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Apple iPod Hi-Fi and iHome and iPod touch compatibility

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Q: I recently purchased a 16 GB iPod touch. We currently have two older model iPods (80 GB video and 8 GB nano). It appears as if the iPod touch is not supported on the speaker systems we have (Apple iPod Hi-Fi and iHome). Is there some type or converter that will allow this to work?

- Jim

A: Some older speaker systems and other Dock Connector based accessories do not provide charging capability with the newer iPod models due to some changes in the charging standards. Specifically, with the iPhone 3G, fourth-generation iPod nano and second-generation iPod touch, the 12V FireWire charging that was used by many older accessories is no longer supported.

Note that these speaker systems should continue to play content from your iPod touch without any issues - the device simply won’t charge while you are using it for playback. Whether this is a problem or not would depend largely upon how frequently you use your iPod for playback in these devices and for how long, since you should still be able to get several hours of playback from a single battery charge.

If you do need to charge your iPod touch while playing it back from these speakers, there are accessories available that can provide the necessary power conversion. Two such options are Griffin’s Charge Converter (iLounge rating: B+) and Scosche’s PassPort Charging Adapter (iLounge rating: B).




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I created an itunes account and loaded around 400 songs off various pre ecorded cd in to it i noticed it had taken up over 8.2 gigs on the desk top itunes account as i have inly an 8 gig ipod touch which i got second hand off my daughter( this had over 800 songs which had only taken up just under 4gig of space on the ipod touch) I decidec to deelte the songs off and add my own which after updating the ipod to the latest software version i could not load any songs because i had exceeded the available storage capacity i then manually attempted to load up the songs after unchecking those i did not want it took approximately 15 minutes to load 7 songs on to the ipod - what have i done wrong #1 with the amount of space the songs have taken up on itunes on my desktop and #2 the time it took to load up the songs

Posted by Steve in Toronto on May 26, 2009 at 10:56 AM (CDT)

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