The Treo 600 does not ship with a cradle. While I wrote about the weaknesses of the cradle concept more than once, beeing the animal of habit that I am, I wanted a cradle for my Treo 600 – and Brando complied. Brando shipped a really good Palm Z22 cradle and also got a cool one for the Palm Tungsten E2 – lets see what they produced for the Treo 600!

Brando’s products ship from Hong Kong in rather small envelopes via standard mail. Customs seem to leave them alone, and stuff always arrived in good condition so far:
packfront Brando Treo 600 docking station review packside Brando Treo 600 docking station review inpack Brando Treo 600 docking station review
The cradle itself comes in a small white box:
box1 Brando Treo 600 docking station review box2 Brando Treo 600 docking station review
After unpacking, I noted that one of the ‘feet’ was missing – no real problem, as the other ones fell of real fast too:
foot Brando Treo 600 docking station review
It looks like some kind of AC power supply can be attached to the back of the cradle to charge the Treo 600 faster – but as of now, I cant find such a thing on Brando’s web site.
psu Brando Treo 600 docking station review
Inserting the Treo usually works well – once you have figured out how to dock the Treo onto the connector. This is a bit more difficult than it was with the multiconnector, as the peripheral needs to ‘slide’ into the Treo quite a bit:
contacts Brando Treo 600 docking station review
A bright blue LED lights up when power is available. When the Treo is docked, it starts to flicker uncontrollably sometimes – dont ask me what that means, none of my USB ports were fried so far. The Treo stands upright in the cradle. It charges even when powered on – since Treos always charge slowly, the USB connection doesnt seem to have a major impact:
dockfront Brando Treo 600 docking station review dockside Brando Treo 600 docking station review

Overall, Brando has not disappointed me – they delivered a solid cradle with no serious weaknesses for 22$. If you want a docking station for your Treo 600, look at this cradle by all means.

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2 Responses to “Brando Treo 600 docking station review”

  1. I need a docking station for my e2… how
    much for this modified one?

  2. Wow…steal content from Lockergnome much?

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