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post #796 of 1283

Hi, all

 

My VV and Metallo came in today but its not obvious at all how to get some stuff done.

 

Has someone set up any pages which a manual of sorts yet? - the QuiqCard doesnt mention in what charging scenarios power needs to be off/on etc.

 

Im mostly interested right now in how to charge the iPhone AND Vamp Verza together, but its not intuitively obvious what needs to be done.

post #797 of 1283
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeremyLaurenson View Post

Hi, all

 

My VV and Metallo came in today but its not obvious at all how to get some stuff done.

 

Has someone set up any pages which a manual of sorts yet? - the QuiqCard doesnt mention in what charging scenarios power needs to be off/on etc.

 

Im mostly interested right now in how to charge the iPhone AND Vamp Verza together, but its not intuitively obvious what needs to be done.


Since they are two separate units, I disconnect Verza from my Iphone and charge both separately which allows simultaneous charging.  I only charge my Iphone using Verza as a last resort since it drains power too quickly from Verza.


Edited by Craigster75 - 7/31/13 at 12:04pm
post #798 of 1283

I am lazy, so if you set it to iAMP + VAMP with volume off and plug it into the charger/computer, then it will charge the VERZA first then charge the iPod/iPhone.  I just do this over night and I don't have to unplug cables all the time as this will worn out the plugs.

post #799 of 1283

Thats what I am looking for - So iAmp + VAMP 

 

Volume down, or totally clicked off?
 

post #800 of 1283

Clicked off.

post #801 of 1283

FYI: I am happy to report that the new nVidia Shield works with the VERZA :).

post #802 of 1283

Hey Val

 

Im also seeing a pretty big drop in signal strength with my new Metallo case, even without a Vamp:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nmEHzCRRnc

post #803 of 1283

A MUCH better cable setup for VV+iPhone:

 

The cable that comes with the Vamp Verza for an iPhone 5 is a short cable thats pretty standard. The issue is that if you have headphones attached, and you put this rig in your pocket or case, the short cable takes a lot of strain since its on the bottom of the phone, and the Vamp's headphone socket is on top.

 

To make a MUCH sturdier cable, I used a Griffin micro USB cable for $20.99 as well as an Apple MicroUSB to Lightning adapter for $20:

 

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Adding them together and looping them around to connect the Vamp is great, but they need some serious strain relief, provided by a zip tie:

Image

 

Now the opposite is true when you remove the cable - it wants to push the connectors together, and you may lose the ziptie... so a little hot gluing later, I have a rock solid cable that blows away the POS standard cable:

 

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post #804 of 1283
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeremyLaurenson View Post

A MUCH better cable setup for VV+iPhone:

 

The cable that comes with the Vamp Verza for an iPhone 5 is a short cable thats pretty standard. The issue is that if you have headphones attached, and you put this rig in your pocket or case, the short cable takes a lot of strain since its on the bottom of the phone, and the Vamp's headphone socket is on top.

 

To make a MUCH sturdier cable, I used a Griffin micro USB cable for $20.99 as well as an Apple MicroUSB to Lightning adapter for $20:

 

Image

Adding them together and looping them around to connect the Vamp is great, but they need some serious strain relief, provided by a zip tie:

Image

 

Now the opposite is true when you remove the cable - it wants to push the connectors together, and you may lose the ziptie... so a little hot gluing later, I have a rock solid cable that blows away the POS standard cable:

 

Image

 

Keep in mind, with such a rigid cable you are putting much more strain on the jacks.  I'd rather burn through a few short cables than kill either device.  

post #805 of 1283

This is why I got the VentureCraft cable.  I know it is $65 vs. $40, but it is right angled being more compact and less plug stress.

post #806 of 1283
Got a link tot he cable?
post #807 of 1283
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeremyLaurenson View Post

Got a link tot he cable?

Amazon, suppose to be $65... : http://www.amazon.com/Lightning-Adapter-Digital-Short-Cable/dp/B00AQ96U0Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1376049367&sr=1-1&keywords=venturecraft

 

Official shop on Rakuten by VentureCraft: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/japanshop/c/0000000115/, just ignore the shipping warning as VC should ship international.


Edited by DrSheep - 8/9/13 at 6:21am
post #808 of 1283

Off topic: found this VERY GOOD deal on Rakuten direct from VC on a bundle of their Go-DAP DD Socket 1 + 7N iPod LOD + 7N 3.5mm right angle interconnect all for $288.  The two 7N cables alone are $260, and VC current sells the DDS1 for over $400.

 

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/japanshop/item/mgs-dds627/?s-id=borderless_browsehist_02_en

post #809 of 1283

V-MODA Tuono Lightning Cable is OUT!!!

 

http://v-moda.com/tuono-lightning-cable/

 

post #810 of 1283

I need to get a few of these.  Is this the first official MFI lightning cable for DAC's?

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