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Ipod Nano and USB 2.0?
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navee
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Oct 9, 2005, 11:23 AM
 
I ordered my Ipod nano do I need usb 2.0 can I use the old one????????? and anyone know where I can buy cases for it from a Canadian website?
     
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Oct 9, 2005, 12:03 PM
 
You can use USB 1.1. Thats what I'm doing. I dont know about your case thing though. Go on Apple.ca
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Oct 9, 2005, 01:39 PM
 
Hi,

Don't mind if I jump into this thread with a more specific question:

I'm using an iMac G3 500Mhz Snow (Summer 2000), which I presume has USB1.1? Will the Nano charge while connected to my iMac?

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Oct 9, 2005, 01:42 PM
 
I have usb 1.1 I hope it works I also have the same question will it charge if I have the older version of the usb 2.0
     
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Oct 9, 2005, 04:28 PM
 
USB 1.1 WILL WORK, it will just be slower. The USB standard is completely backward compatible.

MUST you buy Canadian? I got my stuff from www.eforcity.com, in California, and they're quite nice. Inexpensive, too.

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Oct 10, 2005, 11:59 AM
 
thx for the help
     
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Oct 10, 2005, 01:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter
MUST you buy Canadian?
I think he was asking because many US manufactures don't even ship to Canada, take Canadian orders and even worse you get taxed through the ass when it comes over the border.

I ordered 2 invisible iPod Nano shields and I got hit with like $50 and that is before I get taxed (if at all).

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Oct 10, 2005, 01:22 PM
 
The Apple tech notes make quite a mess of this... http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=93845

The "note" says you can charge a Mini over 1.1, but must be a powered hub or direct USB port.. then it says you can charge a nano over FW (but not sync), but does not mention if the nano works over USB 1.1... seems a curious ommission.

(tho I thought Macintouch had reports of some ppl seeing odd results using the non-FW iPods on a FW report.. maybe those were just fringe results.)

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Oct 10, 2005, 04:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by Severed Hand of Skywalker
I think he was asking because many US manufactures don't even ship to Canada, take Canadian orders and even worse you get taxed through the ass when it comes over the border.

I ordered 2 invisible iPod Nano shields and I got hit with like $50 and that is before I get taxed (if at all).
YOW!!! I've ordered stuff from Canada and not had that sort of problem at all. And I didn't know that some U.S. vendors don't ship to Canada-I can't imagine why other than avoiding having to deal with Customs. Bummer.

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Oct 11, 2005, 09:56 PM
 
Errr... i don't mean to flog a dead horse, but can anyone confirm if the Nano will charge on a direct USB1.1?

I went to my local Apple Retailer (Authorized Reseller) and the guys there told me it WON'T charge.

Then the Apple Doc is decidedly vague.

Cripes, all i want for Christmas is a Nano that will charge!
     
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Oct 12, 2005, 12:38 AM
 
Originally Posted by buggsuperstar
Errr... i don't mean to flog a dead horse, but can anyone confirm if the Nano will charge on a direct USB1.1?

I went to my local Apple Retailer (Authorized Reseller) and the guys there told me it WON'T charge.

Then the Apple Doc is decidedly vague.

Cripes, all i want for Christmas is a Nano that will charge!

It DOES charge over USB 1.

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Oct 12, 2005, 01:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by Severed Hand of Skywalker
It DOES charge over USB 1.
Thanks!

Now I'm pretty disappointed with the level of knowledge at my local Apple reseller. They assured me it wouldn't charge, and tried to sell an Apple USB Charger to me for an additional 50 bucks.

Methinks they were trying to pull a fast one on me.

Bad bad Apple Reseller....
     
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Oct 12, 2005, 09:27 AM
 
You should note that when your computer is asleep it WILL NOT CHARGE ANYTHING. So having an AC-powered USB charger is a Good Thing. Is that what they were offering you? (And shouldn't a new iPod of any model come with its own AC charger?)

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Oct 12, 2005, 10:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter
(And shouldn't a new iPod of any model come with its own AC charger?)
The nano doesn't...not sure about the Shuffle, but I expect it doesn't, either.
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Oct 12, 2005, 11:41 AM
 
Interesting. I'd still get an AC charger if I got a Nano, just because I like having options.

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Oct 12, 2005, 12:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter
You should note that when your computer is asleep it WILL NOT CHARGE ANYTHING. So having an AC-powered USB charger is a Good Thing. Is that what they were offering you? (And shouldn't a new iPod of any model come with its own AC charger?)
Very few ipods come with the AC chargers. The mini that I have sure didn't.
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Oct 12, 2005, 12:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter
You should note that when your computer is asleep it WILL NOT CHARGE ANYTHING. So having an AC-powered USB charger is a Good Thing. Is that what they were offering you? (And shouldn't a new iPod of any model come with its own AC charger?)
Very few ipods come with the AC chargers. The mini that I have sure didn't.
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Oct 12, 2005, 04:58 PM
 
I had assumed that since our full-sized Photo iPods came with them that all iPods did. My bad-though I still like having that option.

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