Do we need accesories for the new iPod?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by CaughtupinDrama, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2005
    I noticed that when I got my new iPod (black, video, 30BG, 5G), it didn't come with a charger from the outlets or car!
    is Apple being cheap or what?
    now everyday I have to charge and leave my computer on, wasting energy and money. My new outlet charger will be coming in a few days.
    but I realized when I opened the iPod package, there was this white piece of plastic with a whole in it and on a slant. Can anyone tell me what it is? I think it might be a dock...
    can anyone help me?
  2. macrumors regular


    Oct 29, 2005
    it is pretty stupid that people have to buy a seperate wall charger but thats just good buissnes(sp) stratagy on apples part. the white peice of plastic is for the universial dock connecter to that the ipod video will fit right. i think
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2005
    so now we have to buy a universal dock?
    I love my iPod dearly...but still I'm not about to spend another $100 on it.

    also, what do you guys think about the battery life of the 30GB?
    I've had mine playing for an hour after charging and it's down to a 3/4 of battery life already.
    and i've noticed that when you play a video, the battery life decreases rapidly
  4. macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    The iPod has never come with a car charger, but it did previously come with a wall charger. Also, that little white plastic piece is an insert for the new universal dock. Speaking of the new dock, I think it's a good idea. Instead of redesigning the entire thing with every new iPod, just make a new insert, because they all use the same dock connector (except the shuffle). They even have an insert for the 3G.

    Someone also need to make a remote that plugs into the bottom of the iPod, so I don't have to reach for it every time I need to adjust it while driving. *slaps Apple for killing the remote port* :mad:
  5. macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I agree that Apple should still be including a wall-charger with iPods. Many people don't want to have to use their computer to do something as simple as charging the battery. That said, I bought a really nice charger at the Apple Store the other day. It's made by Incase and it's called a dual charger. It is a combination wall charger and car charger really slick and well-built. At least third-parties are doing a good job of filling the market with alternatives to the formerly included Apple wall charger.
  6. macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2003
    San Jose, California
    I asked this in another thread..but did you ever find a workaround if you want to continue using the remote with a 5G? I'd really like to still use mine in the car.
  7. macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level

    Would you be willing to post the brand of that dual charger (hopefully best buy has it since I have a gc there), for it seems like a nice thing to have, knocks out two things I wanted to get lol
  8. macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    It's made by Incase. I bought mine at the Apple Store, but I actually noticed that they carry them at Best Buy when I was there last night.
  9. macrumors member


    Dec 27, 2004
    I bought a usb power adapter for my 5g ipod. :)

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