The unique charging cradle that accompanies your Ping device is actually very user friendly and simple to use. It was designed in a way that allows it to be attached to the device regardless of whether Ping is in the pocket clip or not. The key is to make sure it is being placed from the correct side, and that is from the TOP of the device. The top of the device is the white portion with the Ping rings on it. When the charger is attached, the Ping rings will show through the center hole of the charger, allowing you to see the LED lightshow.
To attach the charger, simply align the charging pins on the charging cradle with the charging contacts located on the side of the device. Then snap the charger into place over the top of the device. The charger will literally snap into place seamlessly, assuring proper connection.