Cradles are dual functioning. They are attached to your local computer via a USB cable and connect to a wall receptacle via an AC adapter. The USB provides a slow recharge to the Digital Recorder while it is in the Cradle or Docking Station.
The AC adapter provides a faster and maintains the charging of the rechargeable batteries in the Digital Recorder
The Lan Docking Station offered by Philips Digital actually eliminates the need of connecting to the local computer (in the event the Author doesn't have a computer). It plugs directly into a network receptacle (Ethernet)
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