First Look: Macally IP-A481 External Li-ion Battery for iPod

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Available in black, this new external Lithium-Ion battery pack is packaged as a way to add “approx. 6-8 hrs” of run time to an iPod – model not specified, but bear in mind that newer iPods are more efficient than old ones, and flash-based iPods (nanos, shuffles) are more efficient than hard drive-based ones. It will work with all Dock Connector iPods save the 3G iPod, assuming you provide a Dock Connector-to-USB cable (not supplied). Three lights on its front indicate battery level, while a fourth indicates charging status, and a button is used to check the current levels. An on-off switch on the bottom lets power flow to your connected iPod, or turns it off. Despite the presence of a 5-volt DC port on the bottom, there’s no wall charger in the box; the pack includes a USB-to-USB cable, and you’re supposed to recharge using a computer’s USB port. A fabric carrying case for the battery and cable is included.

First Look: Macally IP-A481 External Li-ion Battery for iPod


First Look: Macally IP-A481 External Li-ion Battery for iPod

First Look: Macally IP-A481 External Li-ion Battery for iPod

First Look: Macally IP-A481 External Li-ion Battery for iPod

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Company and Price

Company: Macally

Website: www.Macally.com

Model: IP-A481

Price: $50

Compatible: iPod 4G, 5G, nano, mini, shuffle

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Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.