Micro-USB to phone couldve been made to locate to either side
This is an excellent solution for vehicle mounting. It was easy to install, and Ill be using it often. The only caveat (as another reviewer mentioned) is that the stock camera app will not display with the correct orientation when plugged in, but thats obviously a software bug and not the fault of the car dock itself.
Epic 4G Touch with the iBolt Vehicle Charging Dock
User: Quadcamos ., Sep 8, 2012
Works great with the S3 and S2 (Epic 4G Touch model) Sturdy Mount, Vibration free, long charging cables, easy to mount.
Play apps and music through the supplied cables but does not play phone calls through the car stereo on either the S3 or S2. Need to attach a seperate 3.5 audio cable for taking calls via the stereo.
see my comments in Phil Nickinsons great review of the iBolt Charging Dock.
YES, it does fit the Epic 4g Touch - Model # SCH-R760 which is the same as the US Cellular Galaxy S2 and it fits nicely without a case and will also fit with the Otterbox Commuter Case but not the Defender case.
The Epic 4G Tough/US Cellular Galaxy S2 does not have a stay awake when charging option in the std menu but the iBolt keeps the phone awake when charging so having no access to the power button is not a problem.
Connecting a 3.5 audio cable for the phone calls is not problem, just an extra cable to run under the dash.
Best car mounted charging dock on the market so far.
Using Galaxy SIII iBOLT Dock
User: Sharon B, Aug 3, 2012
Long Charge/Aux cable, no vibrations, fits with cases
Unplug microUSB when recording video
I have used my iBOLT for a few days now and so far its been a very good experience. Thanks to the 9ft charge/aux cable (yes, one cable for both!) I can finally place my phone on the left side of the steering wheel, where it is not blocking the view and is within fingertip reach when driving. I ran the cable under the door seal on the drivers side and under the floor mat to the center console where my mini van has a USB port and an AUX-in port. Works perfect. It feels like an old fashioned fixed installed kit (I had a Nokia car-kit many years ago) but without having the expense. Nice to just step into the car, place the phone in the Dock and be connected to charging and car-stereo speaker sound out. I play Pandora and some Spotify and the sound is very good. I am using a thick case which fits fine after I placed the included foam pads in the corners. Overall a very easy to use Dock with a brilliant charge/aux solution. It doesnt vibrate either when driving, as my previous universal holder did. Strange that Samsung didnt do a dock with these features.. Well, one company did so Im happy.
Works so far.
User: Keith B, Mar 22, 2013
Good design and construction
Doesnt fit big cases
Although I like the design and the construction of the iBolt dock but the video is a little misleading on one point.
They state that the Otterbox case will fit but they failed to mention which Otterbox. The Commuter might fit, but the Defender does not. You can force it if you remove the foam pad under the top clip. But only barely. I have not had this long and I am unsure if it will take bumps without loosing grip. I will find out in the next week as I put it to the test.
Samsung Galaxy S3 and iBOLT Dock
User: Jeffery H, Nov 30, 2012
easy of power button shut off and not working with OtterBox Defender Series
I just got the dock last night and I like it a lot, just a couple down falls.