Single cable/dock to sync and charge (even while computer is in standby)

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Polydactyl, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. Polydactyl macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2009
    Is there a SINGLE USB cable (or some kind of Y-cable) that will allow my iPhone 3GS to charge while my computer is in standby, but also allow it to sync when the computer is awake?

    I've searched high and low, but can't find a solution in the form of a cable/dock/adapter/whatever that will do both.

    For those who don't know, the iPhone 3GS does not allow charging from a USB charger unless certain voltage levels are present on the USB data pins. This rules out powered USB Hubs (at least the ones I've tried and/or read about) The 3GS also no longer accepts voltages on the firewire pins of the cable, so that's not an option either.

    The workarounds here are obvious, but my goal is to reduce cable clutter, and avoid having to switching the same USB cable between the AC adapter and my computer.

  2. JaQbyte macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2009

    check out

    gear4 charge dock iphone

    it might be the thing you are looking for.

    it has an usb input but also simultaneously charges your iphone.

    So if the Mac/PC is switched off and you put your iphone in the dock, it will charge. If the Mac/PC is switched on, it will sync and charge via USB.
  3. Polydactyl thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2009
    Thanks for the info, JaQbyte. Unfortunately I'm in the US and all the resellers appear to be in the UK-based. Good find though.
  4. menos08642 macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
    They ship to the US.

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