We've seen an accessory that can charge the HTC EVO 4G and a second battery simultaneously before (hello, Seidio multi-function battery charger), but since it's always nice to see the same function presented in a nicer-looking package with more features, let's take a peek at some relatively new desktop docks/cradles.
In addition to keeping the EVO upright (unlike the multi-function charger that keeps the phone flat on its back), these cradles feature dedicated back compartments for charging a spare battery and include a USB cable for connecting to a computer for syncing/transferring files. Most also come with a handy USB-to-AC adapter, which in itself is a great accessory to have around, especially if you have a lot of other devices that charge via USB.
There are currently three docks/cradles like this on Amazon. They look like rebrands or at least very similar variations of the same product, so the differences in pricing seems to be due to nothing more than branding.
- OrionGadgets EVO cradle ($22.50)
- GTMax EVO cradle ($22.99)
- BoxWave EVO cradle (w/o charger: $32.95, w/charger: 52.95)
They're not the sleekest docks ever made, sure, but they're functional and would probably be fine additions to a desk or table.