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Topic # 59698 9-Apr-2010 20:07
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I want something that will charge my phone, hold it still and visible while I drive and not be stuck on the window.

What I am worried about is

if I get the car charger cradle and have the iphone plugged in, always charging when in the cradle, will this hurt the battery at all ?
(will it shorten the battery life?)





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  Reply # 316673 9-Apr-2010 21:00
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Don't know of any in NZ that will stick it to the windscreen. I use this one: http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4bbeed1c02ebe2622740c0a87f3b06fc/Product/View/C0780

In terms of your battery, charging it whenever you can will as far as im aware slightly reduce the life of the battery but i don't think its major, i don't know much about this side of things so im sure someone else can give more info on this.




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  Reply # 317040 11-Apr-2010 16:46
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I just bought one of these: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Car-air-vent-mount-holder-cradle-for-iPhone-3G-S-3GS_W0QQitemZ180489680634QQc...

and a USB ciggie lighter charger from JB hifi

I use it for driving around using Waze and other GPS apps.



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  Reply # 317234 12-Apr-2010 09:50
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spent the weekend checking out phone holder.
consideration :
I have a Iskin on my iphone so the stand has to be able to fit the case as well
I wanted a charger as well as a holder
I prefer it not to be attached to the window

I actually bought a allkit II for $50

Its a stand, charger and has a usb port on the side also a FM tuner not that I will be using that.

It is very well made and fits the phone with case perfectly
It does not wobble, and I like my phone down at that level not on the screen.


here is the one I bought. actually from this guy lol

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=282338510




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  Reply # 317252 12-Apr-2010 10:37
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Dreamy: spent the weekend checking out phone holder.
consideration :
I have a Iskin on my iphone so the stand has to be able to fit the case as well
I wanted a charger as well as a holder
I prefer it not to be attached to the window

I actually bought a allkit II for $50

Its a stand, charger and has a usb port on the side also a FM tuner not that I will be using that.

It is very well made and fits the phone with case perfectly
It does not wobble, and I like my phone down at that level not on the screen.


here is the one I bought. actually from this guy lol

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=282338510


Thats pretty much the same as i have except it has an FM tuner built in




PC: 3.3ghz Core i5-2500, 8gb DDR3, ATI Radeon 5850, 27" QHD IPS Monitor

Mobile Phone: iPhone 5 32gb Graphite.


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