dock that does these..

Discussion in 'iPod' started by renixomba, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm wondering if there is a dock that can simultaneously be connected to my computer for synching, my computer speakers for listening, and a power source charging. That way, I can listen to my music and/or charge it w/o turning on the computer and i don't have to keep on swapping the cable. Does the universal dock do that? I feel like it only has one output and I would have to swap cables or change where it can be connected to.

    If there isn't one available, is there a splitter cable or something.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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  3. macrumors 6502

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    Universal dock would do everything you mentioned, but yes, it does not have more than one output.

    However, if you drop by at a local dollar store, you can get a Y-cable that lets you plug in two speakers at the same time.

    That seems to be the only solution at the moment.

    g'luck :)
     
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  5. macrumors member

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    Actually, if you buy Apple's composite or component AV cable, you do get two audio outputs if you use it with the universal dock. The composite/component cable comes with the dock connector at one end, which connects to the dock, while the other end has the USB plug for charging/syncing, and a yellow video cable (for composite) or a trio of 3 component video cables (for component) AND also a pair of red&white RCA line level audio outputs. Which leaves the line out port on the back of the universal dock still open to connect a 3.5" mini stereo to red&white RCA cable to a 2nd amplifier/external speaker.

    I agree the Apple branded cables and dock are rather expensive, but this is the easy way to get an elegant solution.
     

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