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Overview: The Bose SoundDock is a
powered desktop speaker system with two 2.5" full range drivers, designed specifically for the Apple iPod
digital music player. The iPod is docked directly to the unit, allowing you to
easily play your music files.
iPod Adapters: The SoundDock
features a slot in the front of the unit with the proprietary iPod dock
connector. There are three iPod adapters from which to choose, allowing you to fit
your particular iPod model into the docking slot. The SoundDock works with any iPod with a Dock connector, including the 10GB, 15GB, 20GB,
30GB, and 40GB
"Touch Wheel" iPods, the 4th generation "Click Wheel" iPods, the 5th generation 30GB and 60GB "Click Wheel" iPods, the iPod Mini, the 30GB and 40GB iPod Photo models, iPod Nano models
(1st, 2nd and 3rd generation), iPod classic, and iPod touch. An adapter for the 60GB iPod Photo is currently
available from www.bose.com at no charge.
Note: The SoundDock is not iPhone certified.
Controls: The only controls on
the speaker system are for volume, up and down. A wireless remote control is
also included which offers basic iPod controls; volume up/down, skip
forward/backward, search forward/backward within the song, play/pause, and off.
The controls on the iPod also work while connected to he SoundDock. The
SoundDock will return to the last volume setting used when turned on.
Note: The SoundDock volume controls must be used because the iPod's volume
control only affects the headphone output.
Input: The SoundDock has only
dock connector, so it can't be used with any iPod without the dock connector or
with any other brand portable player.
Power Supply: The unit is
powered by the supplied AC adapter only. It does not operate on battery power.
The SoundDock provides power to charge your iPod even if the speaker system is off.
Note: The SoundDock will not charge the iPod touch (2nd
generation) or iPod nano (4th generation)
Headphones: The headphone
output on the iPod is independent of the Dock connector so both the SoundDock
and headphones can be used simultaneously, with independent volume control.
Non-Slip Feet: The bottom of
the SoundDock features six surface-gripping rubber pads to provide a stable
platform on most surfaces.