I was looking for an iPod dock that had outputs to connect directly to my computer, and other audio sources, and the iOctopus was one of the very few that had both line and headphone mini-jack ( 3.5mm) outputs.
Since my computer has an Altec subwoofer/satellite setup, it easily outperforms any standalone iPod dock that I've seen so far.
It works on both my iPod Nano 5th generation and iPod Touch 4th generation.
However, only the skip forward, reverse, pause, power button, and volume +/- button functions work.
I'm fine with that, as I turn it on, set to random (shuffle) mode, and never touch it until I turn it off.
If you're looking for a dock that will access all the menus and features on your iPod, this isn't for you.
It also charges the iPod's battery when docked.
It has a bright, adjustable display, and docks both my Nano and Touch with no adaptors.
When I first plugged it in, something had scrambled it's internal logic circuit, and it refused to work properly.
Following Sangean's system reset instructions cleared everything, and it has worked fine ever since.
I haven't tried it, but it also has inputs for playing audio from an SD card or USB source.
It is very well built, with a solid feel to the buttons.
The remote works clear across my room with no problem.
It's a quality unit, but it is expensive for what it does.
Unfortunately, there are very few iPod docks out there that had the features I needed.
I hope this unit proves to be as reliable as it looks on the outside.
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