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Verizon Galaxy Nexus Car Dock Lacks 3-Pin Connector for No Hassle In-Car Charging

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The Verizon Wireless edition of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus official car dock accessory lacks the 3-pin connectors that are found on the international GSM official car dock accessory. While the omission may not be a big deal for some users, it does present itself as a convenience issues for many others as the 3-pin connectors are used for charging.

Verizon official Galaxy Nexus car dock lacks 3-pin connectors

On the international car dock, the car charging cable is fed to the base mount of the car dock. Charging is passed through the dock and up through the 3-pin connector and the charge is transmitted to the phone without having to plug or unplug the charging cable every time a user inserts or removes the phone. On the Verizon LTE version of the car dock, as the 3-pin connectors are not present, users will have to manually plug and unplug the charging cable, which will need to make direct contact with the phone, every time the phone is docked or undocked from the car dock. Also, as the micro USB charging cable doesn’t get inserted into the base of the dock on the Verizon accessory, the base where the suction cup is located is more slim and less bulky than the GSM counterpart.

GSM official car dock with 3-pin connector and bulkier base

On the upside, the international car dock retails for about the equivalent of $50 while Verizon is selling its more basic car dock at $40, or a $10 savings.

Via: Phandroid

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3 Comments

  1. Ehl2828

    12/20/2011 at 8:25 am

    Will the gsm version work on the Verizin model?
    Would rather have the one with the 3 prong charger.

  2. Adxeghede

    12/23/2011 at 8:43 pm

    No, it will not!

  3. Shayes Says

    12/28/2011 at 1:36 am

    check out my review of the dock. i take video with the GN in the car mount while driving:

    http://shayessays.com/2011/12/28/video-review-of-samsung-galaxy-nexus-car-mount-dock-by-verizon-wireless/ 

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