What exactly is the point of the charging cradle?

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User Info: boreddude62

boreddude62
5 years ago#1
Probably a stupid question, but I've been wondering for a while what purpose it serves, if any. Does it some sort of advantage over just plugging in the 3DS directly?
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User Info: Baha05

Baha05
5 years ago#2
The easy of just putting it in the charge cradle instead of plugging it into the plug?

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jesse7150
5 years ago#3
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User Info: elheber

elheber
5 years ago#4
It's supposed to encourage nightly charging. If it had a cord, people might only charge it when it's low on battery instead since it's sometimes a bit of a hassle to look for the cord on the floor. With the charging cradle, the charger has a dedicated socket on the wall, and charging it is no different than putting it down before going to bed.

It is indeed quite useful to me.
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User Info: skytraveler

skytraveler
5 years ago#5
With its short charge, it means more times where I'm playing it while it's plugged in whereas I wouldn't play it while it's in the cradle.
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lambchips
5 years ago#6
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User Info: toma13

toma13
5 years ago#7
It's convenient. It has a permanent place on my desk and it doesn't move. The cable itself would just be hanging around loose otherwise.
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5 years ago#8
It mad the 3ds the only handheld I never lost so far.

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