updated 06:30 pm EDT, Fri April 20, 2007
SendStation Dock Extender
SendStation has begun shipping its Dock Extender accessory for iPod owners who want to keep the player in a case at all times. While many cases provide an opening for the portable player's docking port, most complicate the process of plugging the device into the dock. The new extender serves as a simple bridge, less than an inch long but able to connect any iPod with a 30-pin docking port. The accessory accommodates full-size iPods from the third generation onward, including both versions of the iPod nano, the first-generation iPod shuffle, and the forthcoming iPhone. SendStation's Extender is available for $30.