Like all iPod Docks, the iPod nano Dock enables quick connectivity if you have a desktop computer without an easily accessible USB 2.0 port. No more reaching behind the computer to plug it in — just place iPod nano in the dock and it’s ready to sync with iTunes and charge its battery. And you can plug a stereo mini cable to its line-out port and enjoy a clean, direct connection to a stereo or powered speakers.
- Cable type : Dock to USB Cable
iPod nano 1st Generation
Ratings & Reviews
A nice EXTRA!
Ive had a dock for my mini and now my nano and felt I could add in my two cents: Having a dock verus not having a dock is simply a question of convience. While it makes your Ipod look pretty while it charges, it adds no real extra functionality to it.
So if youre wanting your desktop to look sharp go with it. It works well and is solidly built. But if your looking for somthing to extend the use of your Ipod I would suggest you move along in a quiet non-fanboy manner. …
- Written by Casey R from Mesa
719 of 975 people found this useful
Useless Nano Dock
The nano dock is fairly useless. Besides a professional look, it serves no extra purpose, especially for $30.00. It must always be connected to my computer to charge, meaning my computer has to always be on. Why cant they make the dock have a power adapter if we wanted to take it on the go? It really sucks if your traveling, especially if you arent taking a laptop. I was thinking I could take the dock to the hotel room and charge it, but obviously I need a computer in order to do so.
Secondly, if I am taking my laptop, I might as well listen to all my songs in iTunes. And furthermore, there's really no point in having the line output, as you can:
A: Play all your iTunes songs on your computer anyway.
B: Plug in a stereo to the headphones output.
In conclusion, the nano dock is utterly useless and a waste. …
- Written by Prasanth C from San Angelo
757 of 1100 people found this useful
Necessary? ... no, Worthless? ... definitely not
Well ... the dock does add one feature many might desire--the line out. If you plan to send signal to any amp/speaker setup, the line out is the optimal send as compared to the headphone out.
There is a difference between these 2 ... line out is proper line level w/ relatively flat response (what most equipment wants to "see") ... the headphone out is at least, I believe, EQ'd slightly to compensate for the reponse of headphones -- slightly different ouput level too.
You get the correct line level through the included cable (for playing the Nano through your computer), but the dock is a good thing to have around for other speaker/amp setups.
I definitely prefer the line level in comnination w/ other audio equipment.
- Written by Taylor S from Pittsburgh
574 of 797 people found this useful
I got one of these years ago, I am still using this to the day (6/28/12). I have used it with a 1st gen, 3rd gen, 4th gen, 5th gen and even the newest 6th gen. This doc is great. I have even used it with a first gen iPod touch. This thing has lasted years of "abuse" from my brother and I. so I suggest it! …
- Written by Jordan G from Brighton
10 of 14 people found this useful
iPod Dock for Everything!
I like this dock because:
A) It has no IR recievers - which means that you can control your computer using the Apple remote wit hout playing your iPod at the same time you press the play button.
B) It fits every iPod possible/compatible with it
C) It has a line out - so if you want to play music from your iPod, you can do so...
What I dislike about this dock is that:
A) Because it's the first gen dock, it doesn't have the standard universal crevice where you normally put the adapters... But who cares, EVERY iPod fits!
B) The advantage can be a disadvantage - You can't use the Apple Remote
And; C) Over time, you'll have to be careful with putting in your iPod correctly as it may scratch your iPod, or bend the 36-pin connector that it breaks or may not work at all...
All-in-all, it is a great buy! I highly recommend it if you have an Apple Remote and hate it when the iPod plays at the same time with your computer when you press the play button.
You may want to buy the Scosche passPORT Home Dock with it so you can use your adapters but it's another $29. It may be worth it! …
- Written by Kurt Rusheen T from Shaker Heights
30 of 40 people found this useful
Don't buy this dock if you ever plan to go to the latest Nano. It's not compatible and there are no adapters. Anyone need 5 docks for generation1 Nano? …
- Written by Steve Z from Coldspring
22 of 35 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Tom H from Bartlett
- Feb 19, 2011
Hello Tom, the dock you need is the Apple Universal Dock.
- Answered by Leoncio C from Anchorage
- Jun 27, 2012
- Asked by Mariellen P from Leominster
- May 10, 2011
- Asked by Jan L
- Mar 9, 2012
Is there a 1st Generation IOPD Shuffle dock that offers a 110V transformer and a line out jack to supplant the Shuffle battery ?
- Asked by John M from Pacific Palisades
- Oct 21, 2009
- Asked by Aurora S from Brooklyn
- Nov 27, 2009
probably not, i cant find anything about them and they only do stuff for 5th generation now
- Answered by George C
- Aug 5, 2011