At a Glance
Wall adapter for charging your iPod without a computer.
Your iPod is charged whenever it’s connected to your computer, but for those times when you don’t have your computer with you — or to simply give yourself more charging options and locations — Apple’s iPod Power Adapter comes in handy. The adapter plugs into a standard wall outlet and provides a USB port, into which you plug Apple’s USB dock-connector cable (or the USB plug of a first-generation iPod shuffle.) The latest version offers a significant advantage over the previous version: size. Compared to the original’s 2.4″ by 2.4″ by 1.2″ size, the new model’s 1.8″ by 1.8″ by 1.2″ size is nearly 45 percent smaller, and makes Apple’s power adapter approximately the same size as the highly recommended models from Sonnet and i-rocks. Like Sonnet’s adapter, Apple latest adapter includes a USB dock-connector cable so you can keep the cable included with your iPod connected to your computer.