If the cord was thick like the old days..it would not fit inside the compact charger.
I am truly pleased, it wont get snarled up when not in use.. and it was inexpensive too.
-that is the perfect pair of reasons to try it! @2 weeks, it works great, retracts E-Z+
smooth! Fits the AT+T Veil, but also a 'gazillion' other phones..