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Official Moto X Car Dock and Desk Dock Accessories Appear on Motorola’s Site

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Just yesterday, we spied Motorola’s new Skip accessory for the Moto X, but it looks like there is a whole line of accessories that will soon be available for the device. Recently uncovered on Motorola’s site are a new power dock to place on your desk which can be had for $39.95, while there is also a car dock to fit the X for $39.95 as well. Neither accessory can be purchased quite yet, but we can expect that to happen either sometime today or in the extremely-near future. 

Both the car dock and the desk dock are manufactured by Griffin, a company which has lots of history in the accessory game. A special little trick with the desk dock is that it can also accommodate the X’s cases by up to an added 2mm, so no worries on having to constantly take your phone out of your case to charge it up.

As for the car dock, when the phone is placed inside, Car Mode is automatically launched. You can attach it to either your dash or windshield with the built in suction cup, and also have the ability to loosen and tighten its grip on your phone. It’s your basic car dock, but still essential.

If you plan on picking up a Moto X, these are must have accessories.

Moto X navdock

Via: Motorola [2]

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  • willatjett

    Love my job, since I’ve been bringing in $82h… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I’m making it online… http://www.Pro67.com

  • XvierX

    I will take one of each please. *sigh* I have a feeling that I’m going to want just about anything Google and Moto sell.

  • Dustin

    So how do you plug in an aux cable when phone is in car dock…?

    • CoreRooted

      There is a slot on the right hand arm for power. I’m thinking that they aren’t thiking so much about an aux cable so much as for Bluetooth for media streaming.

  • ROB

    Did I read correctly? The 32gb version is available online?

    “2 GB RAM, 16 GB standard, 32 GB version available online. 2 years 50 GB storage free on Google Drive.”

    Glad I didn’t buy that droid now!

  • ROB
  • Tyler

    I hope there is a camera/speaker hole on the gps stand.

    EDIT: Clicked the second link and it shows the back, it only looks like there is a speaker hole.

  • saint_stephen

    Extremely happy with my Nexus 4, but if the Google Play store offered these at $300 with Moto Maker, I would get a white front/teal back one like the one pictured above in a second. That’s a sexy phone.

  • kashtrey

    I know it’s a render but it doesn’t look like there’s a cut out for the usb port. It looks like there’s only a cut out on one side which means you can either charge your phone or use an aux cable but not both.

    • Mike Hilal

      On the car dock? It has a USB connector built into it so that you can use car mode…You plug it into your cigarette lighter socket. Same as all the older moto car docks and the Gnex car dock. Both the Moto and Gnex docks also had aux out ports on them. The dock moto made had a y cable that did power and aux in. The gnex dock has 2 ports on the neck to plug in the charger and the aux out.

      • kashtrey

        Yes, on the car dock. It doesn’t seem to have any integrated charging from the renders on their website. I’d like to assume they’re smart enough not to make such an omission but the renders (the only thing to base assumptions off of) seem to indicate otherwise.

  • RoadsterHD1

    show the charging part of it

  • RoadsterHD1

    we need more and better pix

  • Snoylnaes

    Will this actually charge my phone?

  • MK17

    My interest in this phone just increased 10 fold!

    • Mike Hilal

      Same here. Love that Moto is making accessories.

      • abqnm

        Moto is usually pretty good about accessories compared to other companies.

  • Ryan Laursen

    I have a Moto dock for my Razr. I think I’ll stick with generic docks from now on. I don’t want to buy a new dock for each new phone. An NFC tag should launch car dock.

    • BSweetness

      Yep, that’s what I do. I have a NFC tag on my iOttie. It works great.

  • Tyrone Wallace

    I’ve been a DL reader for two years and I can’t stomach it anymore. If it’s not an opinion about how great the iPhone is from Ron, it’s a post about smartwatches or the bloody Moto X. Surely there’s more going on in the Android world than this nonsense.

    You’ve lost a fan and a loyal reader.

    • kelly


  • joejoe5709

    That PowerDock looks pretty cool. Make something similar with wireless charging for the next Nexus and I’d be all over that.

  • Xious

    What’s with the Instragram’d photo of the desktop dock? Is their marketing person a teenager?

    • Godzilla

      Instagram Eva Green

  • Can somebody explain to me why it’s better to have the mic jack and charging port on different ends?

    • Godzilla

      makes having a 3some easier

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      I would guess it has something to do with the real estate on the inside of the phone. The charging port is one of the larger components internally.

  • RoadsterHD1

    What about the new Droids accessories?

    • abqnm

      Blame Verizon.

  • yummy

    Thanks DL crew for another fun
    week. Lots of smile inducing,
    and educational comments too.
    Cause I come here to learn and
    laugh, you never disappoint.

  • Xious

    I was wondering if they were going to have accessories for the Moto X. Motorola was always the best at coming out with accessories at the same time as the phone. I will be getting these if I get the Moto X. And $40 is pretty good compared the $90 Samsung charged for the Galaxy Nexus desktop dock.

    I do wonder how easy it is to dock the phone on the car dock. It doesn’t look like a one-handed task.

    • Godzilla

      keep in mind that the 90 dollar dock was the HD dock, not the standard dock

      • Xious

        No, it was the standard POGO dock. Trust me, I bought it as soon as it came out on the Play Store. Probably a stupid idea considering it dropped in price not too long after that, but I use it every night so it’s something I really wanted.

        • Godzilla

          I see. Well the S4 standard dock is 40 bucks on most sites. The “media dock” is 80 or 90

        • CasperTFG

          I don’t remember price dropping. I do remember limited supply on Samsung’s site and was never restocked.

    • Godzilla

      by the way, the iottie dock i linked to is one hand docking unlike most OEM docks.

  • BK

    car dock charge? And does it 3.5 mm jack?

    • ddh819

      on the moto site it looks like there might be an opening for the top of the phone, but not for the bottom. not clear though.

    • Bryan

      None of the pictures on the website show any possible way to charge the phone in the dock. There aren’t any openings on the bottom to plug in the cord yourself, nor are there any ports on the dock itself to plug a cord into so that it can charge the phone.
      Without that, this dock is useless for its intended purpose. The features you use with this dock drain the battery the fastest!

      • LionStone

        That’s not good, bad dock!

  • Charlie R.

    Really hoping Moto or Verizon releases a car dock for the Ultra/Maxx/Mini. Neither of them have one listed yet, but every Moto Droid has had one before.

    • Justin W

      They are really good with their accessories, so I assure you they will have them – they should launch the day of though. That’s when they’ve launched before, so I’m actually quite surprised these have been outed so soon.

  • Jordan Webb

    What? No pogo pins?

    Wait, wrong thread. Off by a a year or so.

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      The three seashell debate makes a comeback? lol

  • Michael

    Motorola’s new look on their website is gorgeous! Definitely take a look around!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Remind me in November… OH WAIT new nexus will be out by the time Verizon can give me a purple phone with red accents.

    • S2556

      you still wont be able to get the nexus on Verizon. As long as Verizon is CDMA expect locked boot loaders, limited phones, etc… Once they are on VoLTE you will be able to bring your own device like GSM carriers can now, including the nexus devices.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Come on mannnnnnnn I read Droid life I know this. Won’t stop me though. GSM! ATT prepaid

      • Skittlez

        any nexus device will not have a locked bootloader, even if it’s on verizon. and they will not be limited really.

        • abqnm

          Which is why it is not likely we will ever see another.

      • Verizon will probably come out with some stupid policy that reads along the lines of if you have unlimited data, you must convert to a share everything plan before being allowed to access VoLTE services!

        • abqnm

          Oh I bet they will just completely eliminate those unlimited plans at some point. Probably after everyone who has one is off contract.

  • Godzilla

    Motorola makes great accessories. However if you are looking for a car dock that will NEVER NEVER NEVER fail and stay attached to the window look at these.

    Mine is so hard to get pulled off the window when im cleaning my car. I love it because I know it will never fail, best suction cup ever!


    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Yup. I got one not the XL but the normal sized one.

      • Godzilla

        The suction cup is simply awesome. It even attaches to non glass surfaces.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Yea it does work pretty damn well haven’t had any issues.

    • Xious

      That’s odd that their main feature is the suction cup. The number one feature I want from a car dock is charging. Using navigation and such really sucks the battery down. So something like this is not really exciting me.

      • Godzilla

        It has an opening so you can plug in the car charger just like my Bionic car dock did

        • aQuickBit

          ….a Bionic you say?

          • Ian

            intriguing….*skeptical chin scratch*

          • Godzilla

            a random bionic runs through the woods

        • David Lanza

          How are you so sure?

    • BSweetness

      iOttie’s car docks are stellar. Great suction, and incredibly easy one-handed operation for inserting and removing the phone. I bought the XL over a year ago and have used it with a wide range of devices. Works great with the Note 2, even with a bulky case.

      Motorola does make some of the best first party accessories out there, but the problem is that they’re device-specific. If you don’t switch out devices often, that’s not a problem (and can actually be a big plus if charging is built directly into the dock), but if you like to switch devices, or have more than one person using the vehicle, it can become problematic.

      • Butters619

        Great suction, and incredibly easy one-handed operation

        Good traits for a girl.

      • ROB

        slip grip are better

    • Do the grips on this dock hit the volume buttons on the side? that’s my main prob with the one i have, but i work around that. This one looks like the arms would hit the vol and/or power buttons.

      • Godzilla

        Not on my S4 they don’t

  • Guy Pierce

    I wish my GNex (verizon) would have had some of these accessories! We got shafted.

    • Godzilla

      got any new movies coming out?

      • Guy Pierce

        I do in fact! HAHA!

        • This made me laugh.

        • EC8CH

          Lockout… wtf was that?

          • Guy Pierce

            I was broke, what can I say!

        • Guy Pierce

          The Rover (2013)

          A loner tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the Australian outback with the forced assistance of a wounded guy left behind in the wake of the theft.

      • abqnm

        Do you?

    • Slider

      I bought the GSM car dock for my VZW GNex, had to make the volume recess just a smidge larger to make the volume bottons work, but other than that works like a charm and I don’t have to plug/unplug my power and aux cables!!! doesn’t look like this dock has the same built in connections, unfortunately.

      • Guy Pierce

        Yes I did this as well. My main point was the fact that for a flagship device it came with almost no accessories unless you made modifications to GSM ones. I really liked the Pogo pins idea because the micro USB charging port always gets loose or breaks.

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      I use the car dock with my Gnex every day. Never bothered with the desk dock though. Yea, I know, the three seashell thing never worked for the VZW model but I still use it.

      • Guy Pierce

        I just put CM 4.3 on my GNex and I still love the phone. But the release and accessory line up could have been much better.

      • Mine stopped charging, now if navigation is running it still drains battery even when plugged in. My dock is now useless 🙁

  • Alex

    $40 for a desk dock.. get a grip Moto!

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I don’t think that’s a bad price…what do you want it to cost?

      • Godzilla

        I make my own out of $5 of wood. Samsung desk docks are insane

        • Ian

          mmmmmm ….wood

        • Joseph A. Yager

          Then it will match your wood-backed X….right? right?

          • Philip A. Kaiser

            All jokes aside, that is a pretty damn good idea. Whoever buys the wood looking phones would probably pay double for a wood dock.

    • JoshGroff

      That’s actually a fair price for a dock comparatively.

    • abqnm

      Better than Samsung charging $90 for one…

  • NeedName

    The accessories are a little pricey. . . maybe a package deal Motorola?