Feature request: more connectors
#1
The Pinephone is a real computer in your pocket, and could eventually replace a notebook computer. But to be used as a mobile computer, one usb-c connector is too little. It is possible to add for instance a connector like this for mobile use:



https://de.aliexpress.com/item/330321893...gQRpH&mp=1




but this setup is not so stable. Integration of such an adapter by default in the Pinephone would make out of the Pinephone a real mobile computer, which could replace a notebook.
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#2
(07-29-2020, 07:21 AM)Peter Gamma Wrote: It is possible to add for instance a connector like this for mobile use:

https://de.aliexpress.com/item/330321893...gQRpH&mp=1

https://store.pine64.org/product/pinepho...martphone/
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#3
The new USB dock, currently only sold as part of the PinePhone Convergence package, has been estimated to be available for individual purpose by Q4 2020. It provides more ports useful to using the phone as a more traditional computer, including HDMI out USB-A, ethernet, and an additional USB-C to provide power.
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#4
For mobile use, is not an adapter with a usb-c plug without cable better? I found one with the usb-c plug in the middle:

https://de.aliexpress.com/item/400009039...KaPSZ&mp=1
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#5
Unless there's mechanical support, such as a docking stand, the cable is necessary as strain relief to avoid a broken USB connector. The linked item has a magnetic support to stick to the site of the iPad to provide this, but it's wider than the pinephone.
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#6
Yes, I see the problem. But the advantage is, that it is better for mobile use, where i need an additonal plug for a power bank. And the mechanical problem could be solved for instance by a strong glue tape.
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#7
This usb-c adapter seems to be smaller:

https://de.aliexpress.com/item/400102165...web201603_
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#8
(01-13-2021, 08:20 AM)Peter Gamma Wrote: This usb-c adapter seems to be smaller:

https://de.aliexpress.com/item/400102165...web201603_

Neat looking little adapter but unless I'm missing something it doesn't seem to have ethernet. That's the main thing I'd be using the Convergence Package dock for.
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#9
I'm only using wifi, and I'm happy with it. But what I miss is a second usb connector for a power bank. I'm looking for a solution, where I can run the phone 24 *7 without going to sleep. A large power bank, which such a connector, one for charging and one for the power bank is the only solution I could find.
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#10
I bought such an adapter. I don't have a PinePhone anymore. I ve sold it. If got a Xiaomi Poco F1 now, but I suppose this phone has similar size than the PinePhone. The adapter is less than 1 cm broader than the Phone, and has the same thickness. When you stabilize it with a plate and same tape, I think it should work as a mobile extension adapter. You have then a mobile HDMI adapter, with an aditional usb-c and a USB 3, as well as an additional audio jack. This should work as a mobile Linux computing solution.
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