Member Since: Mar 09, 2004
Mac Specs: Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
11-07-2004, 07:37 AM
No you can't:
The 2nd gen. iPod looks as though it only has a normal headphone jack, but in fact there is a ring around the normal jack that transmits power and information to the remote or to an iTrip.
That's why it doesn't need an external battery.
On later iPod's they replaced that design with a proprietary connector that sits to the right of the regular headphone jack. This connector supplies power and information.
So, it won't work on any device except the iPod...
Normal Fm Tuner devices such as the iRock or the belkin radio tuner would work, however they normally only have a few preset frequencies that you can select and require extra batteries.
But apart from that, they'd fit the bill.
iRock review: www.the-gadgeteer.com/irock-review.htm
Belkin device: www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/