- The plastic surrounding the Floor Duo’s USB-C port appears to be breaking for some customers.
- Some customers report that the plastic cracked or broke after plugging in and utilizing a USB-C cable.
- One Floor Duo proprietor claimed that the plastic broke once they put the gadget of their pocket.
The Microsoft Floor Duo was a essential disappointment when it comes to its software program expertise, however many reviewers praised the foldable gadget’s skinny kind issue. Sadly, it seems to be like this slim design might have come at a worth.
A number of redditors and Twitter customers have reported (h/t: MS Energy Consumer) that the plastic surrounding the Floor Duo’s USB-C port is breaking. Some customers famous that the break occurred when merely plugging of their USB-C cable or utilizing the telephone whereas it’s plugged in.
In reality, one Twitter user claimed that the plastic merely broke once they put the Floor Duo of their pocket. Take a look at the tweet under.
It’s not arduous to see why that is occurring whenever you truly have a look at how skinny the plastic is. It’s additionally regarding that this skinny space across the USB-C port is made from plastic within the first place somewhat than a stronger materials.
One workaround touted by a redditor was to connect a magnetic charging adapter to the Floor Duo’s USB-C port, theoretically decreasing the quantity of stress on the port when attaching and detaching a cable. However, workarounds like this shouldn’t be obligatory in any respect, particularly when the gadget prices $1,400.
This saga additionally maybe serves as extra proof that Microsoft went too far in its pursuit of thinness. Between the typical battery capability, the dearth of NFC, the dearth of a multi-camera setup, and no wi-fi charging, it’s clear that the corporate might have sacrificed quite a bit within the identify of design.
We’ve requested Microsoft for remark concerning the defect and for readability on steps Floor Duo homeowners want to absorb the occasion of a problem. We’ll replace the article if/once they get again to us.
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