Several had done this and the benefits are; lighter weight, easy access and easier to insert the battery because there will be no USB cable in the way. Mine is a little different because I used Usb Mini B 5p female to right angled micro B male cable. The right angle makes it look tidier. The procedure is quite simple, remove the top shell, remove the stock USB cable (you have to cut the white glue off first before you can unplug the cable. Next just cut the square on the bottom shell where you want the connector to be. Glue both ends of the cable. At the plug by the board, I added a tiny piece of foam pad and glue it between the plug and the inside surface to prevent it coming loose from vibration. Stock cable then the new cable I used: (not to scale) Short but long enough. Ready to use.