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Scosche PassPORT to the test: feed new iPods / iPhones with old audio systems

As many of our readers will know, last year Apple played a nice "trick" to some of the users of audio systems and accessories made for iPod of not very recent construction such as the original SoundDock first version of Bose, the iPod Hi-Fi Apple itself and many adapters for iPod use in the car.

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In practice, some of these devices (iPod touch 2G, nano 4G and the latest version of the iPhone) are unable to output the video signal or even to recharge. If the first option may represent minor damage, the second one of fundamental importance for a standard use of a digital music player: the use of the dock allows in fact to take an un amplified and cleaner audio signal and the contextual power supply allows to exploit the better the connection that made the fortune of the iPod.

The lack is even more serious if you have an advanced car system with an iPod generation of the old generation: in these cases the dock is also used to select playlists, to advance tracks perhaps with the device hidden in the parcel shelf. In practice use all these systems of amplification with the jack input and an external power supply becomes in many cases impossible or at least very uncomfortable and distorted the concept of integration that underlies this type of system.

Scosche, a company that has always specialized in car music products, has thought well over the past few months to study a solution that would allow it to recover the recharging functionality also for the new Apple models, while at the same time maintaining the rest of the possibilities. connection by creating two Scosche PassPORT adapters, one designed for mobile / car use and one dedicated to home systems with dock.

The full review with pictures on this Macitynet page.