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iTurbo portable power source for iPods debuts

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, November 8, 2006
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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Voxred International has announced the iTurbo, a portable power source for iPods. The tube-shaped product is reusable, runs off of one AA battery, and has an “on/off” twist feature to preserve battery power. “When an iPod battery indicates that it’s low, simply plug one end of the iTurbo adapter into the iPod and the other end into the iTurbo,” explains the company. “The blue light on top of the iTurbo will become brighter, indicating that the iPod is receiving a safe flow of energy. The amount of additional playtime supplied by the iTurbo depends upon the make and model of the iPod. For example, when an iPod nano battery is low, the iTurbo can supply up to nine additional hours of playtime.” Available in black or white, the iTurbo sells for $30-$35.

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1

Does it vibrate?

Posted by a3rdleg on November 8, 2006 at 9:26 AM (PDT)

2

aaaaaaaahahahahahaha!!!

Posted by Jacob Anderson on November 8, 2006 at 9:32 AM (PDT)

3

**Shaking head in both dissapointment and disbelief**

Either the design team for this one is completely oblivous, or rolling in their seats right now.

Posted by LilAlienD in Maryland on November 8, 2006 at 9:36 AM (PDT)

4

i don’t want one of those but my wife asked me to get one for her… even though she doesn’t have an ipod.  hmmmm

Posted by Jacob Anderson on November 8, 2006 at 9:54 AM (PDT)

5

They really, really, really, REALLY need to go back to the drawing board on this one.

Posted by honeybee1236 on November 8, 2006 at 10:56 AM (PDT)

6

BAHAHAHAHAHA!  Doesn’t even match the iPods. That blue light isn’t helping either.

Posted by JW on November 8, 2006 at 11:29 AM (PDT)

7

hahaha i’d be embarrassed to carry one of those in my pocket. can you seriously get 9 hours off 1 AA battery? if that’s true, the lithium-ion battery in the ipod must be pretty weak for a 14 hour total. i would also think a light would considerably drain the power on something like this.

on top of all that - the site is a mess. this company needs some help.

Posted by Papa Hobo on November 8, 2006 at 2:25 PM (PDT)

8

They originally designed them to look like lipsticks… they have different colours for the other ones.. I think they should’ve thought it out a bit more.. maybe squared off both ends, so one isn’t round.. give it a chrome accent or something and the rest white or black… some people have ZERO design sense.

Posted by Kloan in Toronto, ON on November 8, 2006 at 4:39 PM (PDT)

9

Actually, I think the other one was chrome with the blue tip.. looks better than this one.

But guys, comparing it to the ‘other’ thing is kinda silly, since this thing isn’t much bigger than a AA battery.. unless of course… but you wouldn’t want to be posting that anyway… wink

Posted by Kloan in Toronto, ON on November 8, 2006 at 4:42 PM (PDT)

10

unless of course… but you wouldn’t want to be posting that anyway…

ROTFLMAO!

Posted by flatline response on November 8, 2006 at 6:33 PM (PDT)

11

Looks like a tampon..

Posted by Ayala on November 8, 2006 at 7:17 PM (PDT)

12

google “pocket rocket” then tell me what you think.

Posted by Jacob Anderson on November 8, 2006 at 8:50 PM (PDT)

13

This is truly a “dual-purpose” device.

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on November 9, 2006 at 9:33 AM (PDT)

14

This definitely comes from the “what were they thinking?!” dept.

Posted by Tenchi211 in California on November 9, 2006 at 11:16 AM (PDT)

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