XtremeMac today announced its new MicroPack battery pack for all Dock connector iPods. Capable of providing up to five times as much audio playback time as a fully charged iPod nano, MicroPack also serves as a syncing dock when connected to a computer via USB cable. Depending on iPod model and settings, MicroPack can provide up to 80 hours of audio playback for the iPod nano and up to 8 hours of video playback for the iPod with video. The unit is designed to position the iPod at a precise angle for optimal viewing, serving as a convenient base for the iPod while watching video content. In addition, MicroPack offers dual headphone ports with independent volume controls so that two people can watch and share the same video and audio content. MicroPack will begin shipping in Spring 2006 and carries a suggested retail price of US$99.95.