I hope someone in here or Rick from HP can answer few question I have regarding the elitepad 1000g2. Currently I am not looking into getting an expansion jacket due to size and no USB 3 ports. Can I charge the 1000g2 using the usb cable from the 12W usb auto adaptor ? I dont care for the auto adaptor itself, but can I use the cable to plug into an external battery. According to HP the Usb charging cable requires a minimum of 5V @ 2.1 to charge the elitepad (I am hoping that applies to 1000g2 ) When I travel, I always carry this Anker 2nd Gen Astro Pro 15000mAh Triple-Port External Battery Anker external battery. I would like to use this also for extra juice to power the elitepad. It also has 9v charging dc out, but I have not found any cables that I could use. I might have to hack a dc cable and rig to use with the 7.4mm smart cable for the elitepad. Also anyone who has the elitepad, will the Samsung 64gb pro micro sdxc work ? And between these 2 cases, what is more ideal ? Elitepad Dockable case (F1M97UT/AA) or the Elitepad Case (H4R88UT/AA). I would like to keep it as slim as possible and protect the screen at the same time. Also online on the hp page the dockable case looks dark gray instead of black ? Is the real color or just the lighting.