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#6490 29-Jan-2006 16:07
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With all the hoopla over how we are getting ripped off for iPod in NZ, thought I would buy the kids an iPod Video in the US when we travel there in April.
This begs the question "Will they work here"?
Help please!!

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#27426 29-Jan-2006 16:18
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Yes it should work fine.

The only thing you have to be careful about is the power adapter which might not be a multi-voltage one. In saying that my Ipod photo power charger is. Note that you don't have to use it to charge the Ipod.

If in doubt, you can still charge your Ipod using the USB cable that is supplied with the Ipod - it doubles up as your sync'ing and charging cable.

One other thing to beware of is that the Itunes music store has not been released in New Zealand yet. Some people have been able to use the Ausi store but its just a word of warning. You'll still be able to use the video component but you'll need to encode the files yourself.




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#27427 29-Jan-2006 16:40
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Its written on the adapters what voltages they support. I think they all support 110/240v and you just need a DSE plug converter.







 
 
 
 


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#27428 29-Jan-2006 16:43
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cokemaster: Yes it should work fine.

The only thing you have to be careful about is the power adapter which might not be a multi-voltage one. In saying that my Ipod photo power charger is. Note that you don't have to use it to charge the Ipod.


To the best of my knowledge, the latest model is not supplied with a standalone charger. Older models up to and including the 4th generation all had a wall charger bundled in with the standard package, but Apple now seem to be trying to squeeze extra dollars out of their customers by selling this as an optional accessory.

I can honestly think of no reason why an American sourced iPod would function any differently to a locally sourced one. My only comment is that it might pay to check whether Apple offer international warranties with their products but, off the top of my head, I'm pretty sure that they do.


One other thing to beware of is that the Itunes music store has not been released in New Zealand yet. Some people have been able to use the Ausi store but its just a word of warning. You'll still be able to use the video component but you'll need to encode the files yourself.


Yes, it's sad to think that there is no legal way to load content onto an iPod in New Zealand (unless you're downloading amateur material). Still, it doesn't seem to be a problem for the thousands of iPod users out there.

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#27429 29-Jan-2006 16:43
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No iPods come with power adaptors any more. They all charge through USB so you'll have no problems.

You can buy a wall charger back in NZ if you want one.

If you order from amazon.com you won't pay sales tax.





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#27430 29-Jan-2006 16:49
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My 4th Gen 60GB Photo was an import, and functioned exactly the same as local ones (especially considering Apple releases firmware updates now and again, the the updater is the same for everyone...)







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