I have 2 of these, one at home and one at work. I use Pod Player at work and sync my stuff up at home. The Dock hardware has to be one of the most useless purchases I have ever made. The only purpose is to hold the iPod upright instead of flat on the desk. I guess I was stupid to assume something else would display on the screen (other than 'Do not disconnect.' and a flashing circle with a line through it). Am I missing something? On another note, the place I bought these from is very suspicious (Pricegrabber merchant who also has a website). I got them both shipped to me for under $30 total. One was brand new in box, the other looked like it literally fell off a truck (was used, with plenty of wear and tear). Both are genuine Apple iPod Docks and were advertised as new. I fought with him a little over the used one, he offered to replace it with a new one, but I figured it was a waste of time to return it.