1. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    One of the thing I like about the playbook is the ease of magnetic charging. Is this a patented mechanism by BB? Can this mechanism be adopted by cell phones? Is it too much space require to work into a phone? Or the wireless charging is coming soon it's not worth the consideration?
    06-23-13 08:57 AM
  2. FF22's Avatar
    One of the thing I like about the playbook is the ease of magnetic charging. Is this a patented mechanism by BB? Can this mechanism be adopted by cell phones? Is it too much space require to work into a phone? Or the wireless charging is coming soon it's not worth the consideration?
    I don't know if it is patented but I do recall that my sisters Apple something or other had a similar magnetic plug and that was before the pb's birth.

    I remember inquiring if there could be an adapter for the magnetic plug so that it could convert to a usb to charge phones - so a small cable could attach and charge a phone - one less charger wart on some trips. Never did get an answer.
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    06-23-13 10:28 AM
  3. jpash549's Avatar
    The pogo pin charging circuit on the PB is designed for a 12 volt input. Reference post by Delmeister for interesting discussion. Since I am using Nexus 7 don't have reference at hand. Many cell phones do allow pogo pin charging. Not sure about voltage used. Reference indicates one view on pogo pin vs USB charging.

    http://www.pccp.com.tw/index.php?opt...ticle&id=162%3...

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    06-23-13 02:04 PM
  4. Gooseberry Falls's Avatar
    Only other device that I have that has anything near that is my Xoom. It's used when it docks like the PB. But they never sold a wall adapter making me think it is not magnetic. It has this crazy pin charger...try finding that little hole in the dark:
    http://www.cellphoneshop.net/enlarge..._2267_22422123

    Also, Xoom does not charge via microUSB. Funny the way they design things.
    06-24-13 05:34 PM
  5. jpash549's Avatar
    Nexus 7 and ten have pins. Four on the 7 and I believed also on the ten. That's why the magnetic cover works on the 7. Asus has a charging dock but it is not too popular because it doesn't charge very fast. It is available at Amazon for $29.54 currently. It also provides sound out to a speaker while leaving the micro USB port free.

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    06-24-13 10:21 PM

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