CableJive dockBoss air

Bluetooth® adapter for 30-pin docks

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Time to introduce that older powered speaker system with a 30-pin dock to the wonders of wireless audio. Simply plug the CableJive dockBoss air into that dock and stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth portable device. The dockBoss air has its own Bluetooth receiver and can be used with most systems with a 30-pin dock.

Cable Jive dockBoss air

Pairing with your Apple®, or Android™ smartphone or tablet is quick and easy. And you can still use your speaker system's remote to control the volume.

Product Highlights:

  • Bluetooth receiver for docks with 30-pin connectors
  • range: 33 feet
  • stream audio wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled portable devices
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • 30-Pin Bluetooth adapter
  • Quick Start Guide

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Features

30-Pin Bluetooth Adapter: The Cable Jive dockBoss air turns your 30-pin iPod dock system into a wireless Bluetooth audio system. The dockBoss air features a 30-pin connector which plugs into your iPod system's 30-pin dock and features built-in Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming.

Bluetooth 2.0 (A2DP/AVRCP): The dockBoss air features built-in Bluetooth (v2.0) with support for A2DP and AVRCP. Now you can stream audio from practically any Bluetooth-enabled device to your 30-pin iPod dock system. You can even use your system's remote control to operate basic playback functions such as Play/Pause. Compatible Bluetooth devices included Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows smartphone, Blackberry, Windows PC, Mac computer, and other audio devices with built-in Bluetooth.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Cable Jive dockBoss air.

Incompatible Systems: The dockBoss air is compatible with many 30-pin iPod docking stations, including systems from Bose, iHome, JBL, and other popular brands. However, there are some that suffer compatibility issues. Here are the systems that Cable Jive has currently confirmed issues with (as of 8/11/2014):

 Incompatible Systems
System Type Brands & Models
Standard iPod Audio Docks All models from Philips, Panasonic, Bowers & Wilkins, Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Onkyo, Pure
Sony Hi Fi models beginning in: "NAS" / "MHC" / "AIR" / "RD" / & "CMT" (however "CMT-LX20" IS compatible),
iHome's "App Enhanced" docks (ex: iA100)
Belkin's "Thunderstorm" speaker system
Factory Installed Car iPod Systems ALL factory installed car audio systems 2008 and newer,
Any and all systems (pre & post 2008) from Volkswagen or Audi.
Aftermarket Car iPod Systems ALL Pioneer & Alpine systems,
Also, any systems that link to sophisticated Navigation units, or ones that "lock" the screens of connected iPod devices and force control through the car-installed system only.
Home Theater iPod Systems Pioneer, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Denon, Onkyo & Yamaha's "YDS" model interfaces
Bose SoundDock "Series I" SoundDock systems with Serial Numbers starting in: "0357" or "0402"

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Plug & play

Written By Kerry, Charlottesville on Friday, December 12, 2014

Couldn't have been easier to use. Literally plugged it into my BOSE player, turned on my phone's blue-tooth, selected the player as it became listed, and BAM...music.

Pros: Cost, east of use

Cons: None so far

Great product

Written By Anonymous, New lexington oh on Sunday, November 30, 2014

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This product is great! It works well with our iPhone 4 and 5. I'm really glad we bought this product!

Bluetooth for your Bose Sounddock!

Written By Roadster, Sandwich, MA on Monday, November 03, 2014

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I was given a Bose sound dock a few years back which worked wonderfully with the previous generation IPhone and IPod. Disappointed to not be able to connect with the newer editions. Finally lost the input jack and wire and purchased this wonderful adapter. It hooked up in seconds, and now we can enjoy our Bose Product once again. Great service and fast delivery from Crutchfield!

Pros: Quick and easy operation.

Cons: Sometimes cuts in and out as do most Bluetooth connections. If your phone is on, your conversation is connected to Bluetooth!

Didn't work with my iHome

Written By David, Cincinnati, OH on Monday, October 20, 2014

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I'm not going to ding the device too much since had it worked with my devices it would have been very cool. Unfortunately it did not work consistently with either of the devices for which I made the purchase. If it works for you, I am sure it provides great flexibility. Simply not functional with enough devices for me.

Pros: Small, seems very simple

Cons: Did not work with the devices I own

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