1. wscotchmer's Avatar
    My wife and I have each had our PlayBooks for about 8 months now and have been using the default usb charger. I noticed that the connection on my wife's usb port was starting to get a little bit loose which concerned me.

    Last week I was down in California for work (I live in the Toronto Canada area). My coworker wanted to go to the local mall after work. While at the mall I saw a Radio Shack and decided to pop in. They had one PlayBook Rapid Charger on for $14! Back home they are selling for around $70. Obviously I snapped it up! The next day, going back to the hotel after dinner we passed another Radio Shack so I checked in there too. Again they had just one left for $14. Now I have one for each of our PlayBooks.

    Now that we have used the new chargers for a few days I must say that I just love them. They are so much more convenient to connect and use and there is no more wear and tear on the ports. I wish that the playbook shipped with the rapid charger by default.

    I'm so glad to have the rapid chargers but I don't think I would still be willing to pay $70 for one. $14 was a terrific price!!!
    Have_a_nice_day likes this.
    08-26-12 03:45 PM
  2. RoseBud68's Avatar
    Thats a great deal, plus it will save your USB port.
    08-26-12 04:10 PM
  3. DC506's Avatar
    Great find! They are awesome chargers. I know your excitement, I found the same thing last month in Maine...lol

    08-26-12 04:16 PM
  4. kdeckels's Avatar
    Only way to go, especially for those of us who got them for prices like you did. Think I picked mine up for around $8 when the local Staples had them on clearance.
    08-26-12 04:51 PM
  5. Chrysalis1156's Avatar
    Great deal. I paid $19.99 for mine several months ago and could kick myself for not getting one sooner. Love it!
    08-26-12 05:43 PM
  6. eve6er69's Avatar
    yeah i wouldnt buy one at full price but i drove 30 miles to a staples that had 1 left for like 11 bucks. great price and now i use my playbook charger to rapid charge my phone. everything gets charged in half the time now.
    08-26-12 07:17 PM
  7. JayR2010's Avatar
    I payed 0.00 for my 2 rapid chargers
    08-26-12 07:23 PM
  8. luqman24's Avatar
    I got mine for free from RIM and I'm lovin it!
    JayR2010 likes this.
    08-26-12 07:24 PM
  9. wscotchmer's Avatar
    How did you get the rapid charger for free from RIM?
    08-26-12 07:28 PM
  10. JayR2010's Avatar
    What I did is called them up (within warranty) and told them my charger suddenly stopped working and it doesn't working in my phone either but the USB for computer charges it.
    They sent it out right away via FedEx, I even got an additional 90 days and by mistake they sent me 2 rapid chargers not 1
    luqman24 likes this.
    08-26-12 07:35 PM
  11. DC506's Avatar
    ... and by mistake they sent me 2 rapid chargers not 1
    They must have sent you mine by mistake
    08-27-12 08:27 AM