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    Do docks exist which stream music without speakers?

    I know that's a tough question to word in the topic, but -- I'm looking for a simple iPad dock that doesn't have speakers built in, but can stream music to speakers. I'm setting up a room at work which will have an iPod and iPad dock available for my employees to drop their players onto, which will be connected to a set of speakers that already exists. All the docks I find on Amazon appear to be charge-only. Does such a thing exist for the iPad like it does for the iPod?

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    Have a look here...there are several ways of using Bluetooth to stream from the iPad to an existing set of speakers equipped with a Bluetooth receiver.

    How to connect your iPad/iPhone to Bluetooth speakers | Crave - CNET

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    Get an airport express to connect to your amp/ speakers and then just use one of those charging docks. You should then be able to AirPlay your music to the airport express.

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    Both of which are $100+ options. Maybe "stream" was the wrong word. I want sound to come out of the iPad, via the dock connector, and radiate from a speaker system, which already exists, via a 3.5mm jack or whatever.

    I'm looking for a $15 dock with a 3.5mm jack, not a full-featured Bluetooth setup.

    Apparently I can't post a link on here but if you search Amazon for "Apple Dock Kit for iPod 4G", you'll find a little piece of plastic that's seven bucks and allows you to dock and charge your iPod, and has a 3.5mm jack to send to a speaker system. Does such a beast not exist for the iPad?

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    Also, not 100% sure why this was moved to "iPad Help"...?

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    There was no mention of budget in your OP. Anyway why not just use a cable from the headphone socket then.

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    Or, if you want a dock, just buy the iPad dock from Apple.

    Apple iPad Dock - Apple Store (UK)

    (it's available from the US Apple Store too)

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    Lots of the docks have audio outputs, or for those that don't you could plug a cheap dock-connector/audio cable to give you the output to your stereo.

    Or just use a 3.5mm cable plugged into the headphone socket.

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    I'm trying to avoid using the headphone socket since we're switching over to Square for some of our credit card processing, which uses the headphone jack. That's why I'm looking for a dock with one.

    I didn't know the Apple dock had a line out. That would have solved the whole question. I never saw one in any of the pictures, and it didn't mention it on Amazon's site. Thanks.


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