View Poll Results: Cutting Off The Silly USB Charging Cover?

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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%
  1. PsychDoc's Avatar
    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.
    Murad Habib likes this.
    11-16-2012 10:54 PM
  2. Jason_A's Avatar
    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.
    11-16-2012 11:59 PM
  3. dsignori's Avatar
    Off
    11-17-2012 12:06 AM
  4. doogie1's Avatar
    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.
    11-17-2012 02:55 AM
  5. Wingznut's Avatar
    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
    11-17-2012 03:05 AM
  6. jamdmyers's Avatar
    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 $$ I save from not getting the note 2 we'll be getting wireless chargers, prob 3 (2 for Broom/ 1 for downstairs)
    11-17-2012 07:46 AM
  7. Matto2007's Avatar
    I am pretty sure the flap is for the ipx5 water resistance rating. Although I cannot find anything noting the DNA as having the same rating as the butterfly but assume so. I will be leaving mine on as I plan on charging via wireless most of the time.
    11-17-2012 09:03 AM
  8. NoEviL's Avatar
    It depends on the reviews for wireless charging. If I opt to not use wireless charging I will probably take it off and buy a Otterbox Defender case which would have a protective flap for it anyways.
    11-17-2012 09:31 AM
  9. bellken's Avatar
    Off it comes, might even leave it at vZ as a tip.
    Since I'll be using OTG and charging at night from a cord (at least at first). I've had these before.. just a pain in / out..
    I also usually bump charge in the car with my car chargers, no i won't miss it. They are not on many phones today so it's mostly form than function.
    That said with the $$ 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.
    akira751 and reb422 like this.
    11-17-2012 09:40 AM
  10. Pottersmash's Avatar
    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.
    11-17-2012 11:26 AM
  11. jfoofoo's Avatar
    +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.
    11-17-2012 04:17 PM
  12. paul-c's Avatar
    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
    11-17-2012 06:31 PM
  13. bellken's Avatar
    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.
    11-17-2012 06:44 PM
  14. jfoofoo's Avatar
    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.
    11-17-2012 07:18 PM
  15. Murad Habib's Avatar
    Hey buddy can you give me the cover you were about to ripping off? My phone has stolen it somewhere
    08-12-2014 09:14 AM
  16. Murad Habib's Avatar
    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
    08-12-2014 09:15 AM
  17. brandonx1000's Avatar
    You know this thread is nearing 2 years old, right?

    Hey buddy can you give me the cover you were about to ripping off? My phone has stolen it somewhere
    08-12-2014 04:46 PM
  18. dnafog's Avatar
    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.
    D_Norm_A likes this.
    08-13-2014 02:36 AM
  19. Daniel.Lynch's Avatar
    Ripped mine off after about 6 months of having the phone, and never looked back.
    08-19-2014 10:17 PM
  20. kpluck's Avatar
    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.
    08-22-2014 11:34 AM
  21. jec11718's Avatar
    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
    08-27-2014 09:37 PM

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