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  1.    #1  
    can the Touchstone charge be used if I lay it flat on a table?
    (like those Powermat things for cell phones)

    the reason I'm asking is that i'm thinking about using my
    Dremel tool to cut up the curved bottom of the Touchstone
    and turn it into a flat charger.

    I don't have one yet... it was just ordered this week... got a
    decent deal($31 delivered) from HP.com, otherwise I would
    never even think about cutting it.

    Thanks!
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    Ouch ! Leave it alone ! It's perfect the way it is.
  3. #3  
    Try it and let us know what happens???
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    I don't know about the dremmel but you can lay the charger flat-ish on a table and place the TP on it to charge (just tried it).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orion Antares View Post
    Try it and let us know what happens???
    I'm flying soon... perhaps I'll see what the inside looks like on the TSA's X-ray machine?

    Noticed that your location is Alaska... I'm actually going to Barrow for the first time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by daffy4u View Post
    I don't know about the dremmel but you can lay the charger flat-ish on a table and place the TP on it to charge (just tried it).
    Thanks! Glad to hear that it can charge flat on the table.

    I'm actually building a big custom deks and wanted to see if I can
    incorporate the Touchstone and make it part of the flat surface
    of the desk. If the bottom curved part of the Touchstone has
    electronic components inside, then I'll just leave it alone and
    think of something else.
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    the curved end of the touchstone has a rubberized back...
    This rubberized backing is just stuck onto the plastic body of the touchstone so it is easy to peel off.
    Behind the rubber backing are a couple of Philips screws...removing these screws and the use of a spudger should allow the touchstone to come apart revealing where it would be safe to cut...
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    You should have no problems cutting the bottom lip off with a dremel. It is only there to hold the touchpad upright. Post pics of the progress!
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    Instead of cutting up the casing, why not take it apart, remove the charging coil and integrate that directly into your desk??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustmonkey View Post
    Instead of cutting up the casing, why not take it apart, remove the charging coil and integrate that directly into your desk??

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