iHub

iHub

 BB3100

3100


BlooBugg's Multi-Device Connection Kit for iPad 1, 2 & 3

 

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BlooBugg's iHub Multi-device connection kit is another of those indispensible accessories for the iPad.
Compatible with the iPad 1, 2 and 3, this device allows you to quickly and simply access your iPad, and connect a huge range of cards, drives AND even ancillary devices such as compatible keyboards. phones, cameras, midi devices, microphones, drives and more.
One of biggest problems with external accessories that make use of the 30-pin connector, is how they interfere with covers and cases and the very real risk of damage to the socket through regular use. IHub tries to avoid this simply by integrating a cable inbetween the iPad and device thus protecting your expensive tablet!

Description
Features
Specification
Instructions
Compatibility
Media
FAQs
Bulk Orders

Description

With the introduction of the iPad 3's super-high-resolution Retina Display and all the newly available media apps for iOS, editing photos and videos on the go is becoming more practical.

Specifically tailored for all 30-pin versions of the iPad (1, 2 and 3), BlooBugg's iHub Multi-Device Connection Kit allows you to transfer files from your external devices to your iPad without the need for a computer AND connect to a whole host of 3rd party devices.

The BB3100 iHub supports several types of memory cards and through the USB port you can connect to a wide range of devices (depending on device specific compatibility*) such as cameras, USB flash drives, iPhones, MP4/MP5 players and most USB keyboards.

Its proved most invaluable to both professional and amateur photographers alike as it enables direct connection to cameras and memory cards for immediate access thereby removing the mundane and time consuming process of having to connect to a PC/Mac/laptop. Once your respective card/drive is plugged in, the Photos app will launch immediately. Tap to select the photos you want to transfer, or tap Import at the bottom and select Import All. The imported photos will appear in the Albums tab in a new folder. You'll then have the option to delete the photos from the card, which is useful if you're traveling and need to clear up some storage space and within seconds you can edit them on your iPad, share them on Facebook, or even upload them to your Dropbox or other cloud storage service.

It doesn't stop there though; like its name implies, the iHub will also allow you to use other USB-compatible devices with your iPad such as external drives and compatible devices such as phones and keyboards. Because many of these devices draw power from the iPad, only some will work as the power output of the 30-pin socket has been limited; however its definitely worth enquiring with us if you have any questions as many devices have been tested to work well. (flash drives with bundeld software and built-in lights now tend to draw too much power since the updating of IOS)

So far, we've had feedback that the iHub has been brilliantly useful for people using

  • MIDI gear such as digital keyboards, drum sets, and synthesizers (for using an app like GarageBand,
  • USB microphones (to allow for higher-quality audio),
  • Desktop keyboards (much more comfortable than those cramped iPad keyboards! Just ignore the popup message.)
  • Card readers,
  • Your iPhone or Android phone (often with limitations but as long as files are in a folder titled DCIM people have had success)

 

IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE - Not all models and devices will work, so if you have any doubts or pre/post sales questions please get in touch.  For use with drives and cards for access to photos and videos it is important to follow the specific requirements of the iPad. These are restrictions entirely imposed by the software and ALL hardware including the iHub and Apple's own accessories have to comply with this - Please see 'Instructions' tab for further details.

  

 

 

 

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Features

  • iPad multi-functional Memory Card Reader and USB connection hub
  • Simply plug in and go 
  • Compatible with Apple iPad 1, 2 and 3 
  • Easily import files from a memory card or digital camera via USB cable 
  • Supports SD (HC), MS Pro & Duo, MMC, M2, and TF(Micro SD) memory cards 
  • Plug in a compatible USB keyboard for easy typing 
  • Supports standard photo and video formats, including JPEG and RAW 
  • Also connects to many other USB devices (depending on device-specific compatibility) 
  • Use the toggle switch on the side to switch from USB and memory card mode 
  • Cabled connection to reduce risk of damage to iPad port

  

 

 

 

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Specification

Name BlooBugg iHub Multi-device connection kit
SKU BB3100
Warranty 1 Year
Product Dimensions 6cm x 4cm x 1.2cm (ex cable) Cable length: 15.5cm
Product Weight 25g
Connectivity Supports SD (HC), MS Pro & Duo, MMC, M2, and TF(Micro SD) memory cards
Connectivity USB devices (check for compatibility)

  

 

 

 

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Instructions

Plug the hub into your iPad dock connector and then use the toggle switch to select USB or memory card mode.

You can then insert the USB device or memory card.

Please note that photo & video files must be stored in a DCIM directory on the memory card/flash device otherwise your iPad will not detect them.

Photos will also need to be in one of the compatible formats.

If an error message appears stating the device is not supported you will just need to dismiss it. This usually happens whenever a third party Apple product is connected to the iPad.

Ensure the red light is on when attached to your iPad, once the light it is on it takes about 5 seconds for the iPad to open the image preview pane.

Cases/Covers can obstruct the connection between the iPad and the iHub so please ensure you have enough room to plug the device in.

The iPad will then open up the Photos application and the external album will be visible. Select the photos you want to transfer, or select Import All. The imported photos will appear in the Albums tab in a new folder. You'll then have the option to delete the photos from the card, which is useful if you're traveling and quickly need to clear up some storage space on your card or drive.

 

IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE - Not all models and devices will work, so if you have any doubts or pre/post sales questions please get in touch. With recent new releases of Apple's IOS the power available at the docking port has been repeatedly reduced.  The result of this is that 3rd party accessories which draw even the smallest charge (such as USB flash drives with lights, keyboards with lights and so on) may require more power than the iPad is willing to give.  Unfortunately, these devices will therefore not be accessible.  If a device can be connected to external power, for example a portable drive, be sure to plug it in.

For use with drives and cards for access to photos and videos it is important to follow the specific requirements of the iPad. These are restrictions entirely imposed by the software and ALL hardware including the iHub and Apple's own accessories have to comply with this:

  1. Ensure your files are being stored in a folder called "DCIM" in the root directory of the flash drive.
  2. Ensure your filenames have 8 characters with no spaces (crazy, we know...)
  3. Certain makes of flash drive have integrated software - these will not work. Ones with flashing lights are also unlikely to work.

If you have ANY pre or post sales question please get in touch....

  

 

 

 

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Compatibility

This product is compatible with the following devices:

Apple iPad 1, 2 and 3 (30-pin socket models)

Not compatible with iPad 4th generation, iPad Mini or any iPhone models

 

IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE - Regarding compatibility of drives/cards/accessories, not all models and devices will work, so if you have any doubts or pre/post sales questions please get in touch. With recent new releases of Apple's IOS the power available at the docking port has been repeatedly reduced.  The result of this is that 3rd party accessories which draw even the smallest charge (such as USB flash drives with lights, keyboards with lights and so on) may require more power than the iPad is willing to give.  Unfortunately, these devices will therefore not be accessible.  If a device can be connected to external power, for example a portable drive, be sure to plug it in.

  

 

 

 

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Media

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FAQs

Customer questions about this product which have been answered by the team at BlooBugg:

1. Why won't my iPad read from my USB flash drive?!
This could be due to one of a few reasons. Please ensure that:
Your files are being stored in a folder called "DCIM" in the root directory of the flash drive.
Your filenames have 8 characters with no spaces; for example myphoto1.jpg or hu64hy03.jpg
eg: d://DCIM/myphoto1.jpg
Certain makes of flash drive have integrated software - these will not work. With recent new releases of Apple's IOS the power available at the docking port has been repeatedly reduced. The result of this is that 3rd party accessories which draw even the smallest charge (such as USB flash drives with lights, keyboards with lights and so on) may require more power than the iPad is willing to give. Unfortunately, these devices will therefore not be accessible. If a device can be connected to external power, for example a portable drive, be sure to plug it in..

2. An error message pops up saying "USB Device not supported"
Often this message can just be accepted and ignored. If there is no functionality then this problem could be caused by the lack of a DCIM folder on the device.
To remedy this issue, simply connect it to your computer, then create a folder named DCIM at the root level of the device and place any files you’d like to transfer into this folder, then reconnect the device to the iPad using the iHub.

3. An error message pops up saying “The attached volume appears to be invalid” or “Accessory Unavailable: The attached accessory uses too much power”.
If you encounter these error messages, disconnect everything and then restart your iPad.
If it still doesn't work, please get in touch with us for assistance. It may be that the device you are trying to connect is not compatible.

4. I'm trying to connect my [mic]/[midi device]/[audio device] and I get a message saying “The attached USB device is not supported”.
It may be that the device just cannot work with an iPad however, if the device has its own power source or batteries try using it.

  

 

 

 

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Bulk Orders

If you represent a business looking for information about stocking this BlooBugg product please get in touch with our B2B sales department.

As well as benefitting from volume quotations we also offer, subject to status, other business services including:

  - 30-day EOM credit terms

  - Free delivery on orders over £100

  - Proforma invoicing

We strive to establish mutually beneficial long-term business relationships where our partners receive a high class of reliable service. If you are interested in discussing bulk purchasing of any BlooBugg products please get in touch!

 

  

 

 

 

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