XtremeMac MicroPack Portable iPod Dock

by Mike

XtremeMac MicroPack Portable iPod Dock
Even with the improved iPods, the battery life definitely has some room for improvement, especially in regards to playing video. Good luck getting through a trip to London from the States on one charge.

There are options to extend the battery life, one being the Belkin Battery Pack, but why not get more bang for your buck? That’s what the XtremeMac MicroPack Portable Dock does.

Not only will it give your iPod an extra 80 hours of music, or 8 hours of video, but it lets you share the love, that is, let somebody else listen in to the video your watching or listen to your music. Each headphone jack even has its own volume control.

Most people wouldn’t think of this as a feature, but do you really want to hold your iPod in your hand for hours at a time? The dock basically serves as a stand for when watching video.

You get pretty much infinite play time for music, and an extra 8 hours of video along with the ability to have somebody else listen in an extremely small form factor.

The dock supports almost all of the relatively new iPods, including the mini, both generation Nanos, and the 4 + 5 generation iPods.

Also built into the dock is an audio video line out port to hook up to your TV. Charging wise, you can use any sort of iPod charger, USB/Firewire cable, etc.

The XtremeMac MicroPack Portable Multimedia Dock & Battery supplies a lot in a great form factor, and the price is hard to beat, only £55 or about $105. Check out the product page.

[via Shiny Shiny]

3 reviews or comments

Mike Says: September 29, 2006 at 9:43 pm

This looks pretty sweet. The price seems a bit high, esp. when I convert from pounds though.

I could see having something like this at work to hold/charge an iPod all day while I use it.

Wayne Garcia Says: September 15, 2007 at 10:38 pm

This would be cool except for one HUGE flaw. The on/off button. I have yet to really use this as every time I charge it, I forget that you also have to turn the device ‘off.’ If you leave it on, it will immediately start to drain the battery rendering all your hard work useless. To me the people who designed this are idiots to have included such a switch. Good luck.

Jacob Brink Says: July 4, 2008 at 1:09 pm

does it work for the ipod touch??

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