Review of dock of Petite Bobine. Flexible, rigid and iron
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Announced on Kickstarter in May of this year the Une Bobine project appeared not simply popular iPhone among owners and iPod touch. Usual, apparently, the accessory actually undermined kraudfandingovy service and instead of suitable for start of production of $9800 collected more than $210 thousand We it supported too, however, to the severe Russian Federation a parcel reached only in October though mailing of the ordered docks should begin in July. Let’s not guess, whether the love "Russian Post" or production start is guilty in it hotly was late a little. The main thing that the accessory reached and did not disappoint. Well, we will look at Petite Bobine closer.
Perhaps, readers already directed attention to different names of an accessory in the introduction. Actually it is the same product, but differs in the length: Une Bobine — 60 cm, Petite Bobine — 30 see. As practice showed, in house aspects of the last option more than it is enough. The half-meter metal cord can be demanded unless in the car and if the USB port is located not on the dashboard, and at a driver’s seat. Though, Une Bobine gives a little more freedom and at the personal computer, but about it later.
Petite Bobine in usual is delivered to a box from a very narrow cardboard in what without considering the accessory there is only a small instruction on the subject of cable installation for work with phone in a landscape mode or in the portrait. Still there is a firm sticker of the manufacturing company:
The idea of an accessory in connecting a 30-pinovy cable of food/synchronization of iPhone together with own sort rigid dock and even to a support. In general, this idea lay long ago on a surface if to remember different amusing USB accessories, generally from the Chinese basement offices, type of small lamps for illumination of the keyboard of the laptop or fans. In them the metal "hose", capable to keep the form set by the user was quite often used. In this case on the wire end only the 30-pinovy socket or Micro-USB, it is dependent on model. Over time, and it is direct, in December there will be also an option with the Lightning socket, or already now it is possible to use Micro-USB Bobine option together with a suitable adapter.
The 30-pinovy konnektor is equipped with latches which will not be superfluous when iPhone is connected in landscape orientation. Compact in Petite Bobine it is impossible to call sockets. The same USB коннектор in two is larger than time standard from Apple. Plastic opaque, very ordinary and absolutely not fine. To used Apple not to compare, but it at all is not soiled and does not collect fingerprints.
The steel cover of a cable very rigid and strikes at the beginning with it. It seems that such very narrow cord should not be so rigid, but in a different way in any way, after all it besides dock, and a support, at all this weighty — about 60 g.
As a support of Petite Bobine it appeared not so comfortable though it and is better, than absolutely than anything. Quickly to change position of phone and to keep all design in steady situation it will not turn out. It is necessary to hold with one hand a cable, and the 2nd to press the photo button, at all this on the screen. The button of loudness duplicating it very rigid and by its pressing phone decently twitches that does pictures greased (or at the founder simply curve hands).
And here as dock for iPhone the accessory appeared even very much anything, in particular if it to connect to iMac, previously having bent suitable image.
As a result of iPhone does not roll near the computer and does not take a superfluous place on a desktop. On the other hand, constantly sticking out from lateral face of the monitor the piece can over time start to irritate, but after all nothing prevents it to disconnect if necessary — one movement and a place round the personal computer free.
With the laptop too it was possible to turn such focus though utility of an accessory for such use, in particular when the laptop costs on a table, it is unclear. It is somehow simpler to me to cooperate with phone on a flexible cord. And for such focuses as are shown in video below, the 60-centimetric option after all is necessary:
When I tried to repeat it with small Petite Bobine, few times managed to pull out a cable from USB, well and as a whole for the socket in the laptop it is somehow terrible — very decent pressure upon it appears. It is better to braid first a suitable form, and later already to connect an accessory to the computer. Or to hold the socket at USB port.
As well as it was promised the producer, the cable allows to synchronize and to a descent to charge iPhone:
Coming back to schemes of use of Petite Bobine with the laptop, found an accessory very comfortable for itself, when a laptop on a lap. And in such mode I work practically always, at the table somehow not with comfort. And so, if it is necessary to clean the laptop and to get out because of own "workplace", with an ordinary wire it to do very inconveniently. It is necessary or to disconnect it, or to put phone on the laptop and if you will forget that iPhone is connected, it is possible to start inadvertently it in unplanned flight in other end of a room.
Even more strongly the situation when the laptop is connected to the socket becomes complicated. Again to pull MagSafe too it would not be desirable, but the problem from 2 wires is absolutely awful. And here with Petite Bobine iPhone actually soars near, and to clean MacBook from knees together with the attached gadget in general is not difficult. The main thing a form such to pick up, that phone sideways was not filled up, for what it is enough to braid a cable in a tiny half ring.
As a result the accessory left double reminiscence. It is far not necessity, but piece qualitative, very entertaining, and times the simply irreplaceable.
The accessory is on sale on a site [fuse] of chicken and there are $30 or $28 for the Une Bobine and Petite Bobine model respectively. But do not forget about the prices of delivery which can pour out in kopek.