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Old December 12th, 2010, 08:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello friends.

I am about to invest in a charge and sync cradle/dock.

I was looking at clove.co. uk and found one or two decent looking ones for about 15 pounds

Has anybody else got a dock they could recommend to me?

The only reson i want one is to neaten up my desk. It also looks pretty cool to have your phone upright. any help appreciated.

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I fancy one of these ... CelJel - Smart Device Holder for your iPhone, Android, Blackberry, iPod, Zune and All Smart Devices! ... though not in the green! Haven't had an email telling me shipping to the UK yet though .....

All the charging-type cradles look like cheap bits of plastic to me.

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Hi Dave, Thanks for your interest in CelJel. Shipping to the UK is around 8 to 10 US dollars. We have run out of stock for now due to the holiday rush but we should have more in stock within about a week. I think Amazon may have some left. ...

Didn't realise that Amazon sold them. And didn't realise that I could order from the Amazon US site with my UK details .... The wonders of modern technology!! Won't be here in time for Xmas now but that is no problem whatsoever.

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I'm not sure what they charge for UK shipping but if it seems like too much, you can PM me and I'll figure out a way to get you one out of my "side" stock. ...
I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere .... Anyhow, they want 4.61 to ship which to send a Celjel across the Atlantic on one of those new-fangled jet plane thingummies seems like s good deal to me. I've had UK companies charge more for shipping the same weight or less!

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I bought one of these:-
HTC DESIRE HD DUAL TWIN SYNC DOCK DESKTOP CHARGER on eBay (end time 31-Dec-10 21:44:03 GMT)
Works well, comes up as a removeable drive & charges as well as holding my phone at a good angle at the side of my monitor at work.
Might get another for charging at home.
My boss thinks its just a posh clock as it goes into desk-clock mode automatically.
Doesnt look cheap either.
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Here are some from amazon:
Amazon.co.uk: cradle dock htc desire hd
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How easy would it be to cut a channel and hole in the CelJel for a USB cable so I could stand my DHD upright and charge at the same time?
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Anyone else using a cradle that they would recomend. Had a look at fatty_mctavish's link but its expired, would really like to lay my hands on one that had been recomended by a fellow HD user.
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Is there nothing good that can charge the DHD and sync it whilst keeping the phone secure?

I've searched everywhere and those that I have found are either for the original Desire or don't hold the phone securely.
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Got my Celjel. Quite impressed. At least with the black one I received, I wouldn't have been quite so happy with the lime green one ... Each to his/her own I suppose .... Holds the phone fairly securely with the only real problem being when tapping the top of the screen when In portrait mode. A bit unsteady but I've found the natural way to use it is to have a finger on the stand anyway so no problem. For typing I have a wifi keyboard app anyway so just use the PC keyboard.

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How easy would it be to cut a channel and hole in the CelJel for a USB cable so I could stand my DHD upright and charge at the same time?
I suppose you could cut a hole BUT you would really need the cables going out the back of the stand and as the phone is sloping forward that would be tricky. You'd have to cut a hole and channel along the bottom.
If I connect my DHD up whilst on the stand it's in portrait mode and I just have the cables going out the side. Makes no difference in the office to me.

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Use a spider stand myself and just plug the cable in, holds it very steady.
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Use a spider stand myself and just plug the cable in, holds it very steady.

Have you tried using this in your car? I bought a universal one from Mobile Fun but it was totally useless, couldn't deal with the weight of the DHD and then fell apart. I really want a car holder so I can do SatNav and Music through my fm transmitter. I don't especially want a windscreen mount as i have two cars and want to be able to move between the two easily.
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Have you tried using this in your car? I bought a universal one from Mobile Fun but it was totally useless, couldn't deal with the weight of the DHD and then fell apart. I really want a car holder so I can do SatNav and Music through my fm transmitter. I don't especially want a windscreen mount as i have two cars and want to be able to move between the two easily.
No sorry I havent, I can see it working with the DHD in landscape mode but it might struggle in portrait as the DHD is quite large.
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I got a Clingo mount for mine. It is a wind screen mount using a suction cup, but it doesn't touch any of the DHD sides, so all ports will be accessible for charging and FM transmitter
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I've got two of these from Kidigi: HTC Desire HD 2nd Battery Cradle
One for home and one for the office. Very happy with them.
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I've got two of these from Kidigi: HTC Desire HD 2nd Battery Cradle
One for home and one for the office. Very happy with them.
Is it just me being stupid Matt, but i cant find the price or ordering info on the page you linked to.

Edit, yes it was me being stupid, tab at the top saying "online store"
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I've got two of these from Kidigi: HTC Desire HD 2nd Battery Cradle
One for home and one for the office. Very happy with them.
Looks like this website sells them for 12.

Gadgets-Mobile Phones-HTC Phone Accessories-Desktop Cradle Chargers-HTC Desire HD USB Desktop Charging Cradle & Spare Battery Ch

However, the pictures look like its for the Desire and not the DHD. I've emailed then to verfiy if the cradle is definitely compatible with the DHD.

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By 'it' did you mean 'if' ? I am looking for one of these cradles. Seems a bit much to pay over a tenner, though.
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Thanks, corrected the typo!

I can't find anywhere that sells it cheaper.
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Looks like this website sells them for 12.

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However, the pictures look like its for the Desire and not the DHD. I've emailed then to verfiy if the cradle is definitely compatible with the DHD.

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Cheers for that link andy. It says compatability is Desire HD, but will hold on until you receive a confirmation email back, then i'll be having one
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I am looking for one of these cradles. Seems a bit much to pay over a tenner, though.
Thats what I was thinking, but I've searched Google and eBay and they are all this price.

Let me know if you find anything cheaper
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Have you tried using this in your car? I bought a universal one from Mobile Fun but it was totally useless, couldn't deal with the weight of the DHD and then fell apart. I really want a car holder so I can do SatNav and Music through my fm transmitter. I don't especially want a windscreen mount as i have two cars and want to be able to move between the two easily.
Tried the spider stand in the car now and worked fine in both landscape and portrait mode. Used the air vent to hold it in place, all good.
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since my only purpose for a cradle is to stand the phone up on my desk, I resented pay 10 for a lump of plastic to do the purpose. Using a cigarette filter box, a craft knife and some duct tape (for cosmetics and to smooth the edge of the cuts) I seem to have come up with something that although may be a little messy (I have a few more boxes anyway if the prototype comes out untidy) does the job perfectly.

Will update this post with a pic when Im done
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