iPod Touch 2G doesn’t Like Bose Sounddock 1G!

Warning  - cannot charge device!

Warning - cannot charge device!

Not happy Jan.

Got my early birthday present a few weeks ago, a Bose

SoundDock, which happily cranks out tunes and charges the iPod Touch 1G. Only been waiting for about three years, ever since Natalie Bassingthwaighte (who was still in Neighbours and just starting with Rogue Traders) raved about how she took hers everywhere.

Then, last week had the good fortune (thank you Network Ten!) to get the iPod Touch 2G with the nice silver trim, slightly lighter form factor (maybe that’s an illusion) and best of all, the built-in speaker.

Husband immediately pounced on the 2G but after he purchased some skins and covers that were designed for the 1G, was convinced to do an exchange.

So imagine my horror tonight when I docked the 2G and got the warning message that the device was incompatible with the Sounddock and won’t charge. Argh! Should we ever have an all night party (haha) looks like we will be using the 1G to pump out the tunes or going back to the iPod video.

This of course now explains why the Bose SoundDock was suddenly on sale for $349, which is $100 less than usual. There was small print saying not all iPods may be compatible but my husband is pretty sure he asked and was told the iPod Touch would work.

So, music lovers, if you want an iPod Touch 2G and a Bose SoundDock that charges it, make sure to buy SoundDock 2 or apparently the portable version (both in the $449 price range).

I will either have to swap back to the 1G or get used to charging on USB overnight before a big day of music. Incidentally the 2G apparently doesn’t work on the Belkin charger in husband’s car, either, he just assumed it was old and faulty (the charger, though, same could be said of the car!)

There is lots of information here: Apple iPod Touch 2G incompatibility thread