Ok, I’m not much of an inventor, but I had an idea for a gadget today while roaming the aisles at the local Fry’s Electronics. What I was looking for, and didn’t find, was a combination iPod dock, memory card reader, and USB hub. You can get a memory card reader and USB hub as a single device, but not with iPod dock as well. Since iPod/iPad/iPhone are now so prevalent, it seems only logical to put all of these together. And ideally, in a USB 3.0 spec.
Anyway, I’m not going any further with this idea than what you see here, but if anyone has the means to take this idea to fruition, let me know…all I’ll ask for is a free sample. FYI, the images above are from some old defunct devices that kinda/sorta do what I want. But none of these devices has been updated to current technology, so they won’t work with iPhone 4, modern memory cards, or USB 3.0. Yeah…so not much use these days.