We're pretty dang certain Thought Out won't be the only one cashing in on the 2G iPod shuffle's USB port omission, so you won't be wanting for cheap adapter options in a month or so, but if you'd like to stick it to The Man this fall and wire up your own damn USB port, well, you can do that too. German iPod site, iPodfun.de, has a nice little diagram and some machine-translated instructions showing you how to solder up an old USB cable to a 0.59 euro mini jack, saving you about $20 bucks, and gaining a bit of flexibility in the process.

[Via MAKE]

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How-to hack your own iPod shuffle USB adapter