UK price and supplier? :confused:
IIRC lapsafe had something similar at BETT this year, cant see it on there site though.
If price is very low it may well be worthwhile as a secondary charging solution. I suspect however that the sync and charge solutions would be a better all-round use of money (unless these come in at just a couple of hundred quid of course :) )
2 or 3 USB mains powered USB Hubs ie (might be better ones ) :
Xenta 10 Port USB 2.0 Hub - Mains Powered - Wall.. | Ebuyer.com
One multi way to plug each USB hub into
One lap safe
Assuming 10 USB Cables would be long enough to connect 10 iPads into and said USB Hub would provide enough power without over heating issues etc
would you honestly trust a bunch of iDevices in those? I wouldn't plug a £3 mouse into a cheap USB hub! :D
If anyone knows of a better-powered USB hub, please post a link - the one listed above was the best one I could find yesterday. You used to be able to buy USB hubs with 4A adaptors, but I don't seem to be able to find any reasonably priced ones (although there are some 4-port USB3 ones for around £60).
We've just got one of these - NoteSync in NoteCase
Fun to watch all the devices power up one at a time.
I looked into this for charging our flip cameras, but unfortunately the power is way too high at 2.1A, whereas USB 2.0 has a max output of 900Ma.
Hopefully they will bring out a universal charger for all USB devices.
It is USB 3.0 that's 900mA. USB 2.0 is 500mA. :([/QUOTE]
Note to self - Don't believe everything on Wikipedia. :doh:
That's the whole purpose of the device that was mentioned and whilst the OP was highlighting what seems to be a well thought out solution everyone else seems to be intent on McGyvering something to suit.
The device post has been designed specifically for charging and sync of i devices and providing the correct current etc... for fast charge of those devices it is not meant to be used as a general purpose usb charging unit as they state on their website and they also say they are working on one of those.
I took it as only a charging solution which would appear to be correct unless a) I'm misreading/ignoring something or b) their sites information on that product is wrong. The only thing to say it syncs is the topic which I'm unsure of.
Edit: It almost certainly doesn't sync - reviews don't mention it and there's no input USB port.