Thought Out discloses The KEY for iPod shuffle (2G)

Thought Out has announced “The KEY” ($22), an accessory that is designed to add a standard USB 2.0 plug and keychain ring hole to the bottom of any second-generation iPod shuffle.

The KEY enables users to “sync, charge, and transfer data like any standard USB drive,” and is planned for release in the early first-quarter of 2007.

As with most new iPod shuffle accessories, the company’s only available imagery is art rather than actual photography.