iPod Charging iPod over Airport Express?

crazydreaming

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I read in an article in Macworld a while back that said that 4G iPods charge using the USB port in an airport express.

So I tried plugging in my iPod shuffle and am not 100% I am getting a charge. It does appear as though it is charging (orange light blinks). It will go all night, and the light will never change, but it seems to have a charge... Just wondering if anyone else knows more than I do about this.
 

wheezy

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Apr 7, 2005
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crazydreaming said:
I read in an article in Macworld a while back that said that 4G iPods charge using the USB port in an airport express.

So I tried plugging in my iPod shuffle and am not 100% I am getting a charge. It does appear as though it is charging (orange light blinks). It will go all night, and the light will never change, but it seems to have a charge... Just wondering if anyone else knows more than I do about this.
Hmmm, don't know man. Good thought though. I'll try pluggin' my 20GB in there and see what it does.
 

Rod Rod

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Sep 21, 2003
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molcas&e'sdad said:
According to this, iPod shuffle can be charged over airport express:

Apple Doc
Neat, thanks! It's too bad about the LEDs not accurately indicating charge status though. Of course the ability to charge on an express base station is nice to have.
 

crazydreaming

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Original poster
Rod Rod said:
Neat, thanks! It's too bad about the LEDs not accurately indicating charge status though. Of course the ability to charge on an express base station is nice to have.
Yea, the LED's aren't accurate. But the Airport Express has been the sole mathod of charging all week. No problems! I was worried at first about not always having a charger. I didn't want to spend $29 on the USB charger. One more reason the Airport Express is great! Now, why doesn't Apple advertise this little known fact?