Amazing battery-powered USB hub for iPad!

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Amazing battery-powered USB hub for iPad!

Post by Anubis » Sun Apr 24, 2011 5:14 am

I built it myself using this:
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It's pretty compact. Powered by four "C" alkaline batteries. You can find it on Amazon for $20 here. It's an accessory for the itty bitty book light by Zelco. With a custom soldered connector (Radio Shack) it now powers my Targus USB hub. To which I connect my Edirol PCR-300 and ultimately to the iPad via the CCK.
iow- no more wall warts! This baby cranks out 6 Volts. With fresh batteries I can connect two midi controllers and play them simultaneously in GarageBand. I kinda had a Keith Emerson flashback on the classic rock organ, lol. I'll post pics of my portable "rig" soon.
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Re: Battery powered USB hub for iPad connectivity

Post by Anubis » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:24 pm

Teaser pic :wink: Amber glow = power!
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Post by Rave » Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:29 pm

Nice one

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Post by Anubis » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:10 am

I've successfully tested various bits of gear with my prototype, battery-powered, USB hub on an iPad2.
Following are some of the configurations tested:


The Bohemian - compact but uncompromising.

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Post by Anubis » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:12 am

The Varese - for the midi input enthusiast.

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Post by Anubis » Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:16 am

The Audiophile - Focusrite VRM box. Quality, pocket-sized conversion.

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Re: Battery powered USB hub for iPad connectivity

Post by simpleton » Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:08 pm

Anubis wrote:The Varese - for the midi input enthusiast.

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Impressive! If Batman played guitar that one would be it. This will revolutionize portable music making.
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Re: Amazing battery-powered USB hub for iPad!

Post by Anubis » Sun May 15, 2011 6:27 pm

Here is another ultra-portable solution for music-making with the iPad. This one uses a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack.(Credit- djcubik from iosmidi.com)

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Re: Amazing battery-powered USB hub for iPad!

Post by LoopStationZebra » Mon May 16, 2011 2:42 pm

It's fucking sad when portable batteries turn out to be the most exciting iPad news in the last 30 days.

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Post by Anubis » Mon May 16, 2011 5:46 pm

LoopStationZebra wrote:It's fucking sad when portable batteries turn out to be the most exciting iPad news in the last 30 days.

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How about a guy playing one upside down?.. in bed!
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Post by LoopStationZebra » Mon May 16, 2011 8:18 pm

HOT

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Post by nathannn » Thu May 19, 2011 5:39 am

now just add a keyboard and duct tape and you will have a laptop.
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Re: Amazing battery-powered USB hub for iPad!

Post by simpleton » Fri May 20, 2011 6:00 am

Anubis wrote:Here is another ultra-portable solution for music-making with the iPad. This one uses a rechargeable Li-ion battery pack.(Credit- djcubik from iosmidi.com)

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Smudges, that just ain't right. :x
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Re: Amazing battery-powered USB hub for iPad!

Post by roxxx303 » Fri May 20, 2011 7:38 am

You can use the Korg Nanoseries controler with the CameraConnectionKit!
They don't need the extra battery packs! 8)

By the way here is my "on the road studio" (no extra battery-packs):

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Re: Amazing battery-powered USB hub for iPad!

Post by Anubis » Fri May 20, 2011 2:57 pm

roxxx303 wrote:You can use the Korg Nanoseries controler with the CameraConnectionKit!
They don't need the extra battery packs! 8)
Yeah but, Nanoseries no longer supported on the iPad 2. Progress? :(
http://iosmidi.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=543#p543
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