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Hall
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iPod extension cable source

Does anyone know of a good source for an iPod extension cable (old-style, i.e. 4th generation) ? It doesn't appear that Apple offers one nor officially licenses one based on none being available here, »store.apple.com/us/browse/home/s···es_docks

Monoprice doesn't carry them nor does Newegg. Quite a few options on Amazon or eBay, but they're all unknowns (could be perfectly okay though).



HiVolt
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A standard USB extension cable will do.
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Hall
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Won't work at all



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Well thats news to me. I've used many over the years.
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Thinkdiff
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reply to Hall

said by Hall:

Won't work at all

Why not? I use one every night for my 4S. It's a generic, monoprice 6-foot A-male to A-female cable.
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Stacy
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reply to Hall

If you've ever purchased an Apple wired keyboard it comes with a white USB extension cable.



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None of these work? The have 3', 6' and 10' cables for USB to 30-pin dock connector.
»www.monoprice.com/products/subde···=1083101

If not, what exactly are you looking for? What ends, color, and length?

If you're looking for 30-pin female to 30-pin male, I've never seen or heard of one and would wonder about it's use...

[edit] Nevermind they're called "dock extension cables":
»www.amazon.com/30-pin-Male-Femal···04BAC2B0
»encrypted.google.com/search?q=%2···%20cable



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said by Stacy:

If you've ever purchased an Apple wired keyboard it comes with a white USB extension cable.

Does the extension cable still have the 'notch' so it only fits with the keyboard and not a 'normal' USB connector?

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reply to Thinkdiff

said by Thinkdiff:

said by Hall:

Won't work at all

Why not? I use one every night for my 4S. It's a generic, monoprice 6-foot A-male to A-female cable.

Re: this thread

»Connector strengthening

said by Hall:

He proposed a great idea though....

-- Buy an iPod extension cable

This way, the expensive ($30), proprietary cable remains tucked away under the dashboard and if the connector on the extension breaks, it's a $7 part to replace.



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Elbow grease my friend.



ArthurS
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The few I have here I got from Fry's Electronics:
»www.frys.com/product/7133702?sit···_RSLT_PG
»www.frys.com/product/6748085?sit···_RSLT_PG

Really handy when you need to extend that 30 pin dock connector for certain accessories that use more than just the USB connections.



Stacy
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reply to dennismurphy

said by Stacy:

If you've ever purchased an Apple wired keyboard it comes with a white USB extension cable.

said by dennismurphy:

Does the extension cable still have the 'notch' so it only fits with the keyboard and not a 'normal' USB connector?

Yeah, I guess so. Never noticed that.


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said by Stacy:

said by Stacy:

If you've ever purchased an Apple wired keyboard it comes with a white USB extension cable.

said by dennismurphy:

Does the extension cable still have the 'notch' so it only fits with the keyboard and not a 'normal' USB connector?

Yeah, I guess so. Never noticed that.

Yeah, and you can easily squish it flat with pliers, so you can use it as a regular extension. I've done it tons of times over the years here at work.
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Hall
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said by DrDrew:

If you're looking for 30-pin female to 30-pin male, I've never seen or heard of one and would wonder about it's use...

[edit] Nevermind they're called "dock extension cables":
»www.amazon.com/30-pin-Male-Femal···04BAC2B0

That would be a good option as I see it's "fulfilled" by Amazon but it's 2x the price that I've seen elsewhere :-(


Hall
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Fry's is definitely a name I've heard of (there are no B&M stores of theirs anywhere nearby though). Thanks !

You do own one or both of these cables yourself ? What I'm seeing with many cables like this are they only charge. I need one that charges and passes data (audio).


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reply to Stacy

said by Stacy:

said by Stacy:

If you've ever purchased an Apple wired keyboard it comes with a white USB extension cable.

said by dennismurphy:

Does the extension cable still have the 'notch' so it only fits with the keyboard and not a 'normal' USB connector?

Yeah, I guess so. Never noticed that.

I bought a Apple branded 1 meter USB extension from OWC »eshop.macsales.com/item/Apple/5910240C/ to hook up my external Super Drive, and it didn't have that notch (even though if you look at the picture it shows the notch). I had always assumed that it was that cable from the keyboards ... apparently not.
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ArthurS
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said by Hall:

Fry's is definitely a name I've heard of (there are no B&M stores of theirs anywhere nearby though). Thanks !

You do own one or both of these cables yourself ? What I'm seeing with many cables like this are they only charge. I need one that charges and passes data (audio).

Yep, passes all 30 pins straight through.
I'm sure you can order it online, however there's a Fry's in Indianapolis. I'd find yourself a good excuse for an afternoon excursion. Uber geek store that you can spend hours in and lighten your wallet pretty fast! DAMHIKT!


Hall
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said by ArthurS:

I'm sure you can order it online...

Just ordered... Thanks !


Hall
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said by ArthurS:

Yep, passes all 30 pins straight through.

Just rec'd the cable and I hope you're right.... On the back of the package, it says in tiny print

"* Not compatible with iPhone's audio - Only Charging and Data transfers"

It does say "Synchronize and transfer" on the front though.


ArthurS
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reply to Hall

It should, all the new devices do audio over the USB port in the dock connector, and no longer use the analog audio pins.


robbin
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Don't they use additional wires though. I believe the devices with the 30 pin connector passed analog audio over a couple pair of pins. The new connector on the new products eliminated this. That is why the lightning connector to 30 pin adapter is so expensive -- it has to have a DAC built-in. I thought the 30 pin devices had the ability to pass audio either as analog or digital whereas the new lightning only passes digital.



ArthurS
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It's all very confusing!
»www.tuaw.com/2012/09/13/lightnin···out-doe/
»reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-57···he-dust/

I had a professional audio interface that used analog audio pins to get audio in/out of an iPhone 3G. When I upgraded to 4S, it was rendered obsolete because the new phones only supported USB audio. What a mess!


Hall
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All I can do is try it

Will update later



Hall
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reply to ArthurS

It works!



ArthurS
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Awesome!