OK, so here's the deal on the updates for the iX and the cI. You will need the following:
1. USB Cable (not included)
2. Laptop or At Home power converter from AC to 12 Volt DC (also not included )
The reason why you need the power converter or laptop is that the 9500 iX units will not update (both CI and ix) without being turned ON (meaning they must have 12 VDC power). So , either you have the converter at home to run the 9500 iX or you must do it with laptop outside in the car and run the USB from the laptop to the detector. The USB, (unlike most digital cameras), will NOT provide enough power to RUN the RD while it is being updated, so it needs A 12 Volt power source from either your home (converter) or car/motorcycle). The Ci is worse since the only way to update that (that I can see) is to do it with a laptop. If you dont have a laptop, How are you going to update the Ci off your PC or mac???