iPod accessory

For the first time in quite a while, Apple is offering a phone dock.  The white plastic iPhone Lightning Dock works with iPhone 5 and newer and with iPod touch 5th generation.  It’s even compatible with all Apple cases for these devices.  You’ll need to use the Lightning cable that came with your iPhone or iPod… Read More

If you have an older car stereo, you probably can’t connect your iPod directly to it.  You can buy those FM transmitters for your car, but those aren’t going to work well if you live in an area with a lot of FM stations crowding the dial.  If you have a cassette deck in your… Read More

One feature that has always been lacking in Apple’s iPhone and iPod family that many other MP3 player models have had is an FM receiver.  Though many may scoff and offer a flippant, “Who cares about radio?”, it’s a feature that was sorely missed when my wife switched from her Sandisk Sansa MP3 player to… Read More

GEAR4, a UK-based iPhone/iPod audio brand, has announced its entrance into the U.S. market.  Its product range includes a wide variety of speaker dock systems, power and charging solutions, FM/connectivity and device cases.  GEAR4’s focus for its October U.S. launch is on its iPhone/iPod Touch speaker systems like the SoundOrb Aurora, as well it’s new… Read More

This little Aluminum Sound Tube MP3 Speaker from ThinkGeek is about the size of the tube inside a roll of toilet paper.  It functions as an external speaker for iPods, or you can use it as a standalone MP3 player.  ThinkGeek says that the tube delivers a big sound.  It has a rechargeable battery that delivers 6-12 hours… Read More

So your iPod or iPhone’s got your personal music collection.  And it’s got streaming music through Pandora.  But what if you want good ol’, low-tech local FM radio on your iPhone or iPod?  Till now, there’s been no good solution, but Griffin‘s iFM may have solved that.  Plug iFM into your iPod and it wakes… Read More

When I got my iPod touch, I was excited that I’d be able to watch videos on its “big” screen.  And I have a history of problems with finding comfortable ear buds, so I was happy that the touch had a built-in speaker so I could listen to music without using ear buds or external… Read More

Kombi Sports makes high-performance cold weather gear.  They offer gloves that not only keep your hands warm, but they also allow you to control your iPod.  The gloves feature an integrated wireless iPod remote control with Fibretronics technology, a wireless receiver for your iPod, a goggle wipe, adjustable wrist strap, and a cord lock cinch cuff closure.  The IRIP gloves… Read More

Hammacher Schlemmer has a voice-activated remote control for many versions of the iPod.  The 1.5 X 1.5 X 0.5 inch device plugs into the dock connector of  the 1st and 2nd generation touch, 2-4 generation Nano, and many other iPods.  (Check Hammacher Schlemmer for a complete listing of compatible iPods.)  Clip the remote to your… Read More

The iLuv iHD171 brings HD radio to the clock radio with iPod dock.  The  iLuv iHD171 works with the iPhone and iPods with the docking connector, and it has a 3.5 mm audio input for use with other sources.  In addition to allowing you to charge and play your iPod, this iLuv unit receives HD radio signals and displays the HD station, song… Read More

Here’s a cute add-on speaker for your iPod from Vat19.   This little “building block” speaker is the size of a standard Lego block (2.3 X .5 X .5 inches), and it works with any iPod with the dock connector that doesn’t already have a speaker built-in.  No battery is required; it draws power from your… Read More

Anyone who has owned an iPhone for even a short period of time can tell you that its biggest flaw — or at least, the biggest flaw that isn’t directly related to the carrier — is its frustratingly insufficient battery life, especially compared to standard mobile phones.  The typical solution for most users is to… Read More