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[Request] [Jolla Tablet] TOH/docking [answered]

asked 2014-11-19 11:23:45 +0200

attah gravatar image

updated 2015-02-10 00:32:33 +0200

Will there be a possibility to make TOHs or edge-docked accessories for the jolla tablet?

If not currently planned, please consider implementing it! I suggest something that docks to the edge. Thus making both traditional docks possible and other things that are meant to be carried on the tablet itself.

So at least connectors like this:

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And preferably something to latch on to. Magnets? :)

Let's keep the TOH-trend going!

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close date 2015-01-16 14:41:15.205480



This is exactly what I want! With this tablet I can hone my programming skills and use the tablet for various applications. I think about thermometers, 'internet of things' at home &c.

Bas ( 2014-11-19 12:04:09 +0200 )edit

Magnets, yes. These kind of plugs are already available.

marsch ( 2014-11-19 13:08:22 +0200 )edit

The Nexus 7 2012 had this feature. They also offered a dock that used those pins. An excellent product if you ask me. Almost like wireless charging. In addition to that it somehow implemented audio out through those.

Okw ( 2014-11-19 13:30:13 +0200 )edit

Something like this is perfect, can accept a 'proper' manufactured connector, but also pogo pins for developer use. Power is essential, plus usb data would be ideal. I'd also like to see some thought for mechanical mounting 'hard points', even just a couple of indents in the case at mechanically strong points for positioning in a mobile mount.

epninety ( 2014-11-19 16:29:36 +0200 )edit

Is prob just me. but what stands TOH for.. its nice with acronyms.. when they are widely spread. . ;)

Moronicsmurf ( 2014-12-06 17:33:47 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-11-19 14:06:56 +0200

Pibaoi gravatar image

updated 2014-11-19 14:08:29 +0200

GPIO on the side would be a killer feature: makers, hackers could easily develop all kinds of Tablet TOHs.

If its done, we (our fablab and who wants to help) could imagine a "Developper" TOH. Something inspired by Raspberry and Arduino projects.

[My dream : A tablet with a pluggable E-ink screen on the side]

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answered 2014-12-03 12:56:06 +0200

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updated 2014-12-03 13:00:44 +0200

As the Atom Z3700 also does have I2C/SPI interfaces according to the datasheet, it would be nice if that could be used for TOH, Docking or at least in some other way be made accessible by routing it at least to some place/pins on the board, if people really want to tinker around and don't mind opening the tablet... So, essentially:

  • If possible, route some I2C interface to a docking or TOH connector

  • If that is not possible, maybe try to route some I2C at least to pins or pads on the board, in case some people want to really modify the tablet...

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answered 2014-11-19 14:20:18 +0200

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Good Idea, my opinion would be to add a magnetic connector on the back of the device, so that third party can build case with extra battery in it for example.

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Agreed, anything to make the device last longer than a year or two, which is just sad in this world full of electronic waste. I wish there was an electronic company with the slogan "built to last".

ragzy ( 2014-11-19 14:30:08 +0200 )edit

@ragzy try fairphone

juwelenjupp ( 2014-11-19 15:07:43 +0200 )edit

Yes, perhaps some dedicated battery terminals that won't interfere with the edge connector :) Why sacrifice expandability for extra battery life if you don't have to?

attah ( 2014-11-19 21:22:45 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-11-22 17:36:27 +0200

simosagi gravatar image

I would like as well to see some kind of side-connector that would allow 3rd parties and community to expand the tablet with accessories.
While I see magnetic connectors are popular, I'd prefer some mechanical system (hooks, clips), as it would allow to support a relatively heavy add-on.

In an increasing level of awesomeness, I think the connector should carry:

  • power contacts (in/out)
  • additional USB (OTG?)
  • low speed bus (like I2C/TWI in Jolla phone)
  • GPIO
  • high speed bus (MIPI?)
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answered 2014-11-19 12:45:52 +0200

codeandcreate gravatar image

It would be nice if it is constructed like on toughbooks (cover, pins; GPIO...)

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... but more stylish and with maybe magnets ;)

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It would need to be a lot more stylish but still a great idea. would like to have a waterproof case for the tablet. The case could also be modular. So one could install whatever is deemed necessary into the case and use it in the real world and still have a nice slim tablet at home.

Ys ( 2014-12-18 14:45:54 +0200 )edit

answered 2015-01-16 14:40:58 +0200

eric gravatar image

Jolla Roadmapping Meeting - Friday 16.01.2015

Thank you for your contribution to the Jolla Tablet project!

We receive a lot of ideas and suggestions, which we are grateful for, but all of them can't be implemented. We've reviewed your idea and unfortunately it is not something we can implement, at least right now.

However, we will keep all suggestions, and might revisit this decision in the future if we see an opportunity to implement this feature-request in an upcoming product/SW release.

Best regards,
The Jolla Tablet Team

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