It's actually real photos of the actual product. You can even see slightly misaligned pins in the micro-usb end. It looks correct to me. The port has the 5 pins/pads at the end/tip, but the cables will have the 5 spring contacts all the way on the inside.
Photo from my potato attached.
The standard for lid open/close events is ACPI events. You can either watch ACPI (acpi_listen) to see when the lid event is sent, or edit the ACPI handler to do certain actions when an event is received. Of course, this is only valid if the Pandora/Pyra actually uses ACPI.