BlackBerry Charging Pod for the BlackBerry Bold 9930 / 9900 Hands-On Video

By Kevin Michaluk on 9 Sep 2011 05:46 pm
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Contest: Win a Free Charging Pod for your BlackBerry Bold 9930 / 9900. Leave a single comment to this post for your chance to win! Ends this Sunday @ Midnight.

The BlackBerry Charging Pod historically is one of the best-selling BlackBerry accessories, and that's proving to be true yet again for the new BlackBerry Bold 9930 /9900. Our ecommerce team has had a heck of a time getting enough inventory to meet demand. [ Store Note - We got a bunch more in stock today so backorders have shipped and there are units available for immediate purchase. Thanks for the patience to everybody who was waiting for their charging pod to ship. These sell fast so if you want one, don't wait! ]

There's a good reason for the demand - the BlackBerry Bold 9930/9900 Charging Pod really is a must-have accessory. We find a lot of BlackBerry owners, myself included, typically own two charging pods - one for their desk at work and one for their night stand at home so they can use their BlackBerry as their alarm clock.

With BlackBerry 7 Smartphones RIM has introduced some style and design changes to the charging pod. Going back to the Curve 8300, all charging pods have been fairly similar, with a chromed deep-dish style design. The new charging pod features a blacked-out look (with green light indicating the pod has charging power) and features an ultra-slim, minimalistic design. Compared to the old design, you need to be a little more accurate in dropping the phone into the pod, and it's not quite as secure (see the end of my video for the simulated earthquake shake test), but overall it's a super nice design. I really like the direction RIM took in updating the look of the pod and it compliments the overall rich aestethics of the Bold 9930/9900.

The BlackBerry Charging Pod retails for $49.99, but you can get it for less at ShopCrackBerry.com. Be sure to watch the video above to get a good look at it, and stay tuned for our more in-depth review, complete with lots of pretty pictures, next week!

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479 comments

Bazoog

My BB would love one of these as its new home on my night table !!! I would love to win one.

mingus007

Fricking hilarious (and brutally honest) review. Thanks, Kevin! And count me in on this one...

jwsnj3rd

I'd love one if these it would be so handy

ZedAlpha

Cool! Definitely a must have.

eliasso

I would just adore to win this for my bold 9900... I had one for my bold 9780, it is a great piece of accessory and I love the design of this one

Darren19

i would lovee to have this

melander

I think the usb cable moved quite a bit and that was the cause for the Bold falling out at the end.

mig 007

Would love to win this!!!

juanyboomba

Cool, the gunmetal finish on the original docking pod was awesome, this new one looks just as amazing. So if I win this bad boy I'll just have to remember to NOT smack my hands on my desk repetedly :)

timhorton

Love it. Great alarm clock replacement.

rpritch

Would love to win this one!!!

balenax

this thing looks indeed nice :). would like one for sure! the price is also decent, specially on cb store.

T3DPRODUCTIONS

I would like to win this because this would be perfect for my office and also its quick to pull up from the charge when you have a phone call. Then you can put it right back on the dock and charge.

Nice I need that.

vishhh

i am gonna love this one, if i get one free will buy for my workplace ;-)

Jake Storm

Need it, need it, need it.

therickqc

Crackberry, you are so good thank

RB_73

hey... would love a charging pod.

kojisan

Nice! I need one of these!

slagman5

I can't wait until I get my hands on the new Bold 9900!! This charging pod would be awesome for it, hope I win. :-)

ssayyaparaju

i have been posting from past 10 months. No hope that i will get this...

maxdecimus

I always have a couple of this chargers, one at my desk at office and other home.
I want the new one for my new booold !!!!

dee.one

Count me in! Thanks!

98hundred

Can I please have one. I'm in south africa and we don't get these stuff just over the counter to buy:( sad. As yourll know we just received 9900:). So in like a month I'm going to have one, that pod would make things so much better

Toxic

I would love to have an extra charger. Thanks!

oliverlock

It looks amazing - please!

ham89

Just give it to me already.

Jeez.

deejayburnout

Is screaming to have one of these.

mvm549

Count me in! Doesn't look as good as the previous charging pods

myname#CB

This would be great to let me use my Bold as my alarm clock. If I don't win I'm buying anyway.

freeyo

I could really use this. About to go on a trip and could definately use it.

DMD31842

Would be awesome for my office!!

Alberta Blue

The charging pod is a must have!

jrcdpm

The perfect accessory.

KiraSaint

It would be great winning this. Count me in!

jinth0688

would love to charge my phone without having to plug in that darn usb cable

tda_tda

... hocus pocus... count me in.. lol...

walabe16

Would llike to turn into Pod-Vader.

Spanshlicks

I would love this charging pod for my awesome BB 9900 :)

silverandblue84

My new 9900 needs a good charging pod friend! Ive always wanted one, and would LOVE to win this!

nomi1978

I liked the older charging pods as well, but these look stylish. I hope I win.

always3rd

This could very well be my 1st accessory for my 9900....come on crackberry and make it happen

famusc

Hope to be lucky this time, at least!

pb730c3

I'm going to love using the charging pod that CrackBerry might give me! Funny the engadget review of the 9900/9930 said that they didnt like the bottom with the little rivets, i guess they need to pay more attention to CrackBerry!

BBBOLD351

Love the charging pod...One please!

Anatomy

I'd love to have one of these but $50 is too muchfor what it is. Hope I win this!

rotto16

I love the charging pods so much I have 3 on there way for the wife and I. A fourth would be great to have.

Russia1130

Charging pod for my BOLD 9930 is a must-have!! Pick me, pick me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH CRACKBERRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

rcm1301

I can really do with this, I need one.

m12k1177

nice video, kev!

but did i see your home screen properly? over 1000 unread msgs??

bklynsown78

Cant wait for ebay...need to win this one!

pyceasyas123

would love a charging pod.

cbomba

Just got my wife a 9930 and she is loving every second of it. Would love to get this for her.

newBBBuser

if I could just get AT&T to release the 9900, I'd be good to go! :)
Thanks Crackberry!

slideaway

Looks slick, gotta have one with this device.

Shamwari

I would love to have one of these babies,- sweet

bsh21

VERRYY NICCEEE!!! I LIKKEEEEEE!! I wanntt one -___-

tim99va

Looks slick! I want one CrackBerry!

Staaleh

Yes, please! Love to win one for my better half!

anturpin#IM

Great video Kevin, cringed when I saw your Playbook going down! This would be a great addition to my Bold.

ciph4

would be great to win one!

thanks for the contest

calebdexter

A nice combination for my new and best blackberry!

kieln13

ive been trying to get one for weeks but none of my local stores have them. so winning one would be awesome.

Likwit213

Have been thinking of buy me one, but winning it would be awesome :D

PiotrJot

This is it! Maybe I'd get lucky?

djfawbz

...& need 1 now please =D

dnottingham4

Cool - if i win this then it would make my decision on the Gretsky or 9850 for me!

conklinje

Need one, would rather win it than buy it! Thanks CB.

Sotonomics

I have had a charging pod for the 8310, 9000, 9700, 9800........and will have one for the 9900!! Hopefully, I can win one here since I have yet to win anything from Crackberry. haha, thanks.

tnhrocks

If it's a must have then I must have it!! Thanks!

RandomSVX

It was awesome for my 9700 so why not the 9900?

vecharo

i'd love to win this. thanks Kev!

brew1313

I need this docking station! I've had one for every Blackberry I've owned, why break the trend.

cnstzhu1

It is great product what I want to have as soon as possible!

wilsonryanp

I've been missing my charging since I got my 9900... I've had one for my 9700/9780 and my torch, seems no-one in town has gotten stock for the 9900 yet!! Would love to win it!!

DanielFrizz

I would love to have this for my Blackberry!

yeedub

I want this charger!

Rob-john_com

I would love to win a charging station - PICK ME!

cosmo-jack

Please choose me. Thanks very much.

kenbjr66

I love my Seidio charging pod for my 8900, so I would love this for my brandy-new 9900!

aallison05

Well, old charging pod won't work with new phone, so it'd be great to have.

cascott77

I have owned several berries. But have never used a charging pod. I would love to have one for the 9930. I hope I win!

steviebigv

Reverse psychology: I don't want one, I don't want one, I don't want one. ;)

iPhoneTHS

I promise not to abuse my Bold like Kevin did in the video - LOL!

8330 - 8530 - 9630 - 9650 - PlayBook - 9930!
Once you go Bold, you never go back...

novakjo1

cool contest, i suppose this could come in handy

mpagano37

Perfect accesory for my perfect 9930.

Bobchin

I have the playbook charging pod and I really love it. It would be great to have one for my bold 9900!

jcastilloalonso

OMG I love my charging pod accessory! Can't wait to buy (or win...) this one

bmpcs

Count me in for one of those please !!

arjun5555

pls gimme one!!! pretty pls!!!!!

arjun5555

pls gimme one!!! pretty pls!!!!!

arjun5555

pls gimme one!!! pretty pls!!!!!

RPM_KW

Would be nice to have one since my wife keeps stealing my charger!

3dogsnme

I'd love one for my 9930, the one I have for my old Tour doesn't work,
Thanks for the opportunity, Kevin

avelvethammer

Does the phone come with it....just kidding. Nice to see Kevin does not have to get up before 7:45am......!!!

smartbuddy

I need 1, tried many times, never won anything, hope this time i am picked up...

miyacom

I just ordered by Bold baby and it should be home next week. It would love to have a nice place to rest after that long trip in that nasty old and hot delivery truck! Make my Bold a happy Bold!

parvezjj

Charging pods are so awesome. Lessens the wear and tear on the usb connector too!
PICK ME PICK ME lol I'd love to win this

habner

I would love a free charger. Of course since AT&T is being a bunch of a$$ hats and won't release the Bold I don't have a phone to put on it, but I would still love charger.

Unskrypted

i've had a charge pod for every blackberry i've owned. i'm in need one for my 9900.

Jay D

Slick charging pod, I want one.

bluberrybangbang

So I'm thinking of getting the new Bold from T-mobile, and switching from my Curve 8320. Any advice for me?

I'm hoping that percentage of calls which go through to my peers will go up. Would this be the case? Otherwise I might have to wait until that huge price goes down.

bluberrybangbang

So they didn't make it too clear in the video, but will we be able to use the old charging station on new blackberry bolds? After seeing it fall out of it's hole, I might just get the old one whenever that is.

bluberrybangbang

Regarding the use of Blackberries as an alarm clock, I thought I'd mention that you can turn off your Blackberry during the night - after you set your alarm - and it will turn back on when the time is right. Hopefully they have not gotten rid of this feature for new phones.

Singh7

May I please has. This would be great for me.

Kris Gent

Great item for my soon to be purchased 9930. Free would be great!

spiraleze

Thanks for another informative video Kevin. Thanks for the contest and a great site.

bhadra

I'd love one of these charging cradles! Please :)

birkoberry

This will save me havng to move my arms in the morning, i can just me my head or even just my eyes. wow!!

markpt

Great for the night stand. No need for an alarm clock in your room at night with the pod.

jc5977

lol, overkill but funny nevertheless

Xavior

Would love love love one!

sivan

Don't know what's up with the slaps, but I find the new one much more stable than the old. It's shallower, but it's also heavier and has a better grip on the desk surface. And I also have an easier time sliding the phone into it. Definitely an improvement.

I kep dropping the phone out of the old one, especially with a headset plugged in, really poor design.

I think there's a compromise here for portability. The old Palm docks were super stable and very easy and precise to slide the device into, but they were bulky to pack along for travel. Maybe we need two types of docks, one stationary, the other more suitable for travel.

Killington

Hi Kev, would love one for the office. Thanks

izzo00

i would love to have this charging pod for my 9930>

willtothewong

Man this would be sweet. I bought a pod from crackberry for my 9630 and bought a Droid X charging pod from the guys at Android Central.

Now that I'm back to blackberries, this pod would continue the trend =D

dytaniguchi

This looks like a "must have" for my 9930.

u4rhea

I've had a charging pod for my 9650 and use it several times everyday. My 9930 has been ordered and is in transit, but I'll need to get a charging pod, too. It would be great to win one!

Lock_Jawd

It is a real pain in the a#@ to try to remember to charge my phone after a 12 hour day, especially when I need it to wake me up every morning. A charging pod for my 9900 would do wonders for me ( and my employer ).

capien24

I would love it for my 9900. Yeah!

jc99

This looks terrific. Would be great on my nightstand so I can see the time. Hope I win.

JBoz

I need one of these please..

javdvd

Please meeee!! I want one for my 9930

tmurphx5

Love my 9930, tried to get a pod charger at the BlackBerry store at Minneapolis airport, they don't have them in yet So will buy one on Crackberry for my night stand and hopefully win one for the office,

kev94

I have had the 9900 since it came out, sign me up for a dock! KEVIN FOR THE WIN!

jumper3006

I would love to have one of these

pristineview

Awesome minimalist design - I like RIM's direction lately.

sexcsista

Pick me pick me!.. I've jump ship from a 8330 (a preschool berry) to a 9930 (a graduate with top honors!) Now i just gotta look cute and in CHARGE to handle this berry with style....

thegooz

would love to win this!

iSkorp

Awesome...count me in!

Xacradin

Looks very nice, simple design but useful ;)

4YourEnt

It's definitely different than the old pods, but I'm going to need one for my new Bold. I think I'm even going to need the extra battery with charger.

ahamacher

Can't remember if I already posted. But I'd love one.

Pro69er

Sign me up for one, just got a new 9900 yesterday

smeagle5

Would love one for my 9900. I hadone for my 9780 and loved it

SteamBun

Would love one for my office

Z.a16-

would love to win one, thank cb! :)

deac311

I'd love to win this, it's a bit pricey for me to buy on my own, but winning one would be perfect!

ivan188

really cool, thanks for the review. i want to win one.

stanleytpe

cool charging pod, I want one.

altgenre

this is definitely a must have. extra charger never hurts.

bedaweed

i want one for my nightstand

latekite

i want this for my night stand too!

kraneve

love to win one of these... thanks for the review!

minizone

cool contest of the week!

jackyz20

seems nifty, sign me up!

echo8787

I'd love one. Please pick me!

moodygd

I wouldn't mind winning this !

jaylew

Definitely could use one of these!

RichRad

wish all goodlock on the contest and remember the fallen Sep 11!!!

rick0415

These charging pods are a must have.

McNibbler

Can you imagine the bb envy my co workers would have if they saw my sexy phone in that sleek charger on my desk. They wouldn't even know it was charging-just looking awesome!

bhiggins24

Have one for 9650 and use it every night. It even goes on vacation with me. I could really use this with my 9930.

Hershey1495#CB

Would be nice to keep my blackberry up, but I probably wont smack my hand like that anywhere near it.

allmotorsi

i would really like one for my torch, bedside mode would be great

Neromanceres

This would go awesome with my brand new 9900

lee311

My husband wants one of these; so it would be cool to win.

vtblues

I sure would like to give it a try

Villasenor

had one on my 9700, totally a great accessory to have! I want it!

sirwilliam

I hope you meant midnight pst. *crosses fingers*

pakiyabhai

Dude my gf would thank you , i run out of charge every evening

ArnauMasramon

i like it really look so nice

the brother

this accessory sells for like $70 at the best buy near my house so I defeinitely would love to enter this contest!!!!!!!!!!

krisnicjohn

Thanks so much for the consideration!

Mhatham

This is exactly what I need for my new 9900.
Sign me up!

iamyamster

I would Love to win one for my BlackBerry Bold 9900 thanks Crackberry
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Jonathank

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sdfeezel

I am on my 3rd blackberry. Pearl, Curve and now the new BOLD. I never had a charging pod for any of the others. Would love to have one for this phone. Thanks

iamyamster

I would love to win one please CrackBerry pick me pick me

Thanks guys

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junrey26

i cannot afford and i have to own bold blackberry...

irmo.lives

I am just waiting on you.

twinsin99

I just ordered a 9930 today, so this would be great!

debonairone

Well, I guess since I'm in for a penny, I'm in for a pound... I'll take the free one for home and I'll buy two for my two offices...

Thnxs Kev...

law.girl

I'd love one of these to avoid having to plugging into the usb charging port all the time for convenience as well as to avoid breaking the charging port which I understand is fairly common.

Mr.G

im gonna buy one and hope i win another . looks very groovy ive never owned a charging pod. im gonna order a pb pod too!

dboy54

i just bought one for the nightstand but i need another for the office. please pick me.

pneumasax

Simplistic and yet "sexy". Would love to have one of these.

tyler_JC

Need one of these things to get me out of bed in the morning. At the moment my Berry sleeps in a McDonalds cup holder...

jayman1968

would look great on my nightstand beside my bed

mateus28300

Hi Kévin ( sorry for my English 's level because I'm french ) , I have an answer please. What's the name of the application for the clock in his video please ? Thanks for your answer and good continuation.

mateus28300

Please it's possible to have an answer ? Thank's

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