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Old Feb 6, 2010, 06:04 PM   #1
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any danger using generic iphone charging dock from ebay?

hey all, i'd like to get a charging dock for my iphone - is there any harm in using a no-name one off ebay (i can save like 25 bucks...)

something like this:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Sync-Charge-Dock-...ht_4007wt_1090

will that be safe to use?
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Old Feb 6, 2010, 06:21 PM   #2
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hey all, i'd like to get a charging dock for my iphone - is there any harm in using a no-name one off ebay (i can save like 25 bucks...)

something like this:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Sync-Charge-Dock-...ht_4007wt_1090

will that be safe to use?
been using one for over 6 months.. no problems so far
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Old Feb 8, 2010, 01:16 PM   #3
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been using one for over 6 months.. no problems so far
ok, good to know. anyone else have experience with this? i'm happy with generic products, i just don't wanna mess up my iphone battery with poor charging or something.
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Old Feb 8, 2010, 01:23 PM   #4
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hey all, i'd like to get a charging dock for my iphone - is there any harm in using a no-name one off ebay (i can save like 25 bucks...)

something like this:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Sync-Charge-Dock-...ht_4007wt_1090

will that be safe to use?
hmm. That looks pretty nice. I like the simplicity of it. I may pick one of these up.
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Old Feb 8, 2010, 01:47 PM   #5
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cons: very light weight.. also if your phone is docked NO sound will come out of it like it does w/ the REAL apple dock.

i own both.. a real and this knockoff in white.

the differences are noted above. other then that it works. when i say its light weight i mean its really light.
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Old Feb 8, 2010, 02:00 PM   #6
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cons: very light weight.. also if your phone is docked NO sound will come out of it like it does w/ the REAL apple dock.

i own both.. a real and this knockoff in white.

the differences are noted above. other then that it works. when i say its light weight i mean its really light.
cool, thanks for the feedback. this does have an audio out though, couldn't i theoretically plug headphones into that? i'd ideally have 2 of these - one on my desk at home to be used ONLY for charging, one on my desk at work to be used as a charging dock while i listen to music over headphones. what do you think?
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yes it has a head phone jack on the back thats the only way ur gonna get audio out of the dock.
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Old Feb 8, 2010, 05:22 PM   #8
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yes it has a head phone jack on the back thats the only way ur gonna get audio out of the dock.
ok, not so bad! thanks for the help.
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Old Feb 8, 2010, 07:44 PM   #9
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I would go with the OEM one, I bought the ebay one and you could wiggle the iphone from left to right when it was docked. I imagine after a few hundred dockings it might mess up the 30 pin connector.

The apple dock is $30.. way to expensive, but currently the only solution that fits the iphone 3g/3gs perfectly

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Old Feb 8, 2010, 08:34 PM   #10
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i'm using two universal docks from ebay for six months (i think).
no problems at all, although it's not compatible with switcheasy's inserts but i glue it and it's fine.
(it's coming with inserts for iphone 3g\s and you can use it with no inserts at all to fit covers and cases...).
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