iPod shuffle dock as.....

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by macOSX-tastic, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2005
    At the Airport. UK
    ....a USB extension cable?

    hi all, just wondering whether or not the iPod shuffle dock could double as a USB extension dock....i see no reason why not, becuase that is all that it functions for, but just to check becuase apple do not mention it at all anywhere. (well they wouldnt, would they? :D :rolleyes:

    sorry if its an obvious question but thanks anyway.

  2. macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    Wow, good idea. I never would have thought of that. I don't see why not either. I say buy one, either it works or it doesn't. At the very least it will be a dock for the Shuffle.
  3. macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    there are extension cables for USB already out there, why spend the money on the iPod shuffle dock? unless you need/want it to work as both

    but it might work, and probably should work
  4. macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2004
    Ann Arbor, MI
    I agree it probably would work, but it seems like a waste of money. If you need an extension to just plug your shuffle in, why spend almost $30 for the dock when a simple cord will do? If you are interested in being able to plug other stuff into it, why not spend a few more dollars and get a nice USB hub? I have one from Belkin that has 2 vertically oriented plugs that are designed for simple flash drives, but works great with my shuffle. Ah yes, here it is . For $4 more than the shuffle dock, you get spots to dock 2 shuffles and/or 7 total usb ports.

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