Gift idea: Apple updates Universal Dock with Apple remote, more

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Apple Universal Dock width=Apple has quietly updated their Universal Dock product in the Apple Store. Instead of containing just the dock and various different device connectors, the product now comes with Apple’s $19 aluminum remote, as well as an extra USB cord and wall charger. Furthermore, the connectors in the current product are molded to fit any of the following Apple products: iPhone 4/3GS/3G, second-, third-, and fourth-generation iPod touch, and the fifth-generation iPod nano. All that said, Apple has also raised the price from $49 to $59.

Still, with the additional hardware added to this box of goodies, it may make a good christmas gift idea. With the advent of features like AirPlay on iOS 4.2, it’s making it easier to control your music from anywhere. That means you could not only use this dock in your computer room, you could plug it in almost anywhere and use it to control your music from anywhere in the house while still charging your device. Pretty neat stuff.

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