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iPod shuffle Dock arrives, photos inside

pic iLounge has confirmed that Apple’s iPod shuffle Dock is now available in very limited quantities in select Apple retail stores across the U.S. According to Apple, the iPod shuffle Dock serves as “an elegant and convenient home base for syncing and charging” the low-cost music player. It’s also a much-needed accessory for those without an accessible USB port (see iLounge’s report on issues encountered by eMac and iMac G3 users). Click on Read More for our exclusive photos.

Alongside the iPod shuffle at Macworld Expo last month, Apple introduced several optional accessories, including the Dock, an armband, a sport case, a USB power adapter, and a 12-hour battery pack that holds two AAA batteries. At the time, Apple said they would be available “over the next few weeks” for $29 each.

The online Apple Store is currently quoting that all of the accessories will ship in 5-7 weeks - except for the USB power adapter, which is available immediately via the online store.

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You could also technically make a dock out of a USB cable and anything-else-that-you-like as a base. 

All you need is a way to cut the base and a glue gun.

Posted by deepfriedd on February 6, 2005 at 12:13 PM (CST)


Yep… Those folks at Apple are ripping off people big-time, IMHO. I mean, the iPod/photo/mini dock IS useful… For me, the line-out feature is very handy, and if I had an iPod Photo, S-Video out would be sweet. But this thing is just a USB port!! If SendStation created the oh-so-cool PocketDock for the dock-connector iPods, I’m sure some other company will come up with an iPod Shuffle dock, cooler and cheaper than Apple’s.

And anyway, a USB hub is way more useful… I suppose you could also use the iPod Shuffle “dock” to connect all kinds of devices, but that would be even more of an “heresy” than connecting the Shuffle to a regular USB hub!!!

Btw, I’m thinking of buying an iPod Shuffle, and I already have an iPod 3G 20 GB. Since I already have its dock connector cable lying on my desk (I keep the Dock itself in my room, always connected to my stereo), there’s no way I’ll be getting one of these so-called “docks”. There’s already too much clutter around my iMac G5 (keyboard and mouse wires, and a USB cable extender… ehe)

Posted by Mainyehc in Lisbon, Portugal on February 6, 2005 at 8:30 PM (CST)


i can’t believe there are this many comments on a dock…

Posted by apple juice in USA on February 7, 2005 at 7:10 AM (CST)

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