Have a new phone or tablet and an old 30-pin accessory? dockBoss is a smart cable that connects your phone to any SoundDock, iHome, or other speaker dock system. To start playing your music, simply plug the CableJive end into your speaker dock, and the audio cable into your new iPhone, Android, tablet or computer. Done.
Smart electronics. Inside the dockBoss is a very smart set of electronics that help make sure your car, home, or portable system knows what to do to get audio through the connector and to your speakers. dockBoss speaks the language of all systems*. Simply said, it is the boss of your dock.
No need to upgrade. It's all you need to start listening now. No need to buy a new speaker dock with a Lightning adapter. The dockBoss electronics are powered by USB, but if your docking station or cable is older and provides charging via Firewire, the dockBoss has a built-in charge converter and will still power on without issue.
The iPod, iPhone, and iPad aren't the only devices that output...
The dockBoss from CableJive
The iPod, iPhone, and iPad aren't the only devices that output audio for listening, but sometimes the iPod dock is the only interface you have for plugging in. Enter dockBoss, a very smart little device that attaches to any iPod or iPhone docking station or cable and translates the audio signal from a standard audio plug. Be the boss of your dock.
Specs and Compatibility
For Use With: Any device that has audio output via 3.5mm (AUX/minijack/headphone) port
The dockBoss 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 we have currently confirmed issues with:
dockBoss: Incompatible Systems
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)
Wadia's 170 iTransport (If your dock has an available AUX port, please see our dockBoss air)
Factory Installed Car iPod Systems
ALL factory installed car audio systems 2008 and newer
Any and all factory systems (pre & post 2008) from Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan, Infiniti, Toyota, Lexus, & Mazda
(If your car has an available AUX port, please see our dockBoss air)
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. For more on that, read our post here.
(If your aftermarket system has an available AUX port, please see our dockBoss air)
Home Theater iPod Systems
Pioneer, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Denon, Onkyo, iPort & Yamaha's "YDS" model interfaces
(these customers should see our dockBoss air)
If your specific system is not listed above, the dockBoss should work for you. However, we cannot possibly test for all systems. If you have any trouble with your dockBoss, or if you'd like to check specific compatibility with your system before you buy, contact our support team.