Sep 5 2004
SendStation PocketDock series
I’ve got to thank Dr.Bott
LLC for turning me onto the SendStation
PocketDock series. If you own a dockable iPod (3G or 4G) or an iPod mini, one
or all three of these little guys will probably be of interest to you.
The PocketDocks solve a problem of versatility that crept into the iPod line
when the 3G iPod was introduced. You see, when you’re trying to whittle down
the size of a piece of technology, you can only go as small as your component
parts will allow you to. And though hard drives and batteries are getting slimmer
and higher in capacity all the time, the ports that feed them have pretty much
stayed the same. With the 3G iPod, Apple introduced the iPod Dock which interfaced
with a new slim docking port on the iPod. This thin port took the place of the
FireWire port found on the first two generations of iPods and, though it allowed
the iPod to drop a few dress sizes, it made it so that you would need to carry
a proprietary cable with you on the road–you couldn’t just use the same FireWire
cable that you might carry around for other purposes. Also it forced those who
had invested in a variety of FireWire add-ons for either of the first two generations
of iPods to repurchase the 3G versions of all their favorites.
This is where the PocketDock FireWire steps in…
It is a very welcome addition to my PowerBook case but thank God
This second PocketDock is slightly bigger than the original and is too
Okay, these are all great, but the iPod Dock has a line out also.
PocketDock Line Out
I think every iPod owner should get themselves at least one PocketDock.
Get some today!
MacMerc’s Field Manual Breakdown:
SendStation PocketDock Series
PocketDock FireWire $18.95 US
PocketDock Combo $22.95 US
PocketDock Line Out Pack $29.95 US
Simple job done well and done right. The original PocketDock turns any 6-pin
FireWire cable into a replacement iPod dock cable. The other two PocketDocks
do that and more with an improved latching mechanism.
Compatible with dockable iPods and iPod minis as well as FireWire and USB equipped
computers and various stereo systems and speakers.
Might seem a bit pricey.