Touchstone mod

We've seen the Palm Touchstone be repurposed to work with a number of Android phones before, but Rod Whitby of webOS Internals fame is working up a method to use the charger with his Nexus 7.

Using two regular phone Touchstone coils (and currently experimenting with a TouchPad coil) it looks like Rod has the charging circuit figured out, and the rest is a matter of assembly. We're pretty confident that he can make it happen, so we're giving the early heads-up.

Who knows, this might just be the only way we'll ever see any sort of dock for our Nexus 7 that's more than "coming soon".

Source: +Rod Whitby


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A Touchstone charging mod for the Nexus 7


Why hasn't HP been contracted out to make these standard on Android?! I want to do the mod for my GS2E4GT but I don't want to risk damaging my phone. I'd be wiling to pay more for a phone that has it built into it's stock back