What exactly is the point of the charging cradle?

#1boreddude62Posted 7/18/2011 4:03:15 PM
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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#2Baha05Posted 7/18/2011 4:08:08 PM
The easy of just putting it in the charge cradle instead of plugging it into the plug?
#3jesse7150Posted 7/18/2011 4:10:20 PM
netflix stand?
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#4elheberPosted 7/18/2011 4:10:27 PM
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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#5skytravelerPosted 7/18/2011 4:14:35 PM
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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#6lambchipsPosted 7/18/2011 4:25:21 PM
paper weight
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#7toma13Posted 7/18/2011 4:37:19 PM
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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#8Grandy12Posted 7/18/2011 4:56:17 PM
It mad the 3ds the only handheld I never lost so far.

Speaking of which, I must find my keys.
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