Firewire iPod Dock

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Josephkyles, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Josephkyles
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    I just bought a dock for my 5.5 Gen. iPod thinking that I could use firewire with it, Is there any way I can still use firewire to Sync my iPod?:eek:
     
  2. dllavaneras
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    I'm interested in this as well, as I only have USB 1.1 and Firewire would be much easier to use
     
  3. panoz7
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    Nope... the 5G ipods don't have the necessary chipset to sync over firewire. You can however charge using a firewire cable.
     
  4. zephead
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    Lack of a FireWire chipset is the reason the 5G iPod is that thin.
     
  5. tdhurst
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    Yeah...

    iPod docks aren't port specific. You just have to buy a usb dock cable.

    And no, unfortunately 5G iPods and nanos are USB only. USB 1.1 works though, even if it's DAMN slow.
     
  6. Sun Baked
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    Most of the combo FW/USB bridges are not much bigger ...

    However, in the number of units the iPod is selling -- the cost of a USB only solution is likely a significant savings.

    Really a moot point since USB2 is something all current PCs and Mac have.

    But it is another kick in the ass for the lagards to upgrade.
     

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