updated 05:20 pm EST, Mon February 6, 2006
British warship iPods
One of six new British warships, the HMS Daring, includes iPod charging sockets, according to reports. vnunet.com reports that all the ship's cabins now come equipped with not only the iPod chargers, but internet access, CD player, and a five-channel audio entertainment system. The iPod-friendly British ship was launched February 1 and will enter service in 2009. Secretary of State for Defense John Reid said "the launch of this first Type 45 [warship] is a milestone in the development of the Royal Navy of the future. It is proof that the government gives our sailors the tools they need to do their job now and in the future."