So, after having the V now for slightly over a month, I’ve gotten the hang of it.
I use it at work as a semi-personal device, and since the updated drivers for the touchscreen for note-taking. It’s particularly useful for annotating documents that I receive for meetings and in some courses I’m taking at the moment. That being said, I still find it a tad on the large size, and I might find that the pencil on the iPad Pro might be a better fit for me there…
In general, I’m pretty happy with the V. My main bugbear seems to be remembering to charge it, and with that, I’m thinking that… Wireless charging would be awesome for the next iteration of the product.
I generally carry the V round in the folio case, and when I reach home I place it, in the case, on a particular table whilst I go around doing things at home. I only really use the V one out of 3 evenings, and on the evenings I don’t use it, I tend to forget to charge it, so I suffer from a depleted battery the next day when I need it at work.
If the V were able to charge wirelessly, I’d just place a charging pad on the table where I leave it, and that would trickle in overnight, no problem. It’s quite likely to spend at least 6 hours on that pad a night, if not closer to 12.
So, yes, please consider this for a future variation on the product. And if people can offer me a decent workaround that I can use, preferably with or replacing my folio case, then I’m all ears!
I think we would need to get rid of our shiny beautiful aluminium housing and switch to plastic (or copy phones and make a glass back) to accomodate wireless charging. Honestly I don’t think it’s a very good idea and I don’t see plugging a charging cable once a day as too much of a hassle.
Do you have a phone with wireless charging? Just curious if you don’t plug that in every night
No need for a new topic. Just Ctrl a+c+v everything into the gen2 thread. Btw i think these ideas are going way too far. What t gen2 should do is spend some of the resources on improving the existing experience. Such as a slightly contorted chassis to allow for a better grip and new way to hold a tablet. Furthermore mave the volume buttons should be located on the other side of the device and also be textured. I sometimes find it difficult to distinguish the two.
Wireless charging for the keyboard? That isn’t a terrible idea…
Wireless charging for the V through the keyboard? The keyboard connection won’t allow for that much power to transfer to the V, and it would make that connection and the power-supply in the V a lot more complicated, and make the keyboard a bit bigger and heavier and more expensive. This would also almost certainly require a special charging pad to go with the V, since wireless charging laptops aren’t commonplace.
According to this article, the Dell Latitude that features wireless charging requires at $379 keyboard with a $200 powermat. Is it really worth the extra $500+ for the wireless charging feature?
You can get magnetic connections for USB-C (plenty of threads on this in the community). If you find a way to mount one of the cable, and always set the V the same way next to it, it’ll automatically plug in and charge.
If you always keep the charging cable in the way so that you have to move it to set the V down, it’ll help you remember to plug it in and charge it.
I think texturing is necessary, regardless of where they are. The power button is especially difficult to find by touch.
Are you guys really willing to pay more for this? Just to avoid making the titanic effort of connecting a cable?
Really, I’m starting to think that the whole What’s next? category is kind of a huge joke (at least 95% of posts).
What about removable battery instead? So the device ships with 2 batteries and a battery charging dock. One battery stays in the dock, the other is inside the tablet/laptop. When you run out of battery, just swap them out. You go from 0 to 100 in less than 10 seconds.
Device is never tethered. Not to the table, not to a cable
Battery cycles are split between the two batteries → reducing battery wear
Less heat in general → reducing battery wear (wireless charging, on the other hand, produces a lot of heat)
Less wasted heat means more efficient → good for the environment (and your power bills)
Slow charging → reducing battery wear
Battery is usually the first component to degrade, so removable battery would tremendously help extending the longevity of the device.
Gamers/Pros can keep 3-4 batteries for all-day intense use
Cost of battery charging dock+battery is about the same, or even less than an extra wireless charger alone, and you get a whole new battery here.
You can put those pair (battery charging dock + battery) in places you often go to (e.g work, car), much like an extra charger, so there is always a fully-charged battery waiting.
Ideally it should also have a tiny secondary battery (less than 10 min battery life) on the device so you don’t have to power off the device when swapping the primary battery. Here are some examples:
Wireless charging and fast charging in particular imo are the best examples of an overcomplicated first-world-solution to a first-world-problem that they artificially created. It is something that can be solved cheaply using a trivial “technology” that has existed for decades, which they removed so they can make the case to sell all their new technologies.
Do you know what’s better than wireless charging and fast charging? No charging at all.
While I really like the idea of a removable battery (especially because your device does not become next to useless when the battery gets old), I’d love to see a way that incorporates both.
I imagine you also intended the device to be chargeable the normal way (by plugging in the cable), so you don’t end up in a scenario where you swap batteries, forget to load the empty one and after a few hours both batteries are empty and you have to wait for one to charge until you can use the device.
If we should go for swappable batteries they should be incorporated in such a way that you can pick between a smaller/lighter battery with lower capacity or a higher capacity battery that increase the size/weight of the device.
Ooooh what if the swappable battery has wireless charging?! So if you have 2 you’d just throw the empty one on the pad and slap the full one in. And the swappable battery’s will probably be plastic shell so they should be able to do wireless charging. This way you could also power your device while charging the battery
Wireless charging would be neat, especially if the keyboard could charge on its own. Swappable batteries are a great idea but, I believe, the reason they are no longer popular is largely because a battery alone weighs less and, more importantly, can take up considerably less space than a swappable + cradle.