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iPhone Sync/Charge Cable w/ USB Hub Should Come Free With All MacBooks

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Apple’s laptops are slim and sexy, but their svelte figures come at a price, and I’m not just talking about how much they cost. Not only do they have too few USB ports – all of Apple’s laptops only have two USB ports, except for the 17″ MacBook Pro, which has three – the ports are also placed very near to each other, making it very easy to block one while using the other. Which is why I think Apple needs to make this the official design for their iOS cables:

dits iphone charge sync cable usb hub

I can hear MacBook and MBP owners going yesssss, yesssss. This is a three-port USB 2.0 hub joined to an iPhone/iPad charge and sync cable made by DITS. As someone who owns both an iPhone and a MacBook, I really really really need this cable. Now.

Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be up on DITS’ online shop yet, so I can’t even tell you how much it costs. I really hope Apple turns their cables into something like this; hell even two ports would be welcome.






Comments (7):

  1. Margug says:

    I Fear Thats Not really helpfull as charging an iPhone or Even worse an ipad uses all the Power availabe, so a passive Hub is very limited in its use.

    • Lambert V. says:

      I haven’t personally tested the device so I can’t make any concrete defense, but I think even if none of the ports in the hub are powered, they’ll still be useful for transferring data from flash disks and other USB storage devices. :D

  2. Mara says:

    Or you could just get something like this…

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/usb-gadgets/e051/

    Solves all your problems.

  3. Cassandra says:

    Or you could leave Mac behind like I did and go back to PC. I got sick of spending so much of my money on shit for my Mac and not even being able to upgrade. When my G5 bit the dust I built my own PC for a third of the price of a new mac and it has a hell of a lot better specs. Same for my macbook. Sold it to some fan boy and bought a PC laptop for less than a third of the price. Don’t have issues with the usb ports or the charging cable, which I had to replace too many damn times on the mac at $80 a pop.

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