Tivoli Audio Connector
I have owned a Tivoli Model Three for nearly a decade. This Christmas I gave and received a Connector. I was pumped up about this gift. Unfortunately, now that I have had some time to learn about the functionality (or lack thereof) of the Connector, I am completely disappointed. Don't get me wrong, if all you're going to use the Connector for is to play music from an iPod or iPhone on your Tivoli product, you will be satisfied. BUT, the Connector is useless for viewing video. I am not sure why Tivoli designed this with an S-video output because you CANNOT get audio to go along with your video. For example, I hooked this up to my television with an S-video cable and realized that unless I bring out my own separate speakers, I cannot get sound. In other words, all I can do is watch video from my iPod/iPhone WITHOUT SOUND. That seems incredibly nonsensical. I feel robbed. Tivoli is an audio company. Ironically, the Connector gives you nothing by way of audio options if you want to watch videos of your kids or a downloaded tv show on your television. It seems odd to me that you'd need to cart in your own speakers to watch video on your tv with the Connector. This is such a poor design. I agree with reviews out there that suggest the audio outputs are nonsensical and little more than an afterthought.
Pros: The design is great. Works well with other Tivoli products.
Cons: Audio outputs for use with anything other than Tivoli products. Also, minor point, but included are 9 custom docking forms, but there are no forms for the at least two of the recent generation iPods (which we have but nothing included by Tivoli fits them). The instructions for the product are also poorly written and somewhat hard to follow. <br> <b>[Editor's Note: Thanks for your review. The Tivoli Audio Connector outputs audio from a stereo mini-jack on its rear panel. If your TV or A/V receiver does not include a mini-jack audio input, you can use a stereo mini-to-RCA cable to make the connection.]</b>