iPod Shuffle sprouts dock-defeating Bud

Accessory heaven

Top marks to accessory maker Incipio for coming up with a handy adaptor that will allow anyone who owns a second-generation iPod Shuffle to take it travelling without Apple's dock and cables. Dubbed the Bud, the adaptor has a USB port on one end and a special 3.5mm jack on the other ready for data transfer and recharging.

incipio usb 2g shuffle adaptor incipio usb 2g shuffle adaptor

Just slot the Bud into the Shuffle's earphone socket and plug both into a spare USB port on your computer and you're away. Simplicity itself.

Available now, Incipio wants just $6 for the product, though it usually retails for $8. Postage is extra, of course. ®

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