Apple has always been a maverick when it comes to connectors, first with its big old 30-pin job and now with the new lightning connector. Suddenly, people have to adapt or throw away the old and get new cradles, chargers, adapters, and what have you. (I have to admit, the lightning connector is nice because it has no up or down side, which is a clever feature.)
Well, here’s a nifty little appurtenance called the Cross Link ($17.95) from ID America that will help in this deplorable plight. It is a charging cable with a standard USB plug on one end and a three-way plug on the other. It sports a 30-pin plug, a lightning connector, and a micro USB plug.
So, if you’ve been frustrated with all these plugs, here’s a handy gadget that ought to make life more livable.
It comes in white, black, green, pink, white, and yellow to suit your mood, décor, and general environmental color scheme.