If you play with your PSP while on the train, listen to your iPod in the office, and use your mobile to call your friends, then there is a possibility that you have to charge them all at the same time. Instead of plugging three chargers at the same time, why not use a single dock that can charge up to four devices at once?
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Since there are only three slices included in the package, users can purchase an additional slice for $14.95 if they want to charge another device (10 available). Checking online, we found that Bing Lee sells the charging slices for $14.
Charging is straightforward: all a user needs to do is to plug the Powerdock into an outlet, connect the devices that need charging, and press the on/off switch located in the middle. The green LED should light up, which means that the devices are now charging.
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If the green light is flashing while charging, you may have to remove a device as it indicates potential overload and overheating. The Powerdock comes with a built-in fuse to prevent overloading, but we are happy to say that we did not experience this throughout our test.
Charging space is definitely not an issue with the Powerdock as we were able to charge our BlackBerry Bold, iPod Classic, and Nokia phone at the same time. But like any other charging docks available in the market, users cannot use their mobile phones unless removed from the station.
If you want to have a dock that charges all you devices in one location, then the Crest Powerdock is worth taking a look at. It is available now for $79.95 (comes with a Nokia, iPod, and Mini-USB slice) and $14.95 for additional charging slices.
Crest Powerdock | $79.95 | | Powerdock.com.au
For: Charges up to four devices at once; Reduces clutter; Slices can be bought separately; Built-in USB port
Against: Only three slices are included; Users must buy a slice if their phone is not compatible the first time around.
Conclusion: A desktop charger without the messy wires.