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passPORT charges iPhone, 2G Touch, 4G Nano

updated 04:15 pm EDT, Fri October 17, 2008

passPORT charging adapter

Scosche Industries has launched a new adapter, the passPORT, which allows charging of iPhones, the second-generation iPod touch and the fourth-generation iPod nano from previously incompatible chargers. The technology functions by means of a female passthrough connection, which bridges iPhones and iPods with a variety of charging hardware. The gear is officially approved by Apple, and costs $30. It is available now at the Apple Store.

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  1. Elektrix

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Yes, finally!

    So glad to see something like this finally come out - I've been waiting for something like this to let me charge my iPhone 3G with my Alpine head-unit.

  1. Scott_R

    Joined: Dec 1969


    worth it?

    Too bad it costs as- or nearly as much as many of the items you'd otherwise have to replace.

  1. Elektrix

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: worth it?

    How so? The only option I'd have to replace my Alpine head unit would be to buy a newer model that would run me another $150-200 that would charge my iPhone 3G. How exactly would a $30 device cost as much or nearly as much as what it would if I had to replace it?

    Certainly I wouldn't use this to replace just a simple car charger that only cost $30, but for people like me who own a head unit would iPod charging, it is a much cheaper option and really what I think its intended for.

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