Feeds
80%
Cambridge Audio iD100 professional iOS device dock

Cambridge Audio iD100 hi-fi dock

Digital-only interface for audiophiles

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Review The Cambridge Audio iD100 is a dock with apparent delusions of grandeur. Brushed aluminium bodywork and a surfeit of serious connectivity signal a determination to squeeze every last drop of performance from any iOS device that comes its way.

 Clearly it takes the music on my iPod far more seriously than I do.

Cambridge Audio iD100 professional iOS device dock

Cambridge Audio's iD100 accommodates all but the earliest iOS devices

The iD100 works with Pod, Phone, Touch and Pad, and ships with a selection of docking adaptors to ensure all are sitting comfortably. The largest cushion predictably accommodates the iPad, but there are also rubber stabilisers for the iPhone 3G/3GS, iPod Touch (generations one to three) and Nano (3G-5G).

Frankly, parking an iPad on a puny iPod dock seems a recipe for disaster, but this unit holds it well. The iD100 is low and heavy, and has meaningful rubber boots.

The iD100 is nothing if not versatile. In addition to coaxial and optical digital outputs, it sports an AES/EBU XLR connector. This rather esoteric option is more likely to be encountered in recording studios and is designed to interface with a matching balanced digital input on a DAC, amp or mixer.

Cambridge Audio iD100 professional iOS device dock

No analogue outputs here, it's digital-only with three interfaces to choose from

There is also a component and composite video output. A little rocker on the rear toggles between the two. Using the component output you can watch your 720p iTunes downloads in HD. Helpfully, Cambridge Audio bundles a mini-jack to component cable in the box. If you provide your own mini-jack to s-video lead, you can even output SD with separated luminance and chroma. Bit of a forgotten trick that one.

Other ports include an IR remote input, for use with an IR repeater, and a USB B connector which allows you to sync when using the dock.

Cambridge Audio iD100 professional iOS device dock

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Next page: A good feed

More from The Register

next story
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras
Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad
Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium?
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.