I need to charge my shuffle, but i don't have the a/c for the ibook with me and i need to use it later today... Will the Shuffle still get chraged if the ibook is powered up but on sleep mode(trying to save batt power on the ibook)?
i think i'll be building one of these battery operated charger for my wifes Shuffle. it's a pain trying to charge it on a computer. it takes at least two hours, and like nbr10 says, the usb ports aren't on when the mac is a sleep.
Or just pick up the shuffle battery pack. 2 "AAA" batteries and 20 hours of life.
it looks and integrates well with the shuffle, but only prob is that it doesn't charge the shuffle, only extends the power usage. the shuffle's battery life when fully charged is more than adequate. if only it charged the shuffle when not in use, i'd buy it ... another barrier is that it costs $40.