Chapter 22iPod Accessories

In addition to the market for the iPod itself, the iPod phenomenon has created an entire economy for third-party accessories. Whether it’s high-quality earphones, protective cases, or external speakers, iPod owners are spending a lot of money to accessorize their portable music players.

Although it’s virtually impossible to detail a complete list of all available accessories, this chapter presents an overview of the various types of accessories available and highlights the best and most popular products within each category.


We start our examination of the iPod accessories market with perhaps the most popular type of accessory, the iPod case. Dozens of companies offer hundreds of different protective cases, in ...

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