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View Poll Results: If you have a pogo charger, what is your opinion of it?
Have it, love it, definitely faster charging! 50 62.50%
seems to charge faster, can't really tell, placebo 10 12.50%
charging seems barely different compared to usb 6 7.50%
don't get it, not worth the $20+shipping 14 17.50%
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(poll) POGO CHARGER WORTH IT?

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10th February 2013, 11:55 PM   |  #1  
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Hey guys so lately there's been a lot of discussion about the pogo charger.
I've checked all the threads and more than the value of the charger, the forums are filled with shipping complaints.
I can't seem to sort out the opinions and real comments on the pogo.

As such, for those really on the fence about getting a charger (like me) I made this poll, since there was one on screen protectors to help people choose.

Any comments made, please make constructive opinions on if you have a pogo charger, if it's worth it, etc. (not on your shipping problems please)

Thanks!
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11th February 2013, 12:23 AM   |  #2  
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I only bought it because I thought it would be able to charge my tablet while under heavy usage (1.7GHz performance gov + full brightness), and sadly it doesn't even seem capable of doing this.
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I only bought it because I thought it would be able to charge my tablet while under heavy usage (1.7GHz performance gov + full brightness), and sadly it doesn't even seem capable of doing this.

I seem to remember somebody stating that under heavy usage they've saw a current drain over 3A. If your situation is the same, nothing is going to keep up with that which is over the max of the charging circuit. It's simple to test for that.

The POGO cord charges faster but stops during OTG usage, no ROM/kernel Dev's have tried to solve this issue so far. There may be another issue with cigarette lighter type power supply also.
11th February 2013, 03:14 AM   |  #4  
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Re: (poll) POGO CHARGER WORTH IT?
Shipping just took time from Korea, now they have a US shipping source through Amazon.
I really like it, saves wear and tear on the USB. I charge at night, and never have enough time to use it that I run the battery in a day. The OTG complication is annoying, but liveable, and hopefully likely to be solved.
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I like the reduced wear on the micro usb connection and additional safety of quicker disconnect if cord is yanked from tripping. I charge the tablet at night, so not too concerned whether charging is quicker. I would love to see some ideas on how to improvise a charging dock using this cable!
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I think whether it's worth it totally depends on the reason you want it. If you want to use OTG while charging or to do data transfer, it's obviously a bust.

These are the reasons I'm very happy with it, in order of priority:

1) Saves stress on the USB jack, especially if dropped or banged against something.
2) Easy to click onto the N10 when I'm done reading an ebook in bed at night and I'm sleepy.
3) Charges a bit faster than USB.

If you're looking for a miraculously shorter charge time then it's not worth getting.
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Definitely worthwhile ... it is one of the nicest accessories I've purchased in a while. I purchased it only for the convenience of not having to mess with the mUSB charging. It delivered. My charging graphs indicate that it charges at a faster rate than the mUSB ... just a small extra bonus.
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I like the reduced wear on the micro usb connection and additional safety of quicker disconnect if cord is yanked from tripping. I charge the tablet at night, so not too concerned whether charging is quicker.

^^ this.

I bought it because I've had occasions where others in the house have messed up micro-usb connections on phones due to using them while still plugged in - with this, there's no way of easily damaging it

And so far, so good! Would really recommend it.
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14th February 2013, 06:05 PM   |  #9  
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I only bought it because I thought it would be able to charge my tablet while under heavy usage (1.7GHz performance gov + full brightness), and sadly it doesn't even seem capable of doing this.

Wow, max brightness ? I find the lowest setting really bright.

I did general usage on lowest brightness and it charged pretty good, IMO.
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It was worth every penny and when they come back in stock at Amazon I will order another.

I use my tablet heavily throughout the day and found myself unable to charge it completely while I slept. Now using the stock wall wart and pogo it charges in a fraction of the time. Like I said, worth every penny.

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