FORUMS

CloudPlayer: DIY HiFi Music Streaming Solution

In our Helpful Guide to Music Streaming Services, we mentioned several different services … more

Optimize Battery Life with This Useful App

Battery life is an important aspect of your smartphone, especially if you use it for more … more

The OnePlus 2 & The Year of Smartphone Compromises

We are very close to entering the last third of 2015, and we have now seen many of … more

OnePlus 2 Teardown, Major Android Vulnerability – XDA TV

The OnePlus 2 has been officially released. That and much more news is … more

Orb now available

8 posts
Thanks Meter: 14
 
By bitasuite, Junior Member on 11th February 2013, 06:50 PM
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread
11th February 2013, 08:05 PM |#21  
Senior Member
Los Angeles
Thanks Meter: 881
 
More
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, 08:06 PM |#22  
Senior Member
Flag Hudson
Thanks Meter: 34
 
More
Re: Orb now available
Quote:
Originally Posted by attila123456

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?

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app

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

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda premium
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to nivlac978 For This Useful Post: [ View ]
11th February 2013, 08:07 PM |#23  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 51
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by attila123456

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?

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app

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, 08:11 PM |#24  
Senior Member
Flag Twin Cities, MN
Thanks Meter: 16
 
More
$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, 08:15 PM |#25  
Member
Thanks Meter: 8
 
More
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, 08:16 PM |#26  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 70
 
More
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, 08:21 PM |#27  
Duncank's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Rotterdam
Thanks Meter: 6
 
More
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

It's battery widget reborn https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id.reborn.beta
11th February 2013, 08:21 PM |#28  
Member
Flag Chicago
Thanks Meter: 26
 
More
Re: Orb now available
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.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app
11th February 2013, 08:24 PM |#29  
d_phekt's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Minneapolis, Minnesota
Thanks Meter: 340
 
More
Re: Orb now available
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

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

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda premium
11th February 2013, 08:24 PM |#30  
graffixnyc's Avatar
Retired Forum Moderator / Recognized Developer
Flag New York City
Thanks Meter: 5,996
 
Donate to Me
More
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

Quote:
Originally Posted by d_phekt

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

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda premium

It's this app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id.reborn.beta
The Following User Says Thank You to graffixnyc For This Useful Post: [ View ]
11th February 2013, 08:29 PM |#31  
M0D3RNAFR0's Avatar
Member
Thanks Meter: 12
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by attila123456

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?

Sent from my Nexus 4 using xda app-developers app

Do you unplug the charger each time you're done using it?

Read More
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes