Zune HD Dock: The Cheap Way Out
I'm proud to be a Zune HD owner but I want some sort of dock! Which is the cheapest and best way to get what I want?
Can I get a regular Zune dock or is that not compatible? I also want it to include a AC charger for the wall and a port for audio-out for my external speakers.
The cheapest dock you might be able to use is the Zune dock pack v2. All older Zune accessories are compatible with the Zune HD so it should work.
You might be able to find a generic Zune dock for less, but since the Zune dock pack v2 is available from Amazon.com for less than $10, it's not worth it.
Note that since it's not designed for the Zune HD it does not include an adapter for this Zune model. As a result, it may not fit perfectly but as long as the dock connector works (and it should) you'll be fine with regards to functionality. What you'll probably notice is that the Zune HD will be a loose fit and wobble in the dock.
The Zune dock pack v2 includes an AC charger that will definitely work with your Zune HD. Note that it does not include the cables you'll need to connect your external speakers.
I haven't tested this myself so I can't guarantee it works. But Amazon has a great return policy so I would try it out and see if it works for you. If it doesn't, return it and get the Zune HD Sync Dock. Be sure to come back and post a comment on this page describing your experience.