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Moto X Official Desktop and Car Docks Now Available for $39.95 (Updated)

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With the Moto X reaching AT&T stores at the end of last week, and with carriers like Verizon preparing to launch it this week, the official accessories for Motorola’s new flagship are starting to arrive as well. The Griffin PowerDock desktop dock that we first spotted a couple of weeks back can now be had for $39.95 (plus shipping). The PowerDock holds your phone in an upright position that Motorola claims to be at a “comfortable viewing angle,” allowing you to use your phone hands-free with Touchless Control. The dock also supports a Moto X with a case up to 2mm thick, so there is no need to unsheathe your phone every time you dock it. 

The vehicle navigation dock, also made by Griffin, runs $39.95 as well. When attached, your phone will automatically open into car mode, which can be taken advantage of thanks to Touchless Controls and voice commands. This dock also features a ball and socket adjustable arm, and should hold even the biggest cases that you may end up squeezing your Moto X into.

Neither accessory is incredibly cheap nor are they overly expensive. If you want accessories that were built specifically for this device, these are probably the ones to have for now.

Update:  Motorola reached out to us this afternoon to inform us that they had an inventory mix-up and that the Griffin PowerDock won’t actually be available until September 9.

We had a small inventory mix up on the site this morning with the PowerDock for Moto X, it is actually not in stock yet and will not be available until the week of 9/9. If you don’t mind waiting, your order will process and ship when it becomes available, I wanted to give you a heads up.

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Motorola Links:  Desktop Dock | Car Dock

  • josephz2va

    Doesn’t seem to be available just yet. Griffin Technology still has it “out of stock” on their website for the two models.

  • kkimi05

    Are the docks coming out today?

  • Jordan Pfingsten

    So, where is the actual “Add to Cart” function on this stupid website?

  • boybert

    I wonder if either dock is able to override screen lock, so I could use touchless when docked without having to enter my PIN/pattern. If not, it would have been great to have Skip built into these so you could optionally allow the dock to override your lock.

  • Aaaand the car dock’s sold out.

  • LionStone

    Nice desktop dock! Looks like it will easily plop on and off…if I can get an Ebony back w/ 32GB on USCellular that’d be sweet!

  • Joshua P.

    Im worried about this built in usb port, I have the droid ultra now and it takes a precise somewhat forceful movement to get that cable in there, I can see myself fumbling to get that cable in from the bottom of the dock and breaking the port or dock.

  • Bryan

    I will be interested to see how the car dock actually charges the phone. None of the pictures show where you would plug in the micro usb cable to charge it.

    • Mike Hilal

      These are the same renders as before. Im sure it will have a plug built into the side or bottom. Or in a recess on the back, like the original moto car docks did.

      • Bryan

        They have to have it somewhere if they list it as a feature, just weird that none of their pictures actually show it.

        • Mike Hilal

          It IS griffin…they make good stuff. I dont think they’d make just a windshield holster for $40.

    • Joshua P.

      Griffins site specifies that it does in fact have a USB port built into the base, which makes me nervous, I have the droid ultra and it takes a precises movement to get that cable in there.

  • Psy

    I would love to know if the Moto X dock will work with other phones. Since it’s flexible enough to accommodate cases, I assume other phones aren’t out of the question.

    Been looking for a good general purpose microUSB dock for ages. This seems to be a very well built one that allows for some flexibility with phones/cases.

  • Larry Bublitz

    I’ve always loved Motorola accessories. Le purrrrrrrr.

  • William Stern

    I’m guessing this dock won’t work for the MAXX?

    • tomn1ce

      It would’ve been nice if they would’ve made the dock work with all their recently released devices. Spend less on manufacturing and spread the usability of the car dock at least. Pull in more cash for one gadget to be used on multiple devices….They all have the micro-usb on the same location…

  • Chippah

    NOTHING will EVER touch the awesomeness that was the
    original Droid X Car dock!

    • Philip A. Kaiser

      Used mine every day.

      • Chippah

        loved the Droid x dock, one of the only car docks that was super easy to pop the phone in and out of and was extremely secure. very heavy duty.

  • Walter Partlo

    The real question is will the car dock be available in colors to match the phone?

  • JBartcaps

    About to buy this before I even buy the phone

  • GoBlue

    So does it use NFC to trigger car mode then?

    • Justin W

      I’ve triggered past Motorola devices with magnets, so I believe that’s what triggers it to go into that mode.

  • Shagnscooby

    If you can’t charge it, then the screen is always off, and if the screen is always off, why would you ever need your phone docked at eye level? You might as well have it in your cup holder. You certainly shouldn’t be trying to read the active notifications strobing.

    • n900mixalot

      Shhhhhhh! This phone defies all logic and transcends reason, it’s THAT amahhhhzing. But really, it isn’t worth it to be critical. People love this phone for reasons beyond me, and they’ll just attack you if you question anything, so let them have their joy!

      • Shagnscooby

        I’m not criticizing the phone, I’m criticizing the dumb dock manufacturer.

  • Hunter

    any Gnex owners buying this? I’m not sure if I want it but I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it….

    • HowEasy

      I just purchased the One. I’m not sure if Ill regret it but I guess its a bit late to worry. If the X is super amazing I guess Ill return the One for it..

      • Gr8Ray

        I just can’t get past the hardware buttons on the One though.

    • Brien Gerber

      I’m ordering the Moto X on thursday. Unfortunately I have to give up my unlimited data.

  • Ian Smith

    would’ve been so epic: car mount with wireless charging built in & wireless charging for the X :[

    • LionStone

      This is epic…yea too bad the MotoX doesn’t have wireless charging. Works grear for other phones with it though… DNA, Nokia, WP8X, Nexus 4…


  • Tirionfive

    See, Google? This is how you do it. Accessories and everything available ASAP. I am definitely getting a Moto X.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      You on Verizon? Getting black/white? or waiting until november? I have to admit it felt fantastic in hand. I can’t believe it’s the same screen size as my ONE.

      • blix247

        I want to see the next Nexus from a software perspective, we already know its going to dominate from a hardware perspective. If the moto x loses a lot of its software advantages in the next version of Android then I’m going with the next Nexus. If not then its all moto x.

        • Tirionfive

          Well from my standpoint, it is practically a Nexus with some cool software. I know we will get klp so I’m good. And I’m getting a Nexus 7 to sate my need for the latest and greatest.

          • beaumac

            Let’s see how the updates are managed before calling it a Nexus. The accessories look sweet! And there is no need to customize it if you plan to use a protective case…

          • Thats funny, as the Nexus 7 uses an older chipset than this phone. It just goes to show how blogs and commenters have a lot of influence! I’m sure most people think this way due to the dodgy reporting…

          • Tirionfive

            the new Nexus 7 uses the same chipset (S4 Pro) Except it’s Quad with an Adreno 320. Honestly, the S4 pro (Nexus 4 hardware) is sufficient.

          • The Nexus 4 is uses the same chipset. Its a S4 Pro Quad. The first ever S4 Pro Dual Core is in the Moto X w/ a QUAD core A320 GPU.

        • lgreg64

          When the Nexus came out it was not the best hardware. But agree I will have to wait and see.

          • turdbogls

            galaxy nexus, sure, but nothing on the market could compare to the Nexus 4 besides other phones with the same exact specs.

        • NAM37

          Who says the next Nexus will work on Verizon’s network?

          • Robert Macri

            Who says I’ll stay on Verizon?

          • Joshua P.


        • duke69111

          “we already know its going to dominate from a hardware perspective” That’s not entirely accurate, but it should have decent hardware specs.

          • michael arazan

            I wonder if Google will use the same processor as the Moto X just to support it

        • Brian Winning Jr.

          Its important to keep in mind. These software features on the Moto X are made possible or (battery practical) because of the X8 computing platform which is proprietary. Unless Motorola makes the next Nexus it is unlikely we will see them

        • What does that even mean?

      • Tirionfive

        Yup Verizon with unlimited. I need to get rid of this gnex, and I may not be able to hold out for November! Definitely want to get the motomaker though. I am going to go into a att store to check it out.

        • monkey082506

          I went in to AT&T over the weekend to play with one. The rep didn’t know the customization was an AT&T exclusive (currently). You would think once I said “I’m on Verizon” that would have been her first sales pitch. I also had the anti-theft alarm go off on me 3 times, they put the sensor over the camera…who does that?!

          • Tirionfive

            Yup, I went in and played with one today. It’s definitely nice. I didn’t try out the camera, because I had already tried it out on one of the new droids at Verizon. Same difference. I really hate that they put those security devices on there. It just ruins the look and feel.

      • CARPDM

        I might just get the black one, I don’t think I could wait till Nov for Motomaker, but I will wait till Nov for 32gb vs 16gb

      • Butters619

        The first time I picked up the Moto X I was like a kid on Christmas. It feels great and it’s so much smaller than other 4.7″ phones.

      • michael arazan

        Better off with an X Dev Edition with 32 GB and unlockable with black and white

        Also these have been on motorola’s site with price since at least last week

  • Stevennnnnnnnn

    When will the cardock for Droid Maxx come out?

  • sam_evans7

    So… You can’t charge it while it’s in the Car Dock? :S

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Good question…wtf

    • jstew182

      At first I thought this was a really dumb question…then I actually read the text on the product page and didnt just look at the pictures…it doesnt say anything about charging. I also want to see how you put the phone in and take it out of the dock.

    • Patrick

      if you look at the renders, you can see a slot across the bottom where your charger would connect. there also appears to be a hole for the camera. so yes, it can charge while its in the car dock.

      • Patrick

        speaker not camera, my stupidity

        • Butters619

          Camera would be sick. Cellphone dash cam.

          • LionStone

            My old car dock for the Thunderbolt is mostly open to allow clean camera/video action, perfect for those covert operations 🙂 or to easily record dumbasses trying to cut you off or whatnot…

      • Bryan

        That slot looks like it is across the top to me, for the headphone jack.

    • Pat

      The page on Moto’s website doesn’t mention it, but the product page on Griffin’s website confirms that the dock does come equipped with a micro-USB port.


    • GoBlue
      • Bryan

        That 3rd picture doesn’t show anything about charging it. The slot you see is for the top of the phone and the headphone output. In the pictures with the phone in the dock, the bottom of the phone is on the side with no slots. It’s not clear how you charge the phone with this dock.

        • GoBlue

          Built-in Micro-USB connector for your charging cable

          • Bryan

            Yes, I read that, but the pictures still don’t show where you plug it in. That’s all I am saying.

  • Greg Morgan

    the more i see this phone, the more i’m wanting it.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      Yeeeeaaaaahhh. Have you touched it in person? The store is usually too noisy to make touchless controls work but everything else is sweet.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Weird thing is asking “Have you touched it in person” would only resonate with someone who has because it feels soo damn good in hand.

        First thing that came to my mind was “Damn this feels like a phone”… which I haven’t said since my 4.3 EVO

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    It’s good to see Moto making accessories right away. Too bad I got a One instead. Oh well, I’m happy 🙂

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I did too… I had the Car dock a month ago lol. Got any good desktop docks?

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        Which car dock did you get?

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          The HTC dock for the One where it’s half in half out. Also still have my One Click car dock from iOttie

          • El_Big_CHRIS

            Oh OK. I’m gonna check it out later. I commute a lot so a car dock is a must for me. I miss the gnex 3 pin pogo tho 🙁 how’s the quality on the HTC dock

          • BV

            The Griffin dock doesn’t have the holes for the camera lens in the right place so using the dash cam app is impossible for the Moto-x