Belkin yesterday shipped its one-millionth iPod accessory, and will donate 1,650 Voice Recorders to Duke University's incoming students.

As previously announced, Duke University will distribute iPods to incoming students as part of an initiative to foster creative uses of such technology in colleges.

Belkin began making iPod accessories in April 2003, and now offers a plethora of products designed to extend Apple's music player, some developed in conjunction with the computer company.

Belkin vice president of marketing and product development Eric Tong said: "We are pleased that we can support Duke's program to foster creativity in technology and education. Students will be able to use our Voice Recorder for recording notes and discussions to their iPods."