Pre's wireless charging requires soft matte battery cover

Pre's wireless charging requires soft matte battery cover
It’s sure to become a staple with future mobile phones, but wireless charging for the Palm Pre requires an alternate soft matte battery cover. Palm is calling their unique puck sized wireless charging system the Touchstone and will only work with magnets built into the matte cover. The original glossy back finish does not include the magnets required to work with it. There are some obvious pros and cons with each cover, but consumers looking to show off that new innovative feature will be required to use only one. The glossy cover does add some fashion appeal to the device and makes it a finger print magnet at the same time. While the matte soft finish will give off that always clean feel when holding it. Nonetheless, we’re still excited at the possibilities this feature will create with the phone industry.

via: Engadgetmobile



1. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I personally think it is lame that it only works with the matte cover and not both, but i guess the glossy cover could get scratched from the touchstone charger.... but that sounds like a design flaw to me. Another question that arises, does the phone come with the matte cover, as the touchstone is going to be an additional accessory anyway. Or do you have to buy the matte cover and the touchstone separately, or is the matte cover and the touchstone charging base come together in a combo pack? These are questions that will be released no doubt in due time.

2. joeruby666

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 06, 2009

Hey Kiltlifter..if you'd clicked the Engadgetmobile link you could have read this and your question would have been answered...

3. Mr Coolguy Face

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 20, 2009

First thing that comes to mind is that the glossy finish cover might slide right off the touchstone as it is angled... I dont know, call me crazy.. Am I the only one that thought that? So I see a reason for the matte finish cover...function sometimes does come over form

4. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

im not a fan of that high gloss in less than a month its gonna be dulled and scrathed to hell or u put a case on it in which case you cant see it anyway

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