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Protecting the iPod’s Dock Connector

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Q: I carry my iPod in my pocket most of the time, and I’m worried about pocket lint degrading the iPod’s Dock Connector. I’m not much interested in a big bulky case that protects everything, but does anyone sell a simple cap or plug to protect the port itself? I’ve been searching high and low, but to no avail. Any help would be appreciated.

- Andrew

A: There’s only one such company that we know of. RadTech sells $6 plugs they call Portectorz. In our review of the product, we mentioned we’d be hesitant to pay $6 plus $5 shipping for such a small piece of rubber, but you’re right - if you’d rather not use a fully-protective case, this may be a perfectly valid option.

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