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!



I Love Crackberry ,every time a friend of mine gets a blackberry i always tell them to register on this site! definitely the best *thumbs up*

I use my phone as my alarm clock, therefore it would be nice to have one of these so I don't have to prop up my phone with random stuff so I can se it.

I need one of these bad. My USB cable is always a pain to plug in my device. At work it falls through the cracks in my desk and at night when my wife is sleeping, it is impossible to find that little plug in the dark. And I always enter Crackberry contest but never win anything. This one be really nice. Pick me as the winner.

My wife just got a Bold and she loves it. But man the wires are killing our organized kitchen counter. I was thinking of getting a charging pod but hmmmm maybe this will do.

No need for explanation, short and simple !!!

I L O V E to have this accsesories,,,

You will make my day...

Thanks again CRACKBERRY for this opportunity...

I have truely become a addict to my Blackberry Storm 2. I got it on a whim to be able to receive email and an occassional text message. Well It now is a primary method for communication, at home, at work and on the road. So much so that I'm constantly having to charge my Storm 2 during the day. This Charge Cradle would make this process much easier and handier. Instead of fumbling for the cord I'll have a spot on the desk that I'll always be ready to reach and have instant access... Please select me at the winner...

Lloyd Mitchell

I've lost my proper charger so now I'm left waiting hours for a USB charge to finish. Help a broke college man out!

I could really use a charging pod for my Torch.
The battery life in of itself isnt the most amazing so if I had somewhere to lean it on my desk during the day (and at night) that'd be awesome!

The torch chasis begs for a stand... Especially as an alarm clock at night. Definitely sa cool, simple accessory!

A charge pod would make my life so much easier, because me and my girlfriend split up and where I am sleeping now I am almost sleeping on the floor. The my BB in a charge pod would at least make the "view" nice in the loneley nights.

There's nothing worse than fumbling in the dark looking for the end of the USB cable to plug in your phone at night.

Ive been wanting one of these for a long while now, this would be a perfect holiday gift fro me from the CB team. PLEASE pick me!!!!

Plain and simple, the way it should be. With this I wouldn't have to manually connect my BB to a cable anymore! While that sounds trivial, it doesn't take away from the fact that the charging pod looks cool as well!

I just picked up my first Blackberry a Bold 9650. I have been reading this site for months now and was finally able to join the ranks of Blackberry user. I look forward to everything RIM has to offer.

I would love this for the 9800. It would make the perfect clock for my bedside and make charging quick and convenient!!

Omg, I have been wanting this for quite some time! But apparently I don't really have the money to get it. :(
Having to put my BB far away from me because I need to charge it, sucks, when I'm about to sleep because i use my BB for the alarm and not only that, I would come home so tired after the whole day, sometimes i would forget to switch on the main power, so when I wake up, i realized it didn't charge! :( getting this would be like a miracle to me! :) This is not only convenient and portable, it has an in-built alarm clock and it enables me to see my BB charging! :)
so pleaseeee? :):)

Need it for my nightstand, I get so sick and tired of plugging and unplugging my Tour, not to mention when I can't see in the dark and struggle to insert it upside down.

My charger ends go out really quick from all the plugging and unplugging. This would fix that problem and save me $15 a month on new chargers

Wow! This would make my life complete, laying in bed with this and my beautiful 9700 on my right and my beautiful wife on my left. Wow what a life!

Have you any idea what it's like to leave your 'Berry flat on your desk or table top, picking up who-knows-what while it's charging via an umbilical cord? Sure you do. We all do.

Even worse is the grab-and-run we each perform, forgetting that our phone is physically attached to a charging source. Ouch!

The key to happiness is a pod. Gotta have one, all of us.

(Hope each of us is a winner)

At this point my phone has no place to sit at night. Heck it doesn't even have a place to sit during the day. I am now allowed carry my phone at work. Having a stand would not make sure I have a snazzy place to put my phone, but it would also always be charged.

Both my wife and I have blackberry's, a Bold 2 for the wife, and a Torch for myself. We both have separate BB's alarms, side tables, and charger cables. A charger station would really clean up the experience :)

I need a charging pod for my Torch. I use it soo much that i wish they had an extended life battery. Charging pod will save my life. Send it to me.

i could really use this for many reasons, i think i'll put it in rhyme.

blackberry bold it puts e in control everyday i wake up and im ready to roll i must admit 9650 battery's great but the standard wall charger is just something i hate i like to sleep with my bb and let it charge by my head but when i wake up in the morning its fallen under my bed, no nice accesory to sit on my night stand, but if u give me a chance i could aspire a plan, to keep my phone safe from tumbling deep in the night i hope i win id appreciate it man i love this site! lol

havung a charging pod for my phone would be great a night, especially when im tired and I have to charge my phone. No more waste of time looking for my charger before bed

I hate plugging my phone in and leaving it on the floor to charge. Since my closest outlet to my bed is on the wall opposing my bed, I can't see the clock from my bed (because it is laying flat on the floor). This would be awesome to have.

I get tried waking up most mornings late & cussing because I forgot to plug my Bold 9700 in and finding my phone is dead. Please help me wake up on time and in a more pleasant mood. This charger will certainly help!

a sleek, smexy dock will go well on my sleek, smexy desk.

i was contemplating picking one up cheap.

free > cheap (defies logic, i know).

I'd love one of these for my 9700. There are at least three spots at home that would make for convenient charging spots, plus work, but I've only got one wall plug and one USB cable, so I'm either moving those around constantly or trying to find a way to end up where the plug usually lives for longer than I need to.

Would definitely help with viewing the clock at a glance and make life a bit more convenient and organized.

I need this for my 9650 b/c I've fallen asleep several times chargin my phone and accidentally rolled over onto it and messed up my chargin port.

Every night its the same thing... find the charger and then fumble with it to connect my BB. This shure would make things a whole lot easier. Not to mention it would look great on my nightstand.

A charging pod would be awesome. I'm always fishing for the charging cable and I can't fully utilize the phone because I have no way of standing it up - so basically no point in putting it into bedtime mode. I just shut off the screen and call it a day.

having the phone sit in the dock would be much easier to use to see the time!
and it would look very stylish :D
i hope i can win it!

I hate pluggung my phone in my tangled mess of cables for all my electronic devices. If I had one of these for my 9800 I could replace my bedside clock and charge my phone at the same time!

I need one of these so my Chinchilla doesn't choke itself with all my USB chargers laying around. I love my Chinchilla, but i also love my BB, so i need one.

since i upgraded to the torch i miss having my charging pod i'd loooooooouuuurrrrrve a chargin pod for my torch!

I would love to have a charger pod, because sometimes when you are gonna sleep and you are really really tired you have to look for the cable and you don't want, finally when you find it THEN YOU have unwind the cable its so annoying, and that cables are horrible! All the time they have problems, all the time they get "crashed" and dont work and you have to buy a new one.
But there is a solution for that, crackberry have a charging pod! And awesome and cool way to charger your blackberry, and dosent matter if you are tired or not! Just get it, connect it and that's it! No problems, never "crash", never have problems, this is the best of the chargers of crackberry.

Thanks for the opportiuny guys,
Good luck to all!


I'd love one for my BB9700 as I've just upgraded from my Bold 9000 and as a poor student I can't really afford such luxurious devices!

have you ever fumbled in the night to look for your phone to find out what time it is?

Yep this would alleviate much of those woes!

Whilst looking good charging too!

I already prop my phone up on my nightstand on a stack of coasters. I use my phone as my alarm, and bedside clock so this would be very convenient, and look so much nicer than my hack.

I'd love to be able to see my BB at my desk at work, all nice & up-right. This is most definitely one of the best accessories out there.

I have had my eye on one of these for a minute! But, If I buy anymore accessories for my phone then I am going to wind up divorced! But, a freebie would be nice ;)! Thanks guys and hook me up pleeeeese!

My girlfriend loses and breaks chargers for her Curve constantly. I'm tired of sharing w/ her, need something exclusive for my Bold please help!!!

I had to return a phone due to a faulty charging port. Wouldn't need to plug it in much if I had a charging pod! Pick me!

i can finally have my phone with full charge next to me on my desk at work. this is one of the biggest issues with any smartphone nowadays, battery life. it is extremel tedious to constantly charge a device daily.

the charging pod is like a small gift from heaven, portable and small ready to charge my phone on the go.

I can't waste 5 minutes every single morning looking for my bb in the bed. Please, let me leave it in my pod, so I can even see at him every single moment. Thx, dan

I use my 9800 as my alarm clock, but someimes I wake up in the night it would be nice of I could see the times without picking my phone up especially since my phone is charging on my desk which is quite a reach from my bed.

I love these pods. If you're familiar with them, the bedside mode settings are super handy and I don't beleive are offered by any other phone manufacturer.

this would be the perfect compliment to my prized possesion... my 9700. what better way to display and charge my 9700?

I would love to have one of these Beauties for my Sexy Torch. I always set my Torch as my Alarms. I would love to be able to see it sitting up on this charger before I go to bed. It's sweet, my Torch needs it so It can wake up at the crack of dawn to save Lifes in the ER! : )

been rocken the Style for a little while now and this is by far the best Blackberry experience i have ever had. A charging Pod will just add the that experience.

My blackberry bold 9650 would be soo much better if i had a charging pod , it would save the tangling of a charger and an alarm.

It would simplify just picking up my phone and going. I charge it in my office most days and sometimes I grab it in a hurry and then remember to unplug the wire. Plus after I upgrade to a 9780, it would be nice to have multiple charging options.

I use my blackberry 8530 alot!! and i always have to scramble around to find my charging cable, which is a mission. with this you can just stick the phone on the dock while ur doing something and go. I think it would also be great to set the bedtime option so when i wake up throughout the night i know what time it is without pressing buttons on the phone(which im sometimes lazy to do=))

This would look great on my desk at work to help keep my Bold 9700 fully charged up and ready for anything I can throw at it :)

Would love to have one of these make life so much easier and would definitely fill up some empty space on the night stand

I love to drink beers, but I often find that it causes charging woes for me. My cable is currently connected to a distant outlet, which causes it to fall below my nightstand. As any good boozer will tell you, reaching over the bed and looking for a small cable can easily cause you to fall out of bed, landing on your head. The charging dock would, thus, save me time and possible medical bills due to head trauma. I appreciate your consideration.

I currently use a remote stand to put in my phone and its to tedious because I have to connect the cable and place my phone perfectly so it won't fall. This would be perfect, I would just have to drop it in!

Upgraded to a Torch and I'm missing the charging pod. Not able to find one at Future Shop or Best Buy in Canada.
Tried to make a charger box and failed. There is no replacement for the BB charging pod.

I'm a medical professional and by having a charging dock would allow me to charge my phone without having the hassle of a corded charger and allow me to leave quickly when a medical emergency happens. As well, when Im not at work, I can place the dock on my nightstand and have quick access to charging while my usb cable is plugged into the computer awaiting a bbOS update. ;)

Just sold my 9700 and I bought one for that and now that I have the torch I want one for that, would be nice to use it as a clock again when it's charging!

I always seem to misplace my charger (or leave it at a friend's) and having this charging pod would be a great improvement :)

I just ordered a charging dock for my Blackberry Storm 2 and the person never sent it tome :( I would love the chance to win a charging dock because I need one sooooo BAD!!!

I would love one for my 9650 because they charge quicker and I can actually see the clock when its charging on my nightstand!

This is one of the most underrated, yet very useful accessories. I know I have almost bought it myself and then talking myself out of it. It would be great if I can win one.
I just recently purchased Torch, one of the biggest problems I have is the typing while the cable is plugged in. I know I won't be able to type if the phone is in dock but I can certainly looking forward to trying to using soft keyboard with one finger. That reminds me, anyone working on the swype for Blackberry yet?
If the charging dock does what it is supposed to do, I might actually go and buy one for the office too.
It would give me that whole charging without wires experience too. I mean no looking through the pile of other charging cables for the right blackberry approved cable to connect.
In the end, good luck everyone. At crackberry we are all winners. ;)

I have always needed the charging dock for my Bold 9000 but haven't had the money to get one. Its hard being a student these days. I often forget to plug in my phone before I leave for class and it dies on me, with the dock it would be easy to drop it in whenever to keep it charged up.

I work in a not so best signal place, so my 9700 even with wonderful battery life sometimes struggles to finish the day (specially on Fridays with happy hour etc) So having a nice dock station to plug it while working would save me from getting a dead battery on a long day and also give me a desk watch!

I am constantly misplacing my charger which sometimes causes a complete depletion of my battery power. A charging dock would keep my charger in one place! Ahhhh, wouldn't that make things easier.

My 9700 needs a reliable charger. I've woken up too many mornings to find that my 9700 got disconnected in the mornings :(

I've started to worry about the longevity of the USB port on my 9700... the charging pod will most certainly help with that issue.

Only thing...wish I could use it with my hard case on. But hey, if I win it I will probably forgo the case :)

Cat wouldn't chew on the end of the USB cable on my night side table then. Then I wouldn't have to kill the cat. :)
Actually, she can stay - but if she ever decides to munch on my BlackBerry itself....

I would love one for my 9650 because they charge faster and I could really use one of these at the office, otherwise I have to keep it laying flat someplace on the desk~

Thanks in advance~

This would look great on my desk for my 9650. Since I work so far away I would no longer need to use my extended battery all the time and show off my phone with the stock battery. So pick me please.

Maybe I'll be able to get rid of the stack of books that's currently being used to prop up my BlackBerry so I can see the clock at night...

I'd love one of these. I'm always fighting with my wall charger at night because the cord gets tangled up and stuck under the corner of my bed :(

for my newly purchased Blackberry Torch...that is scheduled to be here tomorrow...whooohoo!!! Please oh Please pick me... :)