Any USB hubs that will charge iPad?

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    Does anyone know of any USB hubs that have a "High Power" USB port? I'd like to use a single cable for both charging and syncing, but my computer doesn't have a high powered USB plug. I'm willing to buy a hub, but I need a specific recommendation. I'll go to Fry's later today to see what I can find.
     
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    I need one as well so I'm open to suggestions as well.
     
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    Since this issue was not known at ship date I am guessing it will take a little while before manufacturers start making the special accessory for this.

    I have Power USB Hubs and they do not work either. The charging device that comes with the iPad is probably proprietary and so it will have be reverse engineered first.
     
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    Griffin already has a wall ($30) and car charger ($24) for the iPad listed. They have a package deal coming. I suspect that hubs will be forthcoming, although I did see one or two on the net that indicated that they were good for 2 amps.
     
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    This USB hub has to high power ports. The specs say they have twice the power of normal USB ports. Since standard USB provides up to 500mA, I assume the two high power ports are 1000mA.

    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000I3XIE4/ref=oss_product]Amazon.com: Targus 7-Port USB 2.0 Desktop Hub with Audio Pass-Through ACH81US (Silver): Electronics[/ame]
     
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    This will serve as a good wake up call for iPad manufacturers.
     
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    No it does not the ipad is designed to use high power USB ports if you wish to charge the ipad that way. It's not a wake up call at all. It's not a iPhone or a low power device
    Colin
     
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    Sweet, please let us know. If it works, I'll pick one up too :)
     
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    No joy. Got the hub, plugged it all in, plugged my iPad into one of the two "High Powered" USB ports, but still get the "Not Charging" message.

    I'm guessing it's only a matter of weeks until we see iPad compatible USB hubs, and probably marketed as such.
     
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    I've enjoyed a similar experience as described in the link. It seems to charge just fine, especially when the screen is off, despite the 'not charging' warning.

    Gary
     
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    One of my colleagues asked about this at an Apple store and the "genius" on duty showed him a 16 port USB hub that they use to charge iPods, iPhones and iPads. He said it looked like the same technology that had just been released in a device from Datamation Systems. I saw a press release about it recently. I think it is called the PowerPad 16.
     
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    Just found it searching Datamation Systems PowerPad 16. They have lots of interesting professional-grade tools.
     

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