Personal Tech: Inflight Power's $35 Recharger Cables Plug Into The Passenger Seat Headset Jack And Convert Audio Output Into USB Power - InformationWeek

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Personal Tech: Inflight Power's $35 Recharger Cables Plug Into The Passenger Seat Headset Jack And Convert Audio Output Into USB Power

Sharp's BroadbandFax uses a broadband connection to send and receive faxes directly to e-mail without paying for an electronic fax service; GM and Mazda will offer built-in auxiliary audio-input jacks for the iPod on all 2007 models.

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iPodcarIPOD-READY
Apple has sold more than 58 million iPods, but it's only getting started. General Motors and Mazda will offer built-in auxiliary audio-input jacks for the iPod on all 2007 models. Ford will do the same for its Ford and Lincoln Mercury vehicles. That means more than 70% of new U.S. cars will be iPod-ready. Expect to pay about $200.

chargerTRAVEL BUDDY
You made the flight but forgot your charger. No worries. Inflight Power's $35 recharger cables plug into the passenger seat headset jack and convert audio output into USB power. The result: free juice for your cell phone and other devices.

faxFAX ME UP
Sharp's BroadbandFax uses a broadband connection to send and receive faxes directly to E-mail without paying for an electronic fax service. Plug the $160 unit into an existing cable or DSL modem, phone line, and power outlet, and you're in business.

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