All items tagged with "Lightning"

Bad Elf Dongle Adds GPS Via Lighting Port

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When I ordered a Retina iPad mini, I went for the cellular version – and not only because it means I can get online anywhere without draining my iPhone’s battery by tethering. I got it for the GPS, which is pretty fantastic to have when traveling, especially in the (big) pocket-sized mini.

But if you didn’t have the foresight to spend the extra $130 on a cellular, you can now spend that exact same $130 on a dongle that adds GPS through the Lightning port.

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Kyte & Key’s Cabelet, A Lightning Cable You Can Wear

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Ever find yourself stuck without a cable when you need to charge your iPhone? No, me either. I’m a nerd and a professional gadget tester, so at pretty much all times I have some kind of Lightning cable, dock or adapter either on my person or close to hand.

But if I got out more, and was more stylish in general, then I’d be sporting a Kyte & Key Cabelet, or cable bracelet.

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Purported iPad 5 Gets Pictured With A Touch ID Sensor

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Touch ID has received all kinds of praise since it made its debut on the iPhone 5s last month, so naturally, the question everyone’s asking is whether the new fingerprint-scanning technology will make its way to other iOS devices.

We’ve already seen evidence that suggests it will come to the second-generation iPad mini, and the blurry picture above seems to prove that Touch ID is also coming to the fifth-generation iPad, alongside its all-new design.

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For Something So Simple, The Rolio Dock Sure Manages To Do A Lot [Review]

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Rolio byBlue Lounge
Category: Docks
Works With:Lightning iOS Devices
Price: $10

If you’re looking for an ultra-simple dock, or just for a way to stop your iPhone skittering across your desk every time you snap it’s cable, then you might like the Rolio from Blue Lounge. Not only is it one of the most versatile iPhone and iPad charging accessories around, it’s also one of the most affordable.

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iOS 7 Killed Off Some Unlicensed Lightning Cables, But Here’s A Fix That Might Work For You

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It’s not just you: iOS 7 has seemingly killed off support for some unlicensed, third-party Lightning cables.

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A Gold Lightning Cable To Bling Out Your Gold iPhone 5S

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Okay, we’ve had a bit of fun with the gold iPhone 5S, but in reality, it’s a pretty fantastic looking device… and hey, it can resist knife attacks, too. So there’s a lot to recommend the gold iPhone 5s.

If you’re considering buying a gold iPhone 5s, you might also considering throwing a few bucks towards the Juicies+ Kickstarter. They’re making a gold Lightning cable that would look absolutely perfect plugged into your new gold iPhone 5S.

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The ChargeKey Might Be The Smallest Lightning Charger Possible

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If iPhone 5 chargers keep getting smaller at the same rate, soon the whole thing will fit inside the Lightning hole like some kind of USB-powered suppository. For now, though, you’ll have to settle for the still impressively small ChargeKey, a teeny tiny USB-to-Lightning adapter that – yes – hooks onto a keyring.

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Apple Will Sell Its Own Lightning Docks For The iPhone 5s

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Apple hasn’t sold its own dock for the iPhone since introducing the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5, but it looks like the company has had a change of heart, and will start selling an iPhone 5s dock for $29 starting on September 20th at Apple retail stores.

Along with being able to charge your iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s, the new dock also has some “special audio porting” to make speakerphone calls clear while placed in the dock. An iPhone 5c dock will also be available for the same price.

Juicies Woven Cord And Aluminum Lightning Cables Only A Buck More Than Apple’s Own

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There’s probably one single fact that’ll get you interested in the fancy Juicies Lightning cable:

  • Apple Lightning-to-USB adapter: $19.
  • Juicies: $20.

That’s right – for just a dollar more you can have aluminum plugs and a corded fabric cable instead of plastic and… More plastic.

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The iPhone 5C’s Rear Panel Gets Pictured Again In A New High-Res Gallery

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By now we know exactly what the iPhone 5C is going to look like thanks to more component leaks than you probably care to look at. But the latest gallery is the only one you should care about, because these high-resolution pictures show off the iPhone 5C’s plastic rear panel better than ever before.

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