auris freeDa is compatible with all docking stations through the AUX 3.5 mm Line In, however through the 30-pin it isn't compatible with some docking stations that support only digital audio input through the 30-pin connector.
With standard docking stations, like the Bose SoundDock and countless others, compatibility has been excellent almost across the board. However, when it comes to home theater or car stereo systems, there are still some that are not compatible. Here’s a good way to check whether or not auris will be compatible with your system.
Connect an iPod /iPhone to your system. If upon connecting, the iPod/iPhone gets locked onto a screen that reads “Accessory Connected” or something similar (refer pic below) and you find yourself unable to use the controls on the iPod/iPhone, there’s a good chance auris isn’t compatible through the 30-pin.
Here’s why, systems that lock an iPod or iPhone’s screen and control mechanism use a digital audio interface, which specifically requires an iPod or iPhone to be connected. These systems are custom designed with elements like control, data, playlists, etc., all deeply embedded in their own unique software. It isn't simply good enough to “trick” these systems into thinking an iPod is connected because they actually require to continuously communicate with an iDevice on a system specific level.
If you find that your system does not lock the iPod/iPhone’s screen and controls, then there’s a good chance auris freeDa WILL work for you. These systems use an analog audio interface, which generally works well with auris freeDa, allowing you to listen to your favorite tunes via any Bluetooth® enabled device.
So next time you’re unsure if auris freeDa will work for you, perform the above check and see if you get locked out. If not, then you should be good to go.