Can the Shuffle (3rd gen) USB cable be used to charge/sync the Shuffle (2nd gen) even though the 2nd gen dock can't be used for the 3rd gen Shuffle?

I have a 2nd generation shuffle and the USB dock won't work. i would buy a 3rd generation shuffle if i could also use the 3rd generation USB cable to charge the 2nd generation shuffle. let me know your thoughts. thanks.

Apple iPod shuffle USB Cable

Apple iPod shuffle USB Cable

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  • Best Answer:

    This really is not compatible with the 2nd generation shuffle.
    Even though it looks identical from a 3.5mm connector and usb connector point of view, it does NOT work !!!
    Tested on a OSX 10.6.2 and XP.