2nd Gen iPod Touch and Bose Sound Dock PORTABLE

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by Roadking, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. Roadking macrumors 6502

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    I have heard mixed reports on the 2nd Gen Touch and the Sound Dock Portable.

    I am pretty certain that the old Sound Dock does not charge the Touch while it is in the dock from everything that I have read.

    The question I have and I am sure others are questioning is if the Portable unit charges the Touch. I am guessing this also includes the Sound Dock II. Supposedly Bose changed the dock but I just want a confirmation from someone that actually owns a second gen Touch and either the Portable or II model Sound Dock that it actually charges while playing.

    Bose's website says it is compatible but I keep reading reports that it is a known issue.

    Thanks for any insight.
     
  2. Roadking thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone have a newer Sound dock and a 2nd gen Touch?
     
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    I found a website that mentioned that the series II worked with the late 2008 Touches.

    Still wondering if the portable SoundDocks charge the 2g Touches.

    Thanks.
     
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  5. garsk11 macrumors newbie

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    I have both

    I have a bose sounddock portable and a 2nd gen iPod Touch. The sounddock will charge it and play the music only if you use your dock adapter that comes with your iPod. The sounddock has a GREAT sound!!!!!! These two things put together are better than a jukebox! Good luck everyone!
     
  6. Roadking thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That is good news but isn't the dock adapter just a plastic insert or is it more than that?
     
  7. garsk11 macrumors newbie

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    The dock adapter that comes with the sounddock is black plastic and it looks like it would fit an iPod classic. The adapter that comes with the iPod touch is white plastic. Use that one.
     
  8. Roadking thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I don't think I would use any adapter unless I would have to. We have a 4g nano and a 4g 60gb ipod as well as the soon to arrive 32gb 2g Touch. Swapping out the adapters I think would be too much of a pain.

    Plus a white adapter on a black Sound dock wouldn't look so good.

    If it is just a plastic piece and no electronics I will just skip it.

    Thank you for your reply!
     
  9. jvinc macrumors newbie

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    Bose Soundock DOES charge 2nd gen ipod

    Hi all.. I just had to register to say this:

    I recently bought an original Bose Sounddock (which my local electronics superstore had on a special offer) knowing fully that it would not charge my 2nd gen iPod touch..

    Got it home, plugged it in and started to enjoy the great sound.. and then noticed something.. it was charging my iPod! Now I bet you're thinking I am imagining things or that I have a 1st gen touch, but I can guarantee that that is not the case!

    Can anyone else confirm this as it would be great if Bose/Apple have changed something software/firmware wise which enables the USB charging (or re-enables the 12V firewire charging on the new touch)! Or maybe I'm just a very lucky person (which is not usually the case).

    I'm one very happy ipod/Bose sounddock owner :)
     
  10. fiftysevenpapa macrumors newbie

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    My 2G is charging fine on my Bose sounddock, but I can't figure out how to get the sound to play from the Bose and not the iPod speakers. Anybody know what I need to do?
     
  11. jvinc macrumors newbie

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    Sound out of Sounddock

    Not sure what is going on there TBH:confused: but it could be a damaged dock connector or that the ipod is not seated correctly on the dock connector. The ipod automatically re-routes the sound over the dock when it's connected (there is no specific setting to do this). All I could suggest is to try someone elses ipod on the dock to see if the problem is the same.. you may have a dock problem (return to store for exchange, rather than a design fault).
     
  12. Roadking thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just wanted to confirm my finding on my own Sound Dock Portable and my second gen iPod Touch which finally arrived.

    It does indeed work and charge. No insert is needed.

    Just plug and play.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  13. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a

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    To be perfectly honest, this disappoints me. I for one wish the SoundDock either did NOT charge a 2nd gen Touch or have a switch for an option to charge or not. Actually, I wish there was a switch period, for if I did buy a SounDock (I would like to), I'd use my 1G in it (and leave it there) and the 2G for the road and work.)

    Mike
     
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  15. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    I own a Bose SoundDock Portable and a White iPhone 3G. I can confirm that it charges and plays on my iPhone 3G and my original iPhone. However, prior to owning the 3G, my cousin placed his Black iPhone 3G on the dock and song would play through his iPhone's speakers rather than the SoundDock.

    I agree that it is an expensive product, but I really like the quality and design of it. What I don't like is that the top and back of the SoundDock has a glossy finish, and it has collected scratches from me moving and carrying it around everywhere. Also, every time I connect the phone to it, I get the "This Product is not made to work with iPhone" message. It still works fine, but I would like to know if anyone else gets this message.
     
  16. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    You will never be able to convince them of that. People think price buys quality.

    Just ask any Movie studio sound engineer what they use at home.

    My Yamaha system stomps any bose system hands down.
     
  17. DuckSoup macrumors 6502a

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    I know more than a few sound engineers that work for professional singers that use McIntosh. (not to be confused with Mac).

    Mike
     
  18. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    I'am seeing more and more McIntosh systems in movies these days. Must be a product placement add going on these days.;)

    The last one was seen in the Departed.
     
  19. TheBaldOne macrumors newbie

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    Is there a Yamaha system about the same size of the Bose Sounddock? If there is I would be interested..I Love Yamaha stuff but couldnt find anything close to the Bose SD...Which I ended up returning because it didnt charge...

    btw the guy on here saying it does must be using a SD portable or the SD2 which apparently do charge the 2g touch.
     
  20. Roadking thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, no kidding... PORTABLE like the title suggests.
     
  21. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    Yamaha makes one, I got mine at frys electronics. Its a clock, dock and player. Think it cost around $220.00 US

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4037073&csid=_21
     
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  25. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    Then just grap some Aqua Headphones, Thats as portable as you can get:D
     

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