Droid 3 desktop dock

What's the Droid 3 without accessories, right? Here's a quick look at the official Motorola Desktop Dock for the Droid 3, which offers up a stylish and simple way to present and use your Droid 3 on any flat surface, while providing HDMI and analog audio out, as well as charging it in the process.

The Motorola Desktop Dock for the Droid 3 fits the phone like a glove, which is no surprise. The Droid 3 snaps in via the microUSB and HDMI ports. It's easy enough to get the phone into place -- you won't be struggling to get things to fit.

Motorola Droid 3 desktop dockWhen you connect the Droid 3 to the dock for the first time, you'll be asked which dock mode you want to use. "Bedside" gives you a large clock and easy access to the alarm clock. "Productivity" gives you date, time, weather, calendar and shortcuts to the app drawer, messaging (which looks surprisingly like it'd go to gmail instead), the browser, e-mail the camera and contacts.

You can have the Droid 3 ask you which mode you want to use each time, or set a default. From the menu button on Productivity mode, you can get to Agenda, Today, Calendar Settings, or exit from the dock app.

Motorola Droid 3 Desktop Dock

From Bedside mode, the menu button either takes you to the dock settings, or exits the app. Speaking of dock settings, you can change the remove some of the "Dock Features" (next event, weather, music date) -- though we're not quite sure where those features are in the first place. Unchecking weather doesn't remove it from the Productivity mode. You can also change the nighttime brightness, choose "silent mode" set a sleep timer, change the wallpaper and set weather options.

Motorola Droid 3 Desktop Dock

You can have the desktop dock in any color you want, so long as it's black. It's lightweight by not topheavy, and it's done up in a mix of glossy and matte finish. On the rear of the dock you have  ports for HDMI out, a 3.5mm audio jack, and microUSB power. The dock comes with an AC adapter, but you're on your own for the HDMI cable.

The Motorola Desktop Dock for the Droid 3 is available in the Android Central Store for $47.95.