AT&T One X/XL pogo pins moved - incompatible with global accessories!

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matthewf01

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Jul 26, 2008
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The pogo pins on the One X's backside are an exciting, if subtle, addition to the design of the phone --- simply placing it gently into a dock without regard for futzing with a cable and connector in the dark, or trying to line up a microUSB port on a dock (and subsequently scuffing up the surrounding area on the phone, as I've faced with my Inspire 4G and dock), sounds like a really nice novelty.

HTC offers (or at least, has announced, since I haven't seen anyone actually using one yet) a desktop dock/charger which uses these pins.

However, Engadget's review of the AT&T One X points out a major point to consider: the US variant has had the location of the pins SHIFTED.

http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/01/htc-one-x-for-att-review/
There are other subtle changes: the camera pod contains a slightly larger plastic (not aluminum) piece, and the five contacts on the back don't line up, leading us to believe these devices use incompatible docks.​

htconexattreviewlead03.jpg


Big news for anyone who'd considered getting a pin dock... hopefully a US model dock is on the way.
 

JeepFreak

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Thanks for sharing. I might be traiding in my S4 version for a T3 anyway, but it's good to know the docks might not swap over. I really want to see a car dock that utilizes the Pogo Pins instead of the microUSB, for all the reasons you mention. Maybe I've been spoiled by my Nexus One? =\
Thanks again,
Billy
 

ricktat

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This is also why some companies are making 2 casess and why most of the cases wont have the pins lined up correctly.

If you plan to use the pins.. Get the ATT version case..
 

buddy17

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most of the docks require you to remove the case anyway......so why would it matter if the case was misaligned??
 

vioalas

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TPU cases should fit though, the ones without the pogo cutout. It's only half a millimeter longer, so a soft case should be fine.
 

rpritch

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I also have an international case on my Rogers HOX. The cut out for the pogos allows me to see all 4 pogos. However, the pogos are not centered in the cutout...they are shifted to the left.

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vioalas

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They didn't move the pins for the us version. The us version is the one xl . They changed the name. When the one xl comes out somewhere else in the world it will be the same as the AT&T one x. Htc will release accessories for the xl too.

We know it's the XL and the XL has the pins in a slightly different location compared the the International One X. It has been stated in several reviews.
 

rpritch

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Here it is...Turns out i was wrong...the cutout only shows 4 of the 5 pogos

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equlizer

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Mines like that too. I could care less really since the Otterbox will be here by months end:cool:

Confirmed by 3 reps from otterbox that its in the system. Both defender and commuter will work with both ATT And INT versions.
 

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    The pogo pins on the One X's backside are an exciting, if subtle, addition to the design of the phone --- simply placing it gently into a dock without regard for futzing with a cable and connector in the dark, or trying to line up a microUSB port on a dock (and subsequently scuffing up the surrounding area on the phone, as I've faced with my Inspire 4G and dock), sounds like a really nice novelty.

    HTC offers (or at least, has announced, since I haven't seen anyone actually using one yet) a desktop dock/charger which uses these pins.

    However, Engadget's review of the AT&T One X points out a major point to consider: the US variant has had the location of the pins SHIFTED.

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/01/htc-one-x-for-att-review/
    There are other subtle changes: the camera pod contains a slightly larger plastic (not aluminum) piece, and the five contacts on the back don't line up, leading us to believe these devices use incompatible docks.​

    htconexattreviewlead03.jpg


    Big news for anyone who'd considered getting a pin dock... hopefully a US model dock is on the way.