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Topic # 66057 11-Aug-2010 20:38
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So now I have my shiny new toy, where can I buy more toys for it ?

I might be having an off day, but I cant see anywhere in NZ to purchase a docking station.

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  Reply # 366448 11-Aug-2010 20:44
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Looked here?
http://www.expansys.co.nz/d.aspx?i=195929



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  Reply # 366450 11-Aug-2010 20:46
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Yes, but I want the official desktop dock so I can use it in my car ;)

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  Reply # 366661 12-Aug-2010 09:59
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semigeek: Looked here?
http://www.expansys.co.nz/d.aspx?i=195929


Good grief, $45 for delivery on a $30 item. Are there any other places for N1 accessories in NZ?

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  Reply # 366709 12-Aug-2010 11:42
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They aren't actually in NZ. This is on their website.

eXpansys & You
We do not have a NZ warehouse - orders are shipped from Hong Kong. Prices shown do not include NZ GST and customs charges which may be payable to the courier upon delivery for items valued at over NZ$500



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  Reply # 366827 12-Aug-2010 15:35
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All of the above reminds me why Ive never taken Expansys seriously.

So is there nowhere in NZ selling official Nexus One accessories ?


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  Reply # 366842 12-Aug-2010 16:03
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If vodafone sell the phone, do they sell the accessories?




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  Reply # 366849 12-Aug-2010 16:27
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martyyn: All of the above reminds me why Ive never taken Expansys seriously.

So is there nowhere in NZ selling official Nexus One accessories ?



TradeMe? 

Nexus One Dock - $13.99 

Nexus One Carkit & Car Charger 

(But this/these isn't/ aren't the docks from Google that has Bluetooth built in.)

I have NO IDEA why Vodafone don't support their phones with accessories. I couldn't even buy a spare battery for my HTC Magic from them. I had to get it through TradeMe. I thought that was pathetic.  

You'd think, based on that sort of thing, that Vodafone NZ were on the bones of their arse instead of the very profitable dominant cellco in NZ.  

Telecom's no better.  




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  Reply # 366852 12-Aug-2010 16:31
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davidcole: If vodafone sell the phone, do they sell the accessories?


Not usually. Vodafone - I think - are trying to create an after market space for First Mobile....but from my point of view the strategy is a dismal FAIL.

TradeMe and Sella are place to go for aftermarket stuff.

The $2 trinket & trash shops haven't entered the technological era yet.  




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  Reply # 366879 12-Aug-2010 17:39
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Ive not seen anything suitable on TM yet.

Im not interested in some whacking great suction thing, I just want one of the official desktop docks.

I have a 'hidden' install in my car and the dock will sit perfectly where I need it to. It can will hooked up to an RCA cable to the back of my stereo and a usb charger all hidden behind my center console/dash.

With the bluetooth function it means it can sit nicely whilst I drive (in view for the nav) and if anyone wants to change the music I just pass it over :)


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  Reply # 366910 12-Aug-2010 18:53
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I've started a poll in the "Handsets & Devices" forum on the Vodafone forums on their web site. 

You have to be registered as a forum member to vote.  

The polls asks:

 
In support of their phones, I think Vodafone provides:


  1.  An excellent range of accessories



  2.  A good range of accessories



  3.  An adequate range of accessories



  4.  An inadequate range of accessories



  5.  What accessories?



  6.  All I wanted was a spare battery.....






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  Reply # 367474 14-Aug-2010 09:53
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I tried purchasing a desktop and car dock directly from htc usa 2 days ago using shipito. Yesterday Htc emailed me and cancelled my order(didn't say why). I was looking forward to a dock delivery next week too, as they were only on back order till yesterday.

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  Reply # 367502 14-Aug-2010 11:44
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I'm also after the official car and desktop dock... perhaps we should all order at once from somewhere overseas to save shipping?

Disappointing that HTC won't let you use shipto... that was my plan.

A complete fail by Vodafone for selling a phone but not ensuring the accessories are available. 

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  Reply # 367506 14-Aug-2010 11:58
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To add more insult to Vodafone's wounds, I went into their Lampton Quay store this week to get a micro USB car charger as my last one just gave up. I was told that they have none in stock, either universal or Nokia branded.. Surely they have a stock control system? 

I think that Vodafone branded stores should use some kind of quality control (if they don't already). In my opinion they should take a leaf out of McDonald's book who constantly have 'mystery' shoppers. Also if a particular store gets three bad reviews in a row, the owners can possibly lose that store.
 

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  Reply # 367559 14-Aug-2010 14:39
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jjnz1: To add more insult to Vodafone's wounds, I went into their Lampton Quay store this week to get a micro USB car charger as my last one just gave up. I was told that they have none in stock, either universal or Nokia branded.. Surely they have a stock control system? 

I think that Vodafone branded stores should use some kind of quality control (if they don't already). In my opinion they should take a leaf out of McDonald's book who constantly have 'mystery' shoppers. Also if a particular store gets three bad reviews in a row, the owners can possibly lose that store.
 


I got a 150w DC to AC inverter for $69 from DSE. It gives you one AC power outlet you can plug any device into as long as it doesn't use more than 150w and 4amps. I just use my mains charger. The inverter makes "car chargers" effectively redundant as you only need one inverter to power a wide variety of non-car chargers. With a main to USB adaptor plugged into it you can also charge / power any device that uses USB as a power source.

If you do your math, you can plug in a multi-block and charge several devices at once. Just don't go over 150w.

Best to have the car running.....or you drain your car battery. The inverter sounds an alarm and cuts out when the car battery voltage drops too low.

They also sell 300w and 600w versions....but they cost more... and more care is required with respect to your vehicle and the drain on your battery.  

The 150w version is good enough for almost everything small, including laptops.

I also use it if the power goes out on the grid.....and run an extension to the car to power a few lights.  




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