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

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Where to Find Cool iPod Stuff

Since the iPod's arrival in 2001, its accessories market has been growing by leaps and bounds. There are several online iPod superstores with a huge selection of merchandise, from stylish cases to snap-on FM radios. If you want to see what's out there without having to leave your desk, the bigger Podfocused Web shops include:

  • The Apple Store (http://store.apple.com). Apple has pages and pages of products for all its iPod offspring. You can shop the store based on which model of iPod you have—which should help ease any compatability worries you have, as in "Hmmm, I wonder if this groovy speaker system will work with my fabulous new iPod Touch....?"

  • EverythingiCafe (store.everythingicafe.com). Just about any iPod accessory you can think of can be found here—and some that haven't even crossed your mind until now.

  • Digital Lifestyle Outfitters (www.dlo.com/store). One of the first makers of iPod accessories, DLO makes and sells a wide variety of cases, docks, car chargers, and even the iBoom box. The company also sells its own iPod Care Kit, a three-step cleaning solution to help clear up scratches and scuffs on beloved-but-battered iPods.

  • XtremeMac (www.xtrememac.com). XtremeMac has an extremely large amount of iPod merchandise. It's notable for its SportWrap armband cases for active iPod lovers, creative charging solutions, alternative headphones, and compact home audio systems to boost your iPod's output throughout the house.

  • Griffin Technology (www.griffintechnology.com ...

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