Right now I use the iHome clock radio to charge my video ipod. I only need to connect to my computer to sync new songs. The problem with using USB to charge the phone all the time is that is the computer goes to sleep it will stop charging. SO, has anyone tried the iHome yet? Thanks. PS: My SO bought me the clock radio but we cannot use it in the bedroom. The display is so bright it is like sleeping facing a streetlight. BUT it is nice in the office.