Next V - Wireless Charging?

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#1

So, after having the V now for slightly over a month, I’ve gotten the hang of it.

I use it at work as a semi-personal device, and since the updated drivers for the touchscreen for note-taking. It’s particularly useful for annotating documents that I receive for meetings and in some courses I’m taking at the moment. That being said, I still find it a tad on the large size, and I might find that the pencil on the iPad Pro might be a better fit for me there…

In general, I’m pretty happy with the V. My main bugbear seems to be remembering to charge it, and with that, I’m thinking that… Wireless charging would be awesome for the next iteration of the product.

I generally carry the V round in the folio case, and when I reach home I place it, in the case, on a particular table whilst I go around doing things at home. I only really use the V one out of 3 evenings, and on the evenings I don’t use it, I tend to forget to charge it, so I suffer from a depleted battery the next day when I need it at work.

If the V were able to charge wirelessly, I’d just place a charging pad on the table where I leave it, and that would trickle in overnight, no problem. It’s quite likely to spend at least 6 hours on that pad a night, if not closer to 12.

So, yes, please consider this for a future variation on the product. And if people can offer me a decent workaround that I can use, preferably with or replacing my folio case, then I’m all ears!


#2

I think we would need to get rid of our shiny beautiful aluminium housing and switch to plastic (or copy phones and make a glass back) to accomodate wireless charging. Honestly I don’t think it’s a very good idea and I don’t see plugging a charging cable once a day as too much of a hassle.

Do you have a phone with wireless charging? Just curious if you don’t plug that in every night :stuck_out_tongue:


#3

No need for a new topic. Just Ctrl a+c+v everything into the gen2 thread. Btw i think these ideas are going way too far. What t gen2 should do is spend some of the resources on improving the existing experience. Such as a slightly contorted chassis to allow for a better grip and new way to hold a tablet. Furthermore mave the volume buttons should be located on the other side of the device and also be textured. I sometimes find it difficult to distinguish the two.


#4

No. Maybe th e wireless charging coild should be inside the back of the keyboard cover?


#5

Dude I swear I’m not trying to be funny, I really can’t tell if you’re being serious anymore.


#6

Maybe they should try and make a first gen product that people really love and get on time and works right out of the box first.


#7

Wireless charging for the keyboard? That isn’t a terrible idea…

Wireless charging for the V through the keyboard? The keyboard connection won’t allow for that much power to transfer to the V, and it would make that connection and the power-supply in the V a lot more complicated, and make the keyboard a bit bigger and heavier and more expensive. This would also almost certainly require a special charging pad to go with the V, since wireless charging laptops aren’t commonplace.

According to this article, the Dell Latitude that features wireless charging requires at $379 keyboard with a $200 powermat. Is it really worth the extra $500+ for the wireless charging feature?

You can get magnetic connections for USB-C (plenty of threads on this in the community). If you find a way to mount one of the cable, and always set the V the same way next to it, it’ll automatically plug in and charge.

If you always keep the charging cable in the way so that you have to move it to set the V down, it’ll help you remember to plug it in and charge it.

I think texturing is necessary, regardless of where they are. The power button is especially difficult to find by touch.


#8

Wireless charging on V:

  • Slow AF
  • No compatibility with other devices
  • No metal housing
  • May not work with the V inside a sleeve

Are you guys really willing to pay more for this? Just to avoid making the titanic effort of connecting a cable?
Really, I’m starting to think that the whole What’s next? category is kind of a huge joke (at least 95% of posts). :joy:


#9

I want the next V to be 9 core, solar powered and a cybernetic implant.

DUDE I want the next V to be Optimus Prime!