OpenMoko and accessories design
joerg.twinklephone at gmx.de
Thu Mar 13 01:06:42 CET 2008
Am Mi 12. März 2008 schrieb Etienne:
> I especially would like to see (or design myself) some kind of "base
> station" like the ones existing for the iPod with high-quality loudspeakers.
> Something like that would obviously provide a mean to recharge the phone
> battery, but could also be designed to provide conference-call features
> the Freerunner.
> However, from a mechanical point of view, I can see a major show-stopper,
> the fact that the Freerunner connectors are positionned on both sides of the
> device, which leads to no solution to easily drop the device on a base
> I know I'm asking for a big change, but is there any chance the layout can
> re-arranged so that the on/off button and the audio connector switch
> in the Freerunner ?
I also like very much to see a drop-in cradle for Freerunner, to charge, sync
with PC, and maybe have audio extension.
However i don't see a problem with headset connector
1) you won't need it for hands-free/conference, this is (should be) already
built in for NEO.
2) for HiFi-stereo the cradle may contain a usb-soundcard. Maybe it's a little
tricky to have a soundcard-usb-client and a PC-usb-host connected to NEO at
the same time, but if all else fails, there are USB-host2host solutions
commonly used to create a usb-based network of 2 PCs.
Chances to see any kind of changes in layout of GTA02 PCB/housing are *very*
low i think.
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