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Charger that won't strain USB port

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By Ghengis042, Member on 6th January 2014, 06:11 PM
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What's a good charger to connect to the One without putting stress on the USB port?

It might be a silly question, but I have a Samsung GS2 right now with a totally broken USB port from very frequent connection/disconnection of the charger. It *probably* won't happen on my replacement phone, but just to be on the safe side I was looking for either wireless charging or a dock of some sort, for my next device.

A lot of phones are starting to support Qi charging out of the box, but I know that can't be done on the One thanks to the metal housing. The Xperia Z series has a nice solution with (waterproof!) external contact pads that attach to a magnetic cable or desktop dock.

Does anybody make something like this for the One? Even if it has to connect through USB (and it sounds like it does...) a good dock would make sure the USB plug connects squarely to the socket and would minimize any lateral stress on the port.
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19th January 2014, 09:12 AM |#2  
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Great point, I've always came close to ruining my port and ended up melting an old one (on purpose) so that it was almost a fish hook going into the port with the cable going around the back.

The only thing the iPhone got right. The charge plug that snaps in good.

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