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Energizer has released a cool new gadget to help extend the life of your iPod charge. The new Energi To Go can extend the runtime of your iPod for an additional 45+ hours of audio on a Nano and additional 11 hours of video on an […]

Energi To Go Portable Power for iPod Energizer has released a cool new gadget to help extend the life of your iPod charge. The new Energi To Go can extend the runtime of your iPod for an additional 45+ hours of audio on a Nano and additional 11 hours of video on an 80GB video iPod.

The Energi To Go requires two e2 Lithium AA batteries (under $10) and for long trips where power outlets are scarce, this thing is a lifesaver.

The unit, does add a fairly significant amount of “bulk” to your iPod, considering most iPods are so thin…but again, I see this being used more on long trips than on your jog through the park. For the added battery life, the extra bulk is worth it.

Freebies

In addition to news about the Energi To Go, Energizer and Pandora’s new message board were kind enough to hook us up with a couple of these things to give away!

All you have to do is post in the comments below how you think this would benefit you (such as a backpacking trip you’re taking, or a long flight, etc etc).

We’ll pick two winners and Energizer will ship you one of these!

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  1. This would be awesome! I am on the road a lot and would love to have this.

    Also, I’ll be starting troop school (law enforcement) in 2 few months and would love to be able to keep this in my vehicle as I commute the 2 hour drive to and from each week!

    Also, at my current job we can bring our iPods and this would be great for those long night shifts to keep the power going!

    Thanks!

    safetyobc

  2. I am a Scout Leader, as part of a Scout expedition to Everest Base Camp at Easter 2008. One of these would be great to chill out at 17,600ft.

    Cheers

  3. This would be supremely useful during the week-long camping trip in the Grand Canyon that I’m taking in Februray!

  4. I’m a student and I find that a lot of my time is spent on campus, and without my computer. Whether in the library or in my office, I try to not bring my computer with me as it is a HUGE distraction (I love my RSS feed but it kills my productivity!).

    Since I never leave home without my iPod (and rarely turn it off), this poses a problem for me since I can’t charge it without lugging around that bulky charger.

    The Energi To Go system would solve this problem by drastically extending my iPod’s battery life and allowing me to continue having my soundtrack during those long research and study sessions.

  5. not to steal your suggestion, but i’m going to do a 105-mile hike in michigan’s upper peninsula in april and this would be PERFECT.

    love the site, too ;-)

  6. We’re flying to Shanghai in February… we could watch movies the entire flight!

  7. We use iPods at the school I work at for lots of different things. In particular, though we use them to record audio. This woul greatly enhance our ability to capture long pieces. In addition, kids use them to go on field trips (loaded with content) and this would certainly help lengthen the real use time. A great idea!

  8. rebecca schlieman Wednesday, December 12, 2007

    I’m taking a long flight from Raleigh to Hawaii (a couple flights really..) in a few weeks. My husband (who is terrified of flying) is coming with me. He doesn’t do well without some sort of distraction to take his mind off the flight. This would be the perfect way to keep him entertained and distracted so he doesn’t think about all the terrible things that could happen…

  9. Energi To Go, batería extra para el iPod : planetaipod Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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  10. I work for an airline and spend large amounts of time flying and waiting. Watching all my tv I’ve put on my iPod makes it a lot more difficult to keep it charged.

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