Docks

  • Most Docks Should Work With The Lightning Adapter And iPhone 5

    Most Docks Should Work With The Lightning Adapter And iPhone 5

    A bit of good news amidst the seeming rubble that is the iPhone 5 launch: the $30 adapter you have to buy to connect your Lightning iPhone 5 to your old and busted iPod dock should stream audio without problem. The folks at audio company Line 6 did some “preliminary tests” and found that: Line 6 is still testing their accessories with iPhone 5, but founder Marcus Ryle tells CDM… Read More

  • Accessory Manufacturers Aren’t Sure (Or Aren’t Saying) If Apple’s Adapter Will Allow Audio And Video Dock Output

    Accessory Manufacturers Aren’t Sure (Or Aren’t Saying) If Apple’s Adapter Will Allow Audio And Video Dock Output

    One of the biggest concerns I’ve had about Apple’s new Lightning port is the perceived (or real) obsolescence of a whole constellation of iPod 30-pin compatible devices. Now that fear seems confirmed. As we learned today, the Lightning to 30-pin adapter comes with an important caveat: “Video and iPod Out not supported.” This means thousands, if not millions, of devices… Read More

  • Apple Is Creating An E-Waste Problem

    Apple Is Creating An E-Waste Problem

    What happens when you change one port? Quite a lot, actually. Apple introduced the 30-pin iPod port on April 28, 2003. That makes the technology – a fairly streamlined solution for 2003 – nine years old and, thanks to the iPhone’s popularity, essentially ubiquitous. Now, however, as news leaks about either a 19- or 9-pin overhaul of the technology, there’s something… Read More

  • The FireDock Is A Speaker Dock For Your Kindle Fire

    The FireDock Is A Speaker Dock For Your Kindle Fire

    The FireDock is a specially designed speaker dock just for the Kindle Fire. Other devices may work, but they probably won’t be happy. It’s built by Grace Digital Audio and should cost $130 when it is released in July. Read More

  • PS3 goes portable (kind of) with Hori's LCD screen dock

    This is something gadget modder Ben Heck might have thought about, but if yes, Japanese game peripheral maker HORI (which also sells stuff in the US) was faster this time. The company today announced [JP] a portable LCD screen, which, once attached to the top of a PS3 Slim, makes the console (somewhat) portable. Read More

  • Who still buys iPod docks in 2010?

    The year 2004 called, and it wants its iPod dock back. (Yes, I know it works with the iPhone, too.) Seriously, do people still buy these things? Inquiring minds want to know. Read More

  • iLuv iPod alarm clock includes speaker-equipped bed-shaking puck

    It sounds weirder than it is. Eh – no, it’s about that weird, I guess. Being a light sleeper, I wake up when a butterfly flaps its wings outside my window, but I can understand how some of you heavy sleepers out there might need a serious noise to return to the land of the living. Or, in this case, a vibrating pillow. iLuv’s got a new alarm clock, essentially a fancier version… Read More

  • Official Nexus One desktop dock now available

    Straight from the source, you can now get the official $45 desktop dock for your shiny new Nexus One. When you dock your phone, the clock automatically launches. Behold the future! Read More

  • Yup, that's a $600 Bose iPod dock you're looking at

    Bose had some sort of official unveiling in New York earlier today, but I didn’t want to leave Matt and Doug manning the site all by themselves, so I didn’t attend. This is what I missed: the Bose SoundDock 10, a $599 (?!) iPhone/iPod dock that weighs some 19 pounds. It’s rather big, yes. Read More

  • NES controller turned iPhone dock

    Old NES controller, meet iPhone. An enterprising individual over on the iPhonefr.com forums (careful, everything is in French!) has turned one of the most iconic controllers of all time into something that holds one of the most iconic electronic gadgets of the present day. Read More

  • USB hard drive dock hooks up to your TV

    It probably doesn’t get much simpler than this when it comes to getting video files onto your TV. Here’s a USB hard drive dock that’s got an HDMI output on the back of it and includes a remote control. Read More

  • External hard drive dock kills a whole flock of birds with one stone

    Convergence abounds with Brando’s laboriously-named SATA HDD Dock Station Combo Stereo Speaker + Hub. The product costs $59 and serves as a dock for 2.5- and 3.5-inch hard drives, a speaker system, a two-port USB hub, and features microphone inputs for VOIP headsets. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Universal laptop dock for $23

    While the concept of a “universal” dock for your portable computer is certainly a welcome idea, the actual execution has been limited to what are essentially glorified USB hubs with so-so external video capabilities. Still, these docks shave seconds off of hooking up a regular USB hub, plugging a VGA cable and an Ethernet cable into your laptop, and connecting an external… Read More

  • Review: Philips DC910 Docking Entertainment System

    Short Version: The Philips DC910 is great-sounding system for playing music from your iPod, a USB thumb drive, an SD card, FM radio, or up to two external sources — all for under $150. Read More

  • Scared of the dark? Own an iPhone? Help has arrived

    Keep the Windows Mobile, Android, and Symbian goblins that live in your closet (waiting to destroy your iPhone) at bay with the Scosche “reviveLITE” – a nightlight and iPhone charger in one. It’ll also charge any dockable iPod players. It’s available in black or white and can be had for $39.99 at Scosche’s website. Might make a nice gift for that special… Read More

  • Review: Logitech Pure-Fi Anytime for iPhone/iPod

    Quick Version: The $99.99 Pure-Fi Anytime is a good choice as an alarm clock and single-room speaker system. If you’ve got your life on your iPhone, you’ll appreciate this gadget as it pulls double duty as a bedside phone charger and music player. Read More

  • Web-enabled deodorant dock uploads usage patterns

    I’d love to be able to say, “Now I’ve seen it all!” and actually mean it, but something even more wonderfully weird than this net-connected deodorant dock will eventually come along and usurp all the bizarre inventions of days gone by. Today, though, it’s the “Zero Privacy” deodorant dock that takes the cake. It was originally built as a class project… Read More

  • Sony iPod/iPhone dock, alarm clock, and CD player

    It still strikes me as a little bit odd whenever I see an iPod accessory from Sony but, hey, might as well make a little dough, huh? And this accessory looks pretty nice. It’s an iPod/iPhone dock with alarm clock, CD player, remote control, and line-in. It also apparently has a dual alarm function that allows you to set an alarm on the apparatus itself and use your iPod/iPhone alarm… Read More

  • iPhone projector dock

    This thing just makes sense – lots and lots of sense. It’s the Honlai Qingbar MP101 and I have no idea if you can actually buy one. If and when you’re indeed able to purchase this doodad, you’ll be able to project 640×480 movies and photos from your iPhone (or iPod Touch) while charging the device at the same time. The bulb is apparently good for at least 20,000… Read More

  • New JVC dock holds two, count ‘em, two iPods

    Believe it or not, I bet there are plenty of people out there that own more than one iPod or a combination of an iPod and an iPhone. Maybe it’d be nice to have a dock that can charge both of them at the same time, cutting down on cords and cables and whatnot. Originally spotted back at CES, the JVC NX-PN7 is now officially available with an MSRP of $149.95 – Amazon has it for… Read More