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Special sleeve for Iphone to charge?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Jyank, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:25 AM
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    Jyank

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    I understand a special sleeve is needed to charge your iphone when you travel. what is and where can I get one?
     
  2. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:26 AM
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    I am buying a Tacoma TRD Sport with Prem and Tech pkg.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:31 AM
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  4. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:45 AM
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    Excellent. Thanks.

    When you say fits behind the phone case, does it fit between your phone and the case?
     
  5. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:47 AM
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    I got it. I can see from the pic how it works. Thanks
     
  6. Dec 22, 2016 at 8:48 AM
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    I know I'm going to sound like the negative guy at this point, but skip the sleeve. With it, you would have to lay down your phone to charge it. You can't see it down there. Just buy this

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/hondo-garage-2016-phone-mount.460591/

    and thank me later. Mount your phone up where you can see it, it's safe, and run a short cable to charge it. This product is American made by one of the guys here on the forums. The mount is awesome and works with any Ram ball mounts.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2016 at 9:17 AM
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    Why the need to put the phone where you can see it? There are so many features integrated into Entune to make it so that you don't have to look at the phone.
     
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    Explain please. I am not familiar with all of this!
     
  9. Dec 22, 2016 at 9:19 AM
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  10. Dec 22, 2016 at 9:33 AM
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    1. Because Entune nav sucks compared to Google Maps/Traffic
    2. Because I stream my music and this gives me ability to change stations/playlists
    3. Because the voice commands through the truck don't always work right.
    4. Because I can quickly see notifications to my phone without having to look down and take my eyes off the road
    5. Because that mount is sweet as hell.
     
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    ^i agree with all you said, and it's probably the best mount out currently, but I don't see myself spending $140 on a phone mount, not saying its not worth that
     
  12. Dec 22, 2016 at 9:40 AM
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    I only purchased the actual aluminum mount and the diamond ram mount arm. That came out to about 50 bucks. I bolted an old phone mount on to a diamond ram ball. I'm headed out to the truck. I'll take a pic of my setup.
     
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  13. Dec 22, 2016 at 9:51 AM
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    I rarely need to look at my phone. I use Siri Eyes Free to read/send texts, emails, and music. As for nav I use a phone mount and Waze.

    As for the charging sleeve, it became kind of a PITA. You have to unplug the sleeve from the charging port every time you charge the phone from a standard charger. Charging would be hit and miss and you randomly hear that "charging tone" each time it reconnects. It seemed to charge as fast as a standard charger.
     
  14. Dec 22, 2016 at 9:51 AM
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    Waze for one...

    @Jyank I'm using this case with my iPhone 7 and am very happy with it: https://www.amazon.com/Nillkin-Wireless-Charging-Receiver-Compatible/dp/B01M346Q8T

    I'm using it with this Nillkin Qi magnetic mount charger as well: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NCL9E2H

    I've done a frankenstein mash up of the vent mount charger with a Scosche Magic Mount base and it works very well. Set the phone on the mount and it sticks just fine, charging while there. Grab it as I get out of the truck.

    A write-up with photos in on my to-do list over the holidays.
     
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  16. Dec 22, 2016 at 10:27 AM
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    That's pretty awesome, off too your head you remember where you got the rest of the parts(besides bracket and ball mount)
    Edit: just looked on Amazon, looks like they have what I need
     
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    [QUOTE="Freetime, post: 13959422, member: 181426"

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    20 MPG avg?!? Either you do a lot of highway driving or I have a really heavy foot. I average about 12.
     
  19. Dec 22, 2016 at 11:34 AM
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    Pictures would be sweet if u got some time to snap a few. :cool:
     
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    12? You must have a lift and big tires or are drag racing. My OR with a heavy foot gets 19.5
     
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