Scosche Intros Dual-USB Chargers For iPads And High-Power Tablet Charging

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If you've been in the market for an iPad, you should probably give our review a look first. After that, you should probably be aware thatcharging Apple's first tablet is somewhat of a burden, particularlycompared to just how easy it is to charge an iPhone, iPod touch or mostanything else from the company. The iPad requires at least 10 wattsfrom a USB port, and most USB 2.0 ports aren't designed to output thatmuch power. Several of Apple's newer computers will output that whenthey're not in Sleep mode, but unless you have one, you'll need tocarry around the included wall plug.

Or, you could look to Scosche. On the heels of the iPad announcement,this accessory company has introduced the new Revive II line,  whichincludes a home a car AC adapter with two USB sockets designed forhigh-output charging to use with devices like the iPad. The interestingpart here is that future slates and tablets are likely to run into thissame problem; with higher capacity batteries comes charging needs thatcannot be handled with existing connections. Each adapter comes withone standard USB port (for charging lower power devices like iPhone)and a high-power output for tablets.

The company has also introduced their Kickback P1 case, which issomething that Apple should've included from the start. It's somewhatdifficult to use the iPad while seated without some sort of stand, butthis peripheral definitely takes the edge off. The reVIVE II chargerswill retail for $24.99 (car) and $29.99 (home) and are available nowfor pre-order on scosche.com and in shipping late spring, while thecase will be available this summer at $44.99.


Chargers feature dual USB ports to power iPad and another USB powered device at home or in the car

Innovative chargers join iPad accessory line that already includes kickBACK case and stand and five earphone models


Oxnard, CA, – April 07, 2010 – Scosche Industries, an award-winning innovator of iPod, iPhone and now iPad accessories, is proud to announce two new additions to its quickly expanding iPad accessory line – reVIVE II Dual USB Chargers for home and car.  Each of the two reVIVE II chargers features a 2.1 Amp (iPad) and 1 Amp (iPhone or any other USB powered devices) port so iPad users can power their new iPad and another handheld device simultaneously from one wall outlet or car power port.  According to Pew Researche’s Internet and the American Life the average consumer owns between 3 and 4 gadgets, which makes the additional USB port on both reVIVE II models a welcome addition for most consumers. 

“The new chargers and kickBACK P1 case are just the tip of the iceberg for our iPad accessory line,” said Kas Alves, executive vice president of Scosche Industries.  “We will be announcing several industry first products via our Twitter and Facebook pages in the coming weeks, so become a follower and fan today so you don’t miss anything.”

Should users confuse the two USB ports the iPad will charge slower in the 1A port and other devices will simply charge at the same rate in the 2.1A port – no devices would be damaged by mistakenly plugging the wrong device into the wrong port and the ports are clearly labeled to help avoid any confusion.

The reVIVE II chargers will retail for $24.99 (car) and $29.99 (home) and are available now for pre-order on scosche.com and in shipping late spring.

The two chargers join the much-anticipated kickBACK P1 for iPad, which will be available for preorder on Scosche.com for $44.99 and shipping early summer.  The shatterproof polycarbonate and rubber hybrid case provides superior protection for Apple’s new iPad tablet.  The case’s patent pending locking kickstand enables both vertical and horizontal viewing and has a low angle setting for the optimal typing position.
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So, why in the world didn't Apple include these products? 

At least some third party companies are picking up the slack. 

Erm.....I really don't know what else to say....

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Inspector replied on Thu, Apr 8 2010 10:27 PM

Marius, include what? a charger? or do you mean car chargers like this?

I wouldn't mind getting one of this for my iphone :). Can i use the high power plug for a iphone? what would happen?...

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Inspector:

Marius, include what? a charger? or do you mean car chargers like this?

I wouldn't mind getting one of this for my iphone :). Can i use the high power plug for a iphone? what would happen?...

Unless I'm thinking too low tech, shouldn't the iPhone alert you if a power overload occurs, and doesn't the device has resisters inside of it? 

I still may be thinking too old school, I haven't exactly cracked open the internals of one, though I'd like to. 

 

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You can find these things at Ross for around 6bucks.

I am sure they wont be as nice as these though.

I am still torn between the use of the USB plugs and the Power converters. When it comes to a need for things like the IPad, you will probably be better off getting the converter. My sister uses it and she loves it. You can plug in anything like a laptop to an Ipod charger.

Its funny how we see cars going with things like Blutooth for a selling point. Yet they don't offer chargers for you tech toys:P They need to have built in Ipod docks and other fun stuff. So you just have to buy an adaptor for what ever toy you use.

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