SendStation, maker of various doodads for the iPod, has created a solution to that small problem of your iPod case getting in the way of the dock connector in some situations such as the one depicted above. Put this little SendStation Dock Extender on the end of any iPod and its receiving end will extend beyond the confines of that case, allowing you to plug it into a dock or anything else without ever removing the case again.

We think it's a shame to confine the beauty of the iPod within some gummy bear-looking case, but if you're the type who likes to leave that plastic wrapping on all of your lampshades, perhaps being able to permanently ensconce that iPod in some tacky case would be one of those quality-of-life improvements that would make your life just a little more pleasant. But that's just you.

Product Page [SendStation Systems]