I've sorta cheaped out and held off buying a TouchPad Touchstone assuming I could work without it. But last night I forgot my TouchPad was hooked up to the charging cable. So when I grabbed it to take with me, I felt a tug and realized it was still hooked up. Pulled out the cable and the metal prong was bent at a 45į angle! Not only that, but I did the same thing three weeks earlier!!! That time, the prong just wouldn't go in. I'd ordered a replacement cable from ebay the first time and was relieved my tablet still worked fine. But after this last night, I jumped online and immediately - finally - ordered myself a Touchstone from ebay plus another charging cable from Amazon. Fingers crossed I haven't messed up my connector in my tablet. But just thought I'd share, in case anyone else did the same stupid thing I did or wants to AVOID doing the same stupid thing I did.