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Ridax, a company that sells various iPod Dock Connector accessories, has begun taking pre-orders for its iPhone 3G Charge Converter. The small accessory, the design of which is still being finished, will allow iPhone 3G owners to use older iPod and iPhone charging accessories that are currently incompatible with the 3G to charge the device by converting the power stream to suit the iPhone 3G. It will feature both male and female connectors, as well as a mini USB connector on the side to provide a way to charge the device when connected to a non-charging, Dock Connector-equipped accessory, and will also function as a short Dock extender. Ridax’s iPhone 3G Charge Converter will be available in September for $40; those who want the device sooner can pre-order a $45 “bare” version which will ship in August, followed by the plastic cover which will arrive in September. There is no guarantee that the converter will be safe to use with all accessories, so use caution in ordering.

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21

I purchased this product for my Mini Cooper iphod Y-plug. The plug works well for sound and sending the ipod info to the on-board computer, but it doesn’t charge the 3G. Unfortunately, this adaptor has not resolved the issue - still will not charge. I suspect this problem is unique to the Mini. Oh, and I did test with another 3G phone, and compared to standard iphone and ipod.

Posted by Angioman on September 30, 2008 at 12:20 PM (PDT)

22

I purchased the 3g converter for my mazda 3 and it works great!  Contol by my indash (which always worked) and now charging once again.  GOOD JOB RIDAX and THANK YOU!

Posted by HIboy on October 31, 2008 at 8:45 PM (PDT)

23

I’ve got a Mini with an integrated iPod system, a Bose speaker system in the house, an Apple iPod Hifi (justr over a year old) and numerous other speakers about the house, none of which will charge the two new Nanos I bought this Christmas.  I’ve all read the posts, but I still see no justification for a lack of backwards compatibility. I’ll change my car eventually, and I’ll use the Nanos, but I’ll NEVER EVER buy any more Apple products. This lack of consideration for existing customers is just despicable, and the only thing I can do is vote with my feet and tell as many people as possible why.

Posted by Lloyd Crawford on December 30, 2008 at 12:34 PM (PDT)

24

I got my hands on a new CableJive charge converter, which is a sleek form factor. It fits very nicely on the bottom of the iPhone or iPod, like it belongs there. At $28, it’s not the cheapest electronic I’ve purchased but it’s not too bad considering the pinch Apple put us in.

Posted by mjkrooker on February 25, 2009 at 9:50 AM (PDT)

25

you fools this isnt about charging the iphone, its about ipod integration.

Its been some time now so prices have come down, i got my charging converter for 25$ shipped to use with my car ipod integration.

My cars integration system isnt exactly easy to replace like a wall charger nor is it as at cheap so it was worth the cost for a small little device that started the charge as i used the ipod.

Iphone 3g does work with all car integrations and mainly nav controls but it wouldnt charge the phone so the battery would suffer. Hence this little converter that rewired things and solved the issue without cutting expensive stereo wires and connections.

Posted by 16gbiphone3GS on March 25, 2010 at 10:07 PM (PDT)

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