First cradle that I've seen

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  1. DavidBrighthand

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    Thanks for the link :)

    It's a pretty poor showing when HP gets beaten to releasing a cradle by a 3rd party vendor.
     
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    A nice find, David.
     
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    Credit where credit is due. I've got it from cmtomlin @ the aximsite ;).
     
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    Interesting that it appears to be a very basic cradle and nothing more, as in no USB host capabilities. I wonder if the USB cable and the power cable are permanently attached, or plug in?
     
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    Thanks David - also noticed Boxwave have a reasonably priced ($13.45) USB sync cable with what looks like the appropriate 24 pin connector that could be reconfigured to allow USB host mode operation as documented in emilb's excellent post. I wonder if Boxwave could be convinced to build this cable for us? Anyone with contacts at Boxwave that could help make this happen?
     
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    If you look at the enlarged image, you can see that they both plug in to the back of the cradle, a barrel jack for power and a mini-USB plug for power and sync. If you wanted to rewire this cradle for USB Host, you'd have to make the connections inside the cradle, which would probably be a bit difficult.
     
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    I believe it maybe impossible as apparently this "dock" doesn't use the docking connector, but instead the mini USB connector. At least that is what has been suggested on another site.
     
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    Looking again at the enlarged images, yes, it does just use the mini-USB. Darn.
     
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    So I guess that means if using this cradle, don't expect it to really charge the unit while you use it?
    Mick
     
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