I’ve been trying to come up with a clever title for this post for over half an hour. There has to be some brilliant pun with words like “desire” and “erect”. It just seems to elude me. Oh well. What really matters is that this little piece of plastic makes sure my Desire is always ready to go.
Modern smartphones run out of steam so quickly you need a quick way to charge them. This particular desktop charging cradle was sent to me by Mobilefun.co.uk, and it offers great value for money. The base has rubber feet that give it plenty of grip, and on the back there are two micro-USB connectors. One is used for power only, whereas the other offers full data sync capabilities. A data cable and a small power brick are supplied with the cradle.
I don’t usually use my phone while it’s in cradles like these, and this one clearly wasn’t made to do so. The phone doesn’t penetrate the dock very much so the micro-USB connector pretty much holds the device in place. Unlike the car kit I tested earlier, this absolutely is a Desire-specific product, and my guess is that this was done so the buttons beneath the screen would still be easy to press when the phone is docked.
Since I got a dock for my iPod Touch, I’ve been using it a lot more, and I hope this product will do the same for my little robot phone. Recommended.