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iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th Edition by David Pogue, J.D. Biersdorfer

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Find a Power Source for the iPod

Your car's cigarette lighter can serve a far healthier role than its original purpose: It can breathe life into an iPod battery charger. You won't ever again have to worry about the iPod conking out in the middle of your favorite song when you're on the road. Several companies make these car chargers, including four well-known iPod accessory mavens:

  • PowerJolt SE. This $20 doodad from Griffin Technology powers 'Pods on the road. It comes with a coiled cable to string between the PowerJolt and the iPod. It works with most modern dock-connecting iPods, including the Nano and the Touch; you can find it at www.griffintechnology.com.

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  • DLO AutoCharger. This stylish appliance powers your player and recharges it through the car's cigarette lighter, using three color-coded lights that let you keep tabs on your iPod's charging status. The $20 charger comes in either black or white and has a coiled cord that can stretch out to about five feet. You can get one at www.dlo.com.

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  • Xtreme Mac InCharge Travel. No matter if you move about by plane, train, or automobile, the InCharge Travel global charging kit keeps your iPod powered up. This $50 collection of cords and adapters includes a car charger, Empower adapter for commercial airline electrical systems, and regular electrical ...

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