Apple’s iPod has become essential gear on nearly any trip these days. Whether you’re going to visit family across town, taking a flight across the country, or heading out into the wilds of Africa or on an expedition to Everest, you’ll want to take the handy little device with you. There’s just one problem, keeping it charged. Sure, the battery life has improved quite a bit with each new version. My 2nd Gen Nano is rated at 24 hours of play time but really 16-18 is more realistic. But when you’re off exploring somewhere in the wilderness for extended periods of time, how are you suppose to keep on rockin’?
Fortunately, the good folks over at Boblbee (yeah, I’ve never heard of them either), have come up with a solution in the form of a new case specifically designed for adventure travel.
What makes this case so special? Well for starters, it’s ruggedize for used in the outdoors, protecting your iPod from drops and making it weatherproof as well, mean you don’t have to fear those sudden rain storms in the jungle. But the really cool feature is the built in solar panel on top of the case that promises to recharge your device, through sunlight alone, in 8 to 10 hours. A bonus feature is that the case includes two audio out jacks, allowing you to share your tunes with your tent mate as well.
Right now there is no pricing or availability for the case, but it looks like a great addition for someone who is heading off the beaten path, and doesn’t want to leave their music collection behind. It seems like a pretty cool idea, and something I’d be interested in for extended trips into areas without power. I wonder if it’ll charge an iPhone too… hmmm…
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