Thursday, March 24, 2011

Love your iPad, but hate the lack of connections? Try this

Author: Riley Alexander, MD, MBA

This is the 5-in-1 connection kit by USB Fever that I saw on Gizmodo today. It allows for USB connections (including USB keyboards), SD/SDHC cards, micro SD, TV-out, and mini-USB.

For $45, it looks like a nice, nearly universal connector for the iPad. It does state that only one device at a time can be plugged in, so no dreams of turning the iPad into a mini-desktop with this thing. It's also very difficult to tell from the pictures how large the attachment is, but it looks like it should still be very portable.

It can be purchased from USB Fever directly here.

About the author:

Dr. Riley Alexander is a pathology resident at Indiana University School of Medicine, blog "addict" and avid follower of technology. His primary interests revolve around how technology, especially mobile, will create increased efficiency, enhanced physician education and better delivery of care in the medical field. Dr. Alexander is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine with a combined MD/MBA, in partnership with IU's Kelley School of Business. Due to this, he is also very interested in management, healthcare policy and non-clinical aspects of the medical field and enjoys exploring non-clinical opportunities for medical students, residents and physicians. He completed his undergraduate education at IU-Bloomington.

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