I was interested in Robman84’s Loox 720 from a comment he made about it concerning connecting it directly to a Boss Micro BR.

The Loox has the wonderful (and sadly rare) feature of supporting USB host. So you can plug anything USB into the bottom connector (like a dock connector – I’ve got a 3rd party one with female USB hanging off it). Things like USB memory sticks, hard drives and game pads seem to work fine. The Micro BR just appears as a “hard disk” in Explorer (I actually use Total Commander though). I can then copy the tracks off really quickly without having to dismantle the BR to get the memory card out! Obviously you have to export the tracks as WAV files in the BR first. But then it’s straight into MeTeoR for multi-track goodness. So far no multi-track apps on the iPod have tickled my fancy enough to explore using FTP or similar to get stuff on there.

As Robman says, this is a really rare feature and I’ve not heard of it elsewhere.

I’d be interested to know if anyone is aware of other devices (PPC or otherwise) that work in this way.

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  1. wow..thats sweet.. I would really like that level of connectivity in such a portable form. Didn’t the palm lifedrive have USB host? or is that just a dream I had!

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