If you wanted to find something cheaper, you can, but not for $20, especially if you actually want to charge an ipad, and do it at regular charging speed.
So look, if you can't find the value in something like this, that's great, but it doesn't mean $20 and 4800mah works in all situations.
Yes, but Apple's DRM means that the iPad 3 will only charge slowly from them anyway. It has to be an Apple charger otherwise the iPad refuses.
Not with any of three chargers I use.
Ever tried to charge an iPad 3 with one of those $20 devices? It takes a long time because only official Apple chargers are allowed to provide 2A. A standard USB charger can't even prevent the battery level from falling when the device is in use, let alone boost it.
There are many chargers providing 2 amps out.
The product you linked to takes two AA batteries. You suggest a battery with a MODEL NUMBER of 18650, but a mAH rating of 2400 mAH, for a total of 4800. 9600 if they bought the four battery model you suggest. It has *ONE* USB port, no built in cable, and can only output 1 amp, or roughly the bare minimum to charge one iPad.... SLOWLY.
For me, I'd have taken the Kickstart project. As it is, I carry a high powered battery. I find in hotels, when I want to charge things and lock them up in a safe, it's ideal. Battery and tablet in safe. Charged when I get back. I bought a 10000 mAH battery on Amazon for $50. Has three USB ports, 1 is 2.1 amp, the others 1 amp each. 10000 mAH isn't quite enough when you have a thirsty iPad plus an iPod charging, and maybe a digital camera as well. And I have to travel with lots of cables.
Your link may work to charge *A* cell phone, but that's not really the same target audience as someone who wanted a device that could charge a couple of iPads at the same time to 100% and still have ports left for a phone and an MP3 player.
Netflix = Windows and Mac OS X and i have none of them so i have to keep on pirating movies
So get a Windows machine. Or a Mac machine. Or a TV with built in Internet apps. Or a BluRay player with built in Internet apps. Or an Apple TV. Or an Android tablet. Or an iPad. Or just about any smart phone. Or a $50 Roku box. Or a $99 Google TV box. Or a Wii. Or a PS3. Or an Xbox. Or a TiVo. There are other options, but I think the point is clear. It's stupid easy to have Netflix, but if you don't have just about any modern, mainstream connected device, then I guess you'll have to go without.
Why would people get that when thepiratebay is 0$ per month, is accessible from anywhere, and there is no digital restrictions management involved? Or even better to keep that money and purchase a new dvd every other month? At least a dvd can be ripped to the hard drive and copied as many times as someone wants. Paying 9$ per month for getting no value in return is ludicrous.
Yes, because once EVERYBODY starts pirating, and NOBODY has to pay for ANYTHING, I'm sure there won't be any ramifications. People will keep making movies and TV shows for fun. Maybe we can develop some technology to blur out product placements, so we see NO advertising, ever. This way, we don't see commercials, we don't see product placements, and we don't pay for access to the content.
I need to find a way to steal my neighbors Internet too, why do I pay for Internet, when I could get it for free?
Some people (such as myself) pay for cable and Netflix because we perceive value in what we get, and would rather not just "take" it for free.
Except that Netflix (just like the BBC service offering their shows) hasn't studied the usage patterns of its customers.
You REALLY think Netflix doesn't pay attention to what people watch on Netflix? They have no studies? No analytics? No reporting? No analysis at all? Just because things are missing (hint: online content deals are hard to cut) doesn't mean they aren't paying attention. PS: Everyone was up in arms when Starz and Netflix failed to cut a deal and tons of Disney stuff disappeared. Now, they signed a deal with Disney direct, and cut out Starz. You don't think they did that because they knew how many kids wanted to stream Disney movies?
I can't believe you need this software
It didn't say I can't believe you once needed this software.
I can't believe you need this software AT ALL. Getting away from iTunes was one of the principal things that drove me to Android, and I've never looked back.
Discounting the iPod Nano/Shuffle (not iOS) what makes you think you 'need' this software? On an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you can do the following without plugging into iTunes:
* Activate a new device or previously wiped device
* Update iOS on a device
* Buy/download/update apps
* Buy/download music
* Buy/download TV shows or Movies
* Download/stream podcasts
* Backup to iCloud / restore from iCloud
* Download/backup photos and videos
* Stream to compatible AirPlay devices
I have an iPhone 5 that's never been plugged into a computer, except occasionally for an emergency charge.
Seriously? Ipad has been mono until now?! What a piece of garbage. Hmm, stereo sound has been out how many decades, and they have saved what with keeping it mono? Frieking unbelievable!
Yup! Sure has been mono until now. Even the iPod Touch is mono. The Nano DOESN'T EVEN HAVE SPEAKERS TO PLAY MUSIC! It's almost like nobody gives a crap and everyone who listens to TV, Movies or Music on their portable devices uses speakers or headphones.
Apple wrote the vast majority of iOS.
Wrote, past tense. It's not like it costs them any more for each tablet sold.
iOS 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? The one you know they are working on now? I remember an iPhone running an OS that couldn't handle Retina graphics, tablet sized displays, Bluetooth stereo, cut and paste, Exchange support, voice control, AirPlay, third-party apps, wireless sync, background operations, persistent notifications, didn't have driving directions or their own map content, folders, Game Center, MMS, high definition video, HDR, panorama photo shooting, video calling, 4G/LTE, and a few other things.
Each generation of iOS has a real, measurable (but not released to the public) development cost. Which needs to be recouped, and of course is a part of the cost of offering iOS devices.