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Accessory Review: DROID X Multimedia HDMI Docking Station

Droid X accessories are starting to stock back up across the nation and we snagged one of the new multimedia stations to test out the HDMI output and because for some reason we’re obsessed with docking stations.  Overall, this is the best docking station on the market and a lot of that has to do with the multimedia app that comes pre-loaded on the DX, but the look, feel and features on this bad boy are also top notch.

Check out our review…

The Droid X multimedia dock is now available in the Droid Life store.

And the Kanex HDMI cable featured in the video can be found here.

  • Brownie500

    I just got an HDMI docking station, and it won’t connect to my LG HD Television. Any ideas?

  • Hubcarter

    Have purchased station. When I plug droid in I see the clock but within seconds screen goes dark and I can just about make out the clock (It seems to be in some sort of night time mode). Tried every button on the phone but still living in the dark

  • Hiland68

    Can and how do you use another weather app with the docking station? preloaded weather app has issues.

  • Jim

    I'm ordering a rubberized protective cover for my phone (highly recommended by everyone I know who owns a droid). Will the docking station still work or would I have to remove the cover every time I used it?

  • Berniers007

    One major issue with this docking station…you cannot use it if you have ANY case or cover…..why on earth would you design a multimedia docking station if you can't use your favorite cover with it?

  • Kariwaiens_smoke@yahoo.com

    Can u play u. Tube video on it wit the hdmi to show up on ur tv? I've been trying can't figure it out.

  • http://twitter.com/GulMiguel Miguel Velez-White

    How totally ironic. I got my Droid X, and I even got talked into the accessories to go with it right there in the store (multimedia dock, belt-clip case, screen protectors). I get home, anxious to try out my new dock – only to discover that the thing won't fit because of the case. I wonder what Motorola engineering/design genius gave thought to that. Note to VZW – If you're trying to upsell on the phone, be forthcoming about the accessories that you're carrying. It's considerably aggravating to have to take my case off everytime I want to use my dock. I think I'm the bigger fool for letting them talk me into it. I knew I needed those accessories, but I assumed automatically that since it was all coming from the same place, there would be no compatibility issues. Wow!! Who knew? *LOL*

  • http://twitter.com/GulMiguel Miguel Velez-White

    How totally ironic. I got my Droid X, and I even got talked into the accessories to go with it right there in the store (multimedia dock, belt-clip case, screen protectors). I get home, anxious to try out my new dock – only to discover that the thing won't fit because of the case. I wonder what Motorola engineering/design genius gave thought to that. Note to VZW – If you're trying to upsell on the phone, be forthcoming about the accessories that you're carrying. It's considerably aggravating to have to take my case off everytime I want to use my dock. I think I'm the bigger fool for letting them talk me into it. I knew I needed those accessories, but I assumed automatically that since it was all coming from the same place, there would be no compatibility issues. Wow!! Who knew? *LOL*

  • Terry McArdle

    What about audio out? Still as awkward as the car adapter with the contant plugging/unplugging of the audio cable?

  • Terry McArdle

    What about audio out? Still as awkward as the car adapter with the contant plugging/unplugging of the audio cable?

  • Kyfry85

    Has anyone else gotten a message on their tv sayig that it doesn't support the resolution coming from the dock?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KVOSXNQN2MSXDFCGLTSLI4VHVM WOW

    I downloaded doubletwist as my media app and accidently deleted the video app that came with my DX. Now when I hook up via hdmi it won't play video on my tv anymore, I can only view pictures. Does anyone know the name of the stock app so I can download it? Or what are other options to play my video through HDMI?
    Thanks

  • Yakuzahi

    Its very disappointing that the HDMI output is limited. I thought I could download a movie into the phone and play it on the TV /:

  • Jack Garrand

    Quick question… You said that you cannot play Blockbuster movies… Can you play your YouTube videos.. or other streaming videos that you watch online through the HDMI port??? I have this docking station, And I have the HDMI cable.. I cannot figure out how to do it. I'm not the most tech savvy.. but I usually stream HDMI from my laptop to my Plasma for UFC fight nights and what not.. I'd love to be able to just Dock my DX and stream the videos directly to my TV from my phone.. any ideas??

  • Mizoyizo

    Blockbuster movies won't show up on tv through hdmi? Buzzkill.

  • Uplink

    deff had to add the docking station to my wish list

  • timarnette

    I love my DX docking station.

  • Mytos

    theres a work around for the blockbuster app, once files are downloaded to the sdcard you can move them from the blockbuster folder to another folder and open them with your regular video player to play

    • ka

      just out of curiosity: how big are the blockbuster files? like what would be the size for a 1 hour movie?

  • rob

    is that charger just a standard wall charger or does it do the full usb so you couldplug into computer?

    • Jack Garrand

      It's not the same as the one that comes with the DX. It does not do the whole USB thing.. its just a hardwired plug. A basic phone charger.

  • Batfan

    Awesome stuff!

    Also, I wouldn't worry too much about the Blockbuster App as they will likely be out of business in a year or so.

  • http://twitter.com/magicswebpage Brian Cox

    yes i have it this on my desk, love it when i remember itz there haha

  • WAldenIV

    Two questions:

    1) Can you resize widgets in dock mode? The weather widget, for example.

    2) Can you try playing a video recorded on your X on the TV so we can see the quality? Or can you speak to the quality?

    Thanks.

  • Snelly59

    Will emulators like Nesoid show up on the tv?

  • 1lionmurrill

    I bought this docking station for my office, but i got tired of removing the phone cover to use it. It was nice, but they should have desinged it to work with phone covers. I don't know anyone who uses a cell phone with out one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shannon-C-Kerr/827781725 Shannon C. Kerr

    Can this dock app be ported to Droid 1 at all?

  • Pfrie4

    Any way to port that app over to the Droid1? :)

  • JAYDEE56

    Cable at monoprice.com is 50% less…love that website…

    • EC8CH

      If you didn't buy your cables at monoprice… you paid too much.

      • Guest

        WHEN they get them in stock finally! (them = micro HDMI)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001189473993 Al Melara

    So all that money and still no hdmi cable included? And even when you do get it you can only do some stuff with hdmi? No thanks I'd rather wait til an app that lets me are the whole phone come out and just pay 8 bucks for the cable.

  • RanballX

    Will the DX sporting a thin case still fit in dock?

    • Brife

      Probably not, I have to take my thin rubber case off to get it in the dock

  • http://twitter.com/andrewpoirier Andrew Poirier

    It should have a full size HDMI output as well.

  • Chris Nimon

    EDIT: sorry, double post

  • Disguy

    Big fan of the docking station for the X, and docking stations in general.

    My only gripe about the dock is how unbalanced it is. The bottom right side is a super tight fit, obviously because of the two connectors. While the whole left side isn't connected to anything which makes it very loose. It just makes me feel uneasy.

  • Chris Nimon

    Anybody else notice how different Disqus is now? When did that happen?

  • http://gbrenna.com/ Graham

    Awesome! I'll have to watch this video after work. I've been thinking about getting this docking station. I bought the car dashboard mount and love that!

  • Chris Nimon

    I wanna see a vid using a Droid for a controller on that Wii. Lets see Kellex playing tennis or Wii Fit lol

    • 1bad69z28

      I'd like to see Kellex play Madden lol, I smell a challenge coming on Kellex USC vs Oregon lol

  • ThaneRider

    What video file type does the DX play? I just ordered mine Sat. and can't wait. My first smart phone.

    • not a guest

      grats!

  • nkhex19

    Looks like a must have for X owners! Very nice product.

  • rals

    Very nice review

  • Tony

    That's pretty damn sweet. I can't find too many uses for it yet though. So I don't know if I'll be buying one.

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    so what's the word on fantasy football???

  • Jay P

    nice

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RFDMAGYGZE7CFWXWBIZE3RTW2A -=Hacku=-

    I love my DX docking station. The only thing I have a problem with is that if you have Ghost armor on your phone it fits REALLY tight in there, but other than that it's great.