If you have no external charger, sometimes you will have to open your computer and connect portable media player to it for charging. It’s too much trouble. Maybe you could install a outlet with USB ports resolving this problem. TruePower UCS Power Outlet is just an power outlet comes with USB ports. In addition to the regular plugs, there are two USB ports on it, wihich can support charging of any USB device such as cell phone, iPod, iPhone, PDA, MP3, PSP and so on.
TruePower UCS Power Outlet Specifications:
- Input voltage: AC 100 to 240V 50/60Hz
- USB input current: 80mA
- Output voltage: USB: DC 5.0V 600mA
- Operation temperature: -15 to 45 Degrees Celsius
- Relative humidity: < 95%
- Air pressure: 86 to 106kPa
The power outlet is priced at $9.95 USD, and you can get it at Fastmac.