As a reader of Cult of Mac, Iâ€™d say itâ€™s a safe bet that you have a whole bunch of 30-pin docks around your home. And that those docks have been rendered useless by Appleâ€™s evil insistence on equipping all of its new devices with smaller, tougher, easier to use Lightning plugs.
Now, we bring good news. With just â‚¬13, you can resurrect your pointless plastic paperweight.
Itâ€™s the iPhone 5 Dock [Read More...]
Over the weekend, a fascinating little post over on the Panic weblog revealed that the Lightning AV adapter meant to send video out from a connected iPhone or iPad over HDMI had an interesting little secret to it: it’s not a converter so much as it is a tiny ARM-based computer with a tiny SoC and 2GB of RAM!
The guys at Panic had a theory that this meant that the Lightning AV Adapter booted [Read More...]
Got a “Universal” iPhone dock? Yeah, me too, and it’s pretty useless now most of my iDevices are Lightning powered. But Shapeways user nginear can help. He’s come up with an iPhone 5 adapter which will plug straight into your dock, letting you keep on using it for at least another year or so,.
The 3D-printed adapter clips into the Universal Dock and provides space for the Lightning-to-30-pin adapter you should [Read More...]
A USB 2.0 Ethernet adapter is a pitiful thing, an ugly workaround only really useful when you find yourself in a Wi-Fi-free hotel room with only your MacBook Air for company.
A USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet adapter, on the other hand, is every bit as good as having a real 10/1000 network connector hole in the side of your machine.
Better still, as this uses a USB 3.0 port, it won’t clog up your Thunderbolt port, leaving [Read More...]
The iPad 3 took forever to charge when it first came out, thanks to the gigantic battery that powers the new Retina display. Now that Apple has updated to the iPad 4, they’ve also come out with a new 12W power adapterÂ that gives us the power we need.
After running some tests on the new 12W power adapter next to the old 10W power adapter, Insanely Great Mac found that the new 12W power adapter will charge an iPad 3 [Read More...]
If you don’t have an Apple TV but want to look at all your pretty iPhone 5 pictures on your HDTV, then Apple just came out with some new Lightning adapters to help solve all your problems. For $ 49 you can get a Lightning to HDMI adapter, or Lightning to VGA adapter from the online Apple Store.
The new adapters ship in 2-3 weeks and would probably be pretty useful [Read More...]
That’s a lot of cardboard.
The new Lighting To Thirty Pin Adapter is a tiny thing, just a little dongle that routes signals from your old iPhone dock or connector to the appropriate pins in the new Lightning adapter. It’s smaller than the size of a matchbook.
Despite this, however, reader Doug P. emailed us with an image of how much packaging the adapter comes in: not only is Apple’s retail packaging [Read More...]
The new Lightning to 30 Pin adapter has not won over many Apple fans. No one wants to pay $ 30 to be able to use their old iPhone accessories with the new iPhone 5, but it’s better than buying a new accessory altogether, right?
Double Helix Cables finally got their new dock adapter in the mail and naturally decided to tear it apart and find out what is inside. [Read More...]
This kit has almost every option covered.
Today the iPhone 5 goes on sale in The Rest Of The World, and it goes out into that world naked and empty, free of contracts and lock-ins. Yes, you can hook up with your favorite carrier and get a subsidized handset, but real men go commando.
And in this case, unless you have some forward-thinking telcos in your country, â€œgoing commandoâ€ means “cutting your [Read More...]
Still kind of pissed off that you’re going to have to buy a $ 29 Lightning adapter so all your accessories can play nice with your iPhone 5? Apple’s not even going to include a free adapter with your iPhone 5, just so you’ll have to pay them more money for more adapters, or so you’ll just switch to AirPlay enabled accessories.
Whatever the reason, the price on Apple’s Lightning adapters is [Read More...]