updated 03:50 pm EDT, Fri March 13, 2009
Pimp iPod charger
SiK has launched the Pimp, a new iPod car charger that enables audio output through car speakers. A 3.5mm jack is present on the dock connector, while the power supply is compatible with most 12V sockets and based on a replaceable fuse. Housing is rendered in anodized aluminum and stainless steel, and the charger comes equipped with three feet of cable. Although compatible with most iPods from the fourth generation or later, SiK notes that it does not support the iPod shuffle.
If the power port on a car is already taken, the Pimp can feed off of an iPod's own battery in order to continue supplying sound. The charger is selling for $55 through the SiK website, and comes with a one-year warranty.