If you know someone who loves their iPod, then it only makes sense to give your friend iPod accessories when birthdays and Christmas roll around. If you are a little unsure of what type of accessories would be a good match for your friend, here are a few suggestions.
One of the most usable accessories for iPods are the remote speakers. There are actually quite a few companies that make speaker systems that will work with the iPod dock connectors. The speakers usually contain one component that you can slip the unit into, just as if the unit were about to be charged. From there, you can set the unit on a table top and enjoy crisp and clear sound reproduction of all the song tracks saved on the iPod. Price wise, you can get speaker units that are very inexpensive, as well as speakers that are of higher quality and cost more. Just make sure the speaker units indicate that they are iPod compatible and you will be fine.
In like manner, it is possible to get an FM transmitter unit that will connect to your iPod via the docking connection. The beauty of this type of accessory for your iPod is that you can listen to your favorite FM radio stations, then switch back to your stored music tracks whenever you like, with no trouble at all. The transmitter does not add much in the way of bulk or weight to the iPod, so you can still clip it to your waistband or use your armband to carry the unit around.
Colorful iPod cases and skins are also a great way to accessorize an iPod. Because they come in a variety of colors and patterns, you can pick out skins and cases that have some relevance to your friend's likes and dislikes. Choose a case in a favorite color and maybe a skin that has some wild patter, or vice versa. The cases and skins add some visual interest to the iPod, which only adds to the fun.
Accessories can be found in a number of retail outlets, such as discount department stores, electronics shops and office supply stores. Check out the designs and types that are available locally. If you don't see anything you like, check out online stores. Your friend will be sure to appreciate a gift of some new iPod accessories.
Jamaal Harrison is author and owner of www.ipodtipz.com - a site informing people on the greatest defining technology in the new century, “the Apple Ipod".