Griffin Technology has released a handy adaptor which allows 2G iPod shuffle owners to use their players with Dock connector-equipped peripherals.

The Dock Adapter lets iPod shuffle owners use a wide range of devices, such as speaker systems. It links the shuffle up directly to the dock connector on such devices, rather than requiring users to connect to such devices using a line-in port, should one be available.

The diminutuve device features a slider switch that toggles between Charge/Sync and  Audio Play modes. In Charge/Sync Mode, the Dock Adapter allows for data transfer and iTunes synchronization to and from the attached iPod shuffle as it recharges the battery.

Distributed by AM Micro, Griffin's Dock Adapter for iPod shuffle costs £12.99 (including VAT) and will be available from the end of May.