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    Seidio Desktop Charger for 8100 Pearl

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    Round 2 of my reviews.

    This time I will review a desktop charging cradle from Seidio for my 8100 Pearl.

    I always loved my cradle for my 7520 when I was with Nextel. It makes for easy veiwing, but unlike that cradle, this one actually charges your BB.

    I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how well my Pearl fits into this cradle. I was a little concerned that with a piece so small, that it could handle the Pearl and still hold it upright.


    Overall 5 out of 5

    Pros
    1) Sturdy
    2) Nice Fit
    3) Charges while cradled
    4) Comes with USB to mini USB "charge only" cable

    Cons
    None that I have!



    Here is a link to the site where it can be purchased, along with a few pics.
    Next review before moving onto other reviews will be the 8100 extended battery, which will be done once I receive it. On pre-order, due into them later this week ( week of 1/22/07 )

    http://www.seidioonline.com/index.as...ROD&ProdID=599
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    Re: Seidio Desktop Charger for 8100 Pearl

    Extra points for the BB and laptop both being on Pinstack.

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    Re: Seidio Desktop Charger for 8100 Pearl

    Quote Originally Posted by Toddboy71

    Cons
    1) Skin/Rubberized case users need to remove this before cradling.
    Yeah, that's a definate con...Atleast let the case that the SAME company designed be able to fit while in the charger...I mean, what a PITA to always have to take that case off (because it looks like it would be kind of a tight fitting case).

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    Re: Seidio Desktop Charger for 8100 Pearl

    i thought it was designed to be able to fit the rubber skin

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    Re: Seidio Desktop Charger for 8100 Pearl

    Quote Originally Posted by SDU_Eric
    i thought it was designed to be able to fit the rubber skin
    I think thats the other one, but perhaps I'm wrong. However, I only plan on using the skin about 25% of the time, so not a big issue.
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    Re: Seidio Desktop Charger for 8100 Pearl

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~it will fit with the skin. You have to remove a piece at the base of the charger if you'll be charging with the skin on. Mine works perfectly.

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    Re: Seidio Desktop Charger for 8100 Pearl

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    I stand corrected! Absolutely right! I will edit my review when I'm on my laptop tonight.
    Thanks Kasper!

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    Re: Seidio Desktop Charger for 8100 Pearl

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    No problem. This is a great charger in my opinion.

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    Re: Seidio Desktop Charger for 8100 Pearl

    It just charges, right? No synch. Does the cradle that synchs work with the rubberized case? The site doesn't say.
    BB Pearl, Seidio rubberized case.

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    Re: Seidio Desktop Charger for 8100 Pearl

    *** edited original post.


    Quote Originally Posted by TheBigNewt
    It just charges, right? No synch. Does the cradle that synchs work with the rubberized case? The site doesn't say.
    It just charges, correct. I'm not sure about the other one working with the rubberized case.
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    Re: Seidio Desktop Charger for 8100 Pearl

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    The other one is essentially just a desktop stand to put the BB in. You still use the sync cable that came with your device to sync and /or charge. It should be able to work with the rubberized case from what I remember.

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    Re: Seidio Desktop Charger for 8100 Pearl

    Quote Originally Posted by Toddboy71
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    It just charges, correct. I'm not sure about the other one working with the rubberized case.
    Do your extended batteries fit the charger?


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    Re: Seidio Desktop Charger for 8100 Pearl

    I just installed the 2400 mah extended battery and my blacberry doesn't fit in my charger any more. I grabbed up my dremel and cut away some of the charge so the extended battery would tuck into the hole I carved and it works It's ugly but I can use the charger again

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    Re: Seidio Desktop Charger for 8100 Pearl

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ I have both the 1250 and 2400 mAh extended batteries. I use the 1250 as my everyday battery now. Still no go? I really need new accessories LOL

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