is there a mobile ac power charger solution for the UX?
For example when I'm at work or school and want to play games or do-wifi extensively I would like to have a portable power cable for the ux without that huge adapter. Is there any mobile solution out there without the cradle... that somehow plugs into the mini usb port in the ux?
pimping a UX-50 by day
sleeping by night
My PDA history:
Visor Prism-> Clie T665c -> Clie UX-50
The ONLY way to charge, or run from an external power source, a UX series Clie is through the 4 gold connectors (only 2 or used for charging) on the bottom of the unit. The mini-USB on the side of the UX's does not connect internally to the Clie's battery or power connections. You must use a "cradle"; either the Sony original or something like the neat Bando case, as mentioned by "mamut", that functions as a cradle.
Also, any power source will need to be the proper ~5v DC that the Clie needs or must contain circuitry to shift the voltage and, if necessary, convert AC to DC (hence the brick on Sony's AC cable)
If you search the archives, you might find some of the old threads that discuss various hardware hacks that some have tried to bypass the need for the added bulk of the cradle. Some were quite creative but only the hacks to the exteral battery to make it function as both a battery and cradle seem to be reasonable.