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  Reply # 667463 4-Aug-2012 14:30 Send private message

Checking in to confirm the Nexus 7 works VERY well with the DSLR Controller Android app! Might post a video.

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  Reply # 667504 4-Aug-2012 15:38 Send private message

NFC tags ordered? - check. Car mount? - check. Case? - waiting on best offer reply. Car charger with dual USB and at least one 2A+ slot that works for the Nexus 7...still looking :-\

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  Reply # 667513 4-Aug-2012 15:58 Send private message

Where did you order the NFC tags? Cheers




Samsung Galaxy S I9000 16GB (Optus) | 32GB SD | CM9
Samsung Galaxy S I9100 16GB | 64 GB SD | Omega v9 (UK origin on XT Network)
Asus Eee Transformer Pad 32GB | 16 GB SD | ICS 4.0.3 stock (rooted)

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  Reply # 667519 4-Aug-2012 16:09 Send private message

What are you going to use the NFC tags for?
Do you have to program them or anything?
Could you use them with an app like tasker to do things like turn the GPS on when in the car dock?

I bought a car dock from eBay, very solid looking thing and adjusts to fit ipads etc and the seller was confident enough to give it a 2 year warranty. Cost 14.95 AUD including shipping and took just shy of 2 weeks to get here.

Edit: answered my own questions with this link http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/weekend_project_make_your_own_nfc_tags.php




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  Reply # 667568 4-Aug-2012 18:41 Send private message

Neets: Where did you order the NFC tags? Cheers


I ordered them from Ebay -link- 10pcs for $12.82 NZD after conversion. The car mount that I got cost $9.67 NZD. It is a headrest mount but it will be suitable for me after a few modifications for a dash mount. And this is the case I want. I am also looking into something like this to use as media storage when in my car but that will be at some later stage.

Will be using the NFC tags with Tasker to set up car mode when in the car holder as well as using a couple around home. Bought them mostly out of curiosity.

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  Reply # 667619 4-Aug-2012 21:40 Send private message

That case looks nice, but doesn't mention whether it has the on-off magnet or not.  At the moment I've got mine in an old kindle leather case with a magnet taped to the appropriate spot - got quite used to it automatically turning on and off when the cover opens and shuts.

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  Reply # 667654 4-Aug-2012 23:57 Send private message

tieke: That case looks nice, but doesn't mention whether it has the on-off magnet or not. ?At the moment I've got mine in an old kindle leather case with a magnet taped to the appropriate spot - got quite used to it automatically turning on and off when the cover opens and shuts.


I will be doing the same thing if the case does not have a magnet embedded. What sort of magnet are you using? I have been playing around with a fridge magnet (a biggish round one) but I will not be using that.

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  Reply # 667787 5-Aug-2012 14:31 Send private message

Neets: Just checking that you held the power button on long enough. It takes a few seconds hold before it switches on. I've read a few people who have had a problem in the Whirlpool forum (Australia) but in NZ we seem to have escaped the majority of problems they have reported.

If you have to return it,let us know how you get on.


I did a reset by holding the power and volume down buttons for 12 seconds and released the power button. It took a few minutes to reset and rebooted and all was back.




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 Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.

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  Reply # 667962 5-Aug-2012 21:10 Send private message

Actually my magnet was from the fridge too, but obviously somewhat smaller. It is one of these from dx.com, but I'm sure the smaller diameter ones would work as well. 

A5X

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  Reply # 668210 6-Aug-2012 12:25 Send private message

Got mine from Dick Smith on Saturday. All seems fine except it has four points of backlight bleed on the left hand side.
I checked with a friend of mine and they don't have the same issue with theirs. If I turn my brightness to manual and keep it near halfway then it is not so much of a problem.

The one I got was the last they had taken out of the display cabinet. I am debating weather it is worth waiting for new stock or just put up with one I have got, as there no other stock they can replace it with.

Also don't want to end up getting another one with the same issue, how many people here have the backlightbleeds issue?

Would Dick Smith give me a full refund in this case, providing I don't get a staff member saying it is normal and refuse accepting it of a refund?

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  Reply # 668256 6-Aug-2012 13:13 Send private message

You'd get a refund fairly easily, tell them to source you one from another store in the country.

Mine has no issues.


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  Reply # 668452 6-Aug-2012 16:50 Send private message

+1 - Dick Smith have been very good with sorting out replacements in my experience (I did a swap-out a few months back). I've only had a refund from them once about 20 years ago, but that was pretty much no-questions-asked even back then.

I've not noticed any light bleed on my unit.




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  Reply # 668458 6-Aug-2012 16:57 Send private message

A5X: Got mine from Dick Smith on Saturday. All seems fine except it has four points of backlight bleed on the left hand side.
I checked with a friend of mine and they don't have the same issue with theirs. If I turn my brightness to manual and keep it near halfway then it is not so much of a problem.

The one I got was the last they had taken out of the display cabinet. I am debating weather it is worth waiting for new stock or just put up with one I have got, as there no other stock they can replace it with.

Also don't want to end up getting another one with the same issue, how many people here have the backlightbleeds issue?

Would Dick Smith give me a full refund in this case, providing I don't get a staff member saying it is normal and refuse accepting it of a refund?


Back light bleed may indicate the screen is coming away from the body, this is an issue that has been documented on the WWW




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  Reply # 668506 6-Aug-2012 17:57 Send private message

There's a thread about the issue here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1781237

I just took my N7 apart using nothing more than a fingernail and an SIM card. Came apart really easily. The trick is apparently just to try tightening the visible screws, some units have had quite loose screws apparently. Mine are fine, I just took it apart for something to do.




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  Reply # 668528 6-Aug-2012 19:14 Send private message

Take a lot of care over tightening or uneven tightening could cause the screen to break.




KiwiNZ

 Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.

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