Who has the iPod shuffle 1st Generation anymore? I don’t anymore. Sure there are a few around, but really…
You want the latest, greatest, longest lasting iPod.
You may have the latest, greatest, almost longest lasting iPod…
Any iPod can certainly benefit from longer runtimes. How else are we to be entertained on long flights? Or, fed musically on our road trips without having to cycle through constantly changing radio stations all while conserving power on our laptops? The easiest way to do so is to buy an external battery pack to keep the good times rolling when away from a power source. Most external rechargeable batteries for iPods and iPhones are designed to compliment the iPod for which it’s intended. Our own NewerTech NuPower Video+ Rechargeable Battery Pack for the iPod Video is a handsome (and reviewer favorite!) device designed to cradle your iPod Video and provide additional runtime or even recharge the iPod Video itself. It’s a fantastic product – if you have that model iPod.
We recently acquired a fair amount of stock on the iRecharge for iPod Shuffle. It’s a rechargeable battery pack designed to dock the iPod shuffle and provide up to 40 hours of additional runtime. And what a deal we can pass on to you… these babies are selling for $4.99 to $5.99 depending on whether it comes with one or three neoprene iPod shuffle protective sleeves.
Oh, you don’t have the iPod Shuffle either?
Not a problem at all! The iPod shuffle was unique in that the USB plug was built in, designed to charge and transfer data much the same as a thumb drive. But it is not unique in so far as all iPods since the 4th Generation iPod charge via a USB charging cable. This means you can plug that cable into the USB port on the iRecharge and, while it won’t clip on to your iPod or iPhone, you can increase the runtime or charge your model in just the same way for a fraction of the cost! Many of today’s iPod/iPhone external rechargeable power sources can cost upwards of $50.00, so for about 10% of that cost you get the rechargeable battery that works with your current iPod, and a protective sleeve that doesn’t. But for that price…throw the sleeve away!
Ok, I’m not one for buying something only to throw it away, but the case can come in handy for other purposes too. You can use it as finger puppet clothing, a chewing gum carrying case, a miniature doll sleeping bag, attach a hook to it and go fishing, the possibilities of re-purposing could be endless! Hmm, do you have a special favorite use you wish to tell the world? If we get a reply comment on the blog that is really creative and much more useful than my own suggestions, we’ll send you an OWC “Holy Smokes!” Limited Edition MacWorld 2009 T-Shirt .