Back To School Giveaway Week 1 Winner!

Week 1 of our Back To School Giveaway 2012 was a big hit! Thanks to everyone who entered, and a special thanks to anyone who took the time to share the giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Our 1st winner was drawn on August 24th:

Congratulations to Estella Miller who won $50 to our webstore at!

If you were not our lucky winner, there’s no need to fret. We’re just getting warmed up, so if you want your shot at winning a $100 iTunes Gift Card, head on over to our Contests page and enter now!

CableJive’s Back To School Giveaway Going On Now!

We’re wrapping up Summer with a bang by giving you the chance to win an iPod Touch, a New iPad (3rd Generation) & other great prizes in CableJive’s Back To School Giveaway 2012. And the best news is, you can enter right now!

This giveaway runs from August 17th – September 14th. We’re giving away a prize every week, and you can earn up to 6 total entries by using the buttons on the Contest page to share this giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, & Pintrest.

Prize drawings will take place at 2 PM EST every Friday for the duration of this contest. At that time the entries will reset, so make sure you come back and enter each week for your shot at every prize! And of couse, good luck everyone!

dockBoss Compatibility Help

Our dockBoss and dockBoss+ cables have helped thousands of people connect non-iPod devices to a growing variety of previously iDevice-exclusive music systems. With standard docking stations, like the Bose SoundDock and countless others, compatibility has been excellent almost across the board. However, when it comes to home theater or car-oriented systems, there are still some that don’t want to play nice. Here’s a good way to tell ahead of time whether or not a dockBoss cable will be compatible with your system:

Find (or borrow) an iPod or iPhone and connect it to your system. If upon connecting, the iPod/iPhone gets locked onto a screen that reads “accessory connected” or something similar (see example on right), and you find yourself unable to use the controls on the iPod/iPhone, there’s a good chance the dockBoss won’t work for you.

Here’s why: Systems that lock an iPod or iPhone’s screen and control mechanism use a digital audio interface, which specifically requires an iPod or iPhone to be connected. These systems are custom-built, with elements like control, data, playlists, etc., all deeply ingrained in their own unique software. It isn’t simply good enough to “trick” those systems into thinking an iPod is connected because they actually require the ability to continuously communicate with an iDevice on a system-specific level.

If you find that your system does not lock the iPod/iPhone’s screen and controls, then there’s a good chance a dockBoss cable WILL work for you. These systems use an analog audio interface, which generally jives quite well with dockBoss cables, allowing you to listen to whatever your heart desires from your favorite non-iDevice.

So next time you’re unsure if the dockBoss will work for you, borrow an iPod or iPhone and see if you get locked out. If not, then you should be good to go. As always feel free to email any specific questions to us at