USB

Lightning may bring USB host ability to iPhone 5

Lightning may bring USB host ability to iPhone 5

Up until this point with Apple mobile products, only the iPad has been able to work as a USB host - in a limited way - with the 30-pin dock and an adapter that only works to push photos from your 3rd party camera to your tablet. An iPhone 5 report today comes from Macotakara in Japan where they've got some insight - but not quite final confirmation - that the new Lightning connector Apple has revealed this week has added to the iPhone the ability to work as USB host. With this ability it is possible that users would be able to use essentially any accessory with the device that you can connect with a USB cord - keyboards, cameras, and MIDI controllers, oh my!

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iPhone 5 Lightning dock connector revealed to run alongside Thunderbolt

iPhone 5 Lightning dock connector revealed to run alongside Thunderbolt

This week Apple showed off a brand new dock connector for their iPhone 5, and likely for the rest of their mobile line eventually, called Lightning. This cord uses an "all-digital 8-signal design" with an adaptive interface - works with either side up - and is 80 percent smaller than the previous iPod dock solution. This little beast has "improved durability" over the previous cords Apple has worked with and Apple has shown off an Adapter as well - the adapter here will allow you to work with the old 30-pin dock connector too if you've got those kinds of accessories.

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iPhone 5 mini dock connector photographed with microUSB

iPhone 5 mini dock connector photographed with microUSB

Several photos have appeared in the wild this morning showing off what very much appears to be the rumored iPhone 5 dock connector USB cable. This cable's head is compared to a microUSB cable head, the most common cable head in the mobile device industry today. These cables have been shown to be significantly similar - so much so that we'll certainly be grabbing twice in our barrel of cords once this new head appears, that's for certain.

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iPhone 5 mini dock USB cable photo leaked

iPhone 5 mini dock USB cable photo leaked

The next generation in Apple USB connector cables has appeared in a relatively clear photo presented to the world hoping for every detail they can get on the iPhone 5 - another piece of Apple hardware that's not yet even been announced by the manufacturer. Rumors up to this point have converged on a new dock connector for the new iPhone, a newly improved iPad 3, and an iPad mini, each of them with the same port for a 16-pin cord. This cord appears to have two sides, each of them with 8 pins that are able to face upwards or downwards interchangeably.

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New iPhone mini docking connector photographed

New iPhone mini docking connector photographed

It appears that a group of intrepid undercover photo-takers in France have taken some snaps of the iPhone 5's docking connector in all of its 8-pin glory. This little pin is set to replace the 30-pin connector we're used to on the iPad, iPhone, and all manner of iPods as well. It's over at Nowhere Else that these images originate, they adding another piece to the ever-clearer puzzle of parts that make up the next iPhone here just a possible set of weeks before its launch.

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Mimoco continues Legends MIMOBOT USB stick series with Bruce Lee

Mimoco continues Legends MIMOBOT USB stick series with Bruce Lee

It's time to get dangerous as the folks at Mimoco bring the most classic iteration of Bruce Lee to the world of fabulous USB sticks. This Legends of MIMOBOT addition is available in up to 64GB sizes and is officially licensed with Bruce Lee Enterprises - hot stuff! Just like the rest of the Legends series, this USB contains icons, avatars, wallpapers, and mimoByte sound software pre-loaded inside for your pleasure!

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Blink USB light can be programmed to alert you of just about anything

Blink USB light can be programmed to alert you of just about anything

This is an interesting little gadget called the blink USB. This is a little USB dongle has a RGB LED in the end that can glow different colors. The small light slips into a USB port and has lots of programmable functionality that can be used as a status light just about anything you can think of. The device will work with Windows, Mac, or Linux operating systems allowing it to work with just about any computer you might have in the home or office.

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Blue Microphones Tiki USB mic available at Best Buy now

Blue Microphones Tiki USB mic available at Best Buy now

We’re fans of Blue Microphones, with the company churning out good quality products like the Snowball and Yeti mics. The company demoed a smaller, more portable USB mic at CES that would plug into laptops and provide noise cancellation so that you could hold a conversation in a busy environment, and that microphone is now shipping. Blue says the mic contains proprietary noise cancellation technology that will isolate your voice and reduce background noise accordingly.

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Jabra Supreme UC bluetooth headset Review

Jabra Supreme UC bluetooth headset Review

It's time to take a look at Jabra's newest effort with the Supreme UC, a bluetooth headset that's made not just for your home computer, not just your smartphone and tablet, but both! This device is priced at a premium $149.99 and is crafted to make you love that you've just exchanged such a sum for great sound. It's got a completely collapsable chassis, comes with a carrying case as well as an extra earpiece, and works with a universally acceptable micro USB for power.

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AudioQuest’s DragonFly is a USB-powered digital-to-analog converter

AudioQuest’s DragonFly is a USB-powered digital-to-analog converter

Sound quality is important, and AudioQuest’s DragonFly is a simple device that anyone can use to bypass the not-so-great quality of a computer’s built-in sound card, turning it into a high-performance sound source to enjoy at home or on the go. DragonFly comes in the form of a flash drive that connects to any Mac or PC USB jack and uses an ESS Sabre DAC—a quality chip found in most high-end Blu-ray and CD players.

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