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I do but I dont use it since you have to keep the door open to access the phone and I use that for an arm rest. I got one of those $12 magnetic phone holders you push on one of your A/C vents and that thing is amazing.
 

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@Nithros, did that come standard? I noticed it is now an option on the 2019 configurator.
 

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Fantastic. If we could please limit this to discussion of US cars - those who have it:

1) Is this associated with Connect and Connect+? That is to say, if you have either version of Connect, you've got it; and if you don't have either version on Connect, you don't?

2) Is it readily removable?

Thanks again.
 

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I think it partially depends on your use case. For example, in my daughter's car (a Miata, not a 718) it has a closed compartment for her cell phone and it's perfect ... because it's hidden away -- therefore not a distraction.

I, on the other hard, prefer to have the phone visible to me while I'm driving. Mostly for use of Google Maps (I'm an android user, so Carplay not an option for me). In my cars, I've always used the Proclip mounts
The Mount for the Car --> https://www.proclipusa.com/product/834878-proclip-console-mount
The Mount for the Phone --> https://www.proclipusa.com/product/...arging-holder-with-usb-cigarette-lighter-plug

Three reasons:
(1) They solidly mount and look pretty good for a cell phone mount (e.g. better look & feel than an air vent or windshield mount)
(2) The holder is custom-fit for each phone, and has a power connection to it --- so phone charges very quickly with a QuickCharge 3.0 charger
(3) It's really easy to hide the cable. See picture #2 below -- the red arrows show where I routed the cable, and then put a USB charge in the armrest compartment. Fortunately there's a car between the two leather panels, so it slips right in there.

Really happy was this solution. The only downside is I dont have a cell signal booster --- but dont think I've every missed that. Not to mention, I'd question if that booster works with "5G Evolution" (aka 4G LTE on steroid) as it starts to rollout this year....
 

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I agree with Roberth - I love the Proclip Mounts.

I use the Cayman one with a magnetic mount on it..works great with my iPhone 8.

I also always splurge on the best Radar Mounts - Blendmount.
 

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So how would the presence of this "screw you"? ****, I wish it was better. If they did wireless carplay and wireless charging that would be epic. You just drop your phone on the pad and then you're done.
 

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Because to be perfectly honest, I was so ambivalent regarding Connect+, and so covetous of interior storage space, that I would have passed if I had known there was a cell phone docking station in the center console. That's why I asked on this forum, asked my SA, and read in the manual, and in each case was informed that there would be no docking center in the console - one would simply place the phone in the entirety of the storage space in the center console, and connect it to the port by a cable. That's it.

That's why I asked, in post #7, if the docking station can be removed, and so far none of the owners have taken a stab at answering that.
 

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I do!
 

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I don't know if it can be removed, I didn't order Connect or Connect Plus on my car, so I don't have it. You do need Connect (at least to my knowledge) to have the the phone pad in the center console. But it's not like it's taking up too much space. I've seen both, with and without Connect, and the space is fairly tight on either one...
 

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Because to be perfectly honest, I was so ambivalent regarding Connect+, and so covetous of interior storage space, that I would have passed if I had known there was a cell phone docking station in the center console. That's why I asked on this forum, asked my SA, and read in the manual, and in each case was informed that there would be no docking center in the console - one would simply place the phone in the entirety of the storage space in the center console, and connect it to the port by a cable. That's it.

That's why I asked, in post #7, if the docking station can be removed, and so far none of the owners have taken a stab at answering that.
It can't be removed. But I don't think it ruins the car. I just wish I could fit my sunglasses case in the door somewhere. But the only place that fits is the glovebox. :(
 

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That's exactly the problem - although I'm hoping and thinking that my sunglass case is smaller than yours and goes in the door. Connect+ just wasn't worth, I didn't think, losing that storage space. And no one could give me a straight and correct answer at the time, and now I am screwed. Marvelous.
 

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That's exactly the problem - although I'm hoping and thinking that my sunglass case is smaller than yours and goes in the door. Connect+ just wasn't worth, I didn't think, losing that storage space. And no one could give me a straight and correct answer at the time, and now I am screwed. Marvelous.
I don't know where you're located, but maybe not buy the car? The car phone kit doesn't take up that much space, and I doubt much else would fit in there (maybe look at YouTube videos) but if this makes you "screwed" and you can avoid buying the car maybe that would work better for you?
 

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I'm going to get over it - at least as far as the car is concerned. It's the absurd difficulty in getting valid data that bothers me.
 

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First off: I have the smartphone tray in my car. (Only ordered Porsche Connect, not Connect Plus).

Does anyone in the U.S. have an image of the center console without the smartphone tray? I, for one, am curious as to how much storage the tray actually eliminates. My bet is that it isn't all that much, but I could be wrong/skeptical ...

Final thought: I'm willing to bet that the smartphone tray is removable and replaceable by the OEM non-tray. The antenna booster is never a huge help in cars such as ours -- and they almost never work when your phone has a case on it. It's likely merely a matter of unplugging the booster unit under the tray during the parts swap.
 
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