Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Nokia Love Magnets!

There are so many types of charging port in cell phones. Even one brand have some diferent charging ports like Motorola, Nokia or Sony Ericsson. Some with good performances and some with bad one. One of my favourite charging port is a single mini/micro USB jack that can handle the charger, data cable and headset. One port for multi functions!

Another cool alternative is using magnets! That’s right! A new Nokia patent envisions the use of magnets on cable jacks as well as the connectors on the phone. Since the charging port would be polarised opposite to the headset port and so would their respective cables, there won’t be any confusion as to which jack would go where. The patent also mentions that it would also avoid dust from settling into these ports. Now that’s one intelligent concept, right? Looks promising!