Here’s a handy piece of kit for anyone frustrated by the iPod’s too-personal nature; some clever chap at PodGear has created the Audiobuddy, a retractable stereo adapter for the popular digital audio player. For just £14.99 you get a 70cm cable, which plugs into the dock connector to produce a safe level of sound and retracts at the touch of a button. This means that far from needing a dedicated docking station and speaker package, any home stereo can play music from your iPod. In fact this device seems so indispensable that I’m inclined to agree with managing director, Tom Dudderidge who observes that "this cable should have been included with all iPod’s a long time ago”.
The Audiobuddy is available now from all PodGear retailers.