WildCharger with Nokia 2mm tip universal adapter review: WildCharger with Nokia 2mm tip universal adapter

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CNET Editors' Rating

4 stars Excellent
  • Overall: 8.0
  • Design: 8.0
  • Features: 8.0
  • Performance: 8.0
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The Good The WildCharger is compatible with a variety of phones and it can charge several handsets at once. It goes without saying that it's a novel product.

The Bad The WildCharger is rather bulky, and extra adapters are somewhat expensive.

The Bottom Line The WildCharger is an innovative and effective product. But unless you're charging more than one phone at once, it's not a practical purchase.

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When we reviewed the original WildCharger more than a year ago, our biggest complaint was that it only accommodated the Motorola Razr V3. WildCharge (the device's manufacturer) promised support for more phones in the future, which is why we were glad to learn earlier this month that the company came through. Thanks to a universal adapter with changeable tips, you can use the WildCharger with a wide variety of phones from almost all major manufactures.

Besides increasing the product's range, the universal adapter also gives us a more compelling reason to buy the WildCharger. Charging one device wirelessly is certainly nifty, though we couldn't see buying the product when you have a perfectly good cell phone charger already. But if you can charge multiple devices at once, as you can with the excellent Callpod Chargepod, then that makes for a useful product. You can buy the WildCharger and an adapter for a bundle price of $79. The charger alone is $49 and extra adapters are $39 each.

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WildCharger with Nokia 2mm tip universal adapter

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Senior Managing Editor Kent German leads the CNET Reviews and Download editors in San Francisco. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he still writes about the wireless industry and occasionally his passion for commercial aviation.