The folks at iPhone5mod continue to churn out unofficial Lightning accessories to fill the void left by Apple's slow rollout of official products under its own label and licensed to third-party manufacturers. iPhone5mod's latest offering is a 3-in-1 Lightning Camera Connection Kit, a dongle priced at $23.90 that provides camera support for SD and microSD cards, as well as USB.


Apple offers a $29 kit containing a pair of dongles supporting USB and SD connections for its original 30-pin dock connector, but for the new Lightning standard Apple has moved to separate cable-based SD card and USB adapters priced at $29 each.

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iPhone5mod also released a 3-in1 Cable Pro product last week, packaging micro-USB, Lightning and 30-pin connectors with a retractable USB cable. The product may offer some convenience for users with multiple types of devices, but the implementation appears somewhat awkward with users having to remove either the Lightning or 30-pin connector in order to properly attach the other one to the micro-USB connector for use.

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rmwebs Avatar
110 months ago
This looks so cheap.
I would be afraid to use it.

Worst case scenario: it doesnt work.

You cant really blow up the iPhone with a cable. For one thing the USB voltage is only 5v. Then you've got the fact that power contact isnt made with the iPhone until the cable is identified, only then does power turn on.
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ncaissie Avatar
110 months ago
Worst case scenario: it doesnt work.

You cant really blow up the iPhone with a cable. For one thing the USB voltage is only 5v. Then you've got the fact that power contact isnt made with the iPhone until the cable is identified, only then does power turn on.

Yes you can. :( Maybe not the lightning one but the old one shorted out my 3GS. That's what Apple told me anyway. Could have been dust or something but I kept getting a message over and over saying this device doesn't support charging. And that was when there was no wire connected to the phone.

I believe something similar happened to my daughter’s iPod Nano 4G. The click wheel would not work unless there was a cable connected and the center button didn't work at all.
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APlotdevice Avatar
110 months ago
Tempting for when I finally upgrade my iPad. I have the official kit for my iPad 1, but it ticks me off that Apple decided to split the new adapters up and charge as much for one as the two original ones together cost.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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