Pros Hub design, device support, space saving
Cons Bulky power charger
Summary The chargepod is what every tech loving gadgeteer needs. I have the 'charging shelf' for my electronic devices and this is the perfect accessory to provide an organized, accessible and not cluttered charging station. I bought this because I travel most weeks and wanted a portable solution where I could charge my 3 phones (I work for a phone company), ipod, and bt headset and not have to carry multiple chargers with me. (I had the iGo and found it was far too bulky for my portable devices) The Chargepod combines an elegant dock with small tips, and a nice travel pouch. Unfortunately it also includes a straight from Shenzhen (China) power supply but the good news is according to the folks at Callpod, a nicer one is in the works with retractable prongs, and some semblance of industrial design to match the rest of the elegance of the product. I love mine! You will too.
Pros Charges all of my devices, Does not take longer to charge my devices than normal, I can charge everything at once on road trips, You'll wonder how you ever lived without one, Can be used in Europe
Cons Not yet able to charge high powered devices such as video cameras, Very few digital cameras are USB chargeable (not necessarily a Chargepod issue)
Summary Please disregard the comment from the other guy below that has never used this product. This has saved me TONS of space in my room. Being able to have everything untangled and looking nice is a blessing in a college student's bedroom. Being able to charge everything at once while I'm driving to and from field work is priceless.
As for taking care of the negative comments from the other user:
The Chargepod is designed to simplify what you already have.
To say you're "not here to knock this device down" and rate it a 1 when you have never used one is a diservice to this site. Go make a blog and not mislead users here.
The "wireless charging" technology is anything but new. It was attempted in the 1960s and fact is, it's possibly decades away to SAFELY transmit electricity through the AIR. What does it do to your body as it sends electricity through the air? Hence why it isn't mainstream yet. Instead of waiting another 10+ years for this "future" technology, I'll stick to my Chargepod.
"Very poor service"on by gw8880
Pros NONE that I know of
Cons Everything. the way they do business to their product
Summary I bought the Callpod cell phone charger in December. They sent me the wrong adaptors so I sent them back and waited a month contacted them several times and got the run around. After a month and a half they told me they did not get my return. in March 2011 I purchased new adaptors and again the wrong ones sent. March 28 I sent them back. It is now April 27, 2011 I still don't have the adaptors and am getting the same run around as before. I would not let my dog purchase from this company.
Pros All the tips and chargepod works great. Lightweight and easy to travel with and a great selection of various charging tips. Great customer service. Easy to warranty replace items.
Cons Problem is that I travel moderately and the plastic connectors and tips get loose and can no longer charge reliably without a little wiggling. Needed multiple warranty replacements every 3-4 months on the chargepod itself and also the various tips.
Summary Excellent idea for multiple gadgets. Must be very gentle and treat it carefully or items will get loose and not charge. Excellent customer service to get items replaced, but the hassle has been very time consuming.
Pros This product is so portable and easy to use. I travel with a Blackberry, Bluetooth Headset and iPod so it's great to only bring one charger. Then on family vacations add in a PSP and DS and it's that much better.
Cons Buy the bundle and you get most of the adapters you need. Otherwise $10 per adapter can add up.