Unlike the HTC Apatche (Verizon xv6700) The HTC Titan (Verizon xv6800) did not come with a dock. I decided I really missed having a dock with a Pocket PC phone so I had an idea for making my own. I broke the whole process down into 4 easy steps you can follow.
1. Get a CD you don’t need. I guess it could be a DVD or if you are fancy one of those Playstation 1 CD’s with black backing. BTW, I didn’t need this CD anymore because Linux Mint 5.0 was released this weekend. Go download it if you are interested.
2. Glue two “L” brackets to the CD. I chose the back because it made it shinny and harder to take pictures of.
3. Put the CD in your laptop drive. OK this works a lot better if your computer is on a slope or in a docking station but I am working on another solution for my desk at home.
4. Put your phone on top of the CD.
There is also a optional step of plugging the phone in but that isn’t required.
I hope I didn’t lose anyone in those steps. They were confusing to me too. Check out the gallery of a couple more pictures and let me know what you think or what you would do different in the comments.
Like I said I am already thinking of a couple different variations that may solve the problem for people that don’t have a docking station or don’t want to use their laptop for a holder. This just happened to work great for my situation.
As a side note, Windows Sideshow is pretty neat but needs a bit more functionality and florescent lights suck for pictures.