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Griffin offers Dock400 FireWire cable for iPods

Griffin Technology today announced the Dock400, a FireWire 400 cable for synchronizing and charging your iPod with your Mac or PC. The Dock400 cable is 48-inches long, uses Apple-approved connectors, and can be used with Apple’s iPod Dock, or plugged directly into the iPod. The Griffin Dock400 cable costs $17.95 and will begin shipping the first week of March.

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1

Wow, I suddenly feel like some Christian Rocker, smile that has just made the mistake to do a show at the Coliseum. (ca. 1AD)… I gather it was Lions 1 Christians 0

I mean this just about borders on tactless not even One Day goes by and here come’s the ‘Attack of the Clones!’ I mean this is just really, really worng!

Posted by Ichijoe in Deutschland on February 24, 2005 at 9:43 AM (PDT)

2

Are (or when will), Griffen Tech. or Belken or other(s), start to offer an AC ‘Brick’ to compliment there new Dock Cabels??

Posted by Ichijoe in Deutschland on February 24, 2005 at 9:47 AM (PDT)

3

wow.  A whole DOLLAR cheaper than Apple’s cable.

Posted by mgbrown66 in USA on February 24, 2005 at 12:17 PM (PDT)

4

pff. rediculous.

Posted by Kloan in Toronto, ON on February 24, 2005 at 12:25 PM (PDT)

5

well, it is 4 ft long…  maybe useful for long distances between iPod docks and power supplies?

Maybe?

Posted by pkrug on February 24, 2005 at 12:28 PM (PDT)

6

I’m sorry but,WTF were Apple thinking when they decided to proclaim the AC ‘Brick’ and subsequent FireWire Cabel? I mean this is a bit like buying a Digicam, then realizing that you’ll going to need to purchase a USB Data Transfer Cable, A Lense Cap and perhaps a nice Strap too… I mean this is total Nuters!

Posted by Ichijoe in Deutschland on February 24, 2005 at 1:46 PM (PDT)

7

I guess this is more of that ™ ‘Different Thinking!!’ That those Apple Types like to do. No Brick’s! Great Plan let’s run with it!!!

Posted by Ichijoe in Deutschland on February 24, 2005 at 1:51 PM (PDT)

8

This is absolutely atrocious on Apples part, they were the slowest computer maker on the market to adopt USB 2.0 and now they expect all those Mac users who bought Macs without USB 2.0 to chuck out another 20 dollars to buy a ruddy cable that costs 50¢ to produce.  Wow all I can say is shame on you Apple.

Posted by TheIguana in Calgary, Alberta, Prarires, Canada, North America, on February 24, 2005 at 2:21 PM (PDT)

9

apple should offer a choice between usb and firewire on the website so you get what you need


or offer a pick your own accesories solution ex:

pick 3 accesories:

a dock
usb
firewire
case
power brick
remote

Posted by BIGP in Texas on February 24, 2005 at 9:15 PM (PDT)

10

Well that wouldn’t work course I for one would take the Three most expensive choices, they are:

‘Brick’ €28,99 (EUR) This is actualy chaeper then I thought it would be!
IEEE2394a - Dock Cable €18,99(EUR)
Dock €38.99(EUR)

Total - €86.97(EUR) worth of Goods that either Apple would loose. Or Apple would losse if they tryied to to go Dell Built-on-demand…

Posted by Ichijoe in Deutschland on February 25, 2005 at 7:43 AM (PDT)

11

Right about now I feel like slapping Steve Jobs for his stupid decision…

Iggy :(

Posted by TheIguana in Calgary, Alberta, Prarires, Canada, North America, on February 25, 2005 at 12:29 PM (PDT)

12

I agree with most: Apple’s pricing of their accessories is atrocious. If you need a firewire cable or a dock, get the SIK DIN. It has a line-out as well, and it is better than the PocketDock. I will bend over backwards to avoid buying Apple’s overpriced accessories.

Posted by Questioner in New York on February 26, 2005 at 6:31 PM (PDT)

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