iPhone 4 + Keyboard Dock Compatibility Issue Solved

(Originally Posted 09/29/2010)

Were you frustrated or upset to find that your iPhone 4 won’t physically plug into your iPad keyboard dock? Do your shattered dreams of type-texting the night away have you thinking of taking a Dremel and showing it who’s boss? Well hold on a minute Bob Vila, because CableJive has another solution to help you squeeze the most out of your precious $70 keyboard dock (might as well get the most out of it, right?).

All you need is a dockStubz. Our 30-pin passthrough adapter connects perfectly to the male connector on the iPad keyboard dock, extending the connection out enough for you to be able to plug your iPhone 4 in, case and all (except Apple bumper cases).

So go ahead, who says you can’t write a book on a smart phone? You’ll show ’em!

Road to CES 2011: CableJive Booth Banner

(Originally Posted 09/23/2010)

We’ve been working on the CableJive 2011 CES booth for awhile now and it’s starting to come together. Today we’re working on the banner for the back of the booth. Nothing fancy, just enough to look professional and let folks know it’s us.

cablejive_CES_2011_Banner

If you’re looking for us, this banner marks the spot for booth #4625.

iPad Keyboard Dock + dockXtender Tutorial Video

(Originally Posted 09/10/2010)

As soon as we found out the dockXtender could be used with an iPad and the iPad keyboard dock for landscape typing, we blogged about it. I mean, in the “widescreen age” who thought portrait typing was a good idea anyway?

However, after receiving some emails into customer service inquiring further about this, it donned on me that a video tutorial may be of better assistance to everyone (not to mention help confirm that this actually does work!) What resulted, was this video. Widescreen represent!

iPad Keyboard Extender Cable for Landscape Typing

(Originally Posted 06/04/2010)

If you’re wanting to use your iPad keyboard, but would really prefer to work on the iPad in it’s wider landscape orientation, we’ve got a means to getting that working; the dockXtender cable from CableJive.

It’s really quite simple, just plug the female end of the dockXtender into your Apple iPad keyboard (the connector on the iPad keyboard flexes forward to allow the housing to fit), and plug the male end of the dockXtender into the bottom of your iPad and you’re done. You can move the iPad around, change it’s orientation, and even set it back at a little distance.

And the best thing, you don’t have to take off the iPad case to use it with the keyboard. Pulling it out of that Apple case is a sticky proposition due to thetight case (other’s I’ve seen aren’t quite so tight).

And away you go, typing madly while using your iPad setting sideways in landscape or horizontal orientation.

In the photo we are also charging the iPad with the provided 10-amp charge plugged into the back of the keyboard, while using the keyboard attached to the iPad setting on it’s side. How’s that for total awesomeness.

CableJive dockXtender Makes the iLounge Homepage

(Originally Posted 05/19/2010)

It won’t be there for long, there’s always more news coming behind, but we love the few moments we get when a new product rolls out and iLounge gives us a few minutes on the homepage.

This time it’s the brand new CableJive dockXtender that’s up on the iLounge homepage. A next-generation dock extender cable for iPad, iPhone, and iPod.

dockXtender Pre-order Opens: Otterbox Troubles End

(Originally Posted 05/19/2010)

We’re excited to open up pre-orders for CableJive dockXtender, the next-generation dock extender cable for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod:

http://www.cablejive.com/products/dockXtender.html

The new cables will begin shipping out on May 21st. Unfortunately we’re only shipping 2-foot cables to begin with, but the 6-footers are following behind shortly. They are just as beautiful as the 2-footers.

For the many, many Otterbox Defender users who have called and emailed, this cable fits into the narrow opening on the Defender and lets you leave your case on while docking.

That’s just one example, this cable is designed to fit into every case, skin, and cover on the planet.

Troubles with Charging the iPad

(Originally Posted 04/07/2010)

We’ve heard a lot, and done some digging, and it turns out that a good chunk of 3rd party USB wall and car chargers will not charge the iPad.

Why?

Because the iPad requires a full 2 amps to charge, and most USB chargers are made with the USB minimum 500 mA (we’ve looked at tons of chargers). So your charger needs to be 4x that of the USB minimum for the iPad to pull a charge.

What does this mean? How can I charge my iPad?

The wall charger that comes with the iPad is 10 watts (2 amps at 5 volts), so for starters you should be OK for wall charging. Any 3rd party chargers, and your car charger, will need to be upgraded to a 2 amp charger.

CableJive should be carrying both of these shortly.