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Griffin rolls out Simplifi multi-function iPod dock

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, September 26, 2008
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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Griffin Technology has introduced its new Simplifi combination iPod dock, card reader, and USB hub. Made from anodized aluminum, Simplifi serves as an iPod- and iPhone-compatible dock, a 2-port powered USB hub with included AC adapter, and a card reader featuring compatibility with Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, SD, SDHC, xD, and Compact Flash storage. In addition, Simplifi also includes a USB mini cable for syncing an attached iPod or iPhone with a computer. Griffin Technology’s Simplifi is available now and sells for $70.

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1

Finally!!!

Posted by Robert on September 26, 2008 at 6:23 AM (PDT)

2

Not crazy about the price, but it looks nice.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on September 26, 2008 at 6:45 AM (PDT)

3

Great idea, but for the price it should have more than just 2 USB ports.

Posted by Plan-B on September 26, 2008 at 7:51 AM (PDT)

4

Will it charge an iPod when not connected to a computer (or connected to a sleeping computer)? My iPods (1g touch and 4g nano) do not charge when connected via dock cable when the computer is asleep. I bought a powered USB 2.0 hub hoping it would do the trick, but it turns out that USB 2.0 hubs don’t because they are designed to only provide full power to a device when the computer requests that it do so. So when the computer goes to sleep, the hub stops charging. So I really want to know if this dock/reader/hub is designed to charge a connected iPod in this situation.

Posted by SteveJ on September 26, 2008 at 8:45 AM (PDT)

5

Brilliant idea. And long overdue.

Posted by Flippy Hambone on September 26, 2008 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

6

hmmm… will that device allow you to sync photos from the flash cards onto the ipod?  Many of us that have a need or use for card readers already have a card reader and $70 is a bit much to buy something you already have without added functionality though I understand the benefits if you have limited usb slots.

Posted by Ramon on September 26, 2008 at 12:06 PM (PDT)

7

Is it compatible with iPhone 3G ?

Posted by LL on September 28, 2008 at 11:45 AM (PDT)

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