June 3rd 2010
By Mike Flaminio
The DockXtender from CableJive ($25.95/$31.95 in two or six foot lengths) is pretty simply described as a 30-pin dock extension cable. The product extends Apple's dock connector as a male-female cable. It can plug into any 30-pin cable to extend it or be placed between a docking accessory and an Apple device. In the example below, we connect the iPad to the Apple Keyboard Dock while using another stand for horizontal viewing. Pretty spiffy.
This is CableJive's second effort at such a cable and the company tells us the new version improves on the first. The DockXtender adds support for video signals and the connector is smaller to fit with iPhones in bulky cases.
Check back for IGM's full video review of the DockXtender.
DockXtender acts as data extension cord for Apple's iDevice docks