Griffin Technology has announced it’s shipping the redesigned PowerBlock Travel and the PowerDuo Travel, two kits used to juice up the iPod.
The $34.99 PowerBlock Travel is a USB adapter that’s compatible with iPods, iPod minis, iPod nanos and iPod shuffles. It features a modular power connector and a series of plugs that work with international AC outlets — included are three-pin “type g” plugs used in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore; two-pin adapter for use throughout continental Europe; angled two-pint Australia/New Zealand-style connector; and twin flat-blade adapter as is used in the United States and Japan. The kit also includes a Griffin dock connector cable to plug in your dock connector-equipped iPod. It handles all voltages from 110 to 240V AC.
The $39.99 PowerDuo Travel combines what’s included with the PowerBlock Travel along with Griffin’s PowerJolt car charger, so you get the added benefit of being able to plug into the cigarette lighter or accessory jack found in just about any vehicle. It’s compatible with the same range of devices.
Both kits also work with any other peripherals that can charge up using USB; the PowerJolt adapter and the PowerBlock brick both have standard “Type A” USB ports on them, so as long as you have a cable that will fit, you’ll be able to charge up your cell phone, PDA, gaming system or other device that can power up from USB.