With the introduction of the iPhone 4, a lot of us wondered how the new camera and cellular connection could fit inside the palm of your hand. When you look at the new iPhone, you’ll see that the device has two USB ports that allow you to charge it from an external power source. This is a major step forward in the mobile revolution.
The problem with these USB ports is that they’re on the bottom of the phone, so it is quite possible to get them wet if you drop the phone. Also, the USB port is located on the bottom of the phone, meaning that it is quite possible to lose your phone if the port is not secured properly (i.e. your phone falls out of the phone case). To prevent this from happening, the HD adapter for iphone was developed.
the HD adapter (also called a USB Dock) is a small adapter that sits on the end of a USB cable. This is a major improvement over previous adapters which were placed on a phone line and had to be disconnected before the phone could charge.
The first step in using this adapter is plugging a phone into the adapter. Once the phone is plugged in, the HD adapter will be charged and allow you to power your phone from USB, thus allowing you to use it. At this point, it is still possible to damage your phone by dropping it on the ground, but the adapter will automatically recognize the phone and prevent any damage from the drop.
The HD adapter takes about 10 hours to fully charge, so if you don’t have a USB cable, you will either need to wait for the adapter to fully charge to use your phone, or buy a USB cable that goes all the way to the wall, and plug your phone into that cable.
The adapter is a cheap piece of junk that you can buy from any electronics store. I still prefer to get a USB cable and use a compatible phone.
The adapter is for a single phone, so you can get a single adapter for an iPhone or Android, or a pair of adapters for both phones. I personally prefer to get the single adapter and use the phone with the adapter.
Well, I guess if you can’t get a proper adapter for the iPhone, you can also get a single adapter that works for both phones if you buy multiple ones. I got a single adapter for a phone with both an iPhone and an Android, and a compatible iPhone/Android charger that I plug into the phone so that both calls and data are charged.
You can also get a “couplable” adapter that works with both phones and devices that have both a MicroUSB and Lightning connector.
This is where the adapter comes into picture. When you plug the adapter into the phone, it just allows you to use your phone with the adapter. I guess you have to download a few apps, too, but for those that don’t like the hassle of an iPhone, there’s the free version of the Android’s HdMate app. It works great for me on both an iPhone and an Android.