I have used this for a few weeks now, and I find it to be an absolute Gem of a purchase. I was a lifelong Motorola user until my upgrade last month, and I found myself missing the Motorola car mount with the SmartActions text reply while I was driving. This Dock with the downloaded App does it!! Also, with the AUX cable, I can now put my iPod away and use my phone to listen to my music and Audible on the daily commutes. Great Buy.
Well built but doesnt do the job (i.e. charge the Samsung phone)
User: Marc DiPaolo, Nov 13, 2013
Sturdy, solid attachment to dashboard
Unable to prevent battery drainage while phone is in the dock
I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. While in the dock running Waze and Songza (music streaming), the power provided to the phone via the iBolt charging cable is insufficient to prevent the battery from discharging (all the way to zero, as happened to me). The only solution that worked for me was to replace the USB charging cable entirely with a unit that plugs into the cigarette lighter and send power to a standard Samsung (micro USB) output.
But iBold should already know that people mounting their androids in their cars will USE the phones features (i.e., apps, bluetooth, GPS, etc). Basically, I paid a bunch of money just for the mount. The cable that came with it (paid extra for the aux plug) is entirely useless.