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Bosch debuts Power Box Dock For iPod

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, May 11, 2006
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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Bosch Power Tools and Accessories has announced the Power Box Dock for iPod, a new add-on unit for its rugged Power Box jobsite radio/CD player and power center. The new Bosch iPod dock plugs directly into the Power Box’s 12-volt auxiliary outlet and 3.5mm input jack to play music or charge the iPod. The dock completely encases the iPod and is weather and dust resistant. The Power Box Dock ($40) is compatible with fourth and fifth-generation iPods, the iPod mini, and iPod nano. The Bosch Power Box ($180) features an integrated AM/FM digital radio, CD player (MP3 and CD-R/RW compatible), Bosch battery charger, 4-way GFCI power outlet, 12-volt outlet, and keychain remote control.

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1

Bosch makes great tools, but their jobsite radio does not live up to the Bosch name (poor sound quality (not that iPod support HIFI content anyway) and awful radio reception.

Milwaukee makes a much cheaper jobsite radio with an aux in which far surpasses the Bosch.

Posted by apetaster on May 11, 2006 at 8:04 AM (PDT)

2

First reaction - So, you get a rugged stereo unit designed for a building site, and clip your unprotected iPod to the side? I don’t think so thanks!

However, to spoil that, it does appear to come with an enclosure for your iPod.

Posted by PhilBy on May 11, 2006 at 8:55 AM (PDT)

3

I got this radio for this past Christmas and it came with a mail in for a free iPod holder. I had been looking at this radio for a while, but had heard about the reception issues. 
The wife got it for me and I couldn’t be happier. I have no reception issues with it, I have taken it with me all over the place.  Sound quality is fine, it has good volume and plenty of bass.  What do you want for a radio in a metal roll cage?
As far as the holder, I would have gladly paid for it.  It completely encloses my iPod and holds it securely. (It has actually saved my iPod on a couple occasions.)

Posted by SW on May 11, 2006 at 9:27 AM (PDT)

4

Who’s trying to get HiFi at a JOB SITE?!?!

Geesh!  It serves its purpose.

Posted by Gordy. in Atlanta, GA on May 11, 2006 at 11:17 AM (PDT)

5

I worked at a framing/cribbing store that sold Bosch jobsite radios - every single one we sold came back - and the ones Bosch sent to replace those had a 60% failure rate as well.

Bosch tools may be alright - but their radios are complete crap.

Posted by jaydawg on May 12, 2006 at 4:46 PM (PDT)

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