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01-23-2010, 05:16 PM #1
Charge Two iPhones from One USB Port via DuaLink
It's two iPhone chargers in one! Yes, the DuaLink cable for the iPod and iPhone serves up its own fun-sized USB hub that, as you would expect from a title like the one above, comes with a sole USB connector on one end and two iPod/iPhone connectors on the other.
Cable vendor CableJive has introduced the DuaLink, a USB dock-connector cable for iPods and iPhones that lets you charge and sync two devices simultaneously.
for DuaLink, which seem capable of withstanding more wear and tear than the flimsy default cable that Apple packs with iPhones
According to CableJive, the $26 DuaLink works its magic by including a two-port USB 2.0 hub inside the cable itself. The DuaLink also uses heavy-duty cable and includes a lifetime warranty.
Obviously practical (and pretty cool to boot) the concept of being able to charge or sync two Apple devices simultaneously
is borderline revolutionary. And given the affordability (according to some ) of the DuaLink, this nifty thing could catch on.
The DuaLink measures nine inches in length and, in case you're wondering, it is, indeed, compatible with all iPhones and iPods - but not the iPod shuffle.
Images via MacWorld
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01-23-2010, 05:23 PM #2
lol now i can restore 2 iphones at the same time
01-23-2010, 06:02 PM #3
$26 dollars for this? WTF? i can 2 chargers for that price.
01-23-2010, 06:03 PM #4
No u cant becuz u can even use click anything on itunes when restoring becuz it has another open window
01-23-2010, 06:09 PM #5
That could be useful and handy!
01-23-2010, 06:26 PM #6
it would be useful for a car charger!... 2 for the plug of 1 lol!
01-23-2010, 06:28 PM #7
$26 ?!? What a joke! And for what? The "option" to charge two devices from one USB Port. This is the most pointless "news" post I've ever seen on MMi
I've never had two iDevices connect at once, does iTunes kick up a fuss or is it cool with it?
01-23-2010, 06:40 PM #8
I need that.
$26 is a rip off.
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01-23-2010, 07:58 PM #9
I could use this but at $26 I agree with others as it being overpriced. I'd rather take up 2 ports charging my iPhone and nano.
01-23-2010, 08:24 PM #10
has anyone pointed out the fact that you can't charge an iphone from the keyboard usb port? USB low power notice. FAIL!
01-23-2010, 08:41 PM #11
Aside from the fact that it's about four feet too short, I think it's an awesome idea.
01-23-2010, 09:56 PM #12
This would be good for Macbook Air owners.
01-23-2010, 10:01 PM #13
yea price is too high for this but it would be very nice to have as a car charger since i have my phone and my 1st gen ipod. both with music i listen too daily, need to keep both charged this would workOriginally Posted by ??????
01-23-2010, 10:19 PM #14
How slow does this charge? USB only supplies 5V so each device will only be getting 2.5V and take longer to charge.
01-23-2010, 10:40 PM #15
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01-23-2010, 10:53 PM #16
not worth 26$..if it came with a cable extender maybe..i bet i can make my own i have so many ipod usb cablesTHANK ME THANK THANK AGAIN..
01-24-2010, 01:06 AM #17What about current draw?
Every USB port I have tested puts out ONLY the spec'ed 500ma except the MBA which outputs more to drive the DVD-R external option. Almost all 2.5" hard drives draw .48-.49amps of +5 and they barely make it with most Mac USB. iPhone 3G and 3Gs definitely will not charge on anything less than .5A of +5. I have tested it with some Wall plug with USB out that are only rated at .4A and they do not work with iPhone3G or 3Gs. So how do they expect this siamese charger to fine 1A of +5 from a single host USB port?????
Do the math before you buy.
You've been warned!
01-24-2010, 06:51 AM #18
As others have pointed out, a standard USB port barely has enough power to charge an iPhone, it won't do two.
Are USB ports in such short supply that people are willing to fork out that much money for this? Powered USB hubs are a lot cheaper if they are.He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
01-24-2010, 08:38 AM #19
$26 for a plastic cable worth 26 cents!
01-24-2010, 10:32 AM #20