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CableJive dockBoss+ expands speaker dock compatibility


CableJive has introduced its new dockBoss+, a unique accessory that aims to expand the compatibility of most iPod/iPhone/iPad docking audio systems. The dockBoss+ connects to the speaker’s dock using a female connector, which is attached to a single cable that splits into separate 3.5mm headphone plug and micro USB connectors, allowing the system to receive audio from and send power to a wide range of devices, including Android phones and non-Apple audio players. As noted in the description, the accessory does not provide integration features like device control or playlists, leaving it up to the device’s owner to come up with a remote control solution. CableJive’s dockBoss+ USB and audio adapter cable for docking audio systems is available for order now for $30 and is expected to ship September 28.

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This is an interesting accessory.  Of course, many of the better speaker units should have an aux-in jack to allow plugging in “non-Apple” devices, but at least this also allows recharging as well, which you don’t get through the regular aux-in jack.

Along the same lines, I would not mind seeing a similar accessory that includes a male dock connector on the device end.  That would allow plugging in Apple devices that would otherwise be to big to fit in the dock itself, i.e., iPads or encased iPhones.

Posted by SkiBumMSP on September 21, 2011 at 10:44 AM (CDT)


SkiBumMSP: CableJive also has a dock extender cable, male to female 30-pin that does what you suggest.

Posted by Mike on September 21, 2011 at 1:20 PM (CDT)

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