awoke from a dream wherein I got, was given, a pencil with a wire antenna inside. The pencil was unsharpened and sharpening it would cut into the antenna. But placing it on the metal table, or such surface, would cause it to act like an antenna and boost broadcast strength or reception. As I thought, of course, that wouldn't be practical in physical life... I awoke remembering that it was a pretty neat idea, and clearly something new. I had planned to go tablet shopping later, but, at the end of the day it seems the connection is this neat gadget that takes two gadgets for 390 nT to make: cellphone/tablet/non-usb-port usb-port making-available thing that then lets the wife and I plug in each of our head-phones to the same device that's playing the porn clips we sometimes watch secretly at night in her parent's place (just down the hall from them... all-stone house...)--anyway, really neat device.