HTC Desire Sync Cradle with battery slot review
The HTC Desire Sync Cradle is the perfect way to dock your phone when you are at your desk. It also features an extra slot for a second battery. Read on for our review.
The HTC Desire Sync Cradle is the perfect way to keep your phone charged when you are sat at your desk. Although quite plasticky in its build the matt finish looks good and ought to wear better over time than a glossy alternative.
The holder grabs the phone in place securely – there are versions of this product for many popular smartphone models – and enables you to both sync and charge your phone with a desktop computer (and there is also a mains adapter in the box for faster charging on its own).
Behind the phone is a tray into which you can place a spare battery, ensuring it always remains charged when you need it. Charging LEDs illuminate when the unit is powered – a blue one for the phone is excessively bright though, and the rear one for the spare battery flashes annoyingly between orange and green when no battery is installed.
A little improvisation is needed to tone both down.