Handy little iPad charging accessory


Phisherman81

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Thanks! Your suggestion got me thinking that I needed this, but did not have a cable long enough which where my hub would completely rest on the desk without hanging at least a little bit. So I ordered this cable that will be waiting for me today when I arrive home:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QYS4MGP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

No reviews on Amazon but I'll see how it goes. I couldn't find any "name brand" cables with a right angle male at one end and a female usb c port on the other end.
 

sparksd

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Thanks! Your suggestion got me thinking that I needed this, but did not have a cable long enough which where my hub would completely rest on the desk without hanging at least a little bit. So I ordered this cable that will be waiting for me today when I arrive home:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QYS4MGP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

No reviews on Amazon but I'll see how it goes. I couldn't find any "name brand" cables with a right angle male at one end and a female usb c port on the other end.
Please report back on how well it works. I was interested in the same kind of thing for a hub but saw lots of reviews on similar products that said users were having data connectivity issues.
 

Phisherman81

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Mar 26, 2010
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Please report back on how well it works. I was interested in the same kind of thing for a hub but saw lots of reviews on similar products that said users were having data connectivity issues.
I used the cable I linked above 5-6 times this weekend and so far, so good! It does take a little longer for drives to show up in the Files app on iPadOS 13 compared to directly connecting the device but that makes sense I guess. I'd say maybe around 5 seconds longer... I used it with my Samsung T5 external SSD, my Sandisk card reader, and also with my Anker powered hub with USB C power, a micro SD card and two external drives plugged in. It was charging the iPad and I could use all the drives. I didn't notice any additional speed lag once connected.

The cable is thicker than most of my USB C cables. I'm not sure how long it will keep up I like attaching my hub on the end of it so it doesn't feel like the iPad is covered with accessories; everything is out of the way of my direct work area.
 
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