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mikebatho
Dec 20, 2009, 09:14 PM
You know the little emergency chargers you can get for mobile phones, that you can keep in your pocket or the car so that if you run out of juice and don't have a power point, you can plug it in and use AA batteries to get a charge?

Do they do one for the iPod Touch 3rd Gen?

Thanks in advance.



thegoldenmackid
Dec 20, 2009, 09:20 PM
There are numerous products that are available, here are a few:
http://www.amazon.com/Maxell-iPod-Backup-Battery-Pack/dp/B0007XCT18
http://www.amazon.com/Energizer-Black-Audio-Power-Pack/dp/B000SORRR2/ref=pd_sim_e_5
http://www.amazon.com/MACALLY-External-Battery-all-iPods/dp/B000CGG8LW/ref=pd_sim_e_6
http://www.amazon.com/Mophie-Juice-Rechargeable-Battery-touch/dp/B001Q9EZS2/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_b

Dino451
Dec 21, 2009, 01:47 AM
If you are a DIY kind of person try this:

http://www.ladyada.net/make/mintyboost/

I keep it in my pack for a emergency charge.

mikebatho
Dec 21, 2009, 05:37 AM
Nope, I'm not the DIY type, just want To buy one.

The list above was some help, but it wasn't very specific as to whether the AA battery chargers are ok with the 3G touch....

sushi
Dec 21, 2009, 05:48 AM
You know the little emergency chargers you can get for mobile phones, that you can keep in your pocket or the car so that if you run out of juice and don't have a power point, you can plug it in and use AA batteries to get a charge?

Do they do one for the iPod Touch 3rd Gen?

Thanks in advance.
While not powered via AA batteries, Richard Solo has some nice rechargeable options (http://www.richardsolo.com/iphone_and_ipod.html) for the iPhone/iPod touch.

TraceyS/FL
Dec 21, 2009, 08:10 AM
While not powered via AA batteries, Richard Solo has some nice rechargeable options (http://www.richardsolo.com/iphone_and_ipod.html) for the iPhone/iPod touch.

Oh man. Just found the perfect Christmas gift there - and it's sold out until March. Gee, should i give them a picture of it? LOL!!

Night Spring
Dec 21, 2009, 09:19 AM
whether the AA battery chargers are ok with the 3G touch....

I have one of those, works well with both my touch and my partner's iphone.

mikebatho
Dec 21, 2009, 10:31 AM
Is it a 3G touch? Some are listed as working with 2G but not 3

Night Spring
Dec 21, 2009, 10:39 AM
Is it a 3G touch? Some are listed as working with 2G but not 3

Yes it is. The chargers that list only the 2g were probably manufactured before the 3g came out, and their labels/product info just haven't been updated. But since there is really no hardware difference between the 2g and 3g aside from CPU and memory, all accessories that are listed as working with 2g should work with 3g.

diamond3
Dec 21, 2009, 04:35 PM
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10831&cs_id=1083110&p_id=5867&seq=1&format=2

I'd consider getting one or two of these if I were you. It is cheap and the reviews are good.

If you are looking for something more advanced, zagg.com has a charger they just came out with that can charge the iphone 4 times. Its $70 on sale right now.

mikebatho
Dec 21, 2009, 05:07 PM
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10831&cs_id=1083110&p_id=5867&seq=1&format=2

I'd consider getting one or two of these if I were you. It is cheap and the reviews are good.

If you are looking for something more advanced, zagg.com has a charger they just came out with that can charge the iphone 4 times. Its $70 on sale right now.

That looks pretty good. Just ordered one of the Energizer ones from eBay, and if I have any problems I'll invest in one of the above, cheers...

iTouch.lover22
Dec 26, 2009, 04:29 PM
I've got a Just Mobile Gum Pro, and it works great. It's a 4400mAh battery, while the RichardSolo is only 1200 or 1800mAh. 4400mAh is over 3 full charges for the iPhone, and for my iPod Touch 3rd gen, it can charge it from 20%-100% almost 6 times before the gum pro needs another charge. It is relatively small, and cheap too. Hope this helps :)

piixel
Dec 26, 2009, 04:36 PM
my brother got me the Kensington Mini Battery Pack and Charger (http://us.kensington.com/html/15462.html) for xmas, it's not AA powered but it works nicely...