Docking bases vs. the new 5s/5c

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by DucMike, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. DucMike, Sep 30, 2013
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    DucMike

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    Given that non-OE plugs & such that worked with the iP5 seem to be (or so I've been reading) coming back as "item incompatible with iPhone" or something along those lines. Does anyone know if I'm going to get the same message with an alarmclock base like the one from Gear4 or iHome? I had one of the Halo2's for my old 4s & really liked it. I'd like to get a Halo3 with the Lightning plug but I don't want to order one in if it ain't gonna work with my new phone.
     
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    Well disregard this one. Looks like it shouldn't be a problem. Found this on one web site;
    "Both the AlarmDock Halo 3 and StreetParty 5 portable speaker dock are also Apple ‘Made for iPod, iPhone’ certified." I assume this means I won't have any issues when I plug mine on. Hopefully...
     
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    So, I finally got my Halo 3 dock & was noticing some issues between it & my old (30-pin) Halo 2. Instead of using Gear4's SmartLink app, the new one requires the use of their SoundHive app, which has some noticable differences. With the old app, the phone would remain lit on the app screen until I either pulled it off the dock, or actually closed it myself*. The new one will shut off the screen in my normal timeframe (currently set at 3 minutes). I'm sure this wouldn't be an issue with the older iPhone 5, but I'm using an i5S on mine & with the print sensor, it takes more effort to turn it on. I've noticed that it also seems to be skewed towards UK radio stations in both the listings as well as the frequencies.
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    Has anyone else had any experiences with this dock as of yet? I really liked my old one & was honestly hoping it would be a smooth transition into the new dock. :confused:


    *occasional glitches would close it itself, playing all holy hell with my alarms. :mad:
     
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    And for reference, I went from this
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    to this
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