Hi, ive been researching about the 2nd gen touch since want to purchase one very soon, however, like many i have an old charger/stereo dock which i was not sure if it would work. I currently own a 4th gen B/W 20g ipod and an ihome ih26 (ihome2go). i learned about the issue of apple discontinuing charging via firewire (12v) protocol and i was concerned if my ihome would charge the new itouch. i searched online to no avail and i then realized a way to test my ihome. I recalled the diagnostics mode that you can enter for the ipod. for those who dont know, here it is http://www.finseth.com/parts/ipod.php after browsing though, i came upon the STATUS option and realized it tell you how your ipod is currently being charged excluding the other information, you should see the following readout when the ipod is unplugged WOFWPW -without firewire power WOUSBPW- without usb power when i plugged into my wall adaptor, which uses firewire, the display changed to WFWPW WOUSBPW meaning it shows that the ipod is being charged via firewire and when i plugged into my iHome, the readout changed to WOFWPW WUSBPW meaning my ihome was indeed supplying power via USB protocol (5v) as a result, i discovered a way to (presumably) test if the accessory with charge my soon-to-be 2nd gen touch. i cannot guarantee that this is 100% accurate, but based on my results, it looks very promising. anyone care to comment?