Tips Touchstones :)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by uniquenameEVO, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. uniquenameEVO

    uniquenameEVO Well-Known Member
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    Charger and induction cover-$10!!

    Free overnight shipping, cheap price. I am trying it. Thought I would share in case anyone else wants one.

    Credit for finding the deal is slickdeals.net.
     

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  2. Munnarg

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    Um, why is this in the EVO forum again?
     
  3. gx1400

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    This is an Awesome find! I'll be trying out the Evo-Touchstone mod this week.
     
  4. gx1400

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  5. uniquenameEVO

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    Because it is a well documented EVO mod.

    The step by step is linked at the bottom of gx1400's link.
     
  6. gx1400

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    Does anyone know if there is a difference in the coil assembly between the Pre and the Pixi Plus's back cover?
     
  7. uniquenameEVO

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    I will have mine tomorrow, I can snap a picture for you. Not sure how long they will have stock at the price...so I don't know if that will help.
     
  8. gx1400

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    I ordered two (one for my mom and another for my mom's Sprint Pixi... I hope the back covers are the same...).

    Also posted on xda, so I'm sure they will be out of them soon.

    Thanks for the cheap accessories and free over night shipping Verizon!
     
  9. J03

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    Unreal, I paid like $40 for this and that was cheap at the time. It never even worked all that well.
     
  10. skpd

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  11. skpd

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    so it did not work on the EVO?
     
  12. gx1400

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    I have no idea how well it will work, i may have to wait until I get back to school where I have my soldering iron and stuff to try it out, but it would be poor alignment or something on his part or if his case was too thick or something... i dunno.
     
  13. newone757

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    he was talkin about when he bought it for pre/pixi.
     
  14. skpd

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    got my order today. wasn't this thing supposed to come with a usb cable included? there is only the dock in the box and the cover in a separate box. :thinking:

    it's one of those very small mini usb plugs and I don't have a cable for it laying around
     
  15. newone757

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    its micro usb and no it does not come with one.
     
  16. uniquenameEVO

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    I missed mine...damn sig needed shipping.

    I am thinking of driving to get it tomorrow...Otherwise I won't see it for a week. The bright side, I will have 4G all next week :)
     
  17. skpd

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    yeah, thanks. I'll grab one from monoprice when/if I decide to do this hack
     
  18. baizej

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    You have to be careful which micro usb cable you use. The hole in the touchstone is pretty small. The micro usb cable I got from Monoprice needed to be shaved down with a razor to fit. The stock Evo cable might work, but I haven't checked yet.

    This mod has somewhat crossed my mind before and will work great for me. I came from the Pre and have at least 3 touchstones, wife had a Pixi with touchstone, and now I can reuse them. Now I can go back to my wireless setup in the car. Bluetooth for calls and audio and inductive charging.
     
  19. tesh

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    nice find OP! might get two, work and home docks + if i only use one, might just use it on some other usb charging device ive got... sweet...

    has anyone doc'd better/worse battery charge or use time? (just curious)
     
  20. gx1400

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    Other than disassembling a micro usb cable, anyone know a good location to find micro-usb plugs (the unsoldered component)?

    I have an idea to try to incorporate the touchstone coil into the back of a case (glue onto the back of a plastic or rubber case. Instead of disassembling the HTC Evo and soldering into it, try to make a flush mounted 90 degree angled plug to go into the USB port on the phone. Should still charge it and don't have to worry about opening up the phone.
     
  21. uniquenameEVO

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    That could work well. I think it might take longer making it look nice than making it work.

    I'd like pics if you do :)
     
  22. earlgsxbusa

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    Basiclly how the power mat would work if you used the generic inductor. Plug it to the phone and the other piece to the mat.

    :)
     
  23. Jewo

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    Got mine installed tonight. It is working great so far. I will have some pictures up later.
     
  24. Jewo

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    Some pictures taken of the mod, but forgot to take pictures during the process. The tape was temporary.

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  25. uniquenameEVO

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    Looks good. Mine is only half done. I did the phone side and didn't know how to tell positive and negative on the pixi back. Then life got busy...

    I do have an inside the phone pic but it's not really different from the tutorial other than I used red and black wires.
     
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