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Bitzie first impressions

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When using the camera connector on the iPad the signal out is digital not analogue.
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Cheers Miguel. I desperately want to buy the Bitzie but..... My music is all iPod or iPhone based for convenience, & I only bought 16gb ipad as I never intended to use it for anything else but emails, Internet, few apps & reading mags/books. I've just done a quick google search to see if a camera adapter works with iPhone & iPod & it appears it sadly doesn't. I'd be greatly appreciative if there is a way to utilise the benefits of the Bitzie with my iphone & iPod, if someone discovers how, let me know& I vice versa. This is one of the incredibly frustrating things about Apple! I fear currently the Bitzie won't add anything more to what I achieve from the superb voyager with the iPhone & iPod. Bloody Apple, I've bought the goods, I should choose how I use them I Hasten to add that I don't view this as a deficiency of the Bitzie, but the tight control Apple exerts on its products to wring out as much money as they possibly can, the old made for iPhone, iPod moniker.

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Jon sent me the loan Bitzie this morning (Big smile) and I gave it quick whirl with my iPad at lunchtime, using the camera connector, Denon 7000 and AKG 450 headphones (simultaneously). Once I'd maxed the iPad's volume, there was plenty of high-volume, high quality sound coming from both sets of headphones. This was playing FLACs being streamed from my Squeezebox server into the iPeng app. [Visions of hot sunny days relaxing in the garden with true hi-fi sound are really enticing . . LOL]. More testing in various scenarios to follow, meanwhile some pictures . . 





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Originally posted by Jog3004 Jog3004 wrote:

I've just done a quick google search to see if a camera adapter works with iPhone & iPod & it appears it sadly doesn't.
I've just checked it out - and it doesn't work . . . Cry (That's trying an iPod Touch and an iPhone 4S).

(I guess the surprise is that audio comes out of it from the iPad.)

Such a shame  - but at least the Voyager's around to bump up the audio quality . . .Wink
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As you will know, we don't do any 'made for Apple' products and therefore I'm not at all surprised that Apple products don't cater for use of third party products such as ours with their products...

...to get that, a manufacturer has to pay Apple 'big bucks'.

However, the company Apple love to sue - Samsung - makes user friendly smartphones (Galaxy S3 running Android Jellybean) which let you have what you want.

Perhaps it was the charisma of Steve Jobs? But he's gone now, so I personally just don't see the appeal of buying something that restricts you.

If I were in the market for a mobile device it would have to be Samsung.
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Originally posted by Graham Slee Graham Slee wrote:

As you will know, we don't do any 'made for Apple' products and therefore I'm not at all surprised that Apple products don't cater for use of third party products such as ours with their products...

...to get that, a manufacturer has to pay Apple 'big bucks'.

However, the company Apple love to sue - Samsung - makes user friendly smartphones (Galaxy S3 running Android Jellybean) which let you have what you want.

Perhaps it was the charisma of Steve Jobs? But he's gone now, so I personally just don't see the appeal of buying something that restricts you.

If I were in the market for a mobile device it would have to be Samsung.
Having been in the Apple camp from sometime before Steve Jobs returned to the company, I'll be sticking with them, but i have no interest in playing music from a mobile device other than in the car anyway. It was the charismatic Steve Jobs, not Tim Cook, who wanted to sue Samsung.
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Originally posted by morris_minor morris_minor wrote:


Originally posted by Jog3004 Jog3004 wrote:

I've just done a quick google search to see if a camera adapter works with iPhone & iPod & it appears it sadly doesn't.

I've just checked it out - and it doesn't work . . . Cry (That's trying an iPod Touch and an iPhone 4S).

(I guess the surprise is that audio comes out of it from the iPad.)

Such a shame  - but at least the Voyager's around to bump up the audio quality . . .Wink
One of these should sort it. http://www.futureshop.co.uk/audioquest-forest-usb-to-ipodipadiphone-cable-075m-p-5578.html#.UTECzGtYCSM
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