Thanks to Mobis and Fawis (Germany) some weeks ago I got a Just Mobile docking station for the HTC Magician/Prophet but this docking station is way more than a place to connect your device to your PC or to charge it only but it's a media station which was specifically designed to expand and enhance your enjoyment of the music stored on your device.
The Docking Station is easy to use, just plug in the power, dock in your device and play. The inbuilt volume control let's you increases or decrease the volume without touching the device itself and since it includes active stereo speakers, you will get more out of your music than you will ever get from the inbuilt Pocket PC speakers which are good on the run but not for stationary use!
The sales package includes everything you need to listen your music instantly: the Just Mobile Docking Station, a 100 - 240 Volt power adaptor with several power plugs (to make it compatible for most countries), an audio cable (3.5 mm) and the user guide (which you don't need at all):
The Docking Station is perfectly designed for the HTC Magician and Prophet (which I have tested myself but I'm sure it also works with the HTC Charmer):
On the front, just bellow the dock you have on the right the power switch. If your Pocket PC is connected and the Docking Station is switched on, it also charges the device. Left from the power slider you have the volume up and down buttons and in between of both a LED which indicates if the Docking Station is switched on. On the left you have a port where you can connect the device's headset, for instance for making phone calls while the devices is docked:
On the back of the Docking Station you have on the left a USB port where you can plug the USB sync cable to connect the Docking Station with your PC for synchronization. In the middle you have the power plug and on the right a 3.5 mm stereo jack port that also allows you to enjoy
stereo audio from a variety of other devices such as MP3 and CD players:
As I said before, you don't need the user guide at all to start using the Docking Station. Just plug in the power cord, dock your device, start your device's Media Player and enjoy listening your music in stereo quality. The inbuilt active speaker are loud, way louder than the inbuilt mono speaker of the device and the sound is clear. Since the speakers are relative small, the bass isn't that complete as you might wish but it's good enough to listen your whole music collection without the headset, which makes it a great utility in the office, hotel rooms or other places where you want to listen your music and you have power access. Unfortunately the Docking Station can not be used with batteries only, therefore you can not use it on your next BBQ, as long as you don't have it on your balcony.
Anyway, it's a great addition for every (office) desktop because it also gives you a handy place to put your device to, get it synced with your PC without fumbling without the USB cable all the time.
PK-01, the Docking Station I've tested was originally designed for the HTC Magician (O2 Xda mini/T-Mobile MDA Compact/i-Mate JAM/etc.) but as you can see on the photos above it can be used with the HTC Prophet also (O2 Xda neo/i-mate JAMin/Orange M600/etc.)
However, if you have a HTC Feeler Windows Smartphone (T-Mobile SDA Music/i-mate SP5/O2 Xda phone/etc.) you can use model PK-02 instead which supports the phones above.
The Mobis Just Mobile Docking Station is available for around 60 Euro.
Cheers ~ Arne