Tag Archives: USB

Apple’s USB power adapter takeback program extends to UK, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany

Apple has extended its “USB Power Adapter Takeback Program” to a few more countries it would seem, according to the update to its site. If you’ll recall, the program began earlier this month and was available in the US and China, but now has extended to a few other countries. The countries added include: UK, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany. The…

Apple patent shows SD card/USB port combination

      An Apple patent published today shows how Apple could combine an SD card slot and a USB port. The “Combined Input Port” patent shows an invention that varies the depth and position of the two respective ports, allowing them to be combined into one device. According to the patent description: The input port includes an…

Orobis Transform is cool transforming Lightning/Micro-USB cable

If any of you have the problem of too many cables, Orobis may solve your problem. If you’ve been using an iPad mini and a phone with a Micro-USB charging port, you can now use the same cable for both. The new cable by Orobis is currently seeking funding on Indigogo, a site similar to Kickstarter, and is currently about $20,000 away from its final…

PowerPot lets you charge your phone by boiling water

Have you ever needed to charge your phone, but have no access to electricity? While there are many devices out there that use alternative methods for powering your device, PowerPot may be one of the most unique. PowerPot uses a technology called thermoelectric power. That basically means that by boiling water in the pot (putting the PowerPot full of…

Really cool (but unofficial) Lightning accessory combines USB, microSD, and SD slots into one kit

This is pretty cool actually. iPhone5mod, who has also made other things such as Lightning-compatible (or so it claims) docks, has just come out with something new. You know the camera connection kits Apple sells? Well, iPhone5mod took that to a new level, combing a microSD slot, SD card slot, and USB port all into one accessory. That’s pretty awesome in my…

Here’s another iPhone 5 dock, this time from USB Fever

Bring on the iPhone 5 docks. I was personally upset at Apple not releasing its own iPhone 5 compatible dock, but that left a gaping hole for third party manufacturers to fill. It took a while for them to get started, but now here they come. This new one is from USB Fever and named the “Charging & Sync Dock Cradle for Apple iPhone 5 with audio out.”…

USB Squier Stratocaster launched by Fender for iOS devices

If you’re a guitarist and a tech lover, and have experienced being ‘on the road’ with nothing more than your guitar, your iPhone and an iRig to connect the two, you’ll know the reasonably big hassle of trying to set up your mobile recording studio. I’ve used my iRig to a decent extent, and I must say that it’s not the tidiest way to record on-the-go. You’ve…