The iPod is a line of portable media players and multi-purpose pocket computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The first version was released in October, 2001. As of July 2017, only the iPod Touch remains in production.
Like other digital music players, iPods can serve as external data storage devices. Apple’s iTunes software (and other alternative software) can be used to transfer music, photos, videos, games, contact information, email settings, Web bookmarks and calendars, to the devices supporting these features from computers using certain versions of Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
There are a range of accessories available for use with the iPod. Here are 15 of the best.
The LifeProof case is an IPod case, which is made of a tough polycarbonate frame and shock absorbing elastomer for a high degree of shock and impact protection. It protects the IPOd from damage and, prevents or blocks the entry of foreign materials such as debris, dirt and water. It can be used when taking part in recreational activities like swimming, although it is not recommended that you take your iPOd below a depth of six feet.
The Bheestie Bag is a small, lightweight pouch that draws moisture out of personal electronics using small, liquid-absorbing beads. After the device has been soaked or spilled upon, take the battery out, dry the device, and place it in the bag for 24 to 72 hours. The beads absorb water in much the same way rice absorbs water, as they are made to physically bond with liquid and don’t release the moisture back into the bag when they’ve reached their absorption capacity.
The Zagg Screen Protector offers a combination of clarity and protection. In addition to its Military Grade and Nano-Memory Technology benefits, it features a powerful shock absorption layer that provides your iPOd screen with more shatter protection, so your device is in good hands even if it falls out of your hands. It also provides superior HD clarity that preserves the vibrant colours of the iPOd’s display.
The Samsung DA-E750 is an attractive looking AirPlay speaker, with a beautiful furniture-grade cherry finish. It supports AirPlay and Bluetooth, and also features a retractable dock for iOS devices (including iPOds), Samsung Galaxy SII and S3 phones, and the Samsung Galaxy Note. Wi-Fi is built in, plus there’s an Ethernet port on the back. It offers superior sound quality for an audio dock.
The Eco Terra, a rugged waterproof boombox that you can connect to your iPOd, iPhone or MP3 player. With the large waterproof speakers and shell which keeps your iPOd safe, it can still play even after being completely submerged in water. All it needs is 4 C-cell batteries or a wall outlet.
This is an iPOd dock made from a solid billet of aluminium but it is also designed to let you easily change the height of the connector pin. The pin also has the ability to swivel, which makes unlocking the device really easy.
The PS 210 BTNC are wireless earphones which offers sound of the highest quality. Versatile and well-featured, they are easy to set-up and use, offer effective noise-cancelling, and a long battery life. They are comfortable to wear for long-term use.
Shure makes audio equipment – microphones, earphones, mixers, etc. that are used by professional musicians the world over. The Shure E3g earphones with WideBand MicroDriver technology delivers extended-range audio with precision highs while blocking outside noise. Aimed primarily at gamers, the Shure E3g helps them get totally immersed in their favourite games with award winning sound and device. Sleek and lightweight, the E3g is the perfect accessory for any portable gaming devices, including iPOds.
ATH-ANC23 QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling In-Ear Headphones reduce distracting background noise by up to 90% while offering superior sound.
Valencell produce a range of wearables for iPOd, iPhone and other smart devices that allow users to track their heart and respiration rate, measure calories burned, speed and other fitness related data using biometric sensor technology.
The Nike+iPod Sports Kit is an activity tracker device, which measures and records the distance and pace of a walk or run. The Nike+iPod consists of a small transmitter device attached to or embedded in a shoe, which communicates with either the Nike+ Sportband, a receiver plugged into an iPad Nano, or with an iPOd.
The iSkin DuoBand is designed for those who work out and want to wear their iPOd whilst they are exercising. The iSkin DuoBand’s silicone protector features an integrated clickwheel cover to guard against moisture – ideal during workouts. It features a ComfortZone made with a special silicone pad, which provides anti-slip support along with a soft, comfortable feel. Microban antimicrobial protection helps inhibit the growth of odour and stain causing bacteria on the product.
The Auris Bluetooth adapter is a Bluetooth based music receiver that’s been intuitively designed to enable you to wirelessly play, listen and control all your favourite music from your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPOd, Android, Windows phone or any Bluetooth enabled device through your music dock.
This handy device lets users wrap any excess cord from IPOd earphones around the middle section and tangle free, whether you are using them or not.
The Lazer AppTag Laser Blaster brings first person shooter console gameplay to smartphones and iPOds in the real world. As with any blaster toy, the object is to shoot your friends! The AppTag does the shooting and the smartphone keeps score and tracks everything else; the App even adds Augmented Reality objects such as medkits, armour, weapons and ammo packs.