Z{DOCKS} AV{DOCK} iPod & iPhone Audio-Video Dock Review

Audio/Others by jmke @ 2010-09-22

This Audio-Video Dock from the aptly named Z{DOCKS} company combines form and function with this feature rich and good looking docking station for Apple´s media players (iPods) and phones (iPhones).

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Introduction, Features and Specs


Today we take a closer look at a useful gadget for Apple mobile device owners, Australian based Z{DOCKS} send us their latest product which allows you to easily play back audio and video from your Apple device to your TV and/or Hifi.

The aptly named AV{DOCK} is shipped in a shock proof cardboard box , after travelling across a few thousand miles the AV{DOCK} arrived in good condition on our doorstep.

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On the front and back of the box you can see all the features, we’ve listed them below for your convience.

Product Features
  • Infra-red remote control, functions: Play/Pause, Skip forward, skip back, Fwd/Rwd, On/Off – applies to current mode on iPod; Music, Video, Photo slide show
  • ‘Clean-Path’ signal PCB layout, optimised design reduces interference and degradation to audio and video performance
  • Utilises iPod’s 30-pin dock connector, the cleanest way to transfer signals from the device
  • Gold plated RCA rear facing discreet Audio Out Left and Right connectors for easy access
  • Gold plated RCA rear facing discreet Component Video Out connector for easy access
  • S-video 7-Pin socket rear facing for easy access
  • Discreet USB 2.0 connector, located underneath with rear facing cable guidance detail
  • Fast charge (via mains USB plug and cable), USB trickle charge provided when connected (via the USB cable supplied) to a compatible PC/Mac
  • Soft non-marking anti-slip rubber feet to provide a stable base for your iPod
  • Ergonomically derived viewing angle (15 degrees from vertical)
  • Durable painted finish on casting and specific plastic components

    Box Contents

    Inside the box you’ll find a truckload of plastic plates as these allow the different models to fit nicely inside the AV{DOCK}.

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  • Base unit
  • Remote control with lithium battery, (remove Battery isolation tag to operate)
  • USB 2.0 cable, male connectors: 1.6 metre USB A (connect to PC/Mac) to USB 2.0 (connect to iDock)
  • USB mains wall plug (power adaptor), Australia plug type
  • Adapter plates for the following devices:
  • iPhone 3G & 3GS 8GB 16GB 32GB
  • iPod nano 1st generation 1GB 2GB 4GB
  • iPod 5th generation (video) 30GB
  • iPod 5th generation (video) 60GB 80GB
  • iPod nano 2nd generation (aluminium) 2GB 4GB 8GB
  • iPod nano 3rd generation 4GB 8GB
  • iPod nano 4th 8GB 16GB
  • iPod Classic 160GB
  • iPod Classic 80GB 120GB
  • iPod Touch 8GB 16GB 32GB

  • Adapter plate removal tool
  • User guide
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    Comment from jmke @ 2014/02/05
    a small Z-Dock made for 30-pin apple devices , now lives on with a €2.5 braided lightening cable and some filing action