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SendStation announces PocketDock FireWire-to-iPod adapter

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2003
News Categories: iPod Accessories

picGerman based SendStation has developed the PocketDock, a standard 6-pin FireWire cable to docking iPod adapter. The tiny device allows you to utilize exisiting accessories such as car chargers for old iPods. PocketDock is available for pre-order at $16.95 and is expected to ship at the end of July.

Press release:

Frankfurt/Main, Germany — July 09, 2003 — Sendstation Systems today announced the PocketDock, an indispensable companion for Apple’s sensational and wildly successful new iPod MP3 player. The PocketDock is smaller than a box of matches and allows a standard 6-pin FireWire cable to connect to the iPod’s proprietary docking port, giving the user the freedom and independence she has come to expect from her iPod.

“When you’re on the road with your new iPod,” says André Klein, SendStation Systems founder, “and you want to connect to another Mac or PC to exchange files or just to charge the battery, you’ll probably find that you didn’t bring the special docking cable — it’s at home connected to your computer. The PocketDock, small enough to carry anywhere, is a simple and elegant solution.”

As an additional benefit, the PocketDock lets you use accessories with your new iPod that were designed for previous models, such as car chargers.

The PocketDock’s elegant design is a perfect match for the iPod, and it fits in your wallet.


Pricing & Availability

The PocketDock will be available starting in July for $16.95 (SRP) directly from SendStation Systems and from authorized dealers worldwide. Customers are able to pre-order their PocketDock immediately on the web site at www.sendstation.com


About SendStation Systems

SendStation Systems, located in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, was founded in 1997. Its first product, the Mac-based SendStation Videofax turn-key video transmission system, was installed world-wide at leading advertising agencies and their clients, such as Saatchi & Saatchi, BBDO, Audi and Wrigley. It enabled them to transmit video clips in VHS quality within minutes anywhere on the globe.

The PocketDock is SendStation’s first hardware consumer product. Further exciting products are currently under development.

For further information or product photography, contact www.sendstation.com

iPod is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. FireWire and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Comments

21

I have an awful lot invested in accessories for by generation 1 (now lost) and generation 2 (now malfunctioning) iPods. I have hoped someone would do this! Have already preordered mine. I kinda wonder why Apple didn’t do this but I already know the answer grin

Posted by doug on July 10, 2003 at 11:53 AM (PDT)

22

This Product is way expensive eventhough it is a small thing…....

Posted by Don on July 11, 2003 at 10:22 AM (PDT)

23

When compared to Apple’s iPod cable (which is $19) $16.95 sounds reasonable. Getting the molds and tools to produce those kind of gadgets easily costs several ten thousand dollars. No idea how many they can sell, but you have to sell quite a view to return your investment.

Posted by Chris on July 11, 2003 at 12:24 PM (PDT)

24

And if what is being said in the latest is correct, it may be awhile before they can pay Apple the amount they need to make the product. A couple of other companies have paid Apple a royal ransom to make products for the gen 3. They could lose a bundle because of the simple little tool. Business wise it makes sense, but Apple would perhaps have been wiser to let out the connector for this. It is when they move to other uses for the iPod that the new docking connector will have it’s real use. Just MHO

Posted by doug on July 12, 2003 at 1:17 PM (PDT)

25

but if you purchase a newer ipod you wont need this adapter because you have already sold your old ipod with all its accessories such as car charger. why would anyone keep their old ipods accessories if they bought a newer one. 

Posted by Jaguares in Bay Area, Ca on July 12, 2003 at 2:44 PM (PDT)

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