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Accessories Cheapie desktop extra battery charger finally broke - get another?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kjarrett, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. kjarrett

    kjarrett Well-Known Member
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    Got one of these a while back:

    Desktop USB Battery Charger For HTC Droid Incredible - eBay (item 230516716815 end time Sep-24-10 09:55:45 PDT)

    It finally croaked. Worked great for a couple of months!

    This is more than I need:

    Convenience w/ HTC Droid Incredible 3-in-1 Sync n' Charge Desktop Charger, Free Shipping!

    Love how the pics are plastered with HTC logos but the actual item packaging clearly isn't HTC. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.

    I really just need an external charger to keep my 2nd battery ready to go. Should I just roll the dice with another Hong Kong cheapie? Is the build quality on the other one above worth the extra $?

    TIA!

    -kj-
     

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  2. kjarrett

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  3. heffe2001

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    I have that 2nd cradle in your first post, and while it works, your phone sits at a 90 degree angle to your desktop. I hacked mine up to get it to lay back, but I still need to remove a bit of plastic to get it to fit my Inc when it's in a case. The battery charger on it works fine though. You can also use it as a Sync cradle for your PC. I've not paid any attention to the duration of the charger, but it does seem to give the same charge as a bump-charge.

    As for charge time on Froyo, if you use King's kernel, the phone charges more like 2.1, I can run Sirius/pandora, Nav, and bluetooth, and my verizon charger keeps it topped off nicely, and can actually put a charge on the phone if it's not full when I put it on.. Does get a bit warm though, so your mileage may vary..
     

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