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      12-14-2009, 10:03 PM   #1
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Arrow iPhone Dock - Plug&Play - Direct fit - review

Hey guys...

In order to make things more convenient while using your iPhone or iPod, there is now an option to use a plug-and-play direct fit dock for your device. This allows you to have your device clearly displayed instead of hidden in the glove-box. At the same time, the dock allows you to charge your iPhone/iPod while it is plugged in to the USB port.









Feel free to contact me if you have any questions
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How does that do during "spirited" driving?
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      12-14-2009, 10:42 PM   #4
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How does that do during "spirited" driving?
it all depends how "spirited" you are driving

i installed it today and took a few turns in a "spirited" manner to check how it would hold the phone. Had no issues. Phone was still in the dock.
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      12-14-2009, 11:06 PM   #5
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Nice job Aleks, if it's a good price I may have to add it to the list.
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Hey guys...

In order to make things more convenient while using your iPhone or iPod, there is now an option to use a plug-and-play direct fit dock for your device. This allows you to have your device clearly displayed instead of hidden in the glove-box. At the same time, the dock allows you to charge your iPhone/iPod while it is plugged in to the USB port.









Feel free to contact me if you have any questions
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Very cool so:
  • who makes it?
  • what comprises the 'kit'?
  • how much?
  • where can it be acquired?
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      12-15-2009, 12:07 AM   #7
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Very cool so:
  • who makes it? - US based company
  • what comprises the 'kit'? - Dock with the attached cable
  • how much? - Price will be posted soon. Testing unit was kind of expensive so I am trying to work with the company on the price.
  • where can it be acquired? - www.alekshop.com
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What kind of spec's do you need to have on your car?
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USB port to charge your phone and video module to play movies
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      12-18-2009, 12:00 AM   #10
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Guys,

Price for iPhone Docks is posted on the website. I will start shipping them out next week.

If we can get enough people, we can do a GB.
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      12-18-2009, 03:33 AM   #11
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I currently have smart phone integration with the iPhone doc in my arm rest. Does this iPhone dock provide the same capabilities – i.e., charge iPhone, play music from iPhone, boost signal? If it has all these features, I’m interested!
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do you sell different adapters for the normal ipod?
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do you sell different adapters for the normal ipod?
yes, you just need to specify what you would like to get.

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      12-18-2009, 12:45 PM   #14
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I currently have smart phone integration with the iPhone doc in my arm rest. Does this iPhone dock provide the same capabilities – i.e., charge iPhone, play music from iPhone, boost signal? If it has all these features, I’m interested!
You can play music and charge your phone via USB port. It doesn't boots the signal.
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USB port to charge your phone and video module to play movies
So, if I purchased the video module I could play movies on my iPhone and display the content on the idrive screen?
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it all depends how "spirited" you are driving

i installed it today and took a few turns in a "spirited" manner to check how it would hold the phone. Had no issues. Phone was still in the dock.
phone was still in the dock, was the dock still in the ashtray?
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So, if I purchased the video module I could play movies on my iPhone and display the content on the idrive screen?
That is correct!
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I think this might be impossible but im going to ask instead of never knowing. soooo my 08 m3 already has the dealer installed ipod option in the glovebox (not the 6fl) so when I access the ipod its recognized as a cd. That being said, if I install the multimedia unit and the iphone dock will I have 2 ipod connectors (the dock for video + the one in the glove box for audio) or will it be just the dock?
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      12-19-2009, 01:03 AM   #19
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I think this might be impossible but im going to ask instead of never knowing. soooo my 08 m3 already has the dealer installed ipod option in the glovebox (not the 6fl) so when I access the ipod its recognized as a cd. That being said, if I install the multimedia unit and the iphone dock will I have 2 ipod connectors (the dock for video + the one in the glove box for audio) or will it be just the dock?
good question ...

if you can send me some pictures of what you have in the glove-box, I might be able to assist you with it or will try to find a solution for it.
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One end of the cable obviously connects to the dock. Where does the other end go? In the glove box or center armrest?

If you purchased your module but did not have this dock, where would you connect the iPod/iPhone to play video? i.e. glove box or armrest?
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One end of the cable obviously connects to the dock. Where does the other end go? In the glove box or center armrest?

If you purchased your module but did not have this dock, where would you connect the iPod/iPhone to play video? i.e. glove box or armrest?
If you get the Video module, then you can have composite cable either in the glove-box or in the center console.

If you get both (video module and the dock) then dock connects to the composite cable.

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So the phone won't play music from the dock without the video interface?
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