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1. Posted by tasha80 (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

Hi,
Maybe a minor point but music when travelling is really important to me...

I'm travelling through SAE in a few weeks and deliberating whether or not to take the old ipod for a few reasons...
- don't wanna lose it, but more so, the 5-8 hr battery means that on many of the long journies i'm bound to have, i may not have music after the battery goes flat and then finding a power point to charge it up on could be difficult at times - music on long road/train trips is awesome to have!

Does anyone (particularly anyone who lives in Thailand or visits regularly) know of any new devices i could buy in Bkk, that extend battery power on an ipod? If so, any ideas of prices?

When i was in KL earlier in the year i bought a fairly cheap attachment at the airport, that plugged into the bottom of the ipod and gave it an extra 10 hrs, but to buy many of these 'just in case', seems a little excessive.

The other option is to buy a cheapy MP3 with AAA batt's..

So, if anyone has any thoughts or ideas on this point or knowledge of any products out there, i'd appreciate the feedback.

Thanks
Tash

2. Posted by paul j (Respected Member 217 posts) 9y

I`m going SEA nxt year and god forbid leaving my ipod behind.
I cant even sit in a car for 3 mins without music.I have the 30gig ipod and it states that you have 14 hours continuous play , if you have a different ipod and the battery lasts for 8 hours then that is 8 hours of continuous music, i think that should be fine for a long coach or train journey as you wont be playing it continuous becouse you will sleep and talk to people in between.Just make shure you back up your music incase you do loose it , you can always replace an ipod but if you have lost 7500 songs then its gonna hurt even more.
If you love music as much as me then take it , i`ll be packing mine before my tooth brush ;)

Sorry i cant help on buying things in SEA ive never been.It will be my first trip in april.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 25, 2006, at 11:27 AM by paul j ]

3. Posted by tasha80 (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

Hi Paul.
thanks for that...
If your interested, i just found exactly what i'm after, an add on by Belkin that takes 4 x AAA batteries and gives you about 20 hrs play after yr ipod batt has gone. It has an LED display to say when the AAA's are running low and just plugs into the jack at the bottom.
I bought it on UK ebay, i've got a 30G too - and this devie works with it and pretty cheap too - so if you're interested do a search.
I think it's called a ipod battery adaptor by Belkin.
Cheers,
Tasha

4. Posted by paul j (Respected Member 217 posts) 9y

Thanks ,I`ll give them a look at ;)

5. Posted by MissCaswell (Budding Member 82 posts) 9y

This is an old thread but i thought it was worth a mention..

I have a 30 G video ipod and when i got it they didn't have allot of available covers so it so i ended up just getting a simple, thick rubber cover. It's not much too look at but I've never bothered to change it.

Now I'm finally on my big trip, and that unattractive looking holster has saved my ipod from sudden death 2 times allready!
2 times now I've accidentally dropped it into water, once into my bathtub and once into the sea and both times it was just fine after i wiped it off.
Would definealty recomend getting this kind of a cover if your travelling, you never know what's gonna happen :)