Kensington 4-in-1 iPod Car Charger: A Pictorial Review

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Okay, first off. This thing is by no means a 4-in-1 iPod accessory. It does one thing, charge. Now hit the jump for my exciting Kensington iPod Car Charger adventure, starring Hannah—my black iPod nano (yes, I really named it Hannah, don't ask). The Kensington 1-in-1 car charger is available for $30.

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What's this? My Civic has both a power adapter and an auxiliary audio adapter? Sound's like a match made in heaven for Hannah the iPod. But if only I could keep her charging while I am driving...

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Plug in the Kensington power adapter and I should be on my way to an iPod rockin' good time, right?

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Now, simply plug the Kensington dock adapter into Hannah. Almost there, I'm so excited!

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Wait a silly gosh darn second here. The Kensington adapter covered up the audio jack on her! I don't have a FM transmitter, either. What will I ever do? :(

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Still saddened, our hero begins to turn on the FM radio, destined to listen to crap forever.

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Wait! An idea is a brewing! Yes, I think it just might work! The Kensington power adapter simply has a USB port. So that means the Apple iPod connector should work!

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Yes, it works! Hannah is happy to be charging and playing. All is well!

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Stay tuned next week when our hero tries to discover the true meaning of life with the help of a fleshlight, rubber band and a crappy Korean cellphone.

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DISCUSSION

By
GadgetGav

So apart from the fact that their connector covers the headphone port, how about an actual review. What functions does Kensington claim for it's 4 in 1 name, for instance? Does it really do nothing but charge and you can't do that while you listen?