Gearing up for WWDC, thanks to Scosche

Scosche is one of those rare accessory companies that thinks up new items you didn't know you needed.  They also tend to build a better mousetrap such that you don't want to go back to the old one.  As I pack and prepare for the cross-country trip to Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference in San Francisco, I'm trying to pack light.  No MacBook, just my iPad 2.  I'll bring my Apple wireless keyboard, for lengthy typing sessions, but that's about it.  The iPad's ten hours should suffice, pending nightly recharges, but to be safe I'm bringing the following Scosche gadgets:

The Scosche syncABLE Pro includes a 30pin to micro-USB adapter.  This tiny device turns the 30pin dock connector into a more universal micro-USB port.  You can then use assorted cables to sync and power your iOS device.  The adapter is so small, it doesn't put a dent in my gadget bag.  I also like it because if you have a case that encroaches on the dock connector, some cables may not fit and this miniature adapter can go where those cables can't.

Scosche syncABLE Pro

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The flipSYNC is a keychain-based USB to either mini-and-micro-USB adapters or a 30-pin dock connecting version.  Again, so small it's not noticed but when you need it, it's a lifesaver.

Scosche flipSYNC


Between those items, I should have all the connectivity I need for my iPad, iPhone and assorted micro- and mini-USB companion devices.

As I mentioned, I already have the Apple Bluetooth keyboard, but I wouldn't mind Scosche's rollup, waterproof "freeKEY" keyboard.  Maybe next time!

Scosche KeyboardScosche keyboard

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