PowerPortz: Full Power Multi-port Car Charger – Available Now!

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Introducing PowerPortz: CableJive’s new high powered multi-port car charger! We’re in the thick of vacation season, and these days it’s nearly impossible to travel without your favorite smartphone or tablet. One surefire way to make your trip worse is for you (or your passengers) to run out of power on the road. Our new PowerPortz will help guarantee that NEVER happens again!

PowerPortz provides 2 obvious benefits right off the bat: tons of power for all your devices and tons of ports for you & your passengers to connect to. It provides a total of 4 USB power ports: 2 ports directly on the DC connector plug gives easy power access to the front-seats, and 2 additional ports built into an extension pack are capable of reaching up to 6 feet, giving power access to the back seats as well. The extension pack includes a simple mounting-clip, allowing you to quickly and easily secure it to your seat-back pocket. All 4 ports are capable of delivering a full 2.4 Amps of power, enough to charge 4 iPads at once! You’ll never worry about in-car power for your smartphones or tablets again!

We want everyone to experience the difference PowerPortz can make for you & your passengers this summer, which is why we’re offering a special launch-week coupon code good for 15% off PowerPortz or anything else we sell. After all, you just might need some more charging cables to go with it!

Save 15% by using this coupon code at checkout: POWERPORTZ16
(Sale ends 8/22/2016)

Or, if you prefer to use your Amazon Prime benefits:
Shop PowerPortz on Amazon Prime
(coupon code not valid on Amazon)

We’re excited to get the PowerPortz into your hands so you can experience it for yourself. We hope you find it as useful as we do. Thanks as always for your incredible support!

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Poll Results

blogAlright, the results are in! Our customers have been voting with their clicks all week, telling us whether the iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S4 is their dream-smartphone of the future (or present). Here’s how it ended up:

iPhone 5:     75.4%
Galaxy S4:   24.6%

Obviously iPhone 5 was the reigning champ, and that hasn’t changed much, but the Galaxy S4 taking practically a quarter of the vote is more impressive than expected. It’ll be interesting to see how Apple’s announcement later this month might change opinions.

Well, the voting is over, but the savings are not. We’re keeping the discount pages open over the weekend at least, so head over to www.cablejive.com and choose your device to save 15% on select items now!

iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Sale

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Since the release of the S3, Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones have risen to become the only true challenger to the iPhone’s market dominance to-date. And now, with the release of the new Galaxy S4, the question of switching from iOS to Android is bigger and more prevalent than ever before.

Because we’re a curious lot, we want to know what YOU think. So head over to our homepage right now and tell us which device you want to buy next (or currently own, if that’s the case). Simply click on the “iPhone 5” or “Samsung Galaxy S4” side of the main homepage image to make your choice. From there, you’ll be taken to a corresponding section of our website where we have select items for whichever device you chose marked at 15% off!

We’ll announce the results of this little experiment on Friday 6/7, so stay tuned for that if you’re interested. Either way, make your choice known, and save some $ in the process.

FREE iStubz Bundle With Every dockBoss Purchase!

Mar15_2013We’ve been getting into the giving mood here at CableJive, so it might be worth a few seconds of your day every now and then to check for any promotions we’re running. They’re a good way to either save some cash or at least get something extra. Like this one we just started today, for instance:

From now until March 20th we’re giving away a free iStubz Bundle with the purchase of any dockBoss cable from our web-store at www.cablejive.com. The iStubz are the perfect travel-sized sync and charge cable for any 30-pin iDevice, and in the bundle comes not one, but both versions of iStubz (7cm and 22cm lengths)!

We realize if you’re getting the dockBoss because you want to connect non-iDevices to iPod speaker docks there’s a chance you don’t actually own an iDevice yourself. That may be true, but if so, I bet you know someone who does! So at the very least, you get a dockBoss, and you get to give someone else a gift on us. Go ahead, take the credit. They’ll never know it was free. We won’t rat you out. Promise!

samDock: Listen and charge your Samsung phone on your iPod or iPhone dock


Announced at CES 2013, samDock broke ground as the first & only cable dedicated to connecting Samsung Galaxy devices to iPod speaker docks & audio systems. If you’re a Galaxy SIII or Note user, it’s never been easier give your favorite Android device access to the wide world of 30-pin audio docks currently on the market (and getting cheaper by the day!). One simple connection to charge your device and listen to your favorite tunes in stunning quality. Don’t believe us? Check out our samDock video above to see it in action.

samDock Troubleshooting

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Note: “Audio Output Mode” setting not included in Galaxy S5. As a result, unfortunately, the samDock is not compatible with the Galaxy S5. These customers should see our dockBoss5 adapter.

Our new samDock cable opens up a world of options for Samsung Galaxy SIII & Note II owners to connect to a variety of high-quality iPod docks and speaker systems for charging, listening to audio, and syncing data. Never before has such a solution been created specifically for Galaxy devices. In most cases it is a seamless, plug-and-play accessory giving you instant access to your docking system’s features. However, we were just made aware of a very particular setting that may be preventing the samDock from working for some customers  right off the bat. The good news is, there’s a simple solution.

If you connect your Galaxy SIII or Note II to a docking station with the samDock and you are able to get charging but not audio, you’ll want to make sure that you have enabled your device to send audio through it’s micro USB connector. To do this, go into the settings menu, click on the “Accessory” tab, and ensure “Audio output mode” is selected with a check mark (see image). On some devices, that “Accessory” tab may be named “Dock” instead, but the menu you’ll find within is the same, and the solution is just as simple. If you have confirmed that Audio output mode is enabled and you still have trouble getting the samDock to work, please don’t hesitate to contact our service department at www.cablejive.com/service and we’ll be happy to help you further from there.

dockBoss air How-To-Pair Videos

Our dockBoss air has proven to be quite popular since it was launched two weeks back, and we’re truly thankful for the positive response. In an effort to help our customers get connected to their dockBoss airs more quickly and easily, we’ve put together a couple short videos showing you how to pair it with both Apple and Android devices via Bluetooth. You can find both videos on our dockBoss air product page, or view them below. Happy pairing!

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Android Devices:

dockBoss air Wireless Bluetooth Adapter for iPod Speaker Docks

It’s a crazy day for us here at CableJive, as we launch our biggest non-cable product yet, the dockBoss air. Those familiar with our dockBoss line of products know that they’re designed to help expand the compatibility of 30-pin iPod speaker docks to connect with a wider range of devices, and it’s with the dockBoss air that we take that concept to its true (and logical) next level.

dockBoss air is a small adapter that connectes any Bluetooth-enabled audio device to your iPod speaker docks and systems, allowing you to stream HiFi audio wirelessly. It pairs with your devices quickly and easily so connecting to your systems is as simple as being in range. It’s powered by the docking station / system itself, so no need for chargers or batteries. Perfect for Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, or new lightning-equipped iDevice users looking to get a working speaker dock for their audio players, or classic iPod, iPad, & iPhone users just looking to go wireless. Not to mention streaming audio from your PC, tablet, or laptop. Plus, if you have an AUX input in your car, you can pair it with our +USB Line Out Dock Cable and a USB car charger like our dualCarCharge and instantly add Bluetooth wireless audio to your car!

There’s never been a better time to be the boss of your dock. Our dockBoss air is available right now:

http://www.cablejive.com/products/dockBoss-air.html

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 service@cablejive.com

dockBoss+ Now Available w/ Female USB & Audio Connectors!

Our dockBoss+ cable has made it possible for thousands of of users connect non-Apple devices to their favorite iPod docks and speaker systems; allowing them to listen to audio AND charge where it was not possible before. Its Micro USB connector is compatible with hundreds of the latest gadgets, but it certainly doesn’t cover everybody. What if you need a longer audio connection? Or even worse, what if your device doesn’t utilize a Micro USB connector?

Starting today, don’t worry about it. Due to popular demand, we’ve added a new version of our hit dockBoss+ cable that provides a female standard USB connector for charging, and a female 3.5mm audio port. And, it’s available right now!

Use any length AUX cable you want to get the audio connection that works for you, and use whichever USB-based power cable that came with your device to charge it. Now, no mater what mobile device you use, you can truly be the boss of your dock!