CableJive LineOut Pro offers line-level audio output via dock connector


If you're looking to deliver music from your iPhone/iPad/iPod, the easiest is to run a headphone jack into an auxiliary input. This might be a home theater amp, car stereo, or some kind of boombox. This works well enough, except the headphone jack is designed to drive consumer headphones while most of the audio devices mentioned are expecting line level audio. That headphone jack could be as much as half juice of a conventional audio component.

The best, and thus most expensive option is to install a dedicated DAC between an iDevice and stereo, but a much more affordable solution is to look at line out dock adapters. The cables are essentially a 30-pin connector on one end and a stereo analog cable on the other. And that brings us to the new 3-foot long LineOut Pro from Cable Jive.

CableJive's LineOut Pro cable gives you access to high-quality line-level audio from the 30-pin connector on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod. On one end, a premium male 30-pin connector that attaches to the bottom of your iPad, iPhone, or iPod and is compatible with any case, cover & skin on the market. On the other end, a gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo audio plug alows you to connect that audio through a variety of systems. Plug into your car, portable stereo, or home entertainment system and hear the difference high-quality line-level audio provides.

The LineOut Pro is available now for $10.95 and is compatible with all iPad, iPhone, and iPods except the shuffle.

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