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Okay... confused. Doesn't the last picture show a 4G iPod being used with this dock?

Will a USB cable charge a 3G iPod using this dock?

Posted by Random iPodder on September 23, 2004 at 7:42 PM (PDT)

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Sorry about that - it was a sample photo using our 40GB 4G iPod, which actually was perched on top of the iCradle but not docked. Wasn't supposed to be posted, and has been removed because of the confusion factor. Thanks for pointing it out.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on September 23, 2004 at 8:02 PM (PDT)

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I'm sure he meant "20GB/40GB" 4G as opposed to "30GB/40GB"

Posted by Paolo on September 23, 2004 at 8:04 PM (PDT)

4

Oh boy... Did you just call my iPod "Legacy," Jeremy?

*Sigh*... Time to upgrade.

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on September 23, 2004 at 8:05 PM (PDT)

5

Paolo: ?

Jerrod: Sorry. For what it's worth, I'm still without a personal 4G iPod ever since my two were defective...

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on September 23, 2004 at 8:19 PM (PDT)

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I just want a dock which I can put my 3g 20GB iPod in, whilst it's skin is still on it. Is that too much to ask!

Posted by Pete on September 24, 2004 at 12:53 AM (PDT)

7

Global Source http://www.glblsrc.com has a dock similar to this for only $29.99.

Posted by deal on September 24, 2004 at 4:05 AM (PDT)

8

Somehow, the $40 charge for the Apple dock for my 4G iPod is (so far) too much, as all I need it for is the low level inputs to send to my home stereo, and maybe as a charging stand.

The $35 price of the iCradle dock is better, but it still needs a pass through Dock Connector for the cables that come with iPod (power issue), and it needs to be 4G compatible. This bit of engineering can't be _that_ hard, can it?

Posted by FloydC on September 24, 2004 at 8:11 AM (PDT)

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The $29.99 Global Source iPod Dock is compatible with iPOD 4G 20GB.

Posted by deal on September 24, 2004 at 8:59 AM (PDT)

10

The angle that the ipod rests at when docked seems too steep compared to the Apple one.

Infact the Apple ipod dock is too steep, you have to lower your head to see the LCD properly if your not using the backlight. The steep angle causes hand strain when you operate the controls while docked too.

Mobile phone desk chargers (like the ones by sony-ericsson) are much better in this regard

Posted by dp on September 24, 2004 at 10:16 AM (PDT)

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Is it only me who would want to use a dock for reloading (or just simply not running my ipod from batteries) while having it connected to to a stereo for listening?

I don't necessarily need it synced, and btw I can't even play music from the ipod mini while it's connected to the computer and I suppose it's like that for all mini users.. I think that would be a huge problem for a dock intended to be connected to an external hifi system.

Or is there a way to connect a power supply to this dock, that wouldn't involve connecting it to a computer?

Posted by David N on September 24, 2004 at 10:56 AM (PDT)

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Or is there a way to connect a power supply to this dock, that wouldn't involve connecting it to a computer?

All you need is the Apple's Firewire A/C Wall charger to connect to the Firewire cable included to the dock.

Posted by deal on September 24, 2004 at 11:02 AM (PDT)

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The Global Source dock includes Two free cables: Firewire and USB 2.0 cables

But the two cables cannot be used at the same time.

Posted by deal on September 24, 2004 at 11:05 AM (PDT)

14

It says the Global Source is for Windows PC's only- is this true?

Posted by LukasMcKnight in All Over on September 24, 2004 at 11:15 AM (PDT)

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The USB 2.0 Cable is used for Windows PC only for data synching, NOT power charging. The Firewire Cable included is for Charging and Synching and can work in Windows PC if you have a Firewire port /card installed.

Posted by deal on September 24, 2004 at 11:23 AM (PDT)

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Pacific Rim has updated us on a few items and we have modified the article to reflect their new pricing as of today, and their new packaging and marketing claims. The company also is offering free shipping to iPodlounge users through October 13, 2004 with code IPODLOUNGE through the Pacific Rim web site.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on September 24, 2004 at 12:19 PM (PDT)

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If I don't have a dock for my 4G 20 gig, what would someone recommend for a dock?

Posted by LukasMcKnight in All Over on September 24, 2004 at 7:21 PM (PDT)

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In response to what someone about the angle, Buy an IR or RF remote; it saves alot of hassle that you speak of.
They are cheap and in most stores, however the rf (http://www.engineeredaudio.com) you will probably have to order.

Overall I'm impressed with Pacific Rim's products, and glad to know they care, however they really should consider including a firewire cable for us mac users (and some pc too)

Posted by Ipoddinatah on September 25, 2004 at 12:26 PM (PDT)

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Just to let everyone knows that Global Source dock with FREE USB 2.0 and Firewire cables http://www.glblsrc.com/shop/customer/product.php?productid=16252 is being sold for $26.99 SHIPPED! Global Source is running a 10% off promo discount on all items.

Posted by deal on September 25, 2004 at 1:28 PM (PDT)

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where do you put coupon codes in at the pacific rim website? they want to charge me 42 bucks to ship to aus and id want at least some discount - thats more than the actual unit..... but i cant find the coupon code section

Posted by timmy on September 26, 2004 at 3:17 PM (PDT)

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