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Line Level Audio w/ iPhone 5, iPad Mini & Other Lightning Devices

iPhone 5. 4th Gen iPad. iPad Mini. New iPod Touch and Nano. It’s only been 2 months and the Lightning connector is already here in full force. In the short amount of time since its release, we’ve heard a lot of people asking if there’s a way to get line level audio from that new connector. We were curious of this ourselves up until last week when our Lightning to 30-pin adapters arrived. Thankfully, all CableJive products worked just fine with both adapters, and we reported it here on the blog.

Then we remembered how many people were searching for this specific solution, so hopefully this post helps. Both our LineOut Pro and +USB Line Out Dock cables, when paired with either Lightning to 30-pin adapter, will allow you to get high quality line level audio right from your new iPhone 5 or other Lightning equipped iDevice. If you’ve been looking for this solution, then look no further.

My iPhone 5 Dock with Lightning Connector

ImageEver since the iPhone 5 arrived I’ve been missing being able to throw it on the dock on my bedstand at night and have it fully charged in the morning. Right now there are no docks for the new Lightning devices, everyone waiting for Apple to authorize manufacturers to move forward, or to see what the grey market brings.

Enter the iPhone 5 Lego dock station, which my son and I built today using plans from The Daily Brick. It takes some unusual pieces, but a little digging in our “legoland” room we found everything we needed and even some parts to give it a splash of CableJive color. I wouldn’t say it’s the most stable solution, upon completion we immediately had ideas to make it better, but it will do until we decide it’s worth re-engineering to make it more stable and robust.

Of course, if you have an iPhone 5 or other Lightning device and need to dock to an older speaker or car system with a 30-pin connector you can always pick up a dockBoss iPhone 5 Kit which lets you charge and listen to your iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th gen or iPod nano 7th gen on an older speaker dock.

New CableJive HQ Final Update!

My last update on our new HQ showed our nearly-finished office space a week prior to our move-in date. That was almost 3 months ago. We did move in right on time, on August 1st, but as anyone who’s ever moved before knows it takes a while to get settled in. We’ve just recently finished decorating, and we feel quite at home now, so you get to see the complete finished product! Here’s a quick photo-tour of the place:

When you step off the elevator now, this is the first thing you’ll see. Incase you have trouble finding the only office on the 3rd floor (I’m sure we’ll have neighbors soon):

After a quick left turn, you’ll be greeted by a super tall wooden door, with an equally tall glass window next to it. This is how you’ll know you’ve come to the right place:

The first thing you’ll see when you walk in is our new cozy waiting/lounge area. Having started this company modestly in an attic, it’s so cool to see this space with our logo graphic on the wall. And sure you could sit in those chairs, but come on, that orange couch is legit. And nap-approved, as some employees can already vouch for. There’s tic-tac-toe and some Macworld mags to occupy your time, but we’re sure you’d rather just stare at your phone instead:

…or, since we’re located right outside of Boston, you could stare at this beautiful photo of the Zakim Bridge across the way:

Right around the corner is our new kitchen area. The mini-fridge and microwave are the only things that came over from our previous kitchen area, which was akin to a dark, cave-like nook with 1 table. Needless to say, we’re ecstatic to have a sink and cabinets now (though I’m pretty sure no one has eaten at that table yet):

Here’s a close-up look at our new conference room, which is already getting a ton of use:

Directly across from that is the “warehouse / order fulfillment” area. Very happy to have the additional space in here:

Here’s a look down the hall at the rest of the office. In the middle there is our “CES Simulator” which is currently in the very-early stages:

Here’s another shot of the CES area to bring the whole office space together. Anyone who saw us at CES 2012 will remember that structure. We’re getting a bunch of new graphics done for it, in addition to a ton of other improvements to our CES experience overall. Be sure you come see us if you make it out this year:

And lastly, incase you’re curious about what the offices look like, here’s a shot of mine. Pretty standard office-fare, but the big windows are nice. It’s certainly an improvement over my old one. I’ll get around to decorating those plain walls…eventually:

Well, other than some similar offices and storage closets, that’s pretty much that. This new office space is practically a dream come true for us, and we couldn’t be happier with our new home here at 350 Main St. in Malden, MA. Looking forward to the next few years here for sure!

Lightning to 30-pin Adapter Compatibility

Now that the official Lightning to 30-pin adapters are out, more than a few of you will be anxiously testing to see if your favorite 30-pin accessories will be compatible with your new iDevices. Well, if your favorite accessories include CableJive products (and why wouldn’t they), then we have some good news for you. We got our adapters in, along with a shiny new iPod Nano, and in our tests we encountered no issues with any of our existing products. So for the legions of you losing sleep wondering if you’ll still be able to use your dockStubz, or any other CableJive product with your new lightning-equipped iDevices, you can now rest easy. Provided you have an adapter, of course.