Elegantly charge your iPhone and iPad with the Converge USB charging hub

Converge USB charging hub for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

The Converge USB charging hub from Think Geek is a fun, futon-inspired stand for your iPhone, iPod tour or iPad. Working on an Apple mobile blog like iMore means you start to amass a lot of Apple mobile devices and even if I'm only using an iPhone and an iPad every day, keeping them both charged in an easy, elegant way has proven to be more of a challenge than I originally imagined. Converge looks like a great way to do just that.

Converge is the futon of charging hubs. Its white folds remind us of a bendy futon mattress, but it has the added feature of a slot to slip in charging cables. With the help of soft TPE grips, cables stay nestled out of sight behind Converge. Just plug the power source into your nearest outlet and you can charge up to 4 USB devices while they chill out on Converge's curvy frame.

Hiding cables beneath the fold of the Converge is a great idea, and including 4 USB charging outlets makes it great for power gadget users, couples, and even families who need to keep a lot of devices at the ready. And if you're cross-platform, it works with most other smartphones and tablets as well (though curiously not the Blackberry Torch, Blackberry Curve, or the Barnes & Noble Nook...?)

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Elegantly charge your iPhone and iPad with the Converge USB charging hub


That is what I'd like to know. And the iPad. Guessing from the design that the answer is yes.
@Georgia, can you confirm?

Yes, does it work with Otterbox Defender for the iPhone 4S and the Zagg Folio case for the iPad 3? Thank you!

Does the USB provide the same amount of power as the standard iPad charger? There is nothing on the site that specifies how much output it has. Technically as long as it provides standard USB power it is "compatible" with an iPad, but it'll take forever to charge...

The USB charges the iPad 2 just as quick as the OEM wall charger. The New iPad takes a noticeably longer time to charge as I'm sure you've suspected due to the larger battery.

I purchased this several months ago from Quirky.com and I love it! At time of purchase black was not available so I settled for white. The charging cord is threaded through the slots and therefore should work with any type of case as this is merely a stand not exactly a dock. It is elegant and will hold any type of device be it Kindle or your archaic BlackBerry. $40 is a bit high IMHO however it's very nice and compatible with many devices.

I presume the adaptor is not located in the converge itself but on the power plug.
I would like to know what the output power is of the adaptor. Normally you use 10 watt for an iPad and 5 watt for an iPhone. I guess charging 4 iPads at the same time would be to much to ask for.

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