updated 08:55 am EDT, Thu August 10, 2006
New international AC kit
Griffin Technology has released a package designed to simplify charging USB devices, such as the iPod, while travelling. The package is based around the PowerBlock, which is an AC adapter for devices that charge through USB ports. This new version, known as the PowerBlock Travel, adds plug adapters for international travel and is able to handle voltages between 100 and 240 AC -- converting the power input to the voltage that the USB devices require. The PowerBlock Travel package includes a Griffin dock connector cable for an iPod, an accessory pouch, and three plug adapters for use in Continental Europe, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the United States. This new package costs $35 and is available now through Griffin's web store and retail partners.