Wireless Dock

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    Wireless Dock

    Droid X running OTA Gingerbread release from Verizon, rooted, with bluetooth on.

    When I place it on top of my laptop, also with bluetooth on, my phone goes into either car dock or multimedia dock mode. I haven't yet figured out if there is something specific that makes it go into 1 instead of the other, but I have been able to replicate this same behavior over and over.

    Laptop is a Dell Latitude D630 running windows 7 32bit. Laptop is closed and connected to a dock with external keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, etc.

    If I place the phone face up on the front edge of the laptop it goes into 1 of the 2 dock modes. Again bluetooth is turned on, on both devices. So I believe it has something to do with that. But if I remember right the bluetooth module is actually in the back left of this model laptop.
    Mostly curious to see if anyone else has experienced this same behavior. I did search google but didn't find anything even close.

    If anyone else has the same equipment, give it a try and see what happens.
    Wonder if there could be a benefit to this.

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    A magnet in the laptop is activating the dock mode in the X. You can do the same thing with the magnet in a phone case. I have a Dell E6410 Latitude and can do the same thing.
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    Thanks for the info.
    I believe you are correct. I just find it odd that this happened for the first time today, during one of the rare times I had my bluetooth enabled. It appears that the bluetooth had absolutely nothing to do with it. I am still a bit curious why sometimes it loads car dock, and other times it loads multimedia dock.

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    It just depends on which end of the phone the magnet is near when you set it down. I'm guessing the magnet is one of the laptop speakers .

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    Either a speaker or most laptops have a magnet that activates a switch to tell when the lid is closed.

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