January 12, 2009 The iPhone 3G and latest iPod models have created problems for Apple fans because their old docking accessories are not able to charge their new purchases. Scosche has a solution which will be on sale this month - the US$40 passPORT has a female pass-through connector that can snap into any iPod universal dock or in-car iPod integration system to support charging for the iPhone 3G, iPod nano 4th generation and iPod touch 2nd generation.
“The passPORT involves complex 4-layer PC board circuitry,” said Kas Alves, executive vice president, Scosche Industries. “Scosche engineers worked for over 120 days with R&D to develop a highly sophisticated product that maintains all functionality including audio, video and data of the iPhone 3G and new iPod models.”
Specifically designed to fix the charging error associated with several iPod docking stations, the passPORT will not enable the audio or video functionality of an accessory that does not already have that capability with a newer model iPhone or iPod. The product, which includes an adapter for BOSE SoundDock I units, will be available for a retail price of US$39.99 later this month, and will be available in both black and white.