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Is there a good charging pod for the Sprint HTC Hero?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MisterB, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. MisterB

    MisterB Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I came from the BlackBerry world, and they have these great charging pods that you can set your device in and it charges it upright. Works great to just keep on your desk and keep the device charged throughout the day without having to plug and unplug a cable.

    Any good options for this phone?
     


  2. vikingisson

    vikingisson Android Expert

    Did you click that big Store button near the top yet? There are ideas of what is available in there. It isn't anything like the aisles of proprietary toys that BB and jPhone have but the basics are coming out.
     
  3. Konikub

    Konikub Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I was wondering the very same thing. Just got the Hero from Sprint and would like a good Charging cradle...perhaps one with an extra battery charger as well. If anyone finds one, let me know....and I will do the same :)
     
  4. Konikub

    Konikub Well-Known Member

    Coolio...just checked the link and this is what ebay told me twice.

    This listing () has been removed, or this item is not available.
    Please check that you've entered the correct item number
    Listings that have ended 90 or more days ago will not be available for viewing.


    However, I entered the title into the search bar on ebay and found two items that cost a bid price of 24.99 or a buy it now price of 29.99 (is this what you bought today), and if so....please do let us know if it works for you. I had a friend on another forum that said it charged just fine, but the HERO battery wouldn't fit.


    I will wait for your word :) Thanks man!!!
     
  5. Matterof8th

    Matterof8th Newbie

    Hey...yeah, that link must have been bad cuz I pulled it from 'my ebay' and you need to be signed in as me to see it? Whatever, that is the product i'm talking about.
    Hopefully this link works.

    I cant imagine how they could screw this up, unless it doesnt slide in easily and the electrical connector wont hook up well. I'll let you guys know what I think when I get it.
     
  6. MisterB

    MisterB Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks guys. That looks like a good one.
     
  7. MisterB

    MisterB Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I did. Don't see anything like that for the Sprint Hero...
     
  8. PGR

    PGR Well-Known Member

    For what it's worth, Seidio also sells a charge/sync cradle for the Hero and Eris:

    It won't charge a spare battery too, but it works quite well for the phone with most cases on it.

    Pete
     
  9. cirehawk

    cirehawk Android Enthusiast

    Well, since I already purchased the Seidio case and holster, I was considering this:

    Innodock Jr., Black

    Don't know if it would work if you don't have their case, but I can't see why it wouldn't.
     
  10. cirehawk

    cirehawk Android Enthusiast

    Oops, PGR must have posted a few seconds before me. At any rate, that is the dock I was referring to.
     
  11. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Android Enthusiast

    I've got the innodock jr and it works with or without their case.
     
  12. Sherwin

    Sherwin Lurker

    I found a very nice one on amzon
     
  13. rolue

    rolue Newbie

    Are you going to tell about it? Maybe a link.
     
  14. Matterof8th

    Matterof8th Newbie

    Hey all

    For anyone still paying attention to this thread, I've recieved the cradle and had a chance to judge it.

    So it is what it says, you can charge a battery and hero in this thing.
    The phone fits in there well, you cant just 'pop' it in immediately, but it isnt as hard as fishing around to fit the usb in. After a few tries it became a pretty smooth movement getting the phone in and out of the cradle.

    Unfortunately the rest of this review is bad. This cradle has to LED lights, one for the phone and one for the battery. The horrible, horrible thing about this unit is the fact that when you dont have a battery in the battery section the LED does this urgent yellow/red flashing thing which is incredibly obnoxious. It's like the designer was trying to piss people off and lose his job. I dont plan to buy another battery, I had to duct tape over that LED light until I can think of a less ghetto solution.

    The second LED is blue, and nice at first...but at night it put this blue circle of light on my bedroom ceiling, it was like actually having a light on in the room, I like a dark room to sleep in, I had to unplug it.

    I plan to take it to the office or something, just not somewhere I have to sleep.

    So, it does what it says, but the LED's really make it kind of ridiculous.
     
  15. Matterof8th

    Matterof8th Newbie

    Hey all

    For anyone still paying attention to this thread, I've recieved the cradle and had a chance to judge it.

    So it is what it says, you can charge a battery and hero in this thing.
    The phone fits in there well, you cant just 'pop' it in immediately, but it isnt as hard as fishing around to fit the usb in. After a few tries it became a pretty smooth movement getting the phone in and out of the cradle.

    Unfortunately the rest of this review is bad. This cradle has two LED lights, one for the phone and one for the battery. The horrible, horrible thing about this unit is the fact that when you dont have a battery in the battery section the LED does this urgent yellow/red flashing thing which is incredibly obnoxious. It's like the designer was trying to piss people off and lose his job. I dont plan to buy another battery, I had to duct tape over that LED light until I can think of a less ghetto solution.

    The second LED is blue, and nice at first...but at night it put this blue circle of light on my bedroom ceiling, it was like actually having a light on in the room, I like a dark room to sleep in, I had to unplug it.

    I plan to take it to the office or something, just not somewhere I have to sleep.

    So, it does what it says, but the LED's really make it kind of ridiculous.
     
  16. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Android Enthusiast

    Just use a black piant marker and paint over the leds. You should still see some light through the paint to let you know it's connected but not too much to be obnoxious.
     
  17. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Android Enthusiast

    Ooo, I like that one.:)
     
  18. BLUFALCON78

    BLUFALCON78 Newbie

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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