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HTC EVO 4G modded to work with Palm Touchstone

TouchstoneOne of the coolest accessories for the Palm Pre, the Touchstone charging dock, has recently been spotted doing its wireless charging thing with none other than the HTC EVO 4G.

In the 1-minute demo below, you'll see the EVO being set on top of and removed from the Touchstone, charging and not charging accordingly.

Full details on how this was done aren't given, but the modder does say that it involved taking the EVO apart and soldering the connections. [UPDATE: Q&A with the HTC EVO Touchstone modder]

Amazon sells the Touchstone for $24ir?t=goodandevo 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002CMEIWK - for some reason we don't have an alt tag here and a Palm Touchstone Kit for $46ir?t=goodandevo 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B002CMEIWU - for some reason we don't have an alt tag here that includes the charging dock and the Pre's back cover if anyone wants to do some inductive charging experiments while we wait for the original modder to put out instructions.

And if you get it working and care to write up a tutorial so others can do it too, you know where to send it.

UPDATE: Tutorial now available!

Thanks, Brody!

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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