Review of Desk Genie Non-Slip Charging Desk Stand

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With the release of the recent iPhone 4 and Nokia N8, as well as tons of iPad-like tablets, touchscreen devices are gaining the popularity like never before. With the larger screens equipped in these touchscreen devices, most of the time they will act as a multimedia device for the user, either used for a movie viewing, or web browsing. For the office worker, most of the times they will used their mobile devices in front of the computer, answering calls or replying messages. Either situations (fun or work) would require the user to hold the phone if there isn’t a stand for the phone.

Desk Genie Non-Slip Charging Desk Stand plays its role very well in these situations. Featuring a high quality rubber-like material made surface, Desk Genie is able to hold any mobile devices in any orientations, without leaving any sticky residue on the phone. Besides that, did I mention that Desk Genie is also a charger for the phone, USB Hub, 8-in-1 memory card reader? And all these doesn’t come with an expensive price tag.

27082010846_2_filteredFull package of Desk Genie Non-Slip Charging Desk Stand

Powerful gripping ability

The main feature of Desk Genie would be it’s non-slip surface that is claimed to hold any mobile devices in any orientations without problem. After some tests, it grips all the phones of mine like Nokia X6 and Dopod S300 without any issue, and surprisingly the phones are still able to stay on this desk stand even after some moderate vibration on the entire stand, plus it doesn’t leave any residue on the phone (there is no glue involved if you are wondering), making it a worthy accessory to purchase even without the extra features. I have been using it for quite some time – watch videos, reply SMSes, play games (HorseFace in Nokia, anyone?) – all tasks worked perfectly with Desk Genie. Though the adhesive surface will slowly accumulate some dusts on it which can impair the sticky properties, but wiping it with a pad or cloth together with some water will do the magic to restore the gripping ability.

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Multiple tips are supplied together with Desk Genie. You can charge any phones!

Convenient multiple chargers

Battery low? No worry, Desk Genie can also act as a charger for your mobile devices. Most of the mobile devices can be charged using Desk Genie since there are multiple connectors provided in the package, which are used to connect to the special cable bundled to draw the power from your computer through USB port, so no power adapter in this case, pretty convenient isn’t?

 

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8-in-1 memory card reader in Desk Genie.

Handy 8-in-1 memory card reader

Just got the SD card from your friend which is filled with the photo captured during the enjoying trip and doesn’t recall where you place your memory card reader? Turn your Desk Genie to it’s left, everything is ready for you. Featuring a 8-in-1 memory card reader, Desk Genie is able to be used to transfer files from memory card to computer, or vice versa, without installing any extra drivers or software – it will be detected by your computer automatically. This memory card reader is so good that it can be inserted with a Micro SD directly without the adaptor, which is pretty handy if you ask me. I have tried the Micro SD card with it, and the card is detected by the computer within one second, which is extremely fast – I am impressed. Like any other memory card reader, it is not recommended to use all 4 memory card ports at the same time, since the power drawn from a USB port isn’t adequate to supply all four ports.

 

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1 become 2, a USB hub on Desk Genie, at your service.

Extra USB ports

Need to sync your phone with your computer but have hard time to connect the USB cable because your CPU unit is hidden somewhere under your table, or your CPU casing doesn’t have a front panel USB ports (it might be rare, but still it is not impossible)? Desk Genie go even further by offering a USB 2.0 Hub that can be used for any USB devices/connection, such as data cable, Bluetooth dongle, or even a fridge to cool a can of Coca-Cola. No software is required for the operation of USB ports, everything is ready to be used via plug-and-play. You can go even further to cool two cans of Coca-Cola with it if you wanted to!

 

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Desk Genie works with or without USB connection. Notice the blue light at the base when it’s connected, just nice!

Works virtually anywhere

Desk Genie doesn’t necessary need to be connected to computer to work, without a USB connection, it still can grip your mobile devices without problem. If you wish to use the charging and USB port features without a computer, a USB Power Adapter can be purchased, so you can have Desk Genie placed at your bedside table without losing it’s capabilities. Below are some extra information of Desk Genie:

Specifications:

  • Fully compliant with USB 2.0 specification
  • Backwards compatible with USB 1.1
  • Plug and play
  • Supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, Mac OSX and Linux
  • Dimensions: 59 x 102 x 106mm (approximate)
  • Weight: 95g

Connectors compatible with:

  • iPhone/iPod
  • Nokia 2mm (works with 5800, X6, N95, 6700 and more)
  • Nokia 3.5mm (works with 3310, 6680, 6230 and more)
  • Micro USB (for Nokia N97/BlackBerry 8900/Samsung Omnia II and more)
  • Mini USB (for BlackBerry 8300 /HTC Hero/MP3)
  • LG (works with all LG phones)
  • Samsung Tip1 (works with D900, U600, D800 and more)
  • Samsung Tip2 (works with Omnia, Pixon, Tocco Lite and more)
  • Sony Ericsson Fast Port (works with all Sony Ericsson phones)

Content of the box:

  • 1 x Non-slip Holder with 2 USB Ports and 8-in-1 card reader
  • 1 x 90cm Mini USB Cable
  • 1 x Charger Output Cable
  • 9 x Mobile Phone Connectors

Summary

With a price tag of only £14.99 at MobileFun UK, Desk Genie is a best companion for your mobile devices, and definitely make a good iPhone 4 or Nokia N8 cradle. There is really nothing much to complaint about this desk stand as it does everything it should pretty well, so if you are looking for a desk stand that can do everything for you – from battery charging (important for iPhone 4 and the recent Nokia N8 since they do not have removable battery), to memory card reading, don’t hesitate to consider Desk Genie Non-Slip Charging Desk Stand.

Credits

Nat and MobileFun.co.ukmobilefun-logo-light

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