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    Got my Touchstone direct from HP today and first thing I tried it with the TP in it's case, the case has a metal stud on the back where it swivels and that got very hot in a matter of minutes! I mean hot enough to blister my skin and melt through the plastic protector I hadn't got around to taking off the Touchstone.

    So.. warning!!! - Don't get any metal between the TP and Touchstone, they do not mix!
    Last edited by HelloNNNewman; 09/20/2011 at 04:34 PM. Reason: updated title
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steep View Post
    Got my Touchstone direct from HP today and first thing I tried it with the TP in it's case, the case has a metal stud on the back where it swivels and that got very hot in a matter of minutes! I mean hot enough to blister my skin and melt through the plastic protector I hadn't got around to taking off the Touchstone.

    So.. warning!!! - Don't get any metal between the TP and Touchstone, they do not mix!
    only use the HP official case, it does not have metal.
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    I expect a lot of cases don't have metal on the back.
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    wow thaks for the heads up
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluenote View Post
    only use the HP official case, it does not have metal.
    I concur...I don't see any metal on the case or the Touchstone, and haven't had any problems with mine in the last 2 months.
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    This is good info specially for those people looking for unorthodox cases.

    Thanks!
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    It's kinda like warning people not to stick their fingers into a moving fan. What did you think was going to happen when you shove some metal into an electromagnetic field strong enough to charge the battery?
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    Never having had access to an induction charger of any size before, it didn't even cross my mind that there might be a problem. If I didn't then others might not either and so a warning might be timely, hope that meets with your approval?
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    Thanks for the info - I was thinking about the aluminum case, but that with a touchstone had me a little concerned!

    (And don't worry about the trolls - they think that they will feel better about themselves by insulting others)
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    Pics?
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    The charging works via induction. Consequently, any non magnetic metal should not cause any issue.

    You can't use any pot on an induction hob as well.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Induction_hob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Link2999 View Post
    Pics?
    Of what, the blister??


    FischOderAal, cheers so an aluminium case should not be affected. Daft thing here is I do actually have an induction hob, didn't make the connection between the two though.

    /thinks - I'm mildly tempted to put the TP on the hob to see if it charges...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steep View Post
    Of what, the blister??


    FischOderAal, cheers so an aluminium case should not be affected. Daft thing here is I do actually have an induction hob, didn't make the connection between the two though.

    /thinks - I'm mildly tempted to put the TP on the hob to see if it charges...
    I don't know why, but when I first read you post, I kept thinking "metal is bad,
    don't get the terminator's hand between the Touchpad and the Touchstone charger..."
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    I never would have thought of this. Tonight, I'll be working on a hot dog cooker accessory for the touchpad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woosh View Post
    I never would have thought of this. Tonight, I'll be working on a hot dog cooker accessory for the touchpad.
    My family made tacos last night... first time in my life that I've ever had a taco.(yes, I know)

    Only wish I had save a tortilla to see if it can be warmed up with the Touchstone charger.
    (which was delivered to me only this morning)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steep View Post
    Never having had access to an induction charger of any size before, it didn't even cross my mind that there might be a problem.
    I've never had access to a megawatt laser, but I know I don't want to stand in front of one when it's running. It's basic physics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steep View Post
    Got my Touchstone direct from HP today and first thing I tried it with the TP in it's case, the case has a metal stud on the back where it swivels and that got very hot in a matter of minutes! I mean hot enough to blister my skin and melt through the plastic protector I hadn't got around to taking off the Touchstone.

    So.. warning!!! - Don't get any metal between the TP and Touchstone, they do not mix!
    I came here to post the same warning. I think I have the same case from eBAY with the button snap on the back. Anyway the button on the back of the HP TP case melted circular grooves into my touchstone and when I grabbed my TP I burned my leg just a bit... I put it down for less than a second and YOOWWWW...
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    Anyone have a case with zippers on the outside? Any issues when using a touchstone?
    "In the end, everything is fine; if it is not fine, it is not the end." -- Unknown
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    Quote Originally Posted by LurkerX View Post
    I've never had access to a megawatt laser, but I know I don't want to stand in front of one when it's running. It's basic physics.
    I'd thank you for the warning but I don't want to inflate your ego past critical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudoswede View Post
    Anyone have a case with zippers on the outside? Any issues when using a touchstone?
    I think as long as the zipper is not between the charger and the TP you should be fine, if not you'll notice the metal zip getting warm pretty quickly.
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