Top 10 iPod Accessories
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
September 29, 2010
Filed Under Tech and Electronics
Contributed by Emily Gerson, Catalogs.com Info Guru
iPods are one of the world’s most popular gadgets, and they are much loved by everyone from travelers needing a distraction on a plane to exercisers needing some motivation at the gym.
While they began as simple music-playing devices, iPods now allow us to listen to podcasts and watch TV shows and movies. There are dozens of iPod accessories, such as the 10 below, that make iPods even more versatile.
10. Cable management
Any iPod user knows that it’s so easy to get headphone cords tangled up in a knot. This accessory conveniently prevents your earbuds from getting as tangled and allows you to have as little or as much slack as you prefer.
9. Compact portable speakers
An at-home dock with speakers is great for entertaining or listening to music while you clean, but what if you want to listen to music outside? A set of compact, battery-operated speakers are perfect for those who want to be able to play music while at the park, in the back yard, or anywhere else without outlets.
8. Screen protector
If you find protective cases to be too bulky, you can use these clear, lightweight pieces of adhesive-backed film protect your iPod screen from nicks and scratches.
7. Protective case
If you want to protect your fragile iPod from bumps, scratches, and cracks, a protective case is a vital iPod accessory. They come in a large variety of shapes, colors, and sizes.
6. International charger
International travelers know that it’s a challenge finding the right converters and adapters to take overseas in order to charge electronics. An international iPod charger will simplify the process and make it easy for your to charge your iPod from anywhere in the world.
5. Car charger
iPod batteries don’t last forever, but we don’t always have time to sit at home while the gadget juices up. With an iPod car charger, you can charge it while you’re on the go, and even while you’re listening to music in your car.
4. Car mount
If you plan to listen to your iPod in your car, it can be hard to keep track of. The small devices slip and slide around the seats, and it can be dangerous to look down at the iPod while you’re driving. A car mount keeps the iPod in one place and near your dashboard, so you don’t have to look down to change the song.
3. Mobile cassette adapter
While some modern cars now come with plugs specifically for mp3 players, many drivers still only have cassette and CD players in their vehicles. If this is the case in your car, this accessory allows you to listen to your iPod by plugging in a device that looks like a cassette. It connects to your iPod and plays your mp3s through the cassette system.
2. Docking station
A docking station allows you to listen to your iPod at home, much like a stereo. The dock simultaneously charges your iPod, and many docks now also function as alarm clocks and have AM/FM radio tuners.
If you like to listen to music to pump you up while you work out, an iPod arm band is a must-have accessory. You won’t have to worry about your iPod flying off the treadmill or falling out of your pocket as you exercise. It stays securely fastened to your arm in a comfortable, adjustable band.
With the iPod Touch, consumers can also play games and browse the Internet. Explore all your options, and accessories, to make the most of this phenomenal little electronic device!