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Scosche rolls out slew of iPod, iPhone accessories


Scosche has introduced a number of new cases, charging accessories, and alarm clock systems for the iPhone and iPod touch. The passPORT is a new charging adapter for the iPhone 3G and latest iPod models, allowing them to charge via older Firewire charging accessories. It is available for pre-order now and is expected to begin shipping later this month for $30. The reCOIL is a car charger for iPod and iPhone featuring a retractable 4-foot cord that mounts flush with the charging bulb when not in use. It sells for $30. Also available now are the IALM and iALM3 alarm clocks for iPod. Selling for $70 and $60, respectively, the two units feature the ability to wake to an iPod or buzzer, snooze control, the ability to charge the iPod while docked, the ability to run off 6 AA batteries, and a multifunction backlit LED. The IALM also features a digital FM tuner and a more rectangular design with a recessed docking area on top, while the iALM3 features a 3.5mm auxiliary input, and a more angular design.

imageScosche has also introduced new cases for the iPhone 3G and fourth-generation iPod nano. The kickBACK is a hard clear polycarbonate case for the iPhone 3G that offers open access to all ports and controls along with two back panels, one smooth, and one with a built-in kickstand for watching video. It includes a laminate screen protector, a removal key and a cleaning cloth, and is available for pre-order now for $30. Also selling for $30 are tightGRIP silicone skins for iPhone 3G. Featuring open access to all ports and controls, the skins include a clear laminate screen protector and cleaning cloth. The soundKASE is a lightweight neoprene case with adjustable armband, featuring built-in screen protection, reflective accents, and a key slot. It offers compatibility with the first- and second-generation iPod touch, as well as the iPhone and iPhone 3G, and sells for $25. Finally, the skipodn clear sleeve for iPod nano is a multi-purpose case for the fourth-generation iPod nano, offering built-in screen and Click Wheel protection and an included belt clip and sport armband. It sells for $25.

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Just received my PassPort and must report that it ONLY CHARGES.  It is not a true passthrough as they bill it on their site (and in the instructions that are included with it,) where they claim it passes through audio, video, and charging capabilities.  Don’t waste your money.

Posted by Tom on November 3, 2008 at 2:53 PM (CST)


uh, they never said that anywhere buddy…
they clearly just refer to charge ability.

Posted by Jeremy on November 4, 2008 at 4:12 PM (CST)


I disagree.  On the Scosche web site, it says:

“Allows car integration accessories that do not support charging to work with the iPhone 3G and recently released iPod models”

It doesn’t say ‘to charge the iPhone’ it says ‘to work with the iPhone’.  If it’s only charging and not playing music, I wouldn’t call that ‘working’.

Posted by John on November 4, 2008 at 4:23 PM (CST)


Jeremy, Tom is quite correct when he says they claim it has pass-through features. 
The instructions state:
- Enables Charging
- Audio/Video Pass Through
- Control Pass Through
So, uh, they DID say that “anywhere”
And is Tom really your buddy?  Just wondering.

For whatever it’s worh though, my passport does seem to work fine as a pass-through.  Tom, you might just have a bad unit.

Posted by mwilgar on November 5, 2008 at 2:32 PM (CST)

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