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Scosche dashDOCK Universal Dash Dock for Mobile Devices Review

Jun 10 2011, 2:50pm CDT | by , in Reviews | I4U Gadget Reviews

Scosche dashDOCK  Universal Dash Dock for Mobile Devices Review
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Easy to use dash dock for most mobile devices that will work with a case installed

Specifications

The Scosche dashDOCK has a universal holder with a sticky back to hold your device. The arm is adjustable and the suction cup is sticky, but leaves no residue when removed. You can order it right now for $24.99.

In Use

The Scosche dashDOCK is an interesting little dock. It has a strange suction cup that uses a sticky adhesive disc along with suction to stick the dock to your dash or other surface. It will stick pretty well to most dashes though if your dash is heavily textured it might be a hard fit. Once you stick the dock where you want it you flip a lever down and the suction cup activates.

The little short arm on the dock is adjustable to allow you to position the dock in just the angle you want. Scosche made the dock so you can mount the iPhone or other device vertically as well. The heavier the device you place into the dock the more likely the suction and adhesive will be to let go and cause the device to fall.

The part of the Scosche dashDOCK that holds your phone has nothing that locks. I tested the dock with my iPhone 4 in a thin case and it worked fine. The blue pads on the dock section that holds the phone are sticky and offer decent grip even though there is nothing actually holding the device into the dock other than the sticky pads.

I would worry if you are in a vehicle that rides roughly or travel over rough roads that the Scosche dashDOCK adhesive might fail. I had originally intended to use this dock in my car to allow me to video with my iPhone while racing at the racetrack. I opted to not use the Scosche dashDOCK because I feared that with the high speed and g-forces at the track the phone might fall out of the dock or it might come off my dash. Just driving around the Scosche dashDOCK worked just find and is a good option for people that want a mount but don’t want it on their windshield. This would be a great dock for those that use the iPhone for GPS navigation.

Verdict

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Offers decent grip
  • Will work with smartphones in a case

Cons

  • May not hold well in rough driving
 

Conclusion

The Scosche dashDOCK may not work well for all situations, but for a dash mount it works well. Just don’t use it for off-road driving and you should be good.

8.0
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