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Griffin Technology PowerPod

At a Glance
  • Griffin Technology PowerPod

    Macworld Rating

Griffin's PowerPod is a FireWire-based car charger for dockable iPods. The PowerPod plugs into your car's accessory ("cigarette lighter") jack and provides power to your dockable iPod via the included FireWire-to-dock-connector cable.

Although at $25 the PowerPod is more expensive than some of the other auto chargers we've seen, its 4-foot FireWire dock connector cable is virtually identical to the version Apple sells for $19; in other words, if you need an extra cable, you're paying only $6 for the charger itself.

(See our review of the PowerJolt -- the USB version of the PowerPod -- in our Accessories section.)--Dan Frakes

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    Car charger for all "dockable" iPods.

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