connectors

Imagine Owning A Magical Universal Converter Box Like This

These days, there’s a connector for almost everything: if it’s not MagSafe 2 it’s that weird USB connector or RCA or who knows what else. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a single converter box to interconnect them all?


Apple Crushes Universal Charging Project

Apple has crushed a really great, universal charging idea, which was gaining steam on Kickstarter because it won’t allow the Lightning adaptor to be used in a device with multiple charging options.


First Look Inside Apple's New Dock Adaptor: Impossible To Tinker With

I just got my dock adaptor in the mail. So naturally I want to destroy this one. The dock adaptor has a plastic shell on it that is glued. You can’t cleanly get it off without the dremel, as the glue is not hot glue, that I can tell.


Here Is Apple's New Lightning Dock Connector And The Ugly Adaptor For It

Here’s This is Apple’s new 8-pin Lightning connector, the replacement for the old 30-pin connector that you’ll be using to charge and sync new iDevices from now on. Older Apple gadgets can use it too — but only if you have the adaptor.


Did Apple Just Win A MagSafe Patent Application For iOS Devices -- Or Something Else?

Over a year ago Apple filed a patent application for adding a MagSafe-like connector to iOS devices. Unfortunately, their newly granted patent may sound like MagSafe’s coming to iPads and iPhones — but this isn’t it.


Kanex DVI Hooks Your Computer Up To Apple's Cinema Display

There’s nothing like a good DVI to better your watching/gaming/skyping experience. And Kanex’s new dual-link DVI will hook you up with resolutions up to 2560×1600 on a 27-inch Apple LED Cinema Display. That is, as long as you’ve got a PC or Mac with a good graphics card. Just remember, if you’re Skyping with this baby, check your hair first. $US150. [Kanex]


USB 3.0, Thunderbolt Possible In Future iOS 30-Pin Connectors

For those of you wondering how Apple is planning on supporting next-generation high-speed data port technology for future (and current) iPads, iPods and Phones, you might have have your answer.


iPad Camera Connectors Are Just Time Travelling iPod Camera Connectors

If you saw the iPad’s SD and USB connector dongles and thought to yourself, “I swear I’ve seen those before,” well, you might not be crazy after all. They look exactly the same as the iPod’s camera connectors from 2005.


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