Portable electronics have a charging port to which a user can connect a power cable. In situations where a large number of devices are being charged, e.g., at airports, schools, etc., a clutch of cables forms near the charging station that causes visual clutter and inconvenience. Some devices have a female charging port that can be mated with a male charger without a cable, e.g., by visually aligning the male and female connectors before mating. However, when a user is visually impaired, or where there are several simultaneous devices being charged, the mating of connectors is a difficult task that can cause frustration and connector damage. This disclosure describes techniques that place a guide pin hole next to the charging port of a device. The charger has a male element that fits into the guide pin hole. The guide pin hole makes it convenient to slide a device into a charger.

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