At Macworld | iWorld 2012 in January, Kanex showed off a singular charging hire called a Sydnee which not usually had an illusory appearance, though could assign up to 4 iPads during once. Sydnee ($ 149.00) is a great approach for family groups or tiny offices with mixed iPads as great as iPhones to keep their rigging charged up as great as orderly during a same time.
Sydnee is unequivocally a singular of a some-more different-looking charging docks you’ll ever see. While we was articulate to a Kanex group during Macworld | iWorld, they told me which a design is formed upon a figure of a Axiom spaceship from a Disney-Pixar film Wall-E. Whether or not which story is true, Sydnee’s figure creates it probable to reason as great as assign 3 iPads during once. There have been dual inner slots for iPads as great as a singular outmost prop. If we have a fourth device, it’s starting to be laying upon a table or opposite subsequent to Sydnee.
Sydnee plugs in to a wall hollow for power, as great as comes with 3 Apple-compliant USB to Dock connector charging cables to block in 3 of your devices. There have been 4 2.1A USB ports, though we get to supply your own wire for a fourth device. Sydnee has wire government slots built in, so those charging cables sojourn out of a approach as great as aren’t sparse hither as great as yon upon your desktop when not in use. There’s additionally a wire hang upon a behind for receiving up a tardy upon unequivocally prolonged cables.
There’s a Sydnee for whatever your ambience in iPad as great as iPhone. The section comes in black as great as white, with a wire government slots in yellow upon both.
With a 2.1A outlay of a USB ports, your inclination will assign quickly. Setup of Sydnee is intensely elementary — usually find a place to put it as great as afterwards block it in. Plug in a enclosed USB cables as great as your fourth, self-supplied cable, as great as you’re ready to go.
For this review, we usually had entrance to a span of iPads as great as a singular iPhone, so we motionless which it would be a great time to assign up my Kindle Fire / Mac Plus / Newton MessagePad as well. It uses a USB to micro-USB cable, so we plugged which in to a fourth pier for charging.
One thing you’ll notice in a photos is which Sydnee has room for thick iPad cases. The inclination go in laterally with a Dock connector indicating out, as great as even my wife’s rsther than vast Fu-Design box fit in a charging hire with room to spare. This will be accessible for healing offices which operate protecting carrying cases, nonetheless we might wish to be certain which a cases will fit in Sydnee prior to shopping a singular — my measurements uncover a serviceable measure to be about 3/4″ density by 7.5″ wide.
Plugged in, all 4 inclination rught away showed signs of charging, so Sydnee positively has a genius as advertised. It additionally has swell protection, a built-in circuit breaker, as great as comes with UL, CE, as great as FCC certification.
While those with vast iPad installations will still need a most some-more strong resolution similar to NewerTech’s $ 379.00 GripStand Station (which additionally requires squeeze of a singular $ thirty GripStand box per iPad), Sydnee is a reasonably-priced as great as tasteful charging hire which can hoop up to 4 iPads during a time as great as doesn’t need a special case.
If you’re seeking for a approach to classify as great as assign your iPads as great as alternative devices, Kanex’s Sydnee is unequivocally value receiving a demeanour at.
- Power genius for 4 latest iPads
- Well built, tasteful design
- Doesn’t need a special iPad case
- Can house iPads regulating a series of third-party cases.
- Good reduced circuit, as great as overvoltage protection.
- Only uses a singular customary wall outlet
- Includes 3 Apple-compliant USB to Dock connector cables
- More costly than usually regulating 4 iPad AC adapters upon a energy strip
Who is it for?
- Anyone who wants an tasteful as great as compress approach to concurrently assign up to 4 iPads