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17th April 2014, 07:47 PM   |  #1  
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Samsung should release is a nice dock stand for these watches. I hated the Galaxy Gear 'photo frame' cradle. I am not very keen on the new 'snap on' cradle for the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo.

I do not mind either cradle for occasional data transfer/connection, but for daily charging, why can't they sell the charging cradle they give to retailers to display the watches..

It sits on the counter, you take the watch off and just sit it into the cradle. There is a small magnet inside that pulls your watch into place and keeps it firmly connected to the two charging pins. It's already been designed and manufactured, now just make them in both white and black and offer them for sale. I'll take two.

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17th April 2014, 09:41 PM   |  #2  
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I don't see a power connection to those store docks. Do they have one to charge the watch?
17th April 2014, 11:15 PM   |  #3  
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I don't see a power connection to those store docks. Do they have one to charge the watch?

Those do have a charging cord that comes out the back/bottom of the unit. They only have 2 pogo pins, not 5, so they are for charging only. That's how they keep the display watches charged. I checked out on of the units at Best Buy and tried to convince they guy to sell it to me. :P but he wouldnt/couldnt.
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18th April 2014, 12:08 AM   |  #4  
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Here is another angle of a retail dock. We obviously don't need the security cord.
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18th April 2014, 06:54 PM   |  #5  
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I would love to have this to, I pass by the Swedish Samsung office sometimes. I could ask them if they would sell me some :P

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19th April 2014, 12:27 PM   |  #6  
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I would love to have this to, I pass by the Swedish Samsung office sometimes. I could ask them if they would sell me some :P

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That would be great, let us know what you find out.

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28th April 2014, 04:14 PM   |  #7  
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Any luck yet?

I have tried the local Samsung store here, that directed me to their call center, that directed me to another call center, that said they are only sent to retailers and sent back to Samsung after...

I really want one of these charging stands for my new Gear 2
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So i ran some small magnets over the back of my watch and in the small space that the back has, I think there would need to be four magnets to hold it in a:
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configuration, but even after doing it I didn't create the same pull that the store stands do. I have a experiment that I'd like someone to run (I won't be going to a bestbuy for awhile). Go in with your gear 2, and neo, and try to put yours on the store stand. Does the stand attract it the same? I am worried that the stronger magnetism is a store version with an alternative (ferrous) backplate to the watch...

If I'm wrong, then I actually might start designing a stand and placing the pins and magnet in it, print the object and ship it for you guys to enjoy. Also, the base seems a bit shower stall like, I may reduce the footprint and make some design changes.
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So i ran some small magnets over the back of my watch and in the small space that the back has, I think there would need to be four magnets to hold it in a:
+-
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configuration, but even after doing it I didn't create the same pull that the store stands do. I have a experiment that I'd like someone to run (I won't be going to a bestbuy for awhile). Go in with your gear 2, and neo, and try to put yours on the store stand. Does the stand attract it the same? I am worried that the stronger magnetism is a store version with an alternative (ferrous) backplate to the watch...

If I'm wrong, then I actually might start designing a stand and placing the pins and magnet in it, print the object and ship it for you guys to enjoy. Also, the base seems a bit shower stall like, I may reduce the footprint and make some design changes.

Its possible they are using rare earth magnets.
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I would love to have this to, I pass by the Germany Samsung office sometimes. I could ask them if they would sell me some

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