Decent iPad/iPod cables? iPad and iPod usb cables infuriate me. The cables invariably fray at the connector junction, and the cable coating on several has simply disintegrated. Is there anywhere I can get solid iStuff cables that won't need replaced every 3 months? Preferably with some sort of reinforcement at the connector junctions? An Amazon search just gives me miles of what I presume is junk.
While reading the iPod anniversary post
, I remembered that I had a 2nd-gen iPod tucked away. It only has a Firewire port. My Macbook is long retired. If I buy a Firewire to USB adapter, will I be able to use the iPod as a hard disk? (And get the music files off it?) Will it charge the iPod? What is the best adapter (or brand) to buy? [more inside]
Cheap wall USB charger seems to interfere with iPod headphones, do I just need a better charger? [more inside]
How can I get rid of the audio interference caused when I use a 12v charger with an mp3 player in my car? [more inside]
I want to buy a car stereo with a USB input. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Maybe 3 out of every 5 times I plug my iPod in, it causes Windows to wig out my USB ports until I restart. Can we make it stop doing this? [more inside]
is there software or a trick to shut down my computer after an ipod finishes charging? [more inside]
Where would you go to get a cheap iPhone/iPod wall charger and/or USB cable? [more inside]
My iPod has recently stopped communicating (almost) entirely with my computer. I'm really at a loss to explain it. [more inside]
How efficiently do the current generation of USB only iPods run off of PC USB ports? [more inside]
Connected our two iPods, both devices got this error message, on windows xp.
Any ideas why transferring files to my ipod (over usb 2.0) starts out fast then gradually slows to a crawl? [more inside]
My new HP printer/scanner/copier doesn't want to play nice with ... well, everything. [more inside]
Does the iPod Nano (2nd generation) work as a mass usb storage device ON MAC? The answers I found suggest it does this only on Windows. Oddly Apple's own specs say nothing about it. But many reviews mention it.
Yet ANOTHER Ipod question: This morning it was working great, now it is dead as a doornail. Please help me bring my Ipod back to life! It is too young to die. [more inside]
My 5-year-old Dell stopped recognizing my USB devices. What's going on? How can I fix it? [more inside]
Is there a way to back up the songs on my iPod to a USB flash drive?
I'm having trouble connecting my iPod to my PC and to an external speaker system. [more inside]
Hello MetaFilter. This is my first question, so I thought I'd start with something easy. I'm looking for a a USB hub that runs off it's own adapter. Any recommendations? [more inside]
Why does my PowerBook G4 take so long to recognize my 60g iPod? [more inside]
Can a Mac-formatted iPod and a Linux box play nicely together? [more inside]
An iPod question that has me stumped. I have an old firewire only iPod (2nd generation). I would like to sync it to a Windows computer that has an absolute lack to slots for a PCI card, but has four open usb 2 slots. I cannot find any sort of converter. Does anyone know if such a thing exists? They seem so similar.