has announced the release of its Simpl A1 headphone amplifier — the first such amplifier to be designed specifically to fit around a full sized iPod. The company claims the $140 Lithium-Ion-powered device provides deeper bass, clearer highs, and more accurate mids from all headphones. Additionally, because the iPod will be played at lower volumes, the addition of the device allows you to get longer playtime from a single iPod charge.
The A1’s data sheet suggests that its battery life will last up to 16 hours and require 2 hours to recharge. Included with the device is a stereo mini to mini cable and a USB A to Mini-B cable.