anyone happy with iGo car charger? (Mo-Droid)

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  1. snappingfish

    snappingfish Member

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    Some guy had a pic of his Droid in a car stand that bolted down-not for me, but its not about that. The charger he was using was an "iGo Charger" and I have heard that other than OEM chargers could present a problem with the Moto Droid.

    Any feedback on this charger? I really like the way the cord leaves the plug at a 90 angle-seems like it would sure help keep things tidy.

    thanks,
    fish

    HERE IS A PIC
     
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    pistolpete837 New Member

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    my Igo works great, have had this same charger for the last 4 phones.
     
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    No prob here use it on my Droid and my wife's BB.
     
  4. snappingfish

    snappingfish Member

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    well, alrighty then........lol

    Ordered mine today, along with two tips.
     
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    I just choke on the price

    for these chargers where they ask $20+ for about $2 worth of plastic and wire.

    I've patched one together from a couple parts from monoprice:
    Car charger to USB: For only $1.00 each when QTY 50+ purchased - Car Charger (Cigarette Lighter) to USB Female Converter - Black | Car Charger Accessories - $1.16
    USB to micro-USB wire: For only $0.84 each when QTY 50+ purchased - USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 5pin Male 28/24AWG Cable w/ Ferrite Core - (Gold Plated) - 1.5ft | USB 2.0 Cables - Micro-B Type - $1.02 (I know it's a short wire - you can get the 6 ft one for $1.28)

    Works fine for both my Droid and another Moto phone my wife uses.

    $2.18 or $20 - the choice is easy IMHO.
    -Ravi
     
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    ME TOO!!!!!! I thought I was the only one. I've had the charger for years and just change tips when needed. However, I'm using the same tip that I used with my Storm with nary an issue. Works way better than that charger that came with that Seidio piece of junk dock.
     
  7. Chwatt

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    yeah i am happy from this and want that type come in market also
    thanks

    Auto Monitor
     
  8. JimmyD

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    :happy: Agreed. I'm charging up my Droid in my car the same way you are!
     
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    I'd rather pay the extra money for the convenience of swapping out tips instead of cables whenever I please. Plus I paid $5 for the car charger and $2 for the tip from eBay. $7 isn't going to bankrupt anyone :p
     
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  10. ravichopra

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    I'm not really sure how swapping a proprietary tip is more "convenient" than swapping a generic USB cable which you can buy anywhere for less, but hey, whatever floats your boat...
     
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    Storing 5 tips vs 5 cables is quite a bit more convenient.
     
  12. snappingfish

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    re chargers


    There is chat going on about some chargers do not work on the Droid. If that be the case, then a homemade cable, even though it seems to fit, might be doing damage to the pins, or the battery.

    Don't know, don't really care, because I bought one that is proven to work on the Droid.

    jus' sayin' is all!
    fish
     
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