4-in-1 USB Cable (Today only!)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Boogsephine, May 2, 2013.

  1. Boogsephine macrumors 6502

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    I was just looking at USB hubs last night because I'm all out of USB ports with my work Android phone, iPhone 5 and external hard drive plugged in. Not to mention my iPod Classic & Nano using the 30 pin connector and having to swap between the lightning cable and that. Not a bad buy for $6 shipped. They had a pack of 3 lightning cables for $6 shipped 2 or 3 days ago.

    I'll have 1 or 2 open USB ports again.. at least until I get a hub and the stand for the back of my iMac.

    Specs:

    • Charges 3 devices simultaneously
    • Connect your iPod, iPhone or other smartphone to your computer for charging and syncing
    • Lightning 8-pin connector is compatible with Apple iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5th, Nano 7th, iPad 4, iPad mini
    • Apple 30-Pin connector is compatible with Apple iPhone 3G, 3GS,4, 4S, iPod, iPad 1, 2 & 3
    • Micro USB connector is compatible with Samsung Galaxy SIII, HTC One and most smartphones
    • Proprietary 30-Pin Samsung connector for Galaxy Tabs, Galaxy Note, Galaxy Note 2 and more
    • 30-Pin connector features reversible design enabling Apple 30-Pin on one side and Samsung 30-Pin on the other side
    • Fast USB 2.0 Connection
    • Innovative 4-in-1 design for easy storage and portability
    • Compatible with any USB wall charging adapter
    • Measures approximately 1 ft. in length
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    yup, and when you connect it to your expensive rMBP/MBP the Mac will shut down with all kinds of problem, and yes this can happen, just a few weeks ago there was a user here with a cheap lightning cable, connected it and the MBP instantly powered of, had to go to Apple to solve it!
     
  3. Boogsephine thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good to know! I'll have to be careful with it and test them out on my old MacBook that I rarely use anymore. I've been using a generic iPod (30 pin cable) for about 5 years now with no issues but lets hope nothing will arise from this adapter.

    Thanks for the info!
     
  4. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    I have always had problems with octopus cables. Rarely with discrete.
     
  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    The "Charges 3 devices simultaneously" part scares me. I would then guess it would either a) draw 2-3 times the amount of normal power, which can be dangerous, or b) the devices only charge at 33-50% of the normal rate, meaning they will take 2-3 times longer to charge.

    I would just get a USB hub and stay away from that cable, regardless of the price.
     
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  7. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    Semi-related, but I had a 30-pin to Lightning converter cable, 3rd party from Amazon, and after a few weeks, my girlfriend smelled smoke and it was on fire :eek:

    Luckily, her iPhone, nor the charger, were ruined. But damn, if we weren't home, who knows what could have happened!

    I replaced it with a 3rd party lightning cable that died within a week :(

    Moral of the story: Be wary of non-certified cables for Apple devices.
     

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