> doesn't the square usb jack provide power as well as the data?
> so for those who will be mostly plugging the m8 into their laptop/computers,
> the m8 will be constantly charging, so is there a solution?
Both USB jacks provide power and data. The one that connects to laptop gets audio data and power from laptop and delivers both to M8 for playback and charging of the M8's internal battery. A standard (printer-like) USB cable will work here. We are planning to include one. There is no danger with constant charging. M8 will stop charging if the internal battery is full. It's quite modern that way.
> My external battery pack has a rectangle USB-A connector, so I could probably use a
> cable like this for charging the hifi-m8 on the go via External Battery?
Your cable will work. It's the standard USB device cable that ships with a printer. Of course audiophile versions also do exist. However, charging through the power adapter will be about twice as fast than through the USB port, so for faster results, try to charge via the power adapter.
> Would it also be ok to use the same type of cable connected to say a iphone charge
> block to charge the Hifi-m8 from a wall outlet?
Same as above - M8 will charge from USB (USB ports on a computer or a little square power supply for the iPhone for example), but this will be slower than the external power supply via the power jack.
> What cables will be included with the Hifi-m8 for charging and other useful things
- USB cable (like the printer cable reference above)
- 30-pin to USB adapter cable (works with iPhone 4 and older, Lightning cable might not be available until Q2/3, but the cable that comes with iPhone 5 should do)
- Power supply for charging
Edited by mgoodman - 12/14/12 at 9:53pm