|Top 8 iPod Accessories from Portable Entertainment
1) SoundDock Digital Music System from Bose
Who says your iPod can't play its music in style? The SoundDock from Bose allows you to plug into a cradle slot which is positioned in front of a sleek one panel speaker unit. While the iPod recharges, it pumps out your favorite tunes with crisp clarity. A remote included with the SoundDock controls the entire system and also basic functions on your iPod. The combined iPod/SoundDock takes up very little space, which is great for settings like dorm rooms and small studio apartments.
2) iCarPlay Wireless FM Transmitter from Monster
The cold hard truth is that your iPod will eventually run out of juice if you donít charge it. A creative solution from Monster Ė the iCarPlay Ė allows you to recharge your playerís battery as you drive while at the same time listening to your favorite MP3s on the radio. The iCarPlay is plugged into your carís cigarette lighter and also your iPod. As it rapidly refills the battery, you can also tune your radio to one of eight FM stations which the accessory is set to broadcast to.
3) Showcase 4G Protective Case from Contour Design
Youíve got everything you need for your iPod, or do you? What happens if you bang your player accidentally? Some stylish protection might be in order here. Enter the Contour Showcase 4G for click wheel iPods. This high quality plastic and shock absorbing rubber case is designed from a special molding technology to provide a very tight fit and clean look as it hugs your valued possession. It is extremely impact resistant, provides easy access to all necessary controls and snaps open like a book.
4) iTrip FM Transmitter from Griffin
When youíre driving and want to listen to your iPod, youíre likely out of luck since wearing headphones is probably illegal and definitely dangerous. One solution around this is to use devices like the Griffin iTrip FM Transmitter to broadcast your music over a FM station. The iTrip fits securely into the iPodís top and allows you to choose from any station setting on your radio to stream over. Drawing its power from its host, the iTrip shuts down after one minute if it detects nothing playing.
5) Media Reader from Belkin
Think your iPod is just for music? Think again. You can also use it for storage. One creative way is to backup your digital photos to it while on long trips. This is where the Belkin Media Reader can lend a hand. You simply connect it to your iPod via a FireWire cable and transfer photos after inserting one of six supported media cards into the Reader. Transfer is controlled via the iPodís software. And itís colored white, so it matches your iPod.
6) TuneDok Car Holder from Belkin
This nifty accessory allows you to conveniently hold your iPod inside your carís cup holder. The TuneDok consists of a slide holder, which you put the iPod into, and a circular base which adjusts to fit in most cup holders. The slide holder portion uses a suction effect to keep the iPod from sliding around. It comes with a ratcheting feature to move the iPod around, and a clip to keep the cables together.
7) iCase Travel Pack from Monster
If youíre on the go a lot with your iPod, the iCase Travel Pack might be worth checking out. This lightweight carrying case allows you to carry your iPod, multiple other accessories, cables and more in various pockets and compartments. All of your iPod elements are protected by a durable Nylon shell which zips up via rubberized zipper pulls. Monster throws in two additional items, a car charger and a splitter which allows you to share your tunes with another person, as part of the deal.
8) inMotion Portable Audio System from Altec Lansing
Face it Ė sometimes headphones are not the best for tunes off your iPod. A choice for stepping up in sound is the Altec Lansing inMotion Portable Audio System. This sturdy, battery powered portable speaker unit allows you to plug your iPod into a built in port so it fits snugly upright between the speakers. A special amplifier provides quality sound. The systemís base has a great deal of functionality, including volume and power. The base can also recharge the iPod while plugged in.