NewerTech just announced this handy little rechargeable battery pack for 5th generation iPods: the NuPower ViDEO+. Essentially, this is a $50 external battery sleeve for 30-, 60-, and 80-GB iPod videos. NewerTech claims a whopping 80 hours of music or 16 hours of video on a single charge; I like that the unit recharges in just three hours.
Like many external battery packs for computers, you can also use the device to charge your iPod’s internal battery. Another nice touch: external LEDs on the back to show the unit’s current battery capacity. Nice!