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11. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Quoting patience

Hold on can someone just confirm that.

You are able to charge ipods from a plug socket and not just a computer?

I was just about to buy one which can hold 5000 songs or something like that. Where can you buy cheap ones. They all seem to be £200 or more at the moment. I thought they had gone down to around £100.

Well, it's more like yes and no. As I said in the last post, standard ipods and ipod nano's come with a charger. If you get the ipod shuffle it only comes with the computer charger, but you can buy the wall charger in addition.

12. Posted by James1976 (Budding Member 41 posts) 10y

Which Ipod are you referring to canuckgirl?

I have bought an Ipod Video (5th gen) and you can charge it either via the wall socket or a PC (USB socket). Note that for the ipod video, the wall charger does NOT come with it. I had to buy an extra charger for the mains socket (around £20). The good thing is that you can purchase the *PodGear world tour charger* which is a charger with built-in adaptor for all world regions (including australin fitting). Its great.

Just in case its of any use, i bought the ipod video rather than a nano, because i can download all my digital camera pictures straight onto the ipod using Apple's camera connector. Very useful!

James

13. Posted by Ausboy (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

OK when I came to Canada I had an Ipod from australia.
When I was at the airport in Sydney i bought an adapter from one of the duty free electrical stores for the region i Was going (canada)

Basically YES it will charge! But make sure you have the right adapter for the power socket.. our are different than canadians! G|o to the store and ask for the adapter for australia.. then plug it in and away you go.

My adapter was about $10 and it was simply a plug that went into the wall... and then the normal charger that the ipod uses plugs into that..

it will work, just ask at the electrical store IN THE AIRPORT!

14. Posted by leanneh (Budding Member 59 posts) 10y

Nothing to do with charging but I would not recommend anyone buy an Ipod. I have had 2 and both have broken, the 2nd just 2 weeks into my year long RTW trip which was extremely annoying. The first one had a hold button that didnt work and therefore kept switching itself on and draining the battery and the 2nd one, the battery wouldnt last as long as a 6 hour bus journey and eventually it stopped working completely. I've heard other people with similar stories. The batteries are awful, everyone I know with one says the battery goes low fast.

I sent my Ipod home and got an Mp3 player instead which actually seems to last the 40hrs it says on the box.

DONT BUY AN IPOD!!!

15. Posted by MelesMeles (Full Member 137 posts) 10y

I'm extremely happy with my iPod Mini, usually I recharge it after every three or sometimes four days. When it comes to travelling, I'd not take my iPod along with me. After all, it's very popular and expensive-ish, and I don;t like the idea of having too many things on me that I have tok eep my eye on all the time.
And when it comes to charging - powered external USB hub will do just fine, and it's about 70% cheaper too, than original iPod charger.

16. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

Quoting Sam I Am

Quoting patience

Hold on can someone just confirm that.

You are able to charge ipods from a plug socket and not just a computer?

I was just about to buy one which can hold 5000 songs or something like that. Where can you buy cheap ones. They all seem to be £200 or more at the moment. I thought they had gone down to around £100.

Well, it's more like yes and no. As I said in the last post, standard ipods and ipod nano's come with a charger. If you get the ipod shuffle it only comes with the computer charger, but you can buy the wall charger in addition.

Uhm, actually, none of the new iPods come with a charger anymore! Now you have to buy a separate USB Power Adaptor. Really bad move by Apple if you ask me!

Canuckgirl, I'd recommend getting the adaptor if you're taking it travelling - it's best not to be reliant on availability of computers for charging.

17. Posted by canuckgirl (Budding Member 14 posts) 10y

thanks for the advice everyone!! I have bought my IPOD and i bought the adapter as well because I dont want to rely on a computer to charge while I'm away. Disappointingly Apple is on backorder for everything with more memory space after the Nano 2GB - i wanted the 4GB.

18. Posted by k8iejo1983 (Budding Member 49 posts) 10y

Quoting patience

Where can you buy cheap ones. They all seem to be £200 or more at the moment. I thought they had gone down to around £100.

I managed to pick an iPod nano up in New York last week for the equivalent of £140. It's so unfair how much cheaper everything is over there!

But if you don't want to go the the extremes of buying a trans-atlantic flight to save yourself some money, there's always eBay!

19. Posted by k8iejo1983 (Budding Member 49 posts) 10y

P.S - That was a 4GB nano I got!

20. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 10y

You could also consider getting a Solio which charges an iPod from solar power.

If you're just going to Australia then it'll be cheaper and easier to just get a wall charger, but if you're also going to be visiting other countries in the future then a Solio does away with the need to buy numerous adaptors (as long as the countries you visit are sunny).

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