Motorola DROID BIONIC HD Station Hands-on
Essentially, the HD Station dock looks like any other pedestal dock available for other smartphones, but the beauty in it all is that you can essentially turn the DROID BIONIC into a quick and easy to use mini-computer of some sort. In the rear, three full sized USB ports that allow you to connect USB peripherals to it – like a mouse, keyboard, or flash drive. Of course, the entire thing actively charges the handset while it’s docked, and it connects to a high definition television via its microHDMI cable.
After selecting the Webtop option on the handset, it transforms into one giant trackpad that’s used to navigate around the Webtop interface – plus, there are left and right mouse clicks to help better select something. Furthermore, you can easily input text by using the on-screen keyboard available on the handset as well. With Webtop, we’re still able to interact with the DROID BIONIC since a virtual representation of the handset is displayed within the interface. On top of that, Mozilla Firefox is available to provide us that desktop-like experience right on the big screen.
For something that’s constructed out of plastic, it doesn’t necessarily exude something that’s priced up there at $100, but it makes up with its depth of functionality with the entire Webtop experience.
1. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
I like this much better than the laptop dock option. If I do end up getting the bionic this will be a must for me.
2. brokeguy (unregistered)
Why is something that has $10 worth of parts cost sooo much??? I'm assuming that all the functionality is in the handset, this is just a fancy USB/HDMI cord isn't it?
3. Phil74 (unregistered)
Since the Droid Bionic has Gingerbread, and can do Skype video calls, would the HD Station support Skype Video Calls? Has Phonearena tested that?
4. Trent (unregistered)
Does the dock have to be plugged in to establish a connection with the phone and HD TV or is the power cable just for if you want to be charging the phone?