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A great many games today have smartphones as the
computers/platforms running those games. Due to the small
physical size of the screen, either a large game-play image has
be shrunk (can do because some of those srcreens have huge
numbers of miniscule pixels), leading to difficulty in precisely
clicking hot-spots on the image, or the image has to be
such that lots of scrolling is necessary, to reach all the
clickable hotspots on the overall game-play image.
But if the smartphone had a couple extra ports, like a monitor
port and a mouse port, you could hook it up to a nice large
external monitor and ordinary computer mouse, thereby solving
above problems. That is, the large game-play image could be
displayed on the large screen, and the mouse would give you
precise access to all the clickable hotspots.
In using this Idea, you probably would also want to plug in the
smartphone's external power-source cord, but lots of folks do
already when playing a game for an extended time near a wall
with a power-outlet.
"Mobile High-definition Link" --as mentioned in a couple annotations. [Vernon, May 01 2016]
One of several designs of Android docking laptop shell. [tatterdemalion, May 02 2016]
||[+]. I suspect that this can be done already, but will
probably require stupidly expensive adaptors specific
to each phone. Now that everything except actual
intercourse can be done via USB, there's no real
excuse for smartphones not having this facility*.
||[*i.e., USB connectivity, not intercourse]
||// everything except actual intercourse can be done via USB //
||You haven't read the draft specification for USB 4.0, then ?
||I had not known about MHL. So, this Idea is mostly baked
already, but, apparently, not widely known-about. (Per
the link I added, an MHL connection may be able to supply
power to the smartphone, eliminating an extra wire-
well. Perhaps the NotWKTE thing will save it from the
MFD. To be determined....
||//draft specification for USB 4.0, then// I believe
4.0 can handle basic foreplay and oral sex, but not
actual penetration. Apparently the White House are
||This would actually be quite handy as USB Type-C becomes
common, since with USB Type-C you could easily plug your
keyboard to the phone without an adaptor.
||<luddite>recently lost my cheap and nasty android
smartphone in London
and...quite frankly glad to see the back of it.
||Sure you can
use a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and output to a
monitor. Why do I have to go and
buy all that stuff just to do things, and the smartphone
OS is a
big pile of poo. Going back to cheap and nasty phone and
||"<luddite>" disputed. Phones aren't laptops, and never can be.
||I misread the title as "Extra Smartphone Pants" - so, if
you misplace your smartphone, you can extract a back-up
smartphone from a safe place in your pants ('pants' with
a US or UK English meaning).
||And if you suffer from an iphoney, you could extract a device that is pants from your pants - two for the price of one.