07-24-13 02:57 PM
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  1. erichobo's Avatar
    The title says it all. I am looking to get one, but just wanted to hear some reviews. Thanks
    05-22-13 07:46 PM
  2. rebroker2009's Avatar
    I like the magnetic one better but the dock is ok for watching vids while charging, I have both

    Q10, 9900, 9780, 8330, 7520, 7510 And Playbook!
    05-22-13 07:48 PM
  3. erichobo's Avatar
    The magnetic one?
    I like the magnetic one better but the dock is ok for watching vids while charging, I have both

    Q10, 9900, 9780, 8330, 7520, 7510 And Playbook!
    05-22-13 07:51 PM
  4. BBPandy's Avatar
    I love it!

    I have both typed of rapid chargers, my preference is the stand.

    My parents both have PB's (gifts from me)
    My mom prefers the stand, my dad the other one. Both of them like the rapid chargers over the standard charger...what's not to like?

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    05-22-13 07:52 PM
  5. Gooseberry Falls's Avatar
    Haha. You're going to get a lot of different responses. I find it hard to position the PB on the stand. Also, it has more of a history of the pins messing up (search the forum). I don't know of any cases that work with it. Because of that, I hardly ever use mine. The travel rapid charger is my fav. It just snaps on. I suppose if you want to watch a movie and charge at the same time and need a stand, go for it. There was a good price on Amazon a couple of days ago for both:
    Amazon.com: BlackBerry PlayBook Charging Pod + Rapid Wall Charger: Cell Phones & Accessories
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    05-22-13 08:15 PM
  6. erichobo's Avatar
    I never even knew about the rapid travel charger. The case problem is one reason I looked away from the stand, but that link you gave me, gave it a good price. Thanks.
    Haha. You're going to get a lot of different responses. I find it hard to position the PB on the stand. Also, it has more of a history of the pins messing up (search the forum). I don't know of any cases that work with it. Because of that, I hardly ever use mine. The travel rapid charger is my fav. It just snaps on. I suppose if you want to watch a movie and charge at the same time and need a stand, go for it. There was a good price on Amazon a couple of days ago for both:
    Amazon.com: BlackBerry PlayBook Charging Pod + Rapid Wall Charger: Cell Phones & Accessories
    05-22-13 08:24 PM
  7. jpash549's Avatar
    The Rapid Travel Charger which also uses the pogo pins is preferable to many because it allows use of the HDMI and USB ports while charging and is thought to be more durable. The Blurex case and others of similar design can be left on the Playbook while charging in the stand but you probably will have to loosen two clips at the bottom.

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    05-22-13 08:24 PM
  8. Gooseberry Falls's Avatar
    Yeah, I've got an Otterbox case on my PB. Really hard to get off. You have to have the cord with the magnetic head facing to the left for good contact. I can snap it on in the dark!
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    05-22-13 08:37 PM
  9. jamesharmeling's Avatar
    The stand rocks. I use a Blurex case, so i don't have to remove it to charge up my PlayBook. I have a charging stand at home (next to my bed) and one sitting on my desk at work. Get one and you won't regret it!
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    05-22-13 09:13 PM
  10. FF22's Avatar
    I've got a couple of TRAVEL rapid chargers. I guess they are more versatile as the case does not have to be removed and it is easier to dicker with the attachment's alignment. I also have an otterbox and with wire left, it fits and actually, right now I've got my pb hooked up to hdmi and the travel rapid connected.

    I also have a stand that can hold the pb if I do want it propped up. I have attached a picture of the stand with the travel rapid charger wire coming off. The pb is "backward" because I was shooting a timelapse video of my solar install happening and the pb was on the roof of my garage. It needed power since the camera was running for 4 hours during the shoot. This stand allows the angle to be modified.
    Attached Thumbnails Is The Playbook Rapid Charging stand worth it?-pb-stand.jpg  
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    05-22-13 10:23 PM
  11. KermEd's Avatar
    I have 2. . I use one at home and one at work.

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    05-22-13 10:41 PM
  12. xamdam's Avatar
    Yes it is a rapid charger charges faster then the wall charger the playbook came with.

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    05-22-13 10:54 PM
  13. Dallin Crump's Avatar
    Absolutely, yes.

    I also have 2 - one for home and one for work. No cables to fiddle around with, and it charges so much faster. Well worth purchasing.
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    05-22-13 10:55 PM
  14. erichobo's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. I ended up buying both. Hope they work.
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    05-22-13 11:16 PM
  15. AUgirl_inTX's Avatar
    Yes and I love it! I got mine off eBay for $12 but now they are $15 but that's still a great deal!
    Original Blackberry Playbook Rapid Charging Stand Pod Dock Charger Acc 39340 303 | eBay
    05-23-13 11:16 AM
  16. yueytan's Avatar
    totally worth it. I have and feel like getting another just because.
    05-23-13 12:00 PM
  17. dmlis's Avatar
    Must to have item, imho.
    05-23-13 12:20 PM
  18. El Bori's Avatar
    am due to get my mine today got a deal for both desk top and rapid charges....
    05-23-13 01:13 PM
  19. Huggy_Bear99's Avatar
    Love the stand. Just ought another one from the link above. One for home and one for the camper.
    Bit of a pain to remove the cover but not too big of a deal.
    05-23-13 01:27 PM
  20. cdnynot's Avatar
    I'm like some of the people here, I purchased 2 of the rapid chargers.
    One for home and one for work... and I think they are great.
    Since they are a quick snap - you are not going to mess up the USB input connector (as they can break if input incorrectly).
    05-23-13 01:36 PM
  21. kill_9's Avatar
    I use the BlackBerry Rapid Charging Dock on my desk to watch webinars and when BlackBerry Bridge used to be fully functional to read emails at my desk.

    Posted via CB10 from the BlackBerry Z10
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    05-23-13 10:26 PM
  22. FF22's Avatar
    I use the BlackBerry Rapid Charging Dock on my desk to watch webinars and when BlackBerry Bridge used to be fully functional to read emails at my desk.

    Posted via CB10 from the BlackBerry Z10
    Ah, the good old days.
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    05-23-13 11:12 PM
  23. yueytan's Avatar
    Bridge was honestly awesome. Damn it.

    Posted via CB10
    05-24-13 12:03 AM
  24. Alex Tan's Avatar
    I use the Rapid Charger with the same magnetic connector, because the charging stand doesn't fit the Playbook with a case.

    I got mine for $24.95 Local pickup from Toronto, I think they have shipping option for $4.99 as well.
    Blackberry Playbook Rapid Charger | 416Station Online Store
    Last edited by Alex Tan; 09-02-13 at 09:14 PM.
    05-29-13 08:01 AM
  25. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    Yes, you need both. Besides the prices are ridiculously cheap compare to the original pricing.

    Posted via CB10
    05-29-13 08:35 AM
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