InflightPower's Chargers Turns Airplane Headphone Jacks into iPhone/iPod USB Power

Inflight Power's Airline chargers could be just the thing to save you from total boredom the next time you're on a transoceanic flight. How? By taking the audio jack in your seat's armrest and turning that into actual power to charge up your iPhone or iPod (or any device) via USB.

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The standard USB-capable version costs you $34.99, but the $44.99 version will come with an iPod tip that supports the nano, the nini, 4G, 5G, and the iPhone. There's even a bundle with mini USB chargers for BlackBerry, Motorola, and Windows Mobile phones for the same price. If you're looking for both, then $49.99 Power Executive Bundle should satisfy.

Product Page [InFlightPower via MacWorld]

DISCUSSION

I found this statement by [intelligentbatteries.com]

"More passenger airline companies are providing outlets or receptacles into which passengers can plug portable electronic equipment such as notebook computers and cellular phones for recharging during flight. Our industry trade associations like the Battery Association of Japan, European Portable Battery Association, Passenger Electronic Device Association and Portable Rechargeable Battery Association have taken into account that the recharging of batteries in portable equipment while on board aircraft is not recommended. Such practice should be deferred until appropriate technical safety standards are established and that such standards are fully implemented. Intelligent Batteries Inc. advocates and favors such position and does not recommend that any battery pack product be recharged through airline in-the-seat power sources."