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11th February 2013, 09:05 PM   |  #21  
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Re: Orb now available
Meh...70 bux. Think that's way overpriced. The n7 dock is 40 right? That's way bigger and yet it costs less
11th February 2013, 09:06 PM   |  #22  
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Please excuse my ignorance - how is this more convenient than a regular charger? You still need to plug in the orb to the wall socket when you want to charge the phone, don't you? So isn't the orb really just a fancy replacement of the micro usb plug, without any real added value?

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This has been talked about to death. If you can't or won't see the value in this, don't buy it.

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11th February 2013, 09:07 PM   |  #23  
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Please excuse my ignorance - how is this more convenient than a regular charger? You still need to plug in the orb to the wall socket when you want to charge the phone, don't you? So isn't the orb really just a fancy replacement of the micro usb plug, without any real added value?

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You're editorializing and that's not the same as ignorance. Some of us see added value in not ****ing around with a micro USB port in the dark. And it looks cool. And it's a dock (holds the phone).
11th February 2013, 09:11 PM   |  #24  
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$60 for this, plus tax/shipping? Sorry to say, but that is a massive rip off. I'll stick with my USB wall chargers that I already own and do the same thing. I don't mean to be a hater or anything, it's cool technology, but damn that's a lot of coin just to simply charge a phone.
11th February 2013, 09:15 PM   |  #25  
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It looks like there's a corresponding app or screen layout when placed on the orb. Either that, or it's a setting or status that I've never seen before. Take a look at the image on the google play store for reference.

https://play.google.com/store/device...NfY2hhcmdlciJd
11th February 2013, 09:16 PM   |  #26  
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Yeah, no, it's k. I'll continue to plug my wire into the phone, and keep my 70 bucks for doing so =D. Wonder how Palm got their wireless chargers to get to such a cheap price. Perhaps it's because of the different technology...
11th February 2013, 09:21 PM   |  #27  
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It looks like there's a corresponding app or screen layout when placed on the orb. Either that, or it's a setting or status that I've never seen before. Take a look at the image on the google play store for reference.

https://play.google.com/store/device...NfY2hhcmdlciJd

It's battery widget reborn https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id.reborn.beta
11th February 2013, 09:21 PM   |  #28  
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That's what I think! With shipping and Chicago tax it goes up to $71.84 for me. I'd rather get not-so-fancy Energizer from Amazon for $68 and would charge two phones at once.

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11th February 2013, 09:24 PM   |  #29  
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It looks like there's a corresponding app or screen layout when placed on the orb. Either that, or it's a setting or status that I've never seen before. Take a look at the image on the google play store for reference.

https://play.google.com/store/device...NfY2hhcmdlciJd

I noticed and wondered the same thing about that image. I wonder if it is something new in the possible 4.2.2 update.

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11th February 2013, 09:24 PM   |  #30  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by misfits9095

It looks like there's a corresponding app or screen layout when placed on the orb. Either that, or it's a setting or status that I've never seen before. Take a look at the image on the google play store for reference.

https://play.google.com/store/device...NfY2hhcmdlciJd

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I noticed and wondered the same thing about that image. I wonder if it is something new in the possible 4.2.2 update.

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It's this app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id.reborn.beta

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