Review: InCharge X5 charges 5 iPads, iPhones, and iPods
Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:49 AM
If someone is trying to sell you a 30-pin accessory at anything close to full price, then make sure the deal includes some snake oil and a Brooklyn Bridge or two.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:00 AM
The vast majority of iOS devices (and iPods) out there use the 30-pin dock connector. We're talking 9-figure numbers. And all of those devices continue to work just fine and need to be charged, despite the debut of the Lightning connector. If someone (or some company or school) needs a way to charge multiple devices, this is a solution. I don't get the criticism.
Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:33 PM
The best time to buy adapters/chargers/cables is when there's a new standard that you're likely to stick with; the corollary is that the worst time is when there's a new standard that you're all but certain to adopt. My problem is the premium price tag on legacy technology. I actually found your review very useful otherwise, and look forward to the lightning versions of similar products.
As for the car analogy, fuel is required to operate a car, while multiple-unit chargers are not required to operate an iDevice.