updated 11:25 am EDT, Mon October 9, 2006
Princeton iPod Charger
Owners of video iPods who need car chargers and other power adapters are often looking to extend the amount of video playback time for a family vacation or during idle moments at work. The Japan-based company Princeton decided that its new PMP-BP18 battery pack ought to target these viewers by making the user more comfortable. In addition to providing significantly longer battery life for the iPod or any USB-equipped mobile device through its lithium-ion battery cells -- Princeton estimates double the battery life for cellphones with mobile TV support -- the BP18 has an adjustable stand that can be used to rest the media player at a more natural angle for watching video at a desk or another stable surface. Princeton has not yet planned to ship the new battery pack to North America.