Here is a cheap and easy solution to all those who were finding it difficult to charge their iPads through USB on non-Apple PCs or on some of the older generation Apple computers as well. One way out of this is to wait as Apple is reported to be working with a number of third party PC manufacturers to get around the problem while there are reports of several PC motherboard manufacturers to have already released new drivers or updates that will allow iPad to be charged from a PC without any hassle.
Another way out apart from using the 10W power brick that comes bundled with the iPad is to opt for the iXP1-500 iPad adapter developed by a company called Xmultiple Technologies and promises to free you of the ‘Not Charging’ message that you may otherwise have been getting on connecting to the USB of your PC.
Basically a USB dongle, the adapter comprises of a male USB type A connector at one end that will connect to the computer’s USB 2.0 port and a female USB Type A connector at the other end that will port with the existing Apple charge/sync cable’s male USB Type A connector. Xmultiple Technologies guarantees availability of enough juice for the iPad to not to flash the ‘Not Charging’ message.
Coming to the most exciting part of it. The iXP1-5000 costs just US$4.95 which is a cheap and compact solution to a real problem.
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