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SendStation announces preorder for PocketDock FireWire adapter

pic German company SendStation has announced that it is accepting preorders for the PocketDock FireWire adapter for 3G iPods.

“The tiny device allows a standard 6-pin FireWire cable to connect to the iPodís proprietary docking port, giving the user the freedom and independence she has come to expect from her iPod. The PocketDock allows 3G iPod owners to charge the battery, exchange files or simply utilize existing accessories for previous-model iPods. The PocketDock starts shipping September 12 for US$ 18.95 through our online store and soon after, through authorized dealers worldwide.”

Press release

Frankfurt/Main, Germany ó August 27, 2003 ó Sendstation Systems today announced that its PocketDock will start shipping on September 12. The PocketDock is an indispensable companion for Appleís sensational and wildly successful new iPod MP3 player.

The tiny device allows a standard 6-pin FireWire cable to connect to the iPodís proprietary docking port, giving the user the freedom and independence she has come to expect from her iPod. The PocketDock allows 3G iPod owners to charge the battery, exchange files or simply utilize existing accessories for previous-model iPods.

Pricing
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The PocketDock will be available beginning September 12 for $18.95 (SRP) directly from SendStation Systems and soon after, from authorized dealers worldwide. Customers who pre-order their PocketDock before Sept. 12 at www.sendstation.com automatically benefit from the introductory price of $16.95.

About SendStation Systems
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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 SendStationís first hardware consumer product. Further exciting products are currently under development.

For further information contact www.sendstation.com
Product photography can be found at www.sendstation.com/us/press/images.html

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

1

Didn’t the price used to be around $10? Or did I just not remember correctly…

Posted by Jon in Seattle, WA on August 26, 2003 at 9:24 PM (PDT)

2

Guess not. Nevermind…

Posted by Jon in Seattle, WA on August 26, 2003 at 9:26 PM (PDT)

3

good idea i bet every one is going want one

Posted by Phill in Texas on August 27, 2003 at 3:36 AM (PDT)

4

Yeah but the price is a bit spicy! For a $1 more i could get another cable! (and it was 10 as i recall)

Posted by Unbeliever on August 27, 2003 at 4:30 AM (PDT)

5

It wasn’t $10, it was always $16.95 (check the archives for July 8th).

I’ve upgraded from the 10 to the 20 then to the 30 GB, so I have a few firewire cables just lying around - plus the old car charger - so for me, this makes sense, rather than buying all new accessories.

Posted by Jason on August 27, 2003 at 5:30 AM (PDT)

6

My 15 giger is my first so to me this is a useless accessory.

It is better to buy a cable!

Posted by martin on August 27, 2003 at 5:52 AM (PDT)

7

> It is better to buy a cable!

Well, I think the advantage is the small size. I’d rather carry this thing around than a bulky cable. And no matter where you go, you’ll almost always find a standard FW cable (at least at Mac places).

Posted by PodLover on August 27, 2003 at 7:13 AM (PDT)

8

i wish they had one in the exact oppisite (dock to firewire) so 2g ipoders could use the dock or the battery pack

Posted by ari polsky on August 27, 2003 at 9:58 AM (PDT)

9

This would be incredibly useful, but its rather expensive for a device this simple, don’t ya’ll think so?

Posted by Sraphim on August 27, 2003 at 2:25 PM (PDT)

10

It is expensive but I imagine the royalties to Apple are not inconsiderable. Also, the money I poured into iPod accessories for the 1st and 2nd generation iPod’s will make this worth its cost. One car charger costs a lot more.

Posted by doug on August 27, 2003 at 6:57 PM (PDT)

11

Ok, what I really really wish they had done was make a little converter that simply gives a line out (clean, unamplified)...that way you can use your ipod with stereos without needing to carry around the darn dock!

Posted by David on August 28, 2003 at 10:20 AM (PDT)

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