At a Glance
Cable for connecting color/photo/video iPods to a television.
If you’ve got an iPod capable of presenting your photos or videos on a television — an iPod photo, “iPod with color display,” or “iPod with video” — you need an AV cable or dock in order to do so. Docks are great for home use, but for showing media on the go, you want a travel-friendly cable. Apple’s $19 iPod AV Cable is impressively built, with thick cables and sturdy RCA connectors. The cable plugs into your photo/color/video iPod’s AV (headphone) jack and provides RCA left and right audio plugs as well as an RCA composite video plug for connecting to your television or projector. (You can also use the audio plugs on their own for connecting your iPod to a stereo for audio-only playback.) One drawback: The cable is fairly bulky as cables go; if you’re looking for something a bit more portable, check oug BoxWave’s miniSync (also reviewed here).–Dan Frakes