Setup & Usage
Getting the IDAPT I3 setup is pretty simple. First install the tips you want, we will be using the miniUSB, microUSB, and the iPod-iPhone tips. They easily clip right in, very simple. Now for our devices, I could not find a microUSB device, so I will be using a TomTom GPS and my iPhone, both devices easily connect to the tips without any issues.
Go ahead and connect the power and flip the power switch on and your devices should start charging, pretty simple. I didn’t encounter an single issue while using the IDAPT I3, it does its job!
As I said the IDAPT I3 is a simple device, but a device many people will appreciate. I’ve always hated having to plug in all the cables for my devices and the IDAPT I3 not eliminated this, but makes things much more convenient. All of your devices are right there in front of you and you only have 1 cable to plug in.
One thing that I thought was missing was a USB connection for syncing your devices as well. Why not be able to sync and charge at the same time? Now when you order from the IDAPT website you are able to choose 4 interchangeable tips for $49.99 or get the default set of 6 tips for the same price. I like that you are able to choose different tips, although why not be able to choose 6 for $49.99?
There is a newer IDAPT I4 (available in August) that adds a USB charging port for things like the iPAD and has updated styling. It will only be $59.99, only $10 more than the I3, so I would say hold off for it.
The $49.99 price point is not that bad for the I3, especially since you can pick the 4 tips you want if you order from their website. Overall ThinkComputers gives the IDAPT I3 Universal Desktop Charge a 7 out of 10 score.
– Easy to use
– Interchangeable tips
– Ability to choose the tips you want (from the IDAPT website)
– No USB connection for syncing
– Looks outdated