Official Accessory ideas


#21

I just don’t really understand why you think Blackberry dock is better than Microsoft… The way you described it, they both fit in the “traditional” category


#22

I never stated that the Blackberry Dock was better@Artur simply was asking about docks that double as stand/have a groove within them I provided the blackberry dock as example that responded to his query


#23

Well, sorry, I misunderstood you then. Especially the “instead of the original surface dock” part. Thanks for clearing that up


#24

the instead was in reference to form factor .


#25

But they both share the exact same form factor…


#26

I am not a designer so for give the lack of design specific terminology : The playbook dock supports the device and elevates it while the Microsoft dock “hugs” the device at an angle I consider that a different form factor !

“Form factor is an aspect of design which defines and prescribes the size, shape, and other physical specifications of hardware components, particularly in electronics and electronic packaging.” - Wikipedia

“The physical size and shape of a piece of computer hardware.” -Oxforddictionaries.com


#27

I know what form factor is. :wink: Thing is, they both support the device. And I really don’t see a reason to prefer one over the other, except that Surface dock has more ports…


#28

That’s the “finger scoop” so that you can easily open up the kickstand


#29

Could this be the Power supply ? (from mozo Instagram !)


#30

Why not? Looks pretty good to me.


#31

Lol, to me it looks a bit too DIY’ish :smiley: I really hope that’s not what we get with the PF xD


#32

It isn’t complete :joy:


#33

Well, I thought so too, but when Artur said “looks pretty good”, I thought… wait, wtf, is it supposed to look this way? :joy:


#34

I was joking haha I don’t even know if that thing is safe to use :joy:


#35

Since we’re charging via USB-C (I should add this to the confirmed specs…), this is not our power supply since those plugs seem to be USB-A :wink:


#36

USB-A on one end, USB-C on the other…


#37

I should have implied that …it appears just to be figuring out the shape of the charging brick using clay(in a similar fashion to how car designers sculpting clay cars) …Cables of course could be changed!


#38

While possible, please take the quest to find a USB-A cable that support USB Power Delivery 2.0 (PD 2.0 for short).
I’ve read through the standard and while it seems that you CAN make a USB-A cable that complies with the PD 2.0 standard, I’ve not yet seen a single one - or a power-supply that supports PD 2.0 via USB-A.
I find quite a bunch 'though with PD 2.0 and USB-C 'though.

But I think that definitely having a USB-A-port on the charger as well would be a nice touch.

EDIT: Also a problem that would come up with going USB-A to USB-C is that with a non PD 2.0 compliant USB-A - USB-C cable charging the PF would be limited quite a bit - I’m not sure on the fallback routine, but if it doesn’t fallback to the “old” PD-standard it’d charge with 5V 2A at most which would definitely confuse a huge bunch of people that don’t read into this that much.


#39

Oh, sorry, i forgot about those extra power pins… They could be replicated by using some data pins on the A connector (a charger doesn’t need to transfer data), but that would indeed create some confusion as not all cables would work.


#40

Or make the cable C to C, have a C and USB A on the brick.