One accessory that has grown in popularity lately is the cradle. It’s a nifty little device that allows you to charge your smartphone while it stands upright. This can be good for watching videos and other little things. Yet it seemingly works better for the iPhone and Android, devices that have charging ports on the bottom. With the BlackBerry you still have to plug the charger into the USB slot on the side. Still, there are some advantages to using it for the BlackBerry. In fact, one cradle charger in particular brings an advantage. A few weeks ago we explored ways to extend battery life. One of those methods involved carrying a spare battery. This might seem like a nuisance. After all, once you do find a charger you not only have to charge your current battery, but then pull it out and charge the spare one. That might be a bit too much for some. But with the Mobi Products Cradle, you can charge that spare battery all by its lonesome. It requires an extra AC adapter, which is included, but once that’s plugged in you can bring your spare battery up to speed along with your in-device one. That way you don’t have to worry about exchanging batteries numerous times. It also ensures that your spare battery is always full of life and ready to go when you need it most. Your device charges via a USB slot. This means you can plug it into your computer, allowing you to sync and charge at the same time. If you’re not near a computer, no big deal. Remember, your BlackBerry device itself charges from a USB cable. BlackBerry models come with a wall adapter that connects via USB. Just attach that to the cradle and you’re set. You can get the Mobi Products Cradle at the BBGeeks Store for $23.70. That link goes to the 9630 and 9650 model. To get one appropriate for your model go to
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