Verizon Sale on Pre and Pixi Accessories
Verizon Wireless' online store is currently running a phenomenal sale on several Palm-branded Pre and Pixi accessories, all of which include free overnight shipping.
For Pre and Pre Plus users, Verizon is selling a combo pack of the Touchstone dock plus a car charger for $20. While the Touchstone dock is the standard Palm-branded accessory, the car charger is not the sleek Palm version but instead a rather generic Verizon Wireless-branded charger. It appears to have a integrated USB port for recharging an additional device such as an iPod or a Bluetooth headset. For an additional $5, that combo can be expanded with a "wearable pouch" which does not appear to be a Palm-branded accessory. From the product's description online, this is a black horizontal leather pouch with a fixed belt clip.
For Pixi users, the savings are even more substantial. The first combo contains the Touchstone dock plus a Pixi Touchstone-compatible battery cover for $9.99. For an additional $10, the aforementioned vehicle charger can be added to the bundle.
Digging a little deeper to examine the best bang for the buck, the $9.99 Pixi Touchstone deal is especially attractive for users of ANY Palm WebOS device, regardless of carrier. Verizon & AT&T Pre Plus users will find this deal especially attractive, as their devices' battery covers already are Touchstone-ready by default! Please note, however, that this price is for the Touchstone dock case alone and does not include an additional AC charger. Also, the generic Verizon car charger will likely not fit the small, deeply-recessed microUSB port on the Touchstone dock, as this generally requires a Palm OEM cable. Some users online have reported mixed results when using their devices at maximum power consumption (navigation turned on while playing music) while on a DC-powered Touchstone dock.
I recently ordered several accessories from Verizon's online store and found the free overnight shipping via FedEx to be extremely fast and a very generous touch, so anyone with the slightest desire to pick up a unique Touchstone dock on the cheap should jump on this offer while it lasts.