Griffin Technology Inc. on Friday introduced the
PowerBlock, a universal charger that powers up most iPods. The PowerBlock costs US$29.99.
Capable of accepting 120 or 240 volt service, PowerBlock works with international plug adapters. The PowerBlock features a USB Type-A connector for direct charging for the iPod shuffle. An adapter cable is included to connect fourth- and fifth-generation iPods, iPod nanos, iPod minis and iPod photos.