Motorola DROID BIONIC Webtop Adapter Hands-on
Aside from missing out with the HD Station’s expandability with its available full sized USB ports, the Webtop Adapter for the Motorola DROID BIONIC still offers all the wealth of functionality as its fuller sized sibling. At first, we’re a bit hesitant to attach the adapter to the handset – mainly due to the fact that it’s only held in position by the handset’s microUSB and microHDMI ports. Nevertheless, it manages to stick onto the smartphone very tight with no evidence of any wiggle in between. Of course, the last piece of the puzzle is to connect our high-definition television to the adapter with a microHDMI cable, which isn’t included with the packaging.
Once all of that is out of the way, we’re able to get Motorola’s Webtop experience to run on the big screen. However, it makes us wonder why all of these optional accessories are needed to gain the Webtop experience since the handset sports a microHDMI-out port already. Nonetheless, it’s a quick fix for those who don’t want to shell out the moolah for things like the Lapdock or HD Station.
1. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
So you connect the hdtv but then where does the keybord hook up to?
2. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
found my own answere lol. I couldnt see the picture very well at first but at second glance I see theres an usb port along with an hdmi port :)
3. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
Nice video, answers a lot of questions, but I still have a couple:
- Can you type in Portrait mode while using the Webtop adapter? Regardless, it looks like the Webtop adapter would be annoyingly in the way while trying to type anything.
- What is the purpose of your USB cable connected to the Webtop adapter? Do you have a physical Keyboard connected?
4. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
this is such a rip-off. it doesn't have any more ports than what the phone already has. Motorola should've just made Webtop and option when connecting an HDMI cable to the phone. i bet our lab boys will get it working using nothing more than an HDMI cable.
5. UfcFan81 (unregistered)
The keyboard and mouse connect via bluetooth. The adapter also prevents the micro usb and hdmi jacks to undergo unnecessary stresses.
6. Eric (unregistered)
Question #1: Can USB/HDMI cables be used between the phone and the adapter when using a bulky case (ie: otterbox defender)? Will the webtop application still work?
7. HoHum (unregistered)
Don't even spend the $29. You can do this for FREE!
8. jakson0100 (unregistered)
Actually, comparing images of the Photon, Bionic and the Atrix in front
of me, the hdmi and usb connectors don't match. The Photon and Bionic
may have the same configuration, hard to tell exactly from images, but
the Motorola Atrix connectors don't match either. So the docks will not work
between the newer phones and the Atrix. if someone needs the info about motorola mobiles can approachhttp://www.motoask.com