Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a BlackBerry Charging Pod for your device!

By Adam Zeis on 11 Nov 2010 12:38 pm EST

Contest: Charge your device in style with a BlackBerry Charging Pod. Leave a comment to win!

BlackBerry Charing Pod

By far one of my all time favorite accessories, and what I would state is a "must have" for any device, is the BlackBerry Charging Pod. This cute little guy serves as a resting place for your device on your desk, nightstand or wherever you need to put it down. It not only holds your BlackBerry, but it charges it for you as well. No more fumbling with the USB charging cable that came with your device. Plug in the BlackBerry Charging Pod to your standard charger, drop in your device and you're done. Use Bedside Mode on your nightstand to view your clock and disable alerts at night, or simply have your device ready for access on your desk during the day. This accessory is one that can't be beat. Availabe for all devices at ShopCrackBerry.com

CONTEST: Win a Free Charging Pod for your BlackBerry Smartphone

For your chance to win a free Charging Pod for your BlackBerry, simply leave a comment to this blog post telling us about your charging woes, and how a charging pod would make life easier. Contest ends this Sunday night at Midnight PST. Please, just one entry per person.


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Getting The Most Out Of Your Charging Pod

The charging pod is great for what it is meant to do, charge. You can maximize it by learning to use Bedside Mode to its full potential, and paired with the Charging Pod you have a great combination. You can use the accessory not only to charge your device at night, but as an alarm clock or resting place on your desk for your BlackBerry. We posted a video on Bedside Mode and if you didn't check it out its definitely worth watching.

Until Next Time...

That's it for this week's roundup! We hope you enjoyed it! If you come across accessories you'd like to see featured in an upcoming roundup, please send us an email to blackberryaccessories @ crackberry.com.

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Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a BlackBerry Charging Pod for your device!



They're relatively small and portable. They provide you with a desktop alarm clock. They keep your best friend fully charged so after you hit snooze a few times, once you pull your phone off, you're off and running.


i been wanting to get one of these i hate hvaing to look for the cord to charge my 9650 i have a few laying around and i have to say i've got through 3 of em since my dog has chewed up my charging cords to have a charging pod would be great ...

A charging pod would really help me out at the office, so I can easily drop it in for a quick charge!

right now, i would just rest my blackberry against a book on my dresser so it sort of acts like a "dock" and if i wake up in the middle of the night, i can see the time without picking it up; a real dock would be much more convenient!

I would love to win this device. Been looking at getting one for awhile. If I win it, I can use the money to purchase another BB accessory! Show me you really like me!! Pleezzzeee!!!

This would be perfect for my desk at work, instead of just of getting pushed around all day long when I shuffle my papers.

With my Storm, I could easily dock my BlackBerry to backup and sync my media as it neatly sat under my desktop monitor. (It almost blended in as they are both black.) It would stare beautifully back at me notifying me of new emails and BBMs. With my Torch I am constantly having to turn it and mess around with it when I am trying to backup and sync. A new pod would be AWESOME and a blessing! Thanks!

I love that my BlackBberry has a clock and bedside mode function, as it gets used instead of having a seperate alarm clock. However, a CHARGING POD would make it work so much better than having to lie it flat on my night stand. Help me out CrackBerry!

hey i have the blackberry 9700...and as a medical student...i am always at a different city for my rotations and i hate getting a clock when i know my blackberry can do the same...i use my phone as my alarm clock everywhere i go and i would love to have a charging pod because it works as my personal phone and as a loud alarm...so please pick me for the win...it would mean alot and as a fan of crackberry.com...i like to say thanks...=)

My 9630 would be in complete debt to you and Crackberry.com. Oh wait, it already is! Still, it would love it.

Have a charging dock would make things so much simplier for me. Not always have to look around for a charger because it has been misplaced. Right next to my night stand would be the best thing. So please pick me!!!

A charging dock solves all my problems with the usb charging cable such as being unable to view the clock as i can't make my BlackBerry stand by itself unless a support is provided for it and also it allows me to view my BlackBerry's screen quickly and anytime I wish while working on my desk or at home when I'm on my bed and the ease of viewing it as a clock on the dock itself.

Would really appreciate a charging dock like this as it didn't come with my BlackBerry box set, kinda sad about that though.

Most of the times it's in my way and I would like to have a more upright visual sighting of my bb. With the pod, I wouldn't have to worry about not seeing the time and messages when it comes it. I would love to win this for my upcoming 9780.

I work in I.T. and having a charging cradle on my desk would make things so much nicer for me. I'd be able to visualize incoming messages on the phone while charging and grab the phone and go when needed. I really want this accessory. Thanks.

I think it would be great to have one of these at the office, so when I'm not using the phone, I can just set it on the charger. It would still be handy for alerts and calls.

I hope I win. I never win any of this accessories =(. If I win this it would make my life easier when charging my bbs2 9550. I'm always losing my usb cable and and the charger that attaches to the wall. Or sometimes they just stop working or yhe cable rips or something. This chargin pod will make it easier to charge my bb. Pls pick me. I don't have enough money to buy one.

I could certainly use a new charging pod for the Torch that I'm hoping to also win on the other contest! :)

It's one thing to win a blackberry and another to win it with accessories!

I would love to have my BB stand up on my desk during the day at work when it's charging. And with as much as I use my Tour (and as bad as the battery life is), I need to be constantly be charging it.

this will so make me up to date as, my current factory supplied charger is so yesterday. will make charging my BB alot simpler and with no hassles.

Now that Im a single guy again, I could use this in a big way! Need all the help I can get these days to wake me up!!

I guess it wouild be great to have the charging pod for my Torch so I can see the time and who is bodering my beauty sleep without moving a muscle, so please pick me.

Actually, this would be perfect. I bought one of these for my original Storm and used it daily. I switched to the Storm 2, and since then have been suffering from withdrawal. The old charger does not fit the Storm 2, and I would love to win one to once again put my Storm 2 beside my nightstand and use it as an alam clock. Thanks, CB, for the chance to win!

All the plugging and unplugging has begun to wear the mini usb adapter slot. Being able to slide my Blackberry Tour into the cradle is so much easier then fumbling with cord and potentially scratching *gasp* the rubbered side.

It's a great accessory no doubt and a free one would make my holiday season! Thanks Crackberry!

Make my bb into a real alarm clock, and no fumbling to figure out which way to put in the micro usb? sounds great!

And on more than one occasion, I went to answer it at my desk and pulled my computer half way to my head! I like my pretty 9800 and want all the gadgets I can get.

One accessory I've never got around to trying. Having a charging dock would simplify my nightly charging routine. Probably wouldn't forget to charge it so often.

Would also come in handy while streaming from Yesterberry.

WOOO! CHARGING POD! They're super cool looking and are far nicer than just plugging the USB right in.

Absolutely need this. This is exactly what I need. Had one for my BOLD 9000. Need a new one for the 9800 Torch.


The charging pods are a great accessory to have, not only do they allow you to use your phone as a clock by tilting it to where you can see it, but the most important thing to me is that it gives you a way to store the phone without putting the camera lens on a surface at all.

I always forget to bring my charger when i travel, and i think THIS would not be a forgettable item when packing!

I've got just the spot for this beauty. Currently, I'm having to prop my Torch up to charge it. I try to keep my Torch in pristine condition, so I use a cloth to protect it. This pod would certainly be a welcome addition on my desk and help protect my Torch.

I am constantly having to deal with a random cord on my desk while I'm dealing with business owners and their staff. It'd be much more professional if I had a lovely chromed charging pod.

Charging my torch at night on my night stand in beside mode =] the usb cable can get too messy..so I need one of these!

I am new to blackberry and i am loving it. It would be a good place to show off my blackberry on my desk!

I love the charging pod! it makes it easier to grab your berry :)...i had one for my 8900 and have yet to buy one for my 9700..so it would be nice to grab one! thanks crackberry

Using my phone constantly means I have to charge it every night. My charging area is a mess because of wires criss-crossing everywhere, and becoming tangled as things are plugged/unplugged. If nothing else, having a location that stays put will clean up the mess of my charging area :)

I need a charging pod for my 9700 at work cause I hate having to get my usb cable out to charge.

I hate the usb charging thingy alot. at night i already get mix up with other cables!! with the charging pod i can easily tell if i *grab* the right thing at night:D

I feel like everytime i charge my blackberry, either the front or the back gets scratched because i have to put it on one side. The front, with the screen, makes it hard to see if scratched and the back, with the camera, will damage picture quality. With this pod, i can charge it on its side and not scratch front or back

whenever I charge my blackberry torch, it's always a hassle to pick up the lil cord and plug it in. The poor ol guy doesn't feel comfortable. with the new charging dock however, i can just snuggly place it in the charging dock and BAM. happiness :)

This would be great to see the time while in bed. I couldn't believe the release devices like the 8520 or 9800 without the connection pad for charging pods.

I work at a company that makes grafts and implants made of human and bovine tissue used to improve life after surgical procedures. I am the Senior Maintenance tech for the one and only validated machine for cleansing the tissue in the world today. I am constantly using my phone to call vendors and work mates to troubleshoot problems throughout the day. I use my personal phone and do not ask the company for anything else but to keep helping the Biotech world and human life with our product. It would be great to have a docking station to keep my, and possibly your, life line charged and ready to go. Please keep me in mind.
Thank you

would love one of these for my 9700 , just to stop me from getting ear-ache when i,m fumbling around the bedroom trying to plug the charger in ..... ooooo matron lol

My new Torch is the best phone I've had in a while but it lays flat on the table lonely. Please send him a chair to sit upon... Thank you!

this would go nice with a torch to use as an alarm clock since i don't want to lug around a bulky alarm clock ever where i go

this charging station would be great for watching video's or movies on you storm just set it in and watch your stuff.
would love to have one.

I plug my phone into the charger at night and listen to music to fall to sleep. Sometimes the charger comes out a little so it doesn't charge the phone. If I had a charging pod, i wouldn't have to worry about it not being plugged in all the way.

I loved the one I had for my 9530(s1), it was great having it by the bed on the night stand. Now I need one for my bold 9650, so much easier to put it in the pod then plug in the usb every time I need to charge my berry.

Wow!!!! Awesome and something that would be very useful at my office. I have seen this and it sure beats the wall charger.

I sure hope I am the lucky one here.

I've always wanted one of these things so my phone can stop vibrating to the floor while I'm sleeping, then the alarm goes off and I gotta find the cord to pull it up to turn it off... oye vey

Freedom from the cord! Everytime I plug in my USB charging cord, I cringe at the thought that I might slip and scratch or scuff the beautiful chrome bezel on my Bold 9700. Pick me! Pick me! :D


This charging pod would be fantastic next to my bed at night or sitting on my desk at work. Please, please pick me. :)

I always throw my blackberry Storm onto my desk, and often forget to plug it into the charging wire (which always tends to ravel itself in a tangled mess with the empty mugs, other cables and anything else I have lying around on my invariably messy desk). Sometimes I miss my alarm because it's dead by morning.

Now, a docking station... why, a docking station would solve both these problems.

I definitely need one of those. My wall charger doesn't plug in right 100% of the time and I have to check to make sure that it's charging.

OMG! What I wouldn't give to have one of these sitting next to my bed! PICK ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!! Thanks for all the great info you have available on your site! You guys ROCK!!!!!! Sue

would be really nice to have seeing that every time I have to plug my phone in to charge it doesn't half the time or the prongs inside the phone to charge it bend or get messed up....

I was a lost BB abuser, and made the mistake of trying another phone. I have been found, and I am returing to the BB family. I feel better already. :)

Wow a great RIM accessory, a cradle for my baby, would be lovely when it's time to sleep. Thank You! Crack Team.

Crack heads, their's one in every family!

i use my blackberry as my alarm clock but the way i have to lay it down to charge it i cant see the time on my screen

Hey guys, I sure would love one of these for my new Torch 9800! Thanks for the opportunity to try to win! Cheers!

Placing my Curve on this charger would take a lost less effort than plugging in the USB cable. I need this very badly.

this would be awesome for me to have at work, right now i have to use my usb and my phone is under my desk when its charged because the computer tower is so far away because i need the regular charger at home to chargemy 9650 overnight everynight. this would solve my charging situation definitely

A Pod for my Torch please would be so sweet!!
Its so hard to find that tiny hole at night in the dark (lol), and then when I do, it just lays there....

I've been wanting one of these since they first came out! Not only would this look awesome beside my bed, I can stop picking up my Blackberry every time someone texts me after I go to bed - I can just view the message with my phone standing in the pod! This would also eliminate the cat and dog chewing on the power cord, which hangs in front of my nightstand when my Blackberry isn't being charged.

Crackberry is always giving away the best stuff!

I'm tired of waking up and my cord tangling me to death while I sleep!!! please I would like to wake up and see this professional pod on my desk :)

im the type of guy who is always using his blackberry and the type of guy who is hovering over the wall outlet waiting for a certain text; with this i can just easily put my blackberry bold 9650 off and on the charger without the need for cords!!!!

My pregnant wife teaches in a rural area and HAS to be able to charge during the day to stay in touch. It's not only a safety/security need, but a need to constantly stay in contact. Please help me keep her 9630 powered all day so I can also hear what my unborn son is doing!

the wife and I were just looking at these last night. right now I have to lay it flat on my night stand and it's a PITA to see the time.

I've always used the USB charger for my BBs and would LOVE to have a proper charging pod for my Bold!!! To think I can also replace my 15 year old alarm clock that sits on my nightstand is AWESOME! Yay! Thanks for the chance CB!!!!

phone charger always gets in my way while taking the phone quickly... hope i find a sol wit this...

Because of my Blackberry's alarm clock I was recognized by work as having perfect attendance and never being late!!! Woo Hoo!

Hickory dickory dock,
my phone is charging up and I see the cool digital clock.
The alarm sounds, I awake,
Now I'm off to work and know I won't be late.
Weekly contests I do leave my rhymes,
I know I have to win, at least one of these times.
To all that entered I wish you the best,
but you'll have to sit back and watch me win this, just like the rest!

Good luck everyone! Thx CB.

I always charge at work with a charger cable and sometimes my 8900 gets lost under paperwork or other stuff. It would be great to put this little dock under my LCD monitor to watch it charge and have the clock up as well.
Please pick me! :D

This would be great for my girlfriend. She just had to buy a new BB because her USB port wore out and it was very difficult to get it to recognize a charger was plugged into it. This seems like the ideal solution to prevent the wearing out of the USB port.

I charge my phone with the wall charger next to my bed. Every once in awhile the cord will fall off the nightstand and land on my dog. She then jumps up and runs off scared. This charging pod would be more stable and my dog would get a good nights rest. :-)

I gave our receptionist at work a charging pod for her bold 9000 today. I had come across it and had no use for it. Wouldn't it be sweet if I won one for my 9700?