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SyntheCept debuts LYCO Adapter for iPhone


SyntheCept has debuted its new LYCO Adapter for the iPhone. Named after the phrase “leave your case on,” the LYCO is a supportive adapter for the iPhone 3G, 3GS, and iPhone 4 designed for use with Universal Docks that lets users keep their devices in cases. The LYCO is compatible with iPhone 3G and 3GS units encased in slimline cases, as well as with iPhone 4 units that are unencased or kept in thin cases, via included rubber bumpers that provide extra support. The LYCO Adapter for iPhone requires a device that has a flat top surface and allows for interchangeable universal dock plates, and is available now for $10.

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Not sure how this can work with iPhone 3’s AND iPhone 4’s AND with all sorts of different cases.  Given that you can use any iPhone with an Apple dock by simply leaving out the dock adapter, as I’ve been doing for some time now, I think I’ll wait for your review before I decide to spend money on this thing.

Posted by Fanfoot on September 28, 2010 at 12:03 AM (CDT)


The key word is that the cases this adapter will work with are “thin or slimline” cases such as the Incase, Elago, some Otterbox cases, etc.  The key is the thickness of the case.  The thinwall cases are normally 1.5mm thick wall and fit closely to the iPhone it is designed for.  LYCO is cleared out in key areas for these cases to allow full connection when docked.  In addition, the LYCO sits above the docking/charging station surfaces to provide support through ramping surfaces that aid in finding the connector during the docking operation.

Posted by jd54 on September 28, 2010 at 8:28 AM (CDT)


Clarification of “LYCO sits above…”:  Though the support surfaces sit above the docking/charging unit surface, it also connects securely down into the existing connector pocket that is designed for interchangeable adapter plates.

Posted by jd54 on September 28, 2010 at 8:31 AM (CDT)


My iPhone 3 was sitting in my iHome just like you mentioned (without a dock adapter because it had a case on) when my son accidentally bumped it out.  My iPhone is not charging right anymore.  I’m probably going to just get a replacement iPhone 3, but I might upgrade to the 4.  I ordered the LYCO adapter (it was cheap and included shipping).  Hopefully my new phone will have a more snug fit while docked.  I checked out the website and it looks like the LYCO will work with an iPhone 3 and any case that’s on the slim side.  If I do end up with the iPhone 4, then the LYCO comes with bumpers to secure onto the piece.

Posted by David Krasnick on September 28, 2010 at 8:32 AM (CDT)

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