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  • It's coming off...Too big a pain to put in and out

    8 27.59%
  • I'm leaving it...It may protect the charging port and it looks "cleaner" with it on

    21 72.41%
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    Default How MAny Of You Are Going To Cut Off That Charging Port Cover?

    With the frequency with which these smartphones (all of them, not just the DNA) need to be recharged it seems like the small plastic cover over the usb charging port is really just a needless annoyance.

    I'm thinking that I may just pull this out as soon as I get my DNA on Wed. Wondering what you guys are going to do with this.
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    My wife has the HTC Rhyme, which also has a little cover over the USB port. I too thought it was stupid and figured it would be broken off within a month. However, her phone came with a dock that charges the phone with the little pogo pins, so she rarely charges using a USB cable. I suspect that was part of the thinking with this phone since it supports wireless charging. I'll be leaving mine on and hopefully doing most of my charging with a wireless charger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason_A View Post
    My wife has the HTC Rhyme, which also has a little cover over the USB port. I too thought it was stupid and figured it would be broken off within a month. However, her phone came with a dock that charges the phone with the little pogo pins, so she rarely charges using a USB cable. I suspect that was part of the thinking with this phone since it supports wireless charging. I'll be leaving mine on and hopefully doing most of my charging with a wireless charger.
    +1 On the wireless charging. Just ordered the Nokia wireless pad from Verizon.
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    I will definitely have a charging pad for home, so it all depends on the car dock I can get... If it requires the door to be removed, then so be it.
    But I'm really hoping for a dock that utilizes wireless charging.

    Sent from my HTC Evo via Tapatalk
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    Off it comes, might even leave it at vZ as a tip.
    Since I'll be using OTG and charging at night from a cord (at least at first). I've had these before.. just a pain in / out..
    I also usually bump charge in the car with my car chargers, no i won't miss it. They are not on many phones today so it's mostly form than function.
    That said with the $$ I save from not getting the note 2 we'll be getting wireless chargers, prob 3 (2 for Broom/ 1 for downstairs)
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    I am pretty sure the flap is for the ipx5 water resistance rating. Although I cannot find anything noting the DNA as having the same rating as the butterfly but assume so. I will be leaving mine on as I plan on charging via wireless most of the time.
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    It depends on the reviews for wireless charging. If I opt to not use wireless charging I will probably take it off and buy a Otterbox Defender case which would have a protective flap for it anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamdmyers View Post
    Off it comes, might even leave it at vZ as a tip.
    Since I'll be using OTG and charging at night from a cord (at least at first). I've had these before.. just a pain in / out..
    I also usually bump charge in the car with my car chargers, no i won't miss it. They are not on many phones today so it's mostly form than function.
    That said with the $$ I save from not getting the note 2 we'll be getting wireless chargers, prob 3 (2 for Broom/ 1 for downstairs)
    I bump charged the heck out of my rezound, and, I would have with the DNA, but, since, we were suppose to test battery life, I didn't. The big surprise is that the DNA can go quite a while and not chew up the battery. I will keep the cover, it isn't too bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matto2007 View Post
    I am pretty sure the flap is for the ipx5 water resistance rating. Although I cannot find anything noting the DNA as having the same rating as the butterfly but assume so. I will be leaving mine on as I plan on charging via wireless most of the time.
    This. Im keeping mine on for waterproof rating since I've dropped my phone in water 2x by accident. I'll be using wireless charging and Airdroid for transfers.
    Last edited by Pottersmash; 11-17-2012 at 05:45 PM.
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    Default Re: How MAny Of You Are Going To Cut Off That Charging Port Cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by doogie1 View Post
    +1 On the wireless charging. Just ordered the Nokia wireless pad from Verizon.
    have you had experience with the Nokia qi charging pad/stand? I have a couple questions if anyone can help answer them that will be great.
    1. will I be able to charge my phone via wireless even with a case on? like an otter box commuter?
    2. have anyone use the nokia charging stand? I was wondering if the phone needs to line up at a certain spot for it it charge. Don't want to buy it than find out later it won't work because DNA is too tall and the qi spot doesn't line up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfoofoo View Post
    have you had experience with the Nokia qi charging pad/stand? I have a couple questions if anyone can help answer them that will be great.
    1. will I be able to charge my phone via wireless even with a case on? like an otter box commuter?
    Pretty sure the wireless charging won't work with a case on the phone.

    Sent from my Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul-c View Post
    Pretty sure the wireless charging won't work with a case on the phone.

    Sent from my Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini
    Wireless charging works the silicon case, Verizon sells. My experience with the Nokia charging pad was not positive, but, it could have been a lemon. They are very popular, and, there was not another one available for me to try. I would doubt wireless charging will work with an Otterbox commuter. If it did work, I think they would advertise it, and, they do not on their web site.
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    Default Re: How MAny Of You Are Going To Cut Off That Charging Port Cover?

    I don't like to keep my phone naked... >_< and as for now there aren't many choices out yet. Guess I will get a verizon one for now and wait for some better cases to come out.
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    Hey buddy can you give me the cover you were about to ripping off? My phone has stolen it somewhere
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    Default Re: How MAny Of You Are Going To Cut Off That Charging Port Cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    With the frequency with which these smartphones (all of them, not just the DNA) need to be recharged it seems like the small plastic cover over the usb charging port is really just a needless annoyance.

    I'm thinking that I may just pull this out as soon as I get my DNA on Wed. Wondering what you guys are going to do with this.
    Hey buddy can you give me the cover you were about to ripping off? My phone has stolen it somewhere
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    Default Re: How MAny Of You Are Going To Cut Off That Charging Port Cover?

    You know this thread is nearing 2 years old, right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Murad Habib View Post
    Hey buddy can you give me the cover you were about to ripping off? My phone has stolen it somewhere
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    My cover just fell off after 15 months
    The nub still bugs me but I think I'll keep it to remind me how it used to keep things clean.
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    Default Re: How MAny Of You Are Going To Cut Off That Charging Port Cover?

    Ripped mine off after about 6 months of having the phone, and never looked back.
    NuSenseSix M7 Base HTC Droid DNA

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    Default Re: How MAny Of You Are Going To Cut Off That Charging Port Cover?

    I have been using wireless charging for the most part (got my DNA shortly after they first became available). Although the decision was made for me the other day when the cover broke off. I wonder how long it would have lasted if I wasn't using wireless most of time? Not long I imagine.
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    Default Re: How MAny Of You Are Going To Cut Off That Charging Port Cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by dnafog View Post
    My cover just fell off after 15 months
    The nub still bugs me but I think I'll keep it to remind me how it used to keep things clean.
    Use a small pair of needlenose pliers and pull out the nub. It's just the retaining nub for the cover.

    sent from my Nos M7 DNA

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