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 definitely need a dock as having just gotten the Torch, I no longer have a dock that works for my phone. Thus my Torch sits on the bedroom floor as an alarm, just waiting for me to step on it. :(

I love that the mobile world agreed on a mobile charging standard, but I must accept that the micro USB connector in Blackberries are VERY flimsy. I'd love to get a charging station and never touch that connector again :)

I've been looking to buy this for a while but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Maybe you'll pick me and I won't have to!

I am so desperately in need of one of these since my storm2 no longer holds a charge for more than 8 hours >(

Since getting a Torch 9800, I've found that I need to charge at work as well as at home :( So a charging dock will look classy at work

How bout I just don't have enough chargers to go around. Office, bedroom, living room, dining room, bathroom #1, bathroom #2, garage. I have one already and I definitely need another one. You know what...how bout one for the car. Maybe on the dash for the nav directions

This would be great instead of using my battery power alarm clock for college. Charging pods cost too much for my budget. LOL. Great opportunity. Thanks!

A charging pod would really help me and my love life. Every night i share the bed with my blackberry becuase im afraid im going to miss something. Haveing a charging pod would help me to get my phone out my bed and on the bedside table were it belongs. it would also give me peace of mind knowing that i can roll over and see the time and dont have to worry about smashing or slobbering on my phone!!

My Problem is that I like being able to see the time beside me when ever I may have the small wake-ups in the night from my twin girls crying wanting something. My new torch unfortunately takes up most of the area of my tiny stand and has pushed over my old alarm clock. I would love to have a dock for it so that instead of having to set my alarm on my alarm clock, and struggle to see it at night, I would love to have the lit time of the Torch glowing at me, and a nice suttle alarm in the morning (not that nasty BUZZZZZZZZZ noise...) And I could throw that darned alarm clock out the window, which would also be fun. :P

Please help me out guys.

to be able to see what time it is after I've pushed snooze a few times without having to pick up my Torch and tug at the cord to bring it towards my face.

...for my BRAND NEW 9780 as soon as AT&T releases it. Charging my ancient 8310 right now is a pain. The jack only works about 40% of the time, it lays flat, and NO bedside mode. Can't wait to get caught up with the times and plop a 9780 down on this charging pod!

I think it's time I stopped sleeping with my blackberry right next to me(yes, in my bed) while it's plugged into the wall and time I placed it on the dresser at night.

Would be a lot better than trying to plug in the usb cable at night in the dark... That and bedside mode with the phone at an angle instead of flat.

I need one cuz it takes me 2 tries flipping the USB cord over to finally get it plugged in, every time. You'd think I'd guess right once in a while, but sadly no.

My alarm clock broke... and i am one of those people who absolutely must know the time every second... so with this pod i can just place my bb on it and know the time at a glance =D

I use my torch as my alarm clock, night-time mp3 player, etc. This would definitely help me at night, and when waking up to charge and display my torch.

I'm constantly either dragging charging cords around, or without a charging cord. One of these to leave on my desk at work would be great.

Winner, winner chicken dinner!


This would even improve the experience I expect to have with my bold 9780 which is coming in the mail!

First phone :D

I have a USB cable threaded from the back of my work computer, up through my workstation and onto my desk to currently charge my Torch at work. This means my phone lays flat on my cluttered desk. Today I spilled a bottle of orange juice on my work area, inches from the phone. This tends to happen to me.
You see my need for a cradle: to keep my BlackBerry 9800 a safe distance away from migrating, hazardous sticky liquids that seep into my papers and electronics.

I currently use my 9800 as a secondary laptop, reading email and ebooks and watching movies.

A charging pod would come very handy so i wouldn't have to tire my arms, holding my BB up.

Also, this way i'll get a night stand clock, and not have to fumble at the middle of the night to see how much time I have left to sleep, after my cats get me awake.

Would love to put my 9520 storm II inside the charging pod next to my bed, in bedside mode. It will allow me to instantly read the clock without raising my head.
little but important difference.

This pod would look awesome on my kitchen counter, which is where I usually keep my phone when I'm at home. With the pod, I could readily see my screen instead of picking up my BB every time I get a notification. And it would go nicely with my stainless steel appliances. ;-)

Ah I would love to win one of these for my 9650. Not more fumbling and dropping it when my alarm wakes me up haha. Sitting supported on one of these would save it from many slips. Not to mention it just looks good. I've been dying to get one of these.

I've got my 8330 charging cord, my wife's phone charger and iPod charger in the kitchen on the counter. Not really handy at night. And I don't like to have it on the bedside table laying flat (kinda defeats the purpose other than charging). With this, I could see my ole' buddy right next to me at night.

I really would like to win this particular contest because of the following reason, I really want a charging pod for my seet 9700, I've even contemplated buying one here on CB (obviously) i really just begrudge paying more for the shipping to the UK - it's more than the cost of the item... I really want to become a supplier for CB in the UK because of this and I have sent multiple emails to that effect with no reply, let me in with a chance and let me be a nominated supplier for CB so that all the UK users out there arent penalised for wanting stuff for their BB's!!!

Thank you! (this post is sent with the best intentions)

I've been searching for this item for a while now. Hop I get it. I'd use is as nightstand mode. Pretty cool!

I always have a struggle searching for the cord at night. I don't turn on the light so I don't wake up my wife. This dock would help me a lot. just drop it in there and forget it. I

I use my Blackberry as an alarm, so this would be very useful for me. Hope I get it.

i could use slick way to give my blackberry the juice. when i say juice i mean power…to recharge my battery…yeah.

would work out great for me as i dont like keeping my phone in cases, so it's just drop, charge, and go...oh and as a bedside clock too.

is not really usefull for my blackberry, err, soon to be blackberry. I really could use the Bold 9780's pod... :D

Good luck to everyone.

So here is the story, I use my blackberry as an alarm when it is time to sleep. Now silly me decided to take an 8AM lecture class, so getting up on time is hard, but very important.
Next to my bed, my power strip is full. Lamp, computer, TV, Wii etc. So I am left to charge my blackberry across the room.
Because of this, I wait to plug in my phone right before I fall asleep so I can continue playing tetris or texting so and so.
Problem, I fall asleep and leave my drained berry next to me.
Then I wake up at ten in the morning in a panic, realizing I missed my class.
In conclusion, not only would the dock look great with my smokey lavender curve, it would aid in my higher education and greater my chances of actually attending class.

I've always wanted one of these!

It would be much nicer if I didn't have to fumble with the charger cable at night!!!

I live in a basement bedroom and at night its so dark that I find it so hard to plug or unplug my bb from the wall charger. This pod will greatly help my bb charging problems.

Would love to have one especially at work where I can avoid having to constantly having to crawl under the desk to plug my 9700 when I need to charge it.

I was going to buy a clock for my office wall today so that when we have team meetings in my office, the one person on the team who never wears a watch would not need to be constantly asking what time it is. With the charging pod I could display the time. Also, it would, of course, look nice on my desk.

I hate using the cable. The wire length keeps dangling and keeps dropping my phone. I used to have this before for my curve and I wish I win it for my bold!

I learned about bedside mode a few months ago on CB and have loved it ever since. Its nice to be able to just plug the device in and have it turn off the screen activate the clock and make the email alerts not wake me up. thanks CB.

As a college student, this would be AWESOME for those drunken nights...Please CB, let me win this!

would be great for my alarm and helping me get up in the morning...somehow every morning i wake up to my alarm going off and my phone under my pillow (lol). this would be great!!!!

Just got a bold and my 8330 cgarging dock of course doesn't work on it, soooo I really could use one for my new BB. Loved using it for my 8330. Thanks

I don't think my wife would appreciate my 9700 with me in bed!

But at the office desk it would be really useful. While your BB is in the charge pod I read you can even answer calls and it uses the speakerphone. That's cool.

These would be nifty for me, due to the fact that my charger is pretty old now. Stops charging at random, so at time when I'm asleep, I wouldnt know if it's charging or not. Leaving with me to live off like a 45% battery for the rest of the day. This would certainly help me because it would be charging it for me without having to worry about it not charging. and would great on my steel desk at work :)

I'm going to pick up my brand new 9780 from my local Waterloo Rogers store tomorrow... It would be oh so wonderful if I had a sexy charging dock for my sexy 9780 to call home!

Winning this would help me have my phone charged for the day AND help me wake up on time! plus it really looks nice on my desk :)

I always have to carefully dangle my charging cord on my desk. A charging pod for my 9650 would get rid of this annoyance.

I've seriously been thinking about buying one of these charging pods for my Bold 9650 because I use bedside mode and the alarm clock religiously in the morning. That would be awesome if I can get one for free!!

I charge my Torch on my bedside table every night. I use it for my alarm. The clock on the table has become more of a decoration than a useful tool. A charging pod would be perfect!

i would love one, since my clock doesnt have an alarm on it and the screen is messed up, i use my bold 9650 as a clock and i cannot prop it up at night. this dock would be amazing.

I could really use the pod charger, as I would love to get rid of my 80's alarm clock. It would also prevent my husband from hitting the snooze button numerous times, resulting in us being late for work :-)

I have been wanting one of these forever. Please pick me!! It would be nice to declutter my night stand.

thanks Crackberry.

This would be perfect for my Torch in hotel rooms because a wake-up call and the cheap hotel room alarm clock just aren't reliable enough! I can always depend on Bedside Mode!

I don't have an alarm clock and I am always late for work, this would turn my BB into an awesome alarm clock and save me from losing my job!

I need this because I need to have my blackberry right next to me at night like a security blanket. Having it in a pod next to me assures it wont get crushed by me in my sleep, so if you think about it, if I am picked you'd be saving a blackberry. Thanks Crackberry, another awesome giveaway!!!

I need a Charger like this, so my 9700 stands up at night and I can see it, that way I wont stub my toe at night on my desk looking for it

I used to have a pod for my 8320. Once I got my 9700, I never replaced the old charging pod. Since acquiring the 9700, I also started to use my device as an alarm. It's annoying having to move around in bed to find a way to shut off the alarm in the morning. A dock would definitely assist me in this annoyance. Help!

This would be a great addition to my bb accessories. Would love to get my hands on one of these.

My phone always gets shuffled under papers on my desk an having a pod would help keep it upright and in plain view!

I was just looking to buy one, as my Tour is used all day at work, and always needs to chrged. Would be a great addition to my desk, but a better "early" birthday gift.

USB cables always end up falling behind the desk, having the pod there for when the phone isn't (and then just dropping it in) is certainly a better deal

i always have my phone on top of a microfiber cloth or a tissue when im at my desk. i also use it for the alarm, so for it to be in bedside mode and have the alarm. what more could i ask for. i would love one for my BOLD 9650..........thanks fellas

I always bring my wall charger to school. If I have a charging pod, I will charge my 9700 with the pod at night thus making life just a wee bit easier! :)

This is probably one of the best accessories for the BlackBerry! I love having one on my nightstand to charge and use as a clock at night. Plus, having one on my desk would mean never having to be without a fully charged BlackBerry!

If I won, I would actually give it to my wife for her's.

...but a second one for use at the office would come in handy... I have to fumble with those that micro USB cable and leave my torch lying flat on the desk... and if I forget to plug it in and don't have it charged, I'll be without internet connectivity on my 1.5 hour commute home on the bus, and that's no fun at all. Having the charging pod for my Torch would remind me to drop my Torch into it (its emptiness cries out to me!) so it will always be ready to go.

Every day I unplug my phone and the charger chord falls down behind my nightstand. At 4:30 am I can't look for it and wake my wife. At night I forget it's down there and i get pissy looking for it.

I totally need a charging pod for my 9800! I loved the one I had for my Bold, but I havent gotten around to replacing it yet.

I'm a big time critic of the scratches, dents and mising keys of any device. It kills me to lay my phone down on any surface. I love the ideal of this pod as well as the sleek look.

I could sure use a Charging Pod for my 9650. I have trouble making a full day on a full charge. If I do not plug in my phone for 45 minutes during the day, I will be out of charge by 7pm. I only make about a dozen calls a day for less than 30 minutes total. I do not surf the web, and I get about 20 emails that usually get deleted because I read them on the desktop. The only thing I can attribute this to is the steel building I work in. The 9650 must be searching for signal. My old 8330 curve never had this issue.

To win a 9550 charging pod
will be very odd.
I already have one
on my desk – just for fun.
So the new that I’ll get
will be placed by my bed...

One of these would be so helpful! With it, I would no longer be constantly losing the charging cable behind my desk! (:

I charge my 9700 in the office and everytime a sms, email or phone call comes in, I have to fumble with the charging cord, trying to unplug the phone. I have thus accidently cancelled phone calls trying to unplug my phone. This charging dock would eliminate this problem, as well as allow me to see the phone status as a glance. I want it! Please =)

had one for me 8330. just got a 9650 but that left me broke!
well worth it, but now i can't afford the charging pod which i agree, is a must have accessory.

I hate cords for all the things I have to charge and when you have kids, this would be great to not have such a mess and kids to pull on. I definitely need this item more than a want. Of course I want it because it would be awesome to display my beautiful BlackBerry 9560 but this would be perfect for me and my child issues =)

hope I win! and good luck to everyone else.

charging it with the cable connected is a hassle because u gotta keep the cable untangled etc and its easier if u jus drop the bb on the cradle and charge lol
and beside mode will b 100% usable =]
torch all the way

But I bought the Seidio instead and it doesn't work right. The terminals don't align properly with my 9650. The official BB charging pod is the one I should've bought.

Already have one for my 9700 but I'd love to have one for my sister's Curve 8520. Her birthday was yesterday and I haven't gotten her anything. =\

This is the kind of charger I need. I hate having to lay my phone down on my nightstand. Something I am definitely looking to get.

I would REALLY appreciate one of these for my 9800 torch. Been a loyal crackberry reader for a couple of years now, but esp this year ive been glued to this site, and i thank u guys for being the coolest people on the planet. Ill be the first one to buy a playbook also, cant wait for it! Thx

I could use one of these! I am always fumbling around trying to find the end of the chord to plug the damn cherger in! its aggravating!

If I had a changing pod, I wouldn't charge my phone on my bed. Therefore I wouldn't roll over my phone muting the sound. If I could somehow find a solution to not muting the sound (such has having a charging pod) I could then wake up for class and work on time. Instead of having to hurry to get to my events. Having a pod would also save me of speeding tickets for when I have to rush to these events. So, as you can see if I won a charging pod it would greatly impact my life for the greater good. I have been looking through various sites looking for one for a discounted price, but havening to work to pay for class puts a downer of what my budget is. Again, having a charging pod for my prestigious Blackberry Bold 9000 would be fabulous.

My wife and I both have Bold 9650's. When I go to charge mine up, she's always using my charger, and keeps hers at work. If we don't win this, it may just be the thing that makes me give up half my stuff.....errr...maybe not, but it sure would make life easier.

I am notorious for tripping over the cord to my phone charger when I get out of bed. This would be perfect to set on my nightstand :)

Having a charging pod would be extremely useful! First of all, it keeps your phone nice and charged and you can put it on your business desk to keep your phone close at hand and ready to use. Also it looks very elegant.

Help me get the shiny bling dock on my desk so that my delusional colleague can stop gloating about his somethingphone 4 with his white dock barf! Would love to have a dock for my Torch :) :) :)

I need this charging pod because i am tired of leaving my phone on my table and having to lift it off the table to see who is calling me. It throws me out my zone when I'm trying to get my cuddle on. Help me out crackberry

"Availabe for all devices at ShopCrackBerry.com". I WISH!! I loved my charging pod for my trusty 8330. Now that I have a Style 9670 I am lost! Come on Crackberry! Crack the whips on those suppliers! ;-)


I had one for my S1, then a different one for my S2, now I have a Curve from work...I would love to win one for it!

Oh I've been toying at the idea of getting one. I'm always forgetting my power charger at work and sometime I dont remember it until it's too late and I have a dead phone until I get to work. oh wait I guess it doesnt work for a 8530?

Well, I lost the little piece that hooks in to the wall, so I'm always charging my phone on my laptop or in my car, which gets annoying. So I would love to have this charging pod. It would be perfect. Thanks for the opportunity!

Now with OS 6 i have to charge my 9700 everynight and i have to struggle with the cable and it gets really tangled on my desk next to the bed this would be so much clean just plug and charge and i dont risk breaking or damaging the cable

i really could use this charging pod as it would be a helluva lot easier sliding my storm onto a pod than trying to plug it in to its regular adapter................especially after watching football all day sunday and a few beers.............wish me luck!!!!!!!