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Ruark develops lightning adapter for existing iPod docks

Ruark Audio has come up with a neat solution for customers who own one of its existing docks with the old Apple 30-pin connector, but who now have a new iPhone/iPod/iPad with the smaller Lightning connector.

Called the Lightning Adapter Support (LAS), the device allows Ruark's R2i and R4i docks to work with new-generation iDevices. It combines the old 30-pin connector inside its casing with a polished stainless steel support bar to reduce strain on the connector.

The Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter then slots in the top of the LAS, with the iDevice connecting on top.

Customers will be able to buy the Ruark adapter for £7.99 from Ruark Audio dealers from february. The Apple Lightning adapter costs £25.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.