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iDuo combines iPod dock and memory card reader

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imageAtech Flash Technology has introduced the iDuo, an all-in-one USB 2.0 iPod dock and flash memory card reader. In addition to letting you easily sync/charge your iPod, the device features three card slots that allow you to transfer content from 10 different types of flash media to your computer.

The $59.95 product works with both Macs and PCs and offers support for Compact Flash Type I and II, Microdrive, MultiMedia, xD-Picture Card, Smart Media, Memory Stick, MagicGate Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, and Secure Digital. It also features an adjustable spacer to accommodate all iPods and iPod minis, a line-out to listen to music from speakers, and S-Video out to view photos on your TV from a color screen iPod.

Atech Flash Technology has also announced the KB-Reader, a multimedia keyboard that features a docking port for various Atech attachments such as its iPod Docking Adapter that also lets you charge/sync your iPod. The docking keyboard features 14 internet/media hot keys and sells for $49.95.

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Comments

1

Add the ability to transfer photos from the cards TO the iPod (not just to the computer) and complete the system :) It doesn’t seem like it does that—it’s just an iPod accessory and a non-iPod accessory in one unit.

Posted by Nagromme on July 20, 2005 at 2:18 PM (CDT)

2

It may simply be a combination of two different uses, but for someone who doesn’t already have a dock and a separate card reader or just wants to get one in-the-way device off the desktop, this isn’t a bad idea.

However, I tend to prefer FireWire over USB2, and I already have a SanDisk multi-format card reader…no iDuo for me…

Posted by flatline response on July 20, 2005 at 3:59 PM (CDT)

3

Does this thing read SD and MMC cards?

Posted by Blue_Chi on July 20, 2005 at 4:46 PM (CDT)

4

I REALLY like this idea.

-Seems really neat, and looks cool.

Posted by Andrew on July 20, 2005 at 6:28 PM (CDT)

5

I almost got excited until I read it only uploads the photos to your computer, not the iPod.  Bummer!

Posted by Erin on July 20, 2005 at 11:52 PM (CDT)

6

Is it a single USB2.0 port? Or does it have multiple ports? No point in buying it if it still takes up multiple ports.

Posted by M3wThr33 in Redmond, WA on July 21, 2005 at 12:20 AM (CDT)

7

I agree with Nagrome. If it could do that, I’d probably buy it. Without that, it’s what I’ve got, except in a bigger package than I already have… Card readers are in the printer, dock on desk.

Posted by Justin Horne on July 21, 2005 at 2:16 AM (CDT)

8

SD = Secure Digital
MMC = MultiMedia

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on July 23, 2005 at 12:25 AM (CDT)

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