IDAPT I3 Unversal Desktop Charger - Closer Look and General Usage

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IDAPT I3 Unversal Desktop Charger
Closer Look and General Usage

Closer Look:

The IDAPT is a very simple device.  As seen on the previous page, there  isn't much to the top of the unit.  The rear of the unit is equally unimpressive.  It takes a standard 2-prong power cable and has an on/off switch.  There are three tip options when buying the IDAPT.  You can pick your four favorite tips, take six of the most popular or for an extra $15 you can get 10 tips.  The available tips include AA/AAA Battery, DC Jack, iPod Shuffle, iPod/iPhone, LG 1, microUSB, miniUSB, multitip, Nintendo DS-L, Nintendo DSi, Nokia 1, Nokia 2, Palm, Samsung 1, Samsung 2, Samsung 3, Samsung 4, Sansa, Sony Ericsson 1, Sony Ericsson 2.



While there certainly are a lot of tips available, the lack of a Zune connector really irritates me.  While the Zune may not be the most popular media player on the market, I can't help but think that it should still be supported.  For Pete's sake, the Sansa line of players is supported - the Zune should be as well.  As another point of contention, the E71 phone from Nokia plugs into the proper connector, but it the location of the connector and the weight of the device make it very sketchy and I'd not use it as it could easily snap off and cause some major damage.

Loaded Up
Loaded Up


Final Thoughts:

In the end, the IDAPT I3 is a decent device and if it came loaded up with the iPod, Zune and NDS tips, I'd find it very useful.  The option to pick four of your favorite tips is a great way to get the IDAPT configured for your personal use.  Unfortunately, there is not Zune connector available and hopefully IDAPT will make the Zune one available in the near future.  It does save a lot of cable clutter and our own Fujitsu was sharing his own personal pet peeve of having an entire power bar dedicated to charging different devices.  This is where the IDAPT I3 shines.  It may not be for everyone, but it certainly has a lot of potential.


  • Greatly reduces cable clutter
  • Compatible with a lot of devices
  • Convenient way to charge electronics



  • No Zune connector
  • A bit pricey if you need a lot of tips 


I'd like to thank IDAPT for sending out the I3 for us to take a look at.  It is a good idea that does what it's supposed to, but it's certainly not for every device.  If you have a bunch of devices and need to buy a couple of extra power adapters, this could really help save some cable clutter and even be easier on your wallet that a bunch of extra adapters.