Review: iDrifta


A few weeks back I was sent the iDrifta for testing. If you, like me, are a sports enthusiast, chances are you already own a Drifta. A Drifta is a neat little device that allows you to catch certain channels – mainly Supersport – on your mobile phone. If you already have the full bouquet at home, you only have to pay for the Drifta and the channels are free. If not, it costs about R50 a month subscription to use the Drifta.

The iDrifta is a plug and play device specifically for Apple iOS – iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

It has 15 channels and uses the “digital video broadcasting handheld” broadcast technology so no data charges are incurred when using the service.


This nifty device works as effectively as the normal Drifta. The only negative I have for it is, as it’s plugged into the same port as your Apple charger, if your battery starts dying, then what?

Unfortunately your device dies. Connecting the iDrifta charger will charge the Drifta but not your device. I think this was my only main problem with the device. Other then that it’s small and nifty to always have on you.


The retail price of the device is R499 and included in the package are the device, a micro USB cable to charge the device and the Quick guide.


DStv Premium subscriber

  • Fee – No payment.
  • DStv Mobile will be offered at no extra subscription cost until 31 March 2013.

Other DStv subscriber Fee – Monthly:

  • R49

Non-DStv subscriber

  • Fee – Monthly: R49

Side note: The idrifta is an Apple certified (MFi) device for use with the iPod Touch 4G, iPhone 4 and 4S, and iPad 1, iPad 2 and the 3rd generation iPad. It is compatible with iOS 4.2 and higher. The application is a free download from the Apple AppStore.

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