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Griffin ships TuneJuice battery backup device

imageGriffin Technology said today that is now shipping TuneJuice, its $19.99 battery backup device for the iPod and iPod mini. TuneJuice uses a single 9-volt battery to provide up to 8 hours of additional power for any iPod with a Dock Connector port. (It will provide 4 hours if your iPod is completely drained).

“TuneJuice is perfect for extending the play time of your iPod for those times when you just gotta have more than your iPod battery can give,” says Griffin. “It’s the perfect carry-on for airplanes, road trips, camping and ski trips. Anytime you need some serious play time and don’t have access to charge your ‘Pod, TuneJuice is a lifesaver.”

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Comments

1

Griffin’s real design team must have been on vacation when this product was developed.  It doesn’t have the appeal of their other peripherals.

I prefer Belkin’s offering to this.  Who wants a battery pack just dangling from their iPod?

Posted by Gordy. in Atlanta, GA on April 29, 2005 at 6:57 AM (PDT)

2

Gordy: It’s designed as an emergency-charger rather than something you use often and which should be attached to the iPod.

I agree about the ugly design but im looking forward to the review and find out if it works. I’ve heard a lot of bad stuff about 9v-chargers.

Posted by WarCow on April 29, 2005 at 9:02 AM (PDT)

3

I’ve been looking forward to this thing - cheap and small. I don’t mind the “dangling” aspect, as almost 100% of it’s use would be on transatlantic flights where I am sitting down anyway.

Until I upgrade my G3 iPod to a newer, more efficient one, that 8 hour limit is not quite enough for a full flight, and the TuneJuice sounds like a good idea.

Where have people been seeing “bad things” about 9v chargers? I can’t even recall any others for the iPod.

Posted by BradPDX in Portland, OR USA on April 29, 2005 at 9:07 AM (PDT)

4

Somebody did this awhile ago with an altoids tin.  http://www.chrisdiclerico.com/mt/archives/001572.php

Posted by kristin in College Park, MD USA on April 29, 2005 at 4:01 PM (PDT)

5

BradPDX:

Are you kidding me? There is a buckload of them out there..not sure if they’re any good though:
http://www.easyaccessories.com/ipod-9v-charger.html
http://www.coolusb.ca/ipod-9vcharg.htm
http://www.glblsrc.com/shop/product.php?productid=16256&cat=283&page=1
http://www.ipodlounge.com/index.php/accessories/product/global-source-9v-emergency-charger-for-ipod-w-dock-connector/

Posted by WarCow on May 1, 2005 at 9:36 AM (PDT)

6

Griffin’s unit costs about the same as the cheapo units but if something goes wrong I have a reliable vendor to turn to.  $19 from Amazon.  Free shipping for orders of $25 or more.

Posted by 3 dogs on May 3, 2005 at 11:03 PM (PDT)

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