RoundupManufacturers are bringing out whole new ranges of toys that play nicely with the new Lightning connector, and this is what's available so far.
Speakers for the iPod come in all shapes and sizes. One popular format is the iPod clock radio. We have seen these at all price points up to £500. This BlackBox 24/7 is at the other end of the scale and will appeal to people on a budget with little need for higher features like DAB radio, and CD players.
Speakers for iPods come two-a-penny these days, but this one caught our attention, mainly because it’s surprisingly good for the price. It also has a clever design that splits into two parts, so you can release the slim speaker from the bass bin section and use it alone on battery power for short trips.
This latest Houseparty – we’re up to version III – has a wobbly, pop-out iPod tray, a remote control, a line-in so you can connect other audio sources, and a single USB out port, so you can sync the iPod with your Mac while docked
To protect iPhones, Apple decided to use glass screens instead of the usual iPod plastic, so scratch-resistant cases and sleeves such as this IceBox from Gear4 are a hard sell.
WorldTour is a box full of travel plugs bundled with a USB adaptor and two USB ports that will suck juice from sockets wherever you may roam.
Gear4 has given birth to a new Bluetooth iPod speaker dock. The HouseParty Blu allows you to play music from your iPod or your mobile phone using Bluetooth 2.0 technology