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johnbryan45 07-21-2009 03:17 AM

Worth Getting?
Is this worth getting?


aapierre 07-21-2009 04:30 AM

if you have the cash and would use it then why not

i would consider it if i needed my BB for work where i drive a desk but i dont so work wont really agree with it either

SteveO86 07-21-2009 07:00 AM

I got one those, got mine off NewEgg.. It's a nice little stand I keep on my night stand.

Nifty little thing.

david9962000 07-21-2009 09:14 AM

I like mine, very nice.

jsconyers 07-21-2009 09:23 AM


Originally Posted by SteveO86 (Post 1433619)
It's a nice little stand I keep on my night stand.

Nifty little thing.

Same here. Another benefit of this is if you ever have issues with your USB port, you can still charge the device with the cradle.

takeshi 07-21-2009 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by johnbryan45 (Post 1433548)
Is this worth getting?

I'd say yes. YMMV. Worth is always a subjective thing. I'm sure plenty of people don't see the point in the charging pod.

If you have some more specific questions about it to help you determine if it's worth it to you we'd be happy to answer them.

MikeLip 07-21-2009 12:50 PM

That looks like a handy gadget. I plug my wall charger into the side USB port then CAREFULLY lean it on it's side against my alarm clock to charge overnight. That way I can see it if I get a sudden urge to SMS or email someone. This looks like a much more elegant solution since it's always flopping on it's face! :smile:

illinicb 01-04-2010 09:39 PM

In theory, yes. I just got a charging pod yesterday and I get an error message: "USB charging current is not sufficient. Verify that your handheld is connected to a USB charging source and that the proper USB driver is installed". Not sure what the issue is since the same power cord that I would connect directly to my BB is the same that is plugged into the docking pod.

EDIT: From looking elsewhere in the forum, my issue may be related to the fact that I'm running a beta version of desktop software.

jsconyers 01-05-2010 07:38 AM

Are you running 5.0 on your 8330?

If so, I had the same message when using the charging pod with 5.0. I got the message, but it would still charge. Since then, I've went back to 4.5 for other reasons.

monkeypaw 01-05-2010 04:04 PM

The charging pod is a great accessory. It reduces the use of the USB connector which seems to be one of the most common hardware items to fail. Also you can just grab the phone off the pod, check email, answer a call or whatever, and put it right back down. You'll always know where your phone is on the desk and it's easy to see the indicator light for new emails since it's standing up.

With the cable, you have to decide whether to pull the cable or try using the phone with it without stressing the connector. If you're outside the year warranty on the phone, I think it's a prudent investment on top of just being a convenient charger.

jbairdjr 01-06-2010 10:39 AM

When I had my Curve, I used it every day at my desk.
I loved it.
I now have a cradle for my Storm 2

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