be attached to the dashboard but that wasn't approriate in my case and the shortish arm on this made putting it on the windscreen only just okay. The softish dock backing seems to collect dust and fluff easily.
The suction plate has a very sticky substance on it which is great for adherence, but I'm yet to see if it leaves any residue on the windscreen.
The phone seems to lock in quite well but there's no real clicking or tactile feedback to confirm this. My previous experience was a Galaxy S2 in the official Samsung kit - I think Nokia could take a few cues from here in future.
Saludos desde Mexico.....
The mounting of it was a tiny bit disappointing. The adhesive plate that comes with it is amazingly perfect as a surface for the sucker to stick to, but the other side has an adhesive to stick to your dashboard and it was quickly apparent that it wasn't anyway sticky enough. But the story ends well, because the sucker is so well made, it's the 1st sucker I've seen stick to the dashboard with such strength. So I didn't need my under-achieving adhesive plate anyway. The mount does not move! The phone does not move! It's perfect!
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