Kidigi desktop charger with HDMI-out for Samsung Galaxy S3 & Galaxy Nexus [Smartphone Accessory Review]
Aug 3, 2012 12:14 PM –
This hot little accessory is the Kidigi USB cradle (desktop charger) with HDMI-out (mirror the phone’s visuals & audio to an 3D or HD television) for the Samsung Galaxy S3 & Galaxy Nexus phones.
Price: £24.95 (~$38.87)
Where to Buy: Mobilefun.co.uk
Pros & Cons:
- Slick desktop charger that perfectly fits the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Nexus (with provided attachment)!
- HDMI-out, sadly, does not work!
The Kidigi desktop cradle with HDMI-out, is a cool accessory that you can use on your desk, nightstand or even apart of your home entertainment system setup. It caught my eye for the latter feature enhancement as you are supposed to be able to mirror the content on your phone to your TV. However, and very disappointing, it does not work. 😡
Kidigi USB cradle won't output via HDMI to HDTV
I tried it on three HD televisions (update: using two different HDMI cables pulled directly from devices that clearly worked and put into the cradle… no dice), all of which had several HDMI-in ports (so we can scratch TV hardware and user error as the cause). Also, HDMI is a simple plug and play technology without hassle and should just work. In theory, this would be awesome to sit your phone into the dock, fire up some tunes or vids and have it project through your home entertainment system. Without the media features working properly, it is only a slick desktop smartphone charger. This model reviewed snugly fits the S3 perfectly, and if you insert the provided attachment, it fits a Galaxy Nexus like a glove.
Kidigi USB cradle charging phone
Kidigi USB cradle on desk
Kidigi USB Cradle
Kidigi USB cradle won’t output via HDMI to HDTV