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Can my kids charge their iPods in Italy without ruining them?

Apr 13th, 2006, 10:39 AM
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I'm sorry but I'm 52 years old and wouldn't be able to last on the long flights over the "big pond" without my iPod.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 10:44 AM
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For those who are looking for something to criticize, I am the same mother who spent two days of our Paris trip at Disneyland Paris.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 10:48 AM
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Missypie,

You have my own appreciation for getting back to us. It can be somewhat frustrating when you post information which seems to sail out into space and nothing seems to happen in return.

Have a great trip.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 10:48 AM
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I charge my iPods when overseas by plugging it into my PowerBook.

Yeah it's very useful on planes.

Also useful on subways, useful walking around too.

I downloaded a lot of travel podcasts, some of them video.

Everywhere these days, you see a lot of white earphones. Not all of them are iPods but obviously they're imitating the iPods iconic whites.

Face it, iPods have become a part of a lot of people's everyday lives, even when they're traveling.

Just this week, the companies which make IFEs for airlines said they're interested in offering iTunes songs on planes. The airlines are supposedly interested in installing docks or at least USB ports.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 10:49 AM
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As long as you allowed your kinds to listen to those dreadful Ipods while in Disneyterre and wore bright whie sneakers whilst chewing gum - then that is okay - they all cancel each other out
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Apr 13th, 2006, 10:57 AM
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"...imitating the iPods iconic whites..."

Ya mean Steve Jobs invented white earbuds, in addition to portable audio players? I had no idea that was the case when I bought my Sennheisers in 1990.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 11:49 AM
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>>>> didn't allow her to wear it walking around the cities, because I wanted her to be alert, but it was great for plane and train rides,<<<<<<

Exactly. I have taken my ipodesk player to Europe many times. It really helped that long flight, coming and going. Also cranked it up on the longer train trips.

At night back at the hotel and crank up a cool set of rockin' tunes. Just like your favorite deep cut Album rock radio station. I throw together music sets far better than what any radio station could do.


Used properly, they are great.

Just the standard converters do the trick. No damage at all.

I also charge video camcorders as well on those converters.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 12:01 PM
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I brought a set of travel hair rollers to Italy 2 years ago. Manual clearly said "Dual voltage". Still fried. This was in Florence.

Granted those were a $25 set of rollers vs a $179 iPod but I wouldn't "just plug it in", after my experience.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 12:40 PM
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If you had the dual-voltage hair roller applicance set to 220 and it still fried, chances are that it was because you plugged it into an outlet rated to a low wattage. Many European hotel bathrooms have outlets that can handle only low-wattage things like shavers, electric toothbrushes, etc. This is a separate matter from voltage conversion.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 03:12 PM
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Lets just say iPods popularized the white earphones.

Five years ago, most of them were black.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 03:53 PM
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Robespierre,

Which model Sennheisers do you recommend??? I am interested in noise cancelling earphones...
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May 12th, 2006, 05:58 AM
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I have our wall charger with me today. It is a Griffin. It says "Input 100-240V-50-60 Hz". Is that dual voltage?
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May 12th, 2006, 06:02 AM
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iPods all take dual voltage, so you just need the adaptor so that the plug fits in the wall (if you have one of the new iPods that didn't come with a wall charger, you'll need that too, or drag the laptop along).
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May 12th, 2006, 06:04 AM
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Yes, that wall charger is dual voltage (slightly more complicated than that, but for all you care, yes).
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May 12th, 2006, 07:26 AM
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We had two models of Ipods in Italy and used one adaptor. Worked fine.
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Jan 26th, 2008, 09:49 AM
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missypie,

I have this same charger (the griffin powerblock 100-240 v~ 50-60 hz. I am headed to Italy in Febrary. did your charger work okay for your kids when you went?
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Jan 28th, 2008, 06:45 AM
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Jan 28th, 2008, 08:26 AM
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Same question, different countries. Is Ipod charging the same for France & Spain? Thanks!
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Jan 28th, 2008, 09:22 AM
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Is it the same in France and Spain, yes, in terms of the iPod being dual voltage, so all you'll need is the right plug (prongs) for the wall charger. I've had no problems charging my iPod in Italy, France or Spain.
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Jan 28th, 2008, 10:05 AM
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Apple actually sells a set of plug adaptors that fit on their wall chargers. But all ipod wall chargers sold by Apple are dual-voltage. As a precaution, I usually plug in the wall charger first, and then attach the USB cable to my ipod. Ideally, do not us a cradle.
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