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Company: WirelessGround


Model: iPhone USB Sync and Charge Cradle

Price: $45

Compatible: iPhone

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WirelessGround iPhone USB Sync and Charge Cradle

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge ()
Published: Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Category: Adapters + Cables - Home / Office, Indoor Power Adapters, Stands + Mounts - iPhone / iPod

As the first third-party iPhone-specific dock we've seen, WirelessGround's iPhone USB Sync and Charge Cradle ($45) initially seems like a pretty good value: it includes a black, reclining iPhone dock with a blue power LED, a USB cable to connect the dock to your computer, and a wall adapter. Unfortunately, the wall adapter doesn't charge the iPhone -- a problem some unauthorized, non-Works with iPhone chargers are running into -- and callers report that while we're still audible in iPhone's speakerphone mode, our voices are muffled because the Cradle's bottom hasn't been designed properly to pass the audio through, like Apple's smaller iPhone Dock. There's also no audio-out port, like the ones found on each of Apple's iPhone Docks (Dual and standard). WirelessGround's cradle does work to let your iPhone sync with and charge from a USB-equipped computer, though.


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