Nifty USB AC adapter--$1.99 shipped (sale price)

If you need a USB AC adapter, Meritline.com has the seemingly genuine Apple small cube version, at $1.99 with free shipping (shipping is from Asia and so will take 2-3 weeks, but is dependable); tax applies in California.  Going for $30 (no, that’s not a typo) at the Apple store (in a wasteful, fancy lucite box–with Meritline.com, you simply get the adapter), the adapter is rated at 1A–powerful enough for most USB-powered portables, including the Clip.  Small and handy–a good opportunity to pick up an extra (or 2, although there is a limit of 1 per account/email address).

USB AC adapter

Available at http://www.meritline.com/ipod-touch-iphone-3g-adapter-charger-262—p-32670.aspx – use coupon code MLC262262032320NL1 for the sale pricing.

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There are many other inexpensive USB AC adapters out there, to say the least, but what I like about this one is its small size, with a height of about an AC socket plug cut-out, so it won’t block the wall plug above or below; I also appreciate the 1 Amp power rating, in case you have appliances with higher power needs.  Also, the fact that this seems to be a genuine, mainstream manufacturer product at a super pricing (shipped) is nice as well.