This disclosure describes core devices, like a phone, tablet, or other screen, and how they could be docked to a second device, like a speaker or charger, to take on a new role. This disclosure describes a system that offers more flexibility and allows users to benefit from different combinations of devices. The techniques allow an object to be docked to effectively create a new device, e.g., a tablet docking to a speaker would be like a home hub, and/or to alter their function, e.g., a phone can be placed in a stand or on a charging mat to default to a more passive role.
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Schladow, Amelia; Roadley-Battin, Philip Dam; Gough, Tyler John; Benson, Seth Ryan; and Sibigtroth, Matthew, "Docking and Bridging Devices", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 21, 2020)