Originally Posted by nholling
I think this is completely stupid. I don't understand why it can't just charge through USB. I don't understand the need for another type of power connector on the device. Just plain stupid design.
While I agree with you, it is really not all that rare that a device has a USB sync/charge option, and a charge only AC adapter connection. And it does charge through USB, if it is plugged into a USB connection on an active computer. I never trust USB to charge a device. At best it is a trickle charge, and a real AC adapter gives a more constant current and quicker charging.