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iPod® and iTunes® for Dummies®, 7th Edition by Tony Bove

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Chapter 5. Going Mobile

In This Chapter

  • Connecting headphones and using portable speakers

  • Using adapters and mounts to play your iPod or iPhone in a car

  • Using an integrated iPod/iPhone car stereo interface

  • Playing your iPod or iPhone on FM radios by using wireless adapters

  • Protecting your iPod or iPhone with carrying cases

  • Using power accessories on the road

Put on "Eight Miles High" by the Byrds while cruising in a plane at 40,000 feet. Watch the "Lust for Life" music video by Iggy Pop on a bus heading out of Detroit. Ride the rails listening to "All Aboard" by Muddy Waters, followed by "Peavine" by John Lee Hooker. Or cruise on the autobahn in Germany with Kraftwerk. When you go mobile with your iPod or iPhone, it provides high-quality sound and excellent picture quality no matter how turbulent the environment.

If you can't plug your iPod or iPhone into a power source while it's playing, you can use the battery for quite a while before having to recharge. You can find all the accessories that you need to travel with an iPod or iPhone in the Apple Store at www.apple.com. This chapter is all about using your iPod or iPhone on the road with accessories.

Connecting Headphones and Portable Speakers

Apple designed the iPod and iPhone to provide excellent sound through headphones. From the headphone/line-out connection, though, the iPod or iPhone can also play music through portable speaker systems. The speaker systems must be self-powered or able to work with very little power (just like headphones ...

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