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CableJive dockBoss5

Adapter for 30-pin dock with USB charging port and audio input

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Item # 897DBOSS5

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Make your older powered speaker system with that 30-pin dock useful again with the CableJive dockBoss5. This handy adapter plugs into your dock's 30-pin connector, and lets you recharge and play almost any portable device through your system.

Make your older powered speaker system with that 30-pin dock useful again with the CableJive dockBoss5. This handy adapter plugs into your dock's 30-pin connector, and lets you recharge and play almost any portable device through your system.

CableJive dockBoss5

Turns most 30-pin docks into USB recharging ports.

The dockBoss5 also features a stereo minijack input. Plug the provided stereo minijack cable into your device's headphone jack, then into to the dockBoss5. Now enjoy your music. The adapter also features a USB recharging port. Through it, you can recharge most portable devices.

NOTE: Recharging function may not work on very early docks using 12V Firewire charging.

Product Highlights:

  • adapter for docks with 30-pin connector
  • stereo minijack input for portable devices (mini-to-mini cable included)
  • USB charging port for portable devices
  • warranty: 60 days
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 30-pin to USB/3.5mm adapter
  • 39" microUSB-to-USB cable
  • 39" Stereo minijack cable

CableJive dockBoss5 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(1 Review)

Not good

Brian from Woodbridge, VA on 9/27/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I asked if this product was compatible with my Samsung S7 and was told it was good to go. When I received it, I tried it and it's not. I would like to exchange it with the Dockboss Air. Terrible in and out volume on audio and the charging does not work. Very disappointed.



Crutchfield response on 9/28/2016 Our Customer Support has reached out to follow-up with Brian. Any time you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, it's important to contact our Customer Support or Tech Support teams right away. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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dockBoss5: The Cable Jive dockBoss5 is an adapter that converts 30-pin iPod dock stations into a universal charge station with audio output. The dockBoss5 is compatible with any 30-pin iPod dock system and all portable audio devices with a micro-USB connector and 3.5mm headphone jack.

Connectivity: The Cable Jive dockBoss5 consists of a 30-pin to USB/3.5mm adapter, 39" microUSB-to-USB cable, and a 39" stereo minijack audio cable.

  • Dock Adapter: The 30-pin to USB/3.5mm adapter plugs into your 30-pin iPod dock system and converts the 30-pin dock connector into a USB port and 3.5mm minijack.
  • USB Charging Cable: The microUSB-to-USB cable plugs from the 30-pin to USB/3.5mm adapter to your compatible smartphone's microUSB connector in order to charge your smartphone's battery.
  • Audio Cable: The stereo minijack audio cable plugs into the 30-pin to USB/3.5mm adapter and the headphone jack on your compatible smartphone for audio playback.
Note: Your iPod 30-pin dock system must output a 5V charge in order to charge your smartphone's battery.

Remote Compatible: The dockBoss5 is even designed to pass-through the commands from your iPod 30-pin dock's remote control in order to pause, forward, or rewind the music on your compatible smartphone device.

Incompatible Systems: The dockBoss5 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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Seemed to fit my needs and solve the problem of connecting an old Bose Sound Dock to a new iPhone 5 [ Rich  May 17, 2016 ]