Windows Phone Accessory Review: Mobi Desktop Cradle

While we are still awaiting patiently for HTC to release the desktop cradle (or should I say "become widely available"?) for the HTC Titan and Radar Windows Phones, a few third party vendors have release their version of the cradle. The Mobi Products Desktop Cradle is offered over at the WPCentral Accessory Store for both Windows Phones and we recently took one out for a test drive with the Titan.

Mobi Desktop Cradle

There's not much to the cradle. It lays horizontally on the table with the Titan easily connecting to the micro-USB port. To the rear of the cradle is a permanently affixed USB cable and the connection for the AC wall plug. A rather bright blue LED light rests up top to let you know the cradle is connected to a power source.  The blue glow of the LED looks nice but the colors do not change as the Titan charges.

Mobi Desktop Cradle

For the most part, I liked the Mobi cradle. I found it to be a nice charging solution for the Titan but it's not perfect. First, I could never get the Titan to go into Docking Mode automatically. The settings are switched on to have the Docking Mode launch automatically but for whatever reason, the Mobi never triggered it.

Secondly, I would have liked to have seen the USB cable be detachable. If you're using the Mobi Cradle as a stand alone charger without the need to connect to a computer, the USB cord just takes up space.

Mobi Desktop Cradle

Still, for those who are yearning to use their Titan or Radar with a stand up cradle, the Mobi cradle is worth considering. The Mobi Desktop Cradle is running $24.95 and you can find the Radar version here and the Titan here at the WPCentral Accessory Store.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.