Here’s something for you: a bendable but still rigid Lightning-to-USB cable that can function not just as a charging and sync cable for your iPhone, but also as a make-shift stand, propping up your device on a coffee table, desk or even when it’s in a wall charger. $ 19.95. None too shabby.
Apparently the OLPC cemented the colors green and white as the color scheme of choice for the education market, because now the new Logitech Wired Keyboard for iPad is similarly hued.
I have no problem with that: the combo is so ugly that it’ll seriously diminish the resale value should light-fingered pupils decide to earn a little extra pocket money.
Apart from its green’n’whiteness, the new Logitech is unusual in other ways. First [Read More...]
Cute and practical, that’s the Itomaki adapter from Softbank. The charger is shaped like a kind of smoothed-off cotton reel, and â€“ surprise â€“ lets you wrap the charger cable around it when not in use.
The charger is for U.S and compatible plugs, with a pair of prongs sticking out of the bottom, and the cable itself (USB or Lightning) springing from the other end.
It [Read More...]
There was a time when every hotel room had a 30-Pin Dock Connector in it somewhere, but eight or nine months after debut, Lightning — the 30-Pin Dock Connector’s successor — still hasn’t really taken off, outside of a few docks and battery cases. Sure, it’s a new standard, and Apple was famously very slow in issuing MFi deals to accessory makers who wanted to support Lightning… but even so, it seems [Read More...]
There is nothing worse than going somewhere and realizing you forgot your iOS charging cable. Iâ€™ve been there â€“ and it sucks.
Iâ€™ve seen a number of cables â€“ manufacvtured by Apple and by others â€“ that could serve as my alternate charging cable (for travel or for home purposes), but thereâ€™s something about the one weâ€™re offering here at Cult of Mac Deals that is particularly appealing. Perhaps [Read More...]
There aren’t many good docks out there for Apple devices with the new Lightning connector, especially the fourth-gen iPad and iPad mini. While you’re on the hunt for a viable docking solution, check out this neat iPad dock made entirely of Legos. It’s from the same people who made the iPhone 5 Lightning Lego dock we showed you last year.
It’s a pretty cheap dock alternative that appeals to the kid in [Read More...]
It’s called the Wave. Can you guess why?
White Wave Dock by Modern Tech Category: Docks Works With: All Lightning iDevices Price: $ 22
For the longest time, there were no Lightning docks available for iPhones or iPads, and it looks like Apple will never make one. I have some thoughts on why that might be, but weâ€™ll get to that in a bit. For now, weâ€™re going to take a quick look [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...]
For awhile we were in a drought period for Lightning accessories. No one was making anything for the iPhone 5, latest iPod touch, and newest iPads. Now everyone is starting to sell accessories and peripherals that work with Apple’s newest dock connector.
Scoshe is the latest to hop on board with its new lineup of Lightning chargers and cables.
There’s a 12W car charger called the strikeDRIVE [Read More...]
Even though Apple’s new Lightning connector is super easy to use and quicker than the old 30-pin connectors, it could be better. Right now, the Lightning port on iOS devices doesn’t transfer data at USB 3.0 speeds, even though it’s thought to be able to support it.
A recent listing on Apple’s jobs site might be clueing us in that Apple wants to boost transfer speeds on iOS devices by adding USB [Read More...]