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Topic # 192053 25-Feb-2016 13:43
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Two Qs:

1. I have an old Bose Sound Dock, the later version of the first generation - it does charge ipods. Does anyone know of any bluetooth adaptors that they have actually bought and used to do this? I think it is a 30-pin connection - the old ipod connection.

2. Would a bluetooth adaptor work with any mp3 player or does it have to be an ipod? Ideally, I'd like to play music from a Samsung Galaxy through the sound dock via bluetooth.

The speaker still works but my v old ipod has died. Lots of guff on the web. The Bose shop was terrible - told me it's simply not possible. Would love to know if anyone has such a setup working at home.


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  Reply # 1499159 25-Feb-2016 13:57
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This will probably do the trick. I bought one for some mates who use it on their Geneva stereo box. This has an ipod dock on top which you normally plug an ipod into to play audio.

 

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Bluetooth-A2DP-Music-Audio-30-Pin-Receiver-Adapter-for-iPod-iPhone-iPad-Speaker-Dock-Audio-Music/32571566052.html

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1499161 25-Feb-2016 13:58
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Further to the last post, the adapter works with any bluetooth device.

 

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  Reply # 1499172 25-Feb-2016 14:22
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I have a clock radio with the 30 pin adapter.  I had a kogan bluetooth adapter.  But I don't think they have it anymore (I've just looked).  It wasn't expensive.

 

Works great on the clock radio, but I've tried using it with my car and it wont get past the initialisation stage.





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  Reply # 1499207 25-Feb-2016 14:45
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Many thanks. Will that also work with non-Apple bluetooth devices? Although at that price, I'll probably order it anyway as it's only a few dollars. 


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  Reply # 1499212 25-Feb-2016 15:04
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Yep. See my second post.




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  Reply # 1499222 25-Feb-2016 15:40
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Cheers mate, really appreciate it.

 

 

 

Is there any wonder people don't buy things in shops these days? How can the guy in the official Bose shop tell me it's simply not possible? I can understand if they don't stock the product if it's not affiliated or made by them but he should know it exists.




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  Reply # 1510648 10-Mar-2016 15:30
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The bluetooth device arrived today but sadly won't power up on my sound dock. I know the device works because I have plugged it into my laptop and the lights started flashing. Reading about it online, it doesn't seem to be getting enough power from the dock to operate.

 

There are various other products around like the I-Sync and I-Dock made by Layen in the UK. I don't want to risk shipping a more expensive product from the UK (around $45-50) unless I'm sure it will work. 

 

Or maybe I need a 12V to 5V charge convertor?

 

I'll keep looking and update when I know more. 




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  Reply # 1510776 10-Mar-2016 17:40
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Update - if anyone is interested.

 

Think I have ascertained that the wireless dongle is not getting any power from the sound dock. I have ordered a 12v to 5v charge convertor (30pin) for US$12.

 

Will let you know if this works!




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  Reply # 1537733 21-Apr-2016 20:35
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For anyone interested, it did work. A good quality speaker now Bluetooth compatible and saved from the scrapheap.

 

 

 

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