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CaseDuo Charge & Sync Dock + 2nd Battery Cradle for Samsung Galaxy SIII - Black
Charge your Samsung Galaxy SIII AND a spare battery at the same time with this Charge and Sync Dock for Samsung Galaxy SIII from Monoprice!
This charge/sync dock is designed specifically to fit the new Samsung Galaxy SIII phone. A small plastic insert allows the dock to be used with or without an external protective case installed on the phone. A slot on the back side of the dock allows you to charge a battery directly, without the phone. This slot will fit both the stock Samsung 2100mAh battery as well as our 2100mAh Replacement Battery.
The dock connects to a PC, Mac, or USB power source through a USB micro-B port on the back. It measures approximately 3.6" wide by 2.1" high by 3.1" deep.
- User's Manual (Sep 25, 2012)
Samsung and Galaxy are registered trademarks of Samsung.
PROS: Fits nice and tight and the charge is fast
PROS: Excellent dock that can take the S3 with larger than typical silicone cases or similar.
CONS: Does not identify itself as a dock to the S3, which means that clock apps etc will not auto start.
Great fit, quality feel.
The official Samsung charger requires 2 micro usbs to charge the phone and the battery.
PROS: Only a single charger that is 5v to charge both batteries. You can use this with a TPU case, or stock. There is an insert to remove if using a case.
Comes with a 5v charger.
No bright lights.
PROS: looks nice, works with my non-Monoprice case
CONS: like others have said, VERY short USB cable, and the USB cable is definitely not of the same high quality you'd get buying just a USB cable from Monoprice
I removed the insert so I can use the standard OEM flip cover case. It fits without wobbling around, but also seems like it will accommodate other full body sleves etc.
Second battery slot is convenient, but tucked out of the way so it doesn't seem excessive when only charging the secnd battery once in a blue moon. Great option to have! Second battery charging LED flashes when charging, then solid green when charge complete. Oddly it does not turn off when the battery is removed (or when the phone is removed, or when both are removed), which is a bit annoying because it's yet another LED lighting up my room at night (granted, it's not obnoxiously bright like some of my other electronics' LEDs). I'm sure it also adds to the power consumption when the charger is plugged in but nothing on the charger. Of course, power consumption of LEDs are fairly insignificant. Not sure if this is a malfunction or not.... would love to hear a reply from Monoprice.
Bottom line, it's a great product!
Fits phone with or without case
CONS: Battery charge LED does not turn off
PROS: Very convenient, looks good, possibility to leave the phone in its protective case for charging
CONS: You need two hands to take your phone off the dock (phone in one hand, dock in the other) because it is way too light and will not stay on your night stand or desk.
PROS: Compact, 2nd Battery charging
CONS: Short cord
PROS: Works great with phone not in a case, or in a small "every day" case like my BodyGlove brand. Won't work well with Otterbox defender and up. The removable piece that adjusts between naked phone and case is a nice touch. Feels pretty sturdy, and gets the job done. Does what it says.
CONS: None really. Included charger and cord were obviously not very nice, but that was to be expected. Packaging is a little excessive, but I've noticed that is kind of common for Monoprice branded items.
It's been a while and it's performed excellently. I would kinda of like a light to show when the phone is charging like there is to indicate the battery is charging. But if you have a properly naked phone the phone has it's own light that indicates for you.
The battery charging slow doesn't charge if the battery has already been charged so that's also cool. It's just a really good device and I have no hesitation recommending it to any Galaxy SIII owner.
PROS: - Fairly sturdy
- additional USB cable
- slot for extra battery
CONS: - barely fits with front cover replacement back