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  • New iPhone Cable Boasts Three Additional USB Ports


    Apple products - namely the company's iDevices - aren't known for their plentiful USB port availability. But, fortunately for the rest of us, there are scores of innovative minds working overtime to correct this dilemma. For proof, look no further than DITS, where the latest buzz-worthy creation is a multifunction iPhone cable with a 3-port USB hub.

    This nifty cable is likely to rank somewhere pretty high-up in the "must-have" category of iDevice accessories. So attractive will this product be to avid Apple product users that one has to speculate as to why Apple dropped the ball and didn't roll out a similar Apple-branded accessory already.

    Features/Specs:
    • Three USB 2.0 Pors
    • Supports up to 480 Mbps transfer rate
    • Plug-n-Play
    • iPhone/iPod connector 30-pin dock connector
    • USB 2.0 interface
    • PC and Mac compatible
    Unfortunately, the DITS store hasn't yet been updated to include this expanded USB-hub charging/syncing cable. So, for now, we don't have a price tag attached to this little beauty. But keep an eye out. It's debut is likely right around the corner.

    Source: DITS
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New iPhone Cable Boasts Three Additional USB Ports started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      See, Apple's not completely selfish! They give the little guy a chance to make other useful products for our devices!
    1. frejes32's Avatar
      frejes32 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      See, Apple's not completely selfish! They give the little guy a chance to make other useful products for our devices!
      Sometimes true. More times than most Apple restricts the use of cheaper aftermarket accessories by developing software that only accepts products with the little Apple logo on them, forcing us to pay the "Apple Tax".
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      So it's basically a four-port hub with one port permanently occupied by your charge/sync cable that you can't simply disconnect when you want to use the wall charger. Definitely NOT a "must have."
    1. John1177's Avatar
      John1177 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CZroe View Post
      So it's basically a four-port hub with one port permanently occupied by your charge/sync cable that you can't simply disconnect when you want to use the wall charger. Definitely NOT a "must have."
      WHAT??????? That didn't even make sence. It looks to me that one end plugs INTO your wall charger, the other to your iphone, leaving the extra usb ports in the center to use with perhaps a second iphone? YA THINK?? Definate MUST HAVE !!
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      I hope they tested to make sure that the cord won't overheat from having 4 sources running through it.
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Quote Originally Posted by John1177 View Post
      WHAT??????? That didn't even make sence. It looks to me that one end plugs INTO your wall charger, the other to your iphone, leaving the extra usb ports in the center to use with perhaps a second iphone? YA THINK?? Definate MUST HAVE !!
      It is just a streamlined USB hub. It's no different than having a USB Hub plugged into your Mac/PC/Wall Charger and then having an iPhone cable plugged into the hub. This just puts it all into a single cable.

      Correct me if I'm wrong, but this cable DOES NOT allow you connect USB devices to your iPhone.
    1. z6joker9's Avatar
      z6joker9 -
      Yep, it's one of these with a permanent iPod cable plugged into the one at the end.

      Mini Rectangle Shape USB 2.0 Hi-Speed 4-Port Hub (480Mbps) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

      I have one and it's extremely useful, especially for my MBA with only 2 USB ports.

      Bonus- only $4 shipped (add $2 for an iPod cable if you want). I'm pretty sure this more limited version will be a lot more.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by frejes32 View Post
      Sometimes true. More times than most Apple restricts the use of cheaper aftermarket accessories by developing software that only accepts products with the little Apple logo on them, forcing us to pay the "Apple Tax".
      LOL, agreed! I never said Apple wouldn't eventually stick their hands in the cookie jar; they just let the little guy make the product...then pounce!!! I figure they'll prolly restrict it one way or another!
    1. Hossinator96's Avatar
      Hossinator96 -
      Quote Originally Posted by John1177 View Post
      WHAT??????? That didn't even make sence. It looks to me that one end plugs INTO your wall charger, the other to your iphone, leaving the extra usb ports in the center to use with perhaps a second iphone? YA THINK?? Definate MUST HAVE !!
      haha agreed
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Lol i give this product 3 fails out of 5. Stupidest thing i've ever seen.
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      Quote Originally Posted by John1177 View Post
      WHAT??????? That didn't even make sence. It looks to me that one end plugs INTO your wall charger, the other to your iphone, leaving the extra usb ports in the center to use with perhaps a second iphone? YA THINK?? Definate MUST HAVE !!
      First, it IS just a 4 port USB hub.... Go online and research some... Second - It is not a MUST HAVE accessory - like the person above said - it is just a 4 port usb hub with one port permanently occupied by your sync cable - and there is no doubt in my mind that it will be overpriced - look at apples wall charger

      AND THEIR BATTERY CHARGER! WTF!
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      If the three USB ports cannot be recognized by the iPhone then this is a complete waste of resources for the developing company.

      They better make that abundantly clear to purchasers or they will have a buttload of returned products.
    1. Xenthis's Avatar
      Xenthis -
      Quote Originally Posted by z6joker9 View Post
      Yep, it's one of these with a permanent iPod cable plugged into the one at the end.

      Mini Rectangle Shape USB 2.0 Hi-Speed 4-Port Hub (480Mbps) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

      I have one and it's extremely useful, especially for my MBA with only 2 USB ports.

      Bonus- only $4 shipped (add $2 for an iPod cable if you want). I'm pretty sure this more limited version will be a lot more.
      DealExtreme = The best place to buy junk ever!
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hossinator96 View Post
      haha agreed
      You agreed with an idiot.