11-09-2012, 05:14 PM #1
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I didn't get the charging plate in the store... it totally phased me to even ask. I'll let the dust settle a little more on this since I bought it off contract and I'm seeing all kind of stuff conflicting with that.
Well... my last phone was an HP Pre 3 (and I had each Pre iteration before that) that uses their wireless touchstone chargers. Same idea, wireless inductive charging. I tried it on my new 920.
It worked!!! It may not be as efficient (can't tell until I tested both) but it does charge the phone. It is by no means secure since the palm phones used magnets to hold them, but I'm thinking I'll hack together my own charging plates. Palm touchstones are dirt cheap and I already have three of them.
- 11-09-2012, 05:17 PM #3
Very interesting. From what I've seen, the touchstone does not use Qi technology.
The Nexus 4 doesn't work with the touchstone, so the fact that the 920 works is very cool!
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- 11-09-2012, 05:39 PM #5
That is awesome. I am thinking I could build a simple doc that would cradle the phone and the tonight touchstone so I can just drop the phone on it. Wonder how well it charges.webOS Refugee. Now a Windows Phone 7 (HTC Arrive) refugee and an Android escapee (evo 3d) back on my original Pre for now. Looking forward to a killer device on ATT so I can dump Sprint and get back into the WP7.5 world.
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- 11-11-2012, 12:35 PM #7
Not only the original Touchstone works, but also the one for their tablet.
If you prop the Touchpad's Touchstone up into a stand, it doesn't work, because you need to put the phone upside down to get them to line up properly. However, if you fold it flat, it's perfect:
And just for kicks:
Edit: Wait, too good to be true. It turns on the charging indicator, and makes the tone that it's charging, but the battery still appears to be draining.