Touch wall chargers?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by atomheartmother, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. atomheartmother macrumors regular

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    Does anyone use a wall charger for their Touch other than the Apple one? Apple seriously charges near $30 for the wall adapter. RIP OFF! Has anyone used off-brand ones? You can get ones on eBay for as little as $3-4, such as:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-foldable-AC...39:1|66:2|65:12|240:1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    OR

    http://cgi.ebay.com/FOR-IPOD-TOUCH-...39:1|66:2|65:12|240:1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    OR

    http://cgi.ebay.com/For-iPhone-Appl...39:1|66:2|65:15|240:1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14


    Any opinions? I just hate having to have my laptop open and running every time I need to charge my Touch, which is all too often.
     
  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    If you have no preference, just buy for price. As long as the seller has decent feedback, you'll be fine. All USB chargers work the same.
     
  3. atomheartmother thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you happen to have an old Firewire iPod, you can use the same charger with a Touch. That might save you a few dollars if you have one lying around.
     
  5. atomheartmother thread starter macrumors regular

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    Don't have one.
     
  6. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Any USB wall charger should work. I've been collecting media players, and most come with one. Just use your own cable, and stick the USB end into the charger.
     
  7. atomheartmother thread starter macrumors regular

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    Should I not use the ones with the built in cable?
     
  8. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    Doesn't matter to me. You'll just have to pay more for it. If you've got your own cable, then the AC USB adapters I linked to will charge anything that can be charged from a USB port on your PC.
     
  9. kshat28 macrumors member

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    I went on ebay and bought the cheapest one i could find. It works great! Such a great Deal
     
  10. Ubuntu macrumors 68000

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  11. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    I use my computer's USB port, or my AirPort Express's usb port to charge. I can personally confirm that the USB port on the AE doubles as a USB charger. Get it, upgrade ur network and get a charger too.
     
  12. atomheartmother thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmmm...That place looks shady. How could they get away with selling it for a fifth of the price?


    EDIT: Never mind. I see that it's a very good, generic copy of the real thing.
     

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