dualCarCharge Now Updated For iPad Compatibility!

If you need a quality car charger for all your mobile devices and don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, we like to think the dualCarCharge to be one of the best options out there. It turns your singular DC power / cigarette lighter port into two female USB ports for your charging pleasure all for under $15 bucks. And I’m happy to announce that it just got even better (or should we say, juicier).

As of today, all our dualCarCharge adapters have been upgraded to provide 2 Amps of power, which is enough output to charge an iPad. This gives you the option to charge one iPad or two less power-consuming devices (iPods, iPhones, Blackberries, Android phones, etc) at a time in your car, all for the same price. Thus making it, dare we say, the perfect car trip companion! Check it out for yourself if you don’t believe us.

Problem Solving – The dockXtender, iPad, and iHealth Dock

Recently, we’ve been receiving sporadic complaints about the dockXtender not allowing the iPad to work with the iHealth BP3 Blood Pressure Dock. After a few different reports, weren’t getting a clear picture of the issue. We knew there was something odd going on, so we decided to order one ourselves to try. Thankfully, we received our iHealth dock, and it worked just fine with the dockXtender and both the iPad and iPhone. There’s only one catch: it does not work in landscape mode.

Considering the iHealth dock literally docks your device in portrait mode, it appears the developers were not anticipating that their device would be used with our cable, allowing for landscape mode to be a reality while using their system. The good news is that as long as you keep your iPad in portrait mode, it should all work just fine. In the picture above, I turned the iPad upside-down, which keeps the app in portrait mode, but allows access to the 30-pin connector for the dockXtender (using the Nest as the iPad stand). It is possible that the iHealth developers may correct this issue in a future update, but for now it’s good to know that there is a simple solution to this issue.

This seems like a good time to remind everyone that the dockXtender provides the physical connection to allow your iPad to connect to devices and accessories in a multitude of ways that are not possible without it. However, it is important to remember that just because you can connect the two, it does not mean the iPad will be perfectly compatible with the accessory you’re connecting it to (which would be an issue between your accessory and the iPad, unaffected by the dockXtender). The good news is that our 60-day return policy means you’re welcome to give the dockXtender a try in any of these situations, and simply return it to us if it doesn’t work out. Simple.

Thanks Steve

Solemn mood at CableJive today thinking about the passing of a legend. Like so many others, reflecting on the impact Steve Jobs had on the industry and on us personally. I’ve been a fan of Apple since I was very young, first hacking on an Apple II for hours at a time at the local public library.

We will miss you Steve, your example and passion will continue to be an inspiration as we march forward.

dockBoss+ Feeling The Love!

Since announcing the dockBoss+, the reception has been incredible! A ton of the world’s leading technology news sites covered our announcement, and we couldn’t be prouder about the reaction! Thanks everyone who took the time to write about it! For your reading pleasure, we’ve compiled some of the top links here for you to see what the experts have to say:



NY Times








Discovery Tech


TechCrunch (Gadgets)


Wired (Gadget Lab)