What about placement of output? If the Griffin device was plugged into a wall outlet, the port would be underneath which would make location for a shuffle difficult. I can even imagine situations where the shuffle would not fit because of clearance.
Also, what about international usage? Apple's device has interchangeable plugs (in Europe at least). And I can take it to the US and use a standard AC power cable too. Can you do that with the Griffin?

Posted by lintonmac on December 1, 2005 at 1:26 AM (PDT) Comment 1

i think it is better if your in the US and want to charge a shuffle, just plug it in upside down, and viola, your shuffle is charging upright! and for international users, three words: Get an adapter!
also, this wont work with 3Gs because any USB charger will NOT work with 3Gs, heck, even apples doesnt work

Posted by jitaroo on December 1, 2005 at 4:13 AM (PDT) Comment 2

I bought the same type AC Adapter from

It was only $5.99 and shipping was $1.85.
It did not come with the USB cable though.

Posted by jonjoaquin on December 1, 2005 at 9:18 AM (PDT) Comment 3

The Griffin unit is an international adapter. Neither it nor the Apple unit come with international plugs; you can buy a kit for Apple's, or buy the ones you need for the Griffin from a store like Radio Shack. Re: upside down or not, you can turn it around in an outlet and have the shuffle sticking up.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on December 1, 2005 at 10:26 AM (PDT) Comment 4

Jeremy - I have just purchased a 30GB iPod video and as you know it has no wall charger. Do you think I have anything to worry about (by way of damaging my iPod) if I purchase a generic charger from an unknown manufacturer on ebay? They can be had for far less (more like $5)than the $49 they are charging at Canadian stores for the oem iPod charger.

Posted by ooster on December 8, 2005 at 4:33 PM (PDT) Comment 5

Why spend $30 on a bulky travel charger when you can purchase an iGo device that will charge your iPod as well as your cell phone? And the more expensive iGo products will also charge your laptop.

Posted by Greg Glockner on December 25, 2005 at 3:10 PM (PDT) Comment 6

how is that generic ac adapter working out?
i've also found site and it sounds very promising. would it be possible to have review on this adapter? price is amazing but not totally sure about quality of product.

Posted by alexbaymiami on December 27, 2005 at 8:25 AM (PDT) Comment 7

This is a more affordable alternative to the Apple model. It serves the same purpose and has the same features.

Posted by bkwhite7 on January 4, 2006 at 3:49 PM (PDT) Comment 8

$10 cheaper and half the size of Apple's PLUS it comes with a USB cable, which syncs as well. I am more than pleased with my purchase.

Posted by proanim8r on February 27, 2006 at 5:31 PM (PDT) Comment 9
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