The cradle charges and syncs just as advertised. The only complaint is the way the phone docks, it not very smooth and I could see where someone who is a little rough with things could easily damage the dock or the phone. Other than that it was well worth the money and allows me to enjoy my EVO even more ( Came from the pathetic Palm Pre YARG what a crappy device )
User: Brian Metzger, Jan 16, 2011
Does the job
Very slow charge
Works and does what its supposed to do, however it takes about 4 hours to charge a dead battery.
Effectively charges both phone and spare battery but..
User: Sean S., Jul 31, 2010
Charges both phone and spare battery and functions as stand for phone.
To charge phone and spare battery simultaneously you must use two plugs. Tolerances of micro usb loose in such a way that might cause damage to usb port on phone with long term use. The blue l.e.d. that indicates phone charging is so bright that it migh
This is a basic device that effectively charges both the phone and a spare battery simultaneously. It works quite well. I would have given it more stars if it were not for the following:
1. To charge the phone you slide the phone upright into the stand. A small male micro usb inserts into the phone and thus, charges it. However, the tolerances of the back of the charger relative to the placement of the micro usb could be tighter. I.e., when inserted, there is a small amount of play that could result in bending the usb port on your phone. This should be no problem if you are very careful, but to this user I feel that should be more snug. Please note however, I have not experienced any damage to my phone thus far, but I dont plan to use that part of the charger for the next reason..
2. The blue l.e.d. is extremely bright. This is the indicator that shows you are charging the phone, and not the spare. The spare l.e.d. is not too bright and varies between green/amber to show charged or not. I could be wrong about those colors because I am red/green color blind. I wish the tech world would realize that some 8 percent of men are red/green colorblind..anyway, the blue l.e.d. is so bright that is shines a big blue spotlight on my ceiling at night and is too bright for nighttime use.
3. To charge the phone and the battery you must use 2 plugs. Thats right. Instead of one plug to plug in, you have to plug in two plugs. One is a usb thats permanently attached and the other is a micro usb port to which you use your original charger.
Overall it does the job, but is not particularly elegant. If not for the above mentioned things I would have given it 5 stars.
EVO HTC charger
User: Steve Gunter, Sep 21, 2010
Spare battery charger does not work
The spare battery charger does not work, and yes I have the second charger plug, pluged in. The cradle is a difficult fit.
I am seriously not happy with this product.
Charged one battery in spare slot
User: Brian from CA, May 2, 2011
Was supposed to charge spare battery and have dock to charge phone.
Doesnt charge the spare battery
I read the other reports of the spare battery charger not working, but didnt think it would happen to me. Well it did. It charged one battery when I got it. But now that I tried swapping out my batteries, it wont charge the battery I just put in it. Green LED never changes. BAH!!!