updated 03:20 pm EDT, Tue August 22, 2006
XtremeMac iPod accessories
XtremeMac today announced the availability of two new portable power solutions for iPod: InCharge Traveler (below) global charging kit and MicroPack portable battery and media dock (right). Designed with travelers in mind, the new products provide multiple functions and sleek designs that match the iPod aesthetic. The InCharge Traveler is a global charging kit designed to keep the iPod charged in virtually any country. The comprehensive kit includes four wall adapters that automatically switch between 120V and 240V outlets, as well as a 12V car adapter and an empower adapter for use on commercial airliners. The components included with InCharge Traveler are compatible with all dock connector iPod models (4G and later) and ship bundled in a convenient travel pouch. InCharge Traveler will begin shipping this week $80.
MicroPack is a portable battery and media dock for all iPod models with a dock connector. It powers the iPod when its internal battery runs low, providing up to 80 hours of audio or up to 8 hours of video playback time, depending on iPod model and settings. MicroPack can also be used to recharge and sync the iPod when you get back to a computer. MicroPack's docking port positions the iPod for optimal video viewing, and allows music or video sharing via its two headphone ports and independent volume controls. MicroPack can be recharged using any iPod charging source and syncs with iTunes using Apple's USB or FireWire cable. It will begin shipping on September 1 for $100.