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The best accessories for your digital music player

PC Advisor reviews the best iPod/MP3 accessories for your iPod or MP3 player.

5. Clickfree Transformer SE

Clickfree Transformer SE
  • Reviewed on: 18 August 10
  • RRP: £39 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The Clickfree Transformer SE is a simple cable that can turn any external USB 2.0 hard drive into a backup device. It can automatically back up your data as soon as you plug it in to your computer and it requires practically no user intervention to work. Even if you have to fiddle with the Clickfree software, it's very easy to use. Basically, if you want a simple to use backup solution, this is it.

4. Sonos Wireless Dock 100

Sonos Wireless Dock 100
  • Reviewed on: 2 November 10
  • RRP: £99 inc VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

If, like me, you’ve ever had your or a friend’s iPod or iPhone in hand and wished you could more easily connect it to your Sonos system and control it remotely, purchasing the Sonos Wireless Dock is a no-brainer. At £99 it’s more expensive than a traditional iPod dock, but then it’s not a traditional iPod dock. It’s a logical and worthwhile extension of your existing Sonos system. I’m buying.

3. Harman Kardon Go + Play Micro

Harman Kardon Go + Play Micro
  • Reviewed on: 4 November 10
  • RRP: £299 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

The Harman Kardon Go + Play Micro is attractive, sounds very good, and is straightforward to use. The unit’s bulk and cost are the two biggest factors to consider before you buy, but its sound and design will not disappoint.

2. Arcam rCube

Arcam rCube
  • Reviewed on: 10 October 11
  • RRP: £350 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 9 out of 10

The Arcam rCube matches a minimalist design aesthetic that Apple would be proud of, with sensational audio performance and smart wireless functionality. With a recent price drop it really does earn its five-star reviews.

1. IDAPT i4

IDAPT i4
  • Reviewed on: 4 January 11
  • RRP: £39.99 inc. VAT
  • Rating: Rated 8 out of 10

Available in a range of colours the smart-looking IDAPT i4 is a neat solution to the increasingly messy mobile-device charging jumble of cables. Go for the Custom 4-tip configuration if you want to ensure you have all the correct charging options for your own digital devices.

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