Treo Pro Cradle Review
Superb Palm Cradle for Treo Pro Offers Solid & Elegant Desk Docking Sync & Charge Solution
For the last couple of years most of the Treo Cradle and Centro Cradle solutions that I’ve owned have had a tendency to lean strongly on the “utilitarian” side with relatively scant attention given to any sort of “design refinement”.
Thankfully the small new Palm Treo Pro Cradle pictured above now offers a rather welcome and beautiful solution to keep my smartphone docked, synched and charged at my desk.
As you can see above, the curvy Treo Pro Cradle from Palm seems to perfectly complement my ultraslim and ultraslick device. Weighing 117 grams / 4.1oz it’s balanced to feel very solid both in your hands and at your desk while a large circular rubber base creates an ultra-adhesive contact with most surfaces to ensure that it rests robustly and doesn’t start moving around when you insert or remove your smartphone.
I also like the overall design simplicity of this Treo Pro cradle with no buttons or logos of any kind which makes your smartphone look as if it had morphed into the cradle and both become just one unit.
Perhaps the one thing most lacking in this Treo Pro cradle is a built-in spare battery charger and I would have loved to see a small slot at the back of the unit where you could just insert one. Having said this, considering that I have not yet experienced a single occasion where the powerful standard Treo Pro battery has not managed to keep me going for a full day perhaps the need for a spare battery charger may not be that important.
Additionally, the Treo Pro Cradle kit does not include any microUSB cables or chargers but you can naturally either use the ones that came with your smartphone or alternatively use my favourite SPE Micro USB Retractable Cable or the Motorola MicroUSB Rapid Travel Charger.
Aside from these terrific products, below you will find a short list of my other most recommended items for your smartphone.
Top 10 Editor’s Choice Treo Pro Accessories:
- Incipio ORION Sleeve Case
- Clear Armor Body & Screen Protector
- Body Glove Side Case
- Incipio Bond Street Leather Case
- Motorola MicroUSB High Performance Car Charger
- SanDisk 8GB microSDHC Card with MicroReader
- Jabra BT530 Bluetooth Headset
- Jabra BT3030 Stereo Bluetooth Headphones
- 3M Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
- Redfly Mobile Companion
Treonauts are always looking for the very best…