updated 01:45 pm EST, Thu February 24, 2005
Griffin iPod cable
Griffin Technology today announced the , a cable for synchronizing and charging your iPod using a PC or Mac's FireWire 400 ports. Apple's newest iPod photo and iPod mini come with only a USB 2.0 cable, so customers with computers that lack USB 2.0 ports will need a FireWire 400 cable for fast music and file transfers. Griffin says its Dock400 cable is "the perfect solution." The Dock400 cable is 48" long, uses Apple-approved connectors, and is "built with the quality that users have come to expect from Griffin." It can be used with Apple's iPod dock, or plugged directly into the iPod. The Dock400 cable costs $18, and will begin shipping the first week of March. Pre-orders are being accepted now.