So folks, here’s the deal. Due to its thickness (and sliding design), the HP Veer couldn’t be packed with a micro-USB port or 3.5mm headset jack. There’s simply not enough room. To get around that, the Veer has a small low-profile magnetic five-pin connector that is used to attach to the USB cable and a also another 3.5 mm adapter. The adapter wasn’t out and about during the initial demo, but we were able to wrangle one and a USB cable up to see how it all works.
Stunningly awful design.