Apple USB Power Adapter for iPod & iPhone (c) Apple

Apple USB Power Adapter for iPod & iPhone (c) Apple

I realized that I needed AC power for my iPod because I wasn’t disciplined about keeping it charged through my computer.  I looked at aftermarket options but found so many reviews from users that they were substandard and in some cases damaged the iPod.  It also voids your Apply warranty if you use non-Apple products, so I opted for the  Apple USB Power Adapter for iPod/iPhone from Apple.  I purchased it from Amazon for $29.

I chose it because it uses the existing cable.  Simply plug your existing iPod plug into and then you can recharge in any standard US electrical outlet.  Small and compact, it’s easy to pack for trips, a must have for me.

Sure, I could have gotten a cheaper one, but I truly believe you get what you pay for.   It works beautifully, charges from a fully drained battery to full one in about 15 minutes, and I expect it to last for years.

 

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