charging your ipod safely when travelling

Travel Forums General Talk charging your ipod safely when travelling

1. Posted by ciaobella (Budding Member 43 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hey guys,
i just saw this post in the travel gear area that was listed awhile ago in a post about ipods and noone answered the question! But seeings im very interested in this lets start it again-

"any ideas on recharging an mp3 player in a hostel? leaving the player and charger plugged into the wall is probably a really bad idea, but i'm hard pressed to think of an alternative"

Im going to travel to europe (london, paris, italy) at the end of this year and have an ipod that id like to take over. I will probably be staying in hostels the whole time except for maybe one week near the end of the trip. Is there anyway of charging your ipod safely when travelling? I suppose maybe if you have a "private" room booked- like a double room not a dorm!?

Your experiences, views and opinions appritiated! (why does it have to be soo complicated!)


2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I think you can buy a gadget that you put ordinary batteries in and plug it into yuo iPod. The iPod then sucks the power out of the batteries and that's how it obtains it's charge.

3. Posted by ciaobella (Budding Member 43 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

thanks, i already have an adapter that plugs into the wall so i'd like to use that too. Just thinking that youd have the same problem with a mobile phone- i dont know whether its worth it or not!

4. Posted by bentivogli (Respected Member 2398 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Call me old-fashioned, but isn't NOT taking along all that stuff part of the joy of travelling? Why not just take your fotocamera along, it saves a lot of pre-travel worries :)


[ Edit: Edited at Jul 12, 2006 4:49 AM by bentivogli ]

5. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Whats so wrong with taking an ipod, Niels? They hardly take up much space. Its nice to have music sometimes. I survived without anything to listen to music on for a year, but now I have an ipod I'm taking it with me.

Just charge it at night, when you're there in the room, but be careful. That's what I did with my mobile in Austrlia I doubt it takes long to charge anyhow?

6. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

i found the best option is to givve your ipod to the front desk and let them charge it or set your backpack up next to a power outlet and hide the ipod in the backpack when its charging

7. Posted by Demian (Full Member 117 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I'd go with Tyler: I always give my stuff that needs to be charged to the people at the desk.

pretty funny: we camped in a remote restcamp in Namibia recently, and we gave the I-pod to the shopowner on the camp to charge it at night and pick it up in the morning. The poor guy had never seen an I-pod or whatsoever and by the way he looked at it, he probably thought the thing was about to explode or something.

Best service ever: hostel in Johannesburg has wall sockets in some of their lockers!! The safest way to charge.