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. [more inside]
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.