1. bigoldthor's Avatar
    I'm watching several on ebay and can't decide which one to buy, if any. Here are some of the pics. Most run $10-18, but the third one was like $28. That last two have inserts that can be removed to let you charge with a case on the phone (a slim case, that is). I have a 50% discount coupon where I could get the Samsung charging dock for $25 (not the multimedia dock, the cheaper one), but I don't know if it works with cases. Also, some of the reviews said it didn't hold the phone very securely.




    12-10-2012 05:45 PM
  2. bigoldthor's Avatar
    Bump...anyone have any opinions?
    12-11-2012 01:44 PM
  3. ch5220's Avatar
    I bought this one off ebay: New Desktop Dock 2nd Battery Charger Stand for Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 | eBay

    I've had for about 2 weeks and it charges the phone and extra battery just fine. It works with this case that I keep on the phone: For Samsung Galaxy Note 2 II Gray Ultra Slim Back Clip on Plastic Case Cover | eBay

    One issue I had was it didn't seem to work when using the cord they included, but I just pluged the charger that came with the phone into the back of the stand and it has worked fine ever since.
    12-11-2012 04:10 PM
  4. TheOtherBill's Avatar
    Bump...anyone have any opinions?
    I have an opinion but no experience with it yet ... the third one you show looks a lot like one of the RND brand that is on Amazon. I've looked at a lot and decided on this one:
    Amazon.com: RND Power Solutions Deluxe Cradle / Desktop Docking Station and 2nd Battery Charger for Samsung Galaxy Note II (2) (compatible without or with a slim-fit case) (white): Cell Phones & Accessories

    It has a removable sleeve so if you have a case you pull out the sleeve and it gives you a bigger opening. Plus it will charge a 2nd battery. $25.
    12-11-2012 06:12 PM
  5. foppa78's Avatar
    I will admit that I havent looked at all of the docs available but all of the ones that I did look at only charged at 1A or 1.5A. Thats a shame since the Note 2 can charge at 2A. After registering my new phone on the samsung website they sent me a %50 coupon code so I ordered the one that they offer and got it for $25.
    12-11-2012 11:18 PM
  6. bigoldthor's Avatar
    I bought this one off ebay: New Desktop Dock 2nd Battery Charger Stand for Samsung Galaxy Note II N7100 | eBay

    I've had for about 2 weeks and it charges the phone and extra battery just fine. It works with this case that I keep on the phone: For Samsung Galaxy Note 2 II Gray Ultra Slim Back Clip on Plastic Case Cover | eBay

    One issue I had was it didn't seem to work when using the cord they included, but I just pluged the charger that came with the phone into the back of the stand and it has worked fine ever since.
    Yeah, that's like one of the ones I included. I thought about it because it was so inexpensive. I didn't figure their crappy charger/cord would work for the note, so I was going to do the same thing and use my OEM cable or another 1.5-2.0A charging cable that I have. I use a generic 1.5A at work now and it does just fine.
    12-12-2012 10:22 AM
  7. bigoldthor's Avatar
    I have an opinion but no experience with it yet ... the third one you show looks a lot like one of the RND brand that is on Amazon. I've looked at a lot and decided on this one:
    Amazon.com: RND Power Solutions Deluxe Cradle / Desktop Docking Station and 2nd Battery Charger for Samsung Galaxy Note II (2) (compatible without or with a slim-fit case) (white): Cell Phones & Accessories

    It has a removable sleeve so if you have a case you pull out the sleeve and it gives you a bigger opening. Plus it will charge a 2nd battery. $25.
    Yes, it is the RND model. In fact, I had one exactly like it for my GS2. Worked great even with a case. The only reason I haven't ordered this one yet is because I can get the OEM one for the same price with my 50% discount. I just don't know if the OEM one will accommodate a slim case and still charge.
    12-12-2012 10:25 AM
  8. TheOtherBill's Avatar
    I will admit that I havent looked at all of the docs available but all of the ones that I did look at only charged at 1A or 1.5A. Thats a shame since the Note 2 can charge at 2A.
    On all the ones I've seen you can just use the Samsung-supplied 2A AC adapter instead of the one that comes with the dock, or even just buy another 2A. I've learned at the .7A chargers will charge to 100% overnight if the battery is not totally discharged..
    12-12-2012 11:17 AM
  9. borgdog's Avatar
    Yes, it is the RND model. In fact, I had one exactly like it for my GS2. Worked great even with a case. The only reason I haven't ordered this one yet is because I can get the OEM one for the same price with my 50% discount. I just don't know if the OEM one will accommodate a slim case and still charge.
    I saved a couple bucks and got the RND one without the second battery charger since I don't ever plan on having a second battery. Seemed to charge the phone fine last night, holds it pretty well, has removable insert if you have a slim case (I run naked). I'm going to use it with the Samsung charger tonight and compare the charge rates with Battery Monitor Widget. Was following a forum thread on all the chargers with the Note II and charging rates, but I've lost the thread and can't seem to find (don't even remember what site it was on).
    12-12-2012 01:07 PM
  10. Megan Arlitz's Avatar
    Yeah I think I am going to get the one from Samsung as well since I got the 50% off as well till January 26th. I don't mind that some cases wont work with it. I will just take off the Otter Box once I get it. It also charges the extra batter that comes with it at the same time right?
    12-12-2012 01:21 PM
  11. TheOtherBill's Avatar
    Yeah I think I am going to get the one from Samsung as well since I got the 50% off as well till January 26th. I don't mind that some cases wont work with it. I will just take off the Otter Box once I get it. It also charges the extra batter that comes with it at the same time right?
    I posted this on another site, read carefully
    I've been looking at these on Samsung's site. I've noticed it can be a bit confusing distinguishing which is which.

    Galaxy Note II Smart Dock EDD-S20JWEGSTA $99.99
    Dock with a 2 Amp (2000mAh) USB Travel Charger

    Samsung Galaxy Universal Multimedia Desktop Dock EDD-D200BEGSTA $49.99
    Dock with a 700mAh Travel Adapter

    Galaxy Note II Spare Battery Charging System EB-H1J9VMAGSTA $49.99
    Stand (NOT a dock!) 3100 mAh Standard Battery, 700mAh Travel Adapter

    (All the above is from the Samsung site. If there are any errors, please post a correction!)

    Note that the first two are docks, but the third is a stand - it will not charge the battery in the phone, only the spare inside the charger. But what's really important is that the Smart Dock is the only one that comes with the 2A charger. Expect much slower charging from the others.

    The supplied (in the box with the phone) AC adapter is 2 amps, you can use that with Universal dock instead of the 700 mAh charger. I was unable to find a 2A charger on the Samsung site, but they do list a 1A travel charger.

    So instead of getting one of these I'll most likely just get a $10-20 clone dock and use the charger that comes with the phone with it. I really wanted two of the fast chargers but I have no use for the multimedia dock.
    The RND unit I linked further up will charge a spare battery and the phone, but I think you need two cables to do that - not sure.
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    12-12-2012 06:26 PM
  12. SHWELL's Avatar
    I have had this unit for a week now and really like it. It works well with slim cases, but I am sure it wont work with all cases.

    Amazon.com: Hyperion Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Dual Phone + Battery Dock: Cell Phones & Accessories

    Having the spare battery charge slot as well as a Data port is very appreciated. The only issue I have is the Blue light on it when it is not charging anything. That light is bright, so I had to cover it. Otherwise a great unit.
    12-13-2012 01:16 PM
  13. foppa78's Avatar
    I posted this on another site, read carefully


    The RND unit I linked further up will charge a spare battery and the phone, but I think you need two cables to do that - not sure.
    Shame on Samsung if they are selling any Note 2 chargers that charge at 700mAh. Mine will be here tomorrow. I guess I will find out for sure what it is.
    12-13-2012 03:32 PM
  14. TheOtherBill's Avatar
    Shame on Samsung if they are selling any Note 2 chargers that charge at 700mAh. Mine will be here tomorrow. I guess I will find out for sure what it is.
    The spare battery charger and universal dock are .7A, the Note 2-specific dock is 2A. I guess with the spare dock it doesn't matter, because it would be pretty hard to kill your main battery in the time it will take the spare to charge up at either rate.
    But shame on them for not making it obvious!
    12-13-2012 05:18 PM
  15. foppa78's Avatar
    The spare battery charger and universal dock are .7A, the Note 2-specific dock is 2A. I guess with the spare dock it doesn't matter, because it would be pretty hard to kill your main battery in the time it will take the spare to charge up at either rate.
    But shame on them for not making it obvious!
    It looks as if it is more than the universal that is only .7A. This is what I ordered and it is specifically made for the Note 2.
    Galaxy Note

    I am a little bummed because I didnt notice this before I placed my order.
    12-13-2012 05:31 PM
  16. TheOtherBill's Avatar
    It looks as if it is more than the universal that is only .7A. This is what I ordered and it is specifically made for the Note 2.
    Galaxy Note

    I am a little bummed because I didnt notice this before I placed my order.
    Yes, that's the spare charger, but don't worry about it it's not like you'll kill your other battery in the 8 hours that'll take to charge a spare. If you were in a rush you could just use the 2A adapter that came with the phone connected to that.
    12-13-2012 06:50 PM
  17. Megan Arlitz's Avatar
    I posted this on another site, read carefully


    The RND unit I linked further up will charge a spare battery and the phone, but I think you need two cables to do that - not sure.


    Cool Thanks for the info.
    TheOtherBill likes this.
    12-13-2012 07:27 PM
  18. delynnie's Avatar
    I have an opinion but no experience with it yet ... the third one you show looks a lot like one of the RND brand that is on Amazon. I've looked at a lot and decided on this one:
    Amazon.com: RND Power Solutions Deluxe Cradle / Desktop Docking Station and 2nd Battery Charger for Samsung Galaxy Note II (2) (compatible without or with a slim-fit case) (white): Cell Phones & Accessories

    It has a removable sleeve so if you have a case you pull out the sleeve and it gives you a bigger opening. Plus it will charge a 2nd battery. $25.
    I have this one and it works Great!!! And great customer service too!
    TheOtherBill likes this.
    12-14-2012 11:16 AM
  19. TheOtherBill's Avatar
    Thanks, that's good to know. I haven't seen anything that looks better so it's on my Amazon wishlist.
    If Santa doesn't bring it I'll order it the day after Christmas
    12-14-2012 11:27 AM
  20. John Hergenroder's Avatar
    Buy the $28 one. Pay a little more and you wont be disappointed. MOST Aftermarket Chargers DO NOT work with Samsung phones unless the Chargers are made by Samsung. They show that they are Slow Charging or not charging at all. I actually bought the RND brand for $36 on Amazon and it works EXCELLENT.
    09-19-2013 07:59 AM

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