Best Apple iPod accessories you need to buy in 2011

Whether you own an Apple iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle or iPod Touch. there are a number of cool accessories that can help transform your modest music player into a mechanical beast. Here are some of the best accessories for Apple's iPod devices

On October 21st 2011, Apple will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the iPod. In that time, we think it's fair to say the portable multimedia device has revolutionised the way we listen to 'music on the go' forever.

From scroll wheels, to filming video on your Nano, the Apple PMP has had its fair share of looks, with the new iPod Touch and iPod Nano fine examples of the evolution in design.

Helping you make the most of your iPod in its prestigious tenth year, we've scoured the Hot 100, the glowing reports from the T3 reviews team plus the tech nominated in the 2011 T3 Gadget Awards, to bring you the iPod accessories to grab in 2011. 

 

50 Cent Platinum Headphones

Following in Dr Dre's Beats-shaped footsteps, the can collaboration between 'fiddy' and Sleek Audio deliver the first ever headphones "that offer top-level performance, style and new technology," according to Mr Cent.

Price: TBC

Link: Sleek Audio

More: 50 Cent Platinum headphones in the Hot 100

 

AIAI TMA-1

AIAIAI consulted 25 of the world's best DJs when creating these no-logo cans. They dish up plenty of meaty bass, with a punch that's ideal for mixing in noisy clubs. they're also refreshingly free of overt branding.

Price: £180

Link: Theghostlystore

More: Sexiest gadgets to buy in 2011

 

Apple TV

Link your TV to all your Apple devices with this beermat-sized music- and video-sucking device. Also lets you stream HD films and TV from t'web.

Price: £101

Link: Apple

More: Best Airplay audio set-ups

 

Arcam rCube

This eight-inch dock packs powerful 90W amplification borrowed from Arcam's high-end hi-fi components. A rechargeable battery means you get up to eight hours of play outdoors and there's 3.5mm, composite and USB connections, as well as optional wireless dongles for your iPhone, Touch, Mac or PC.

Price: £500

Link: Arcam

More: iPod docks: Group Test

 

Atomic Floyd Mini Darts

Beats By Dre made black and red the default colour option for the fashion-conscious headphone shopper, but Atomic Floyd has added function to the fashion, with a dual-filter mic for iPhone and BlackBerry chat, and comfy dual-injected silicone eartips for two-way isolation.

Price: £155

Link: AtomicFloyd

More: Atomic Floyd Darts in the Hot 100

 

B&W Zeppelin Air

Why settle for a square box? Version 2.0 of B&W's thing of otherworldly beauty adds AirPlay streaming and upgraded amplification.

Price: £499

Link: Bowers & Wilkins

More: B&W Zeppelin Air review

 

BeoSound 8

Dock your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad and you'll soon realise that the unique design is for a reason: the conical speaker shape reduces standing waves by filling up the entire room with rich sound.

Price: £895

Link: Bang & Olufsen

More: Beosound 8 in the Hot 100

 

Denon Ceol

A hi-fi and a half, the Ceol is the Midi system of the tenties, or whatever we're calling this decade. It's an AirPlay- and DLNA-enabled streamer, an iThing dock, a web radio and a CD player - ask your dad. The sound quality is as impressive as the spec.

Price: £570

Link: Denon

More: Denon Ceol in the Hot 100

 

Geneva Sound S

The minimal iPod dock with massive sound, the Geneva S has touch-sensitive controls and a 2x15W digital amplifier producing full-bodied, bouncing basslines that only improve as you dial up the volume.

Price: £300

Link: Geneva

More: Geneva Sound S review

 

Griffin Adidas MiCoach armband

Compatible with a wide array of leading portable devices from the full range of iPhone and iPod Touch releases the Griffin Adidas miCoach Armband allows users to listen to music via the top mounted headphone ports or monitor their runs via one of the many smartphone friendly fitness apps, such as the Adidas miCoach.

Price: £19.99

Link: Griffin Technology

T3 Gadget Awards 2011: Gadget Accessory of the Year: Vote for the Griffin Adidas MiCoach armband

 

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