1. Magnetic_dud's Avatar
    In my opinion a magsafe-style cable can be done to charge the playbook by some 3rd party, using the cradle port.

    What do you think about it?
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    05-14-12 07:52 AM
  2. LuayS's Avatar
    I believe MagSafe is patented by Apple and therefore no that cannot be done. If im not mistaken.
    05-14-12 08:06 AM
  3. Magnetic_dud's Avatar
    Yes, now I remember that they sued that battery maker that provided an unofficial magsafe connector.

    But I was thinking to 3rd parties manufacturers, like those unknown makers in China
    05-14-12 08:38 AM
  4. FF22's Avatar
    Rim already has a NON-dock rapid charger. Are you suggesting a cheaper 3rd party one?
    Attached Thumbnails Magsafe cable?-my-rapidpcharger3.jpg  
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    05-14-12 08:57 AM
  5. Magnetic_dud's Avatar
    Rim already has a NON-dock rapid charger. Are you suggesting a cheaper 3rd party one?
    Yes I was meaning that kind of charger!
    I did not know there was that kind of official charger!
    I like that style, I was thinking "RIM won't do that due to patent issues"
    05-14-12 09:43 AM
  6. FF22's Avatar
    I don't know about patent issues but it is faster and it saves wear and tear on the usb port.
    05-14-12 10:08 AM
  7. jegs2's Avatar
    I've got one. Yes, it's a magnetic connector. You can get one here, though they're not cheap.
    05-14-12 10:12 AM
  8. Magnetic_dud's Avatar
    Ugh, $70 it's the double I wanted to pay
    05-14-12 11:01 AM
  9. saudadeii's Avatar
    You can find them on sale periodically. You just need to keep looking around. I bought mine on sale at Walmart for $20 a while back.

    Here's one from Amazon.

    Amazon.com: Blackberry Rapid Travel Charger for Playbook - Retail Packaging - Black: Cell Phones & Accessories
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    05-14-12 11:26 AM
  10. Magnetic_dud's Avatar
    $20 it's a nice deal!
    05-14-12 12:42 PM
  11. split.berry's Avatar
    got my rapid charger from amazon for $25, worth every penny. Was working on it and got down to 10%, got up charged it while I took a snack break ~ 15 mins and I was back up at 20% or so. I believe it's 1.5~2 hrs to charge from 0-100. And the magnetic connection is awesome.. so easy to plug in n' take off.
    05-14-12 12:46 PM
  12. westronic's Avatar
    Rim already has a NON-dock rapid charger. Are you suggesting a cheaper 3rd party one?
    I would like to see one set up as a car charger.
    05-14-12 12:48 PM
  13. FF22's Avatar
    I would like to see one set up as a car charger.
    Clumsy but you could get one of those small cigarette lighter inverters and plug the non-dock charger into that. I've got one I purchased a while back from Radio Shack.
    05-14-12 05:46 PM
  14. siairra3's Avatar
    The micro sd charging port on my playbook is broken. meaning I have no way to charge it. Is there an alternative way to charge my playbook without buying a new playbook.?
    09-15-12 10:42 AM
  15. DC506's Avatar
    Get yourself a rapid travel charger.....as discussed in this thread.
    09-15-12 11:08 AM
  16. madman0141's Avatar
    I like your idea but some 3rd party developed equipment for my Bold and PlayBook have left a lot to be desired. My first car charger was a Chinese knockoff of a RIM model and lasted one month. Replaced it with $30 RIM and been going strong. The quality of RIM accessories to my knowledge have been fantastic and shows you do get what you pay for.
    09-15-12 12:51 PM
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