Apple has teamed up with Belkin to offer a new £88.99 photo-storage feature that allows iPod users to use a Media Reader to import, store and backup over 20,000 digital photos from a 3-megapixel camera onto a 40GB iPod and take them anywhere. This frees up valuable camera and memory-card storage space so users can continue to take pictures without the hassle and expense of buying and carrying multiple memory cards.

Digital photos can then be transferred to a user’s computer and photo-editing software once the iPod is connected to a Mac or Windows PC. iPhoto will automatically recognize the iPod as a media-storage device, and prompt users to transfer their photos into the iPhoto library – in the same way a digital camera does. The Media Reader for iPod connects though the iPod’s dock connector, and supports CompactFlash, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, SD and MMC.

Apple and Belkin also offer a voice-recording device for the iPod.

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