Buying an iPod from overseas


Q: I’m thinking of buying a new 60GB iPod, but I live in Canada and for various reasons, the iPod I’ll be getting will be from either the UK or China.

Will I have problems with the iPod when I get it due to the different voltages between the countries? And will I need an adapter for the power outlet prongs as well?

– Steve

A: You’ll have no problems whatsoever. First of all, no current iPod comes with a power adapter at all – rather, they’re built to charge via world-standard USB power supplied by computers.

If you were to purchase an iPod USB Power Adapter overseas, you may need to purchase Apple’s additional World Travel Adapter Kit to ensure you have the right plug when you get home, but the power adapter itself is certified to automatically work correctly using any voltage around the world.

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Jerrod H.

Jerrod was a contributing editor at iLounge. He mostly wrote articles about iTunes and iPod accessories. He was known for his in-depth knowledge of both topics and was often able to provide readers with unique insights into the world of Apple products.