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First Looks: New Cases and Cord Managers from Bluelounge, Burning Love, Capdase, Tunewear

New accessories have arrived in a flood, so we’ve created three separate First Looks pages to show them all off. This page is devoted to new iPod case and cord management accessories. There are also separate pages for new iPod battery and car accessories, as well as new iPod shuffle accessories. If you’re looking for older but still great sneak peeks, our recent First Looks Special on Nyko’s Movie Player, and our pictorial feature, iLounge Loves Japan, with some cool and weird imported accessories.

Bluelounge Cableyoyo - Click Here for Details

The greatest compliment that we can pay to Bluelounge is that we were convinced that we weren’t going to be impressed by its simple cord management device, yet liked it so much that we didn’t want to remove it from our computer to photograph it. Cableyoyo stylishly winds cords the thickness of Apple’s official iPod Dock Connector cables, removing clutter from your desk and/or computer. Three colors are available, each with an adhesive pad on the back if you want a more permanent attachment to a flat surface.

 

 

Burning Love iPod Pouch and Airpodz - Click Here for Details

These furry (Pouch) and felt (Airpodz) cases are made for full-sized iPods and iPod minis, using a variety of different materials as options.

 

 

Capdase Chic Leather Case - Click Here for Details

This new wallet-style leather case is designed to fit 20GB iPods and 30GB iPod photos. An eyelet on the back permits attachment of an optional neck or hand strap.

 

 

Capdase Chic Mini Leather Case - Click Here for Details

This new wallet-style leather case is designed to fit iPod minis (1G/2G). An eyelet on the back permits attachment of an optional neck or hand strap.

 

 

Tunewear TuneClips - Click Here for Details

These transparent plastic cord managers (sold individually) come with rear clips and small chains for easy attachment to whatever you might be carrying. You can wind your iPod’s headphone cords around them, or use them with other devices.

 

 

We’ll have plenty more to say on these new iPod accessories in the days to come - and there are some other surprises in store, too. If you’re looking for more information and pictures for upcoming iPod accessories, be sure to check out our free downloadable 2005 Buyers’ Guide, available now!

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Comments

1

“Capdase Chic Mini Leather Case” seems to me a dead copy of Japanese “Clippad for iPod mini” at <http://www.assiston.co.jp/?item=989>. Clippad has been sold in Japan for several months already.

Posted by K.O. on July 7, 2005 at 1:36 AM (CDT)

2

I used iPod Rip to transfer the music on my iPod to a new computer and now the songs I purchased from the iTunes store won’t play.  Any suggestions??  Thanks.

Posted by CAK813 on July 12, 2005 at 1:36 AM (CDT)

3

Capdase Chic Mini Leather Case, although I know not the facts behind whether it is a rip-off as mentioned by K.O. or collaboration of the two vendors, is nonetheless well thought out in its design.

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on July 16, 2005 at 1:00 PM (CDT)

4

capdase’e website is too difficult to navigate. you can look up info on all their cases, but you cant see what they look like. apparently they make nicely designed cases, but stink at the website end…

Posted by gpermuy on July 17, 2005 at 10:20 AM (CDT)

5

I asked the designer of Japanese Clippad, Mr. Morikawa, if the two vendors have collaborated. He said “No, Capdase has stealed my design”. And knowing that, he will drop his comment here in the near future.

Posted by K.O. on July 20, 2005 at 9:04 PM (CDT)

6

Hello,
My name is T.Morikawa, a leather product designer in Japan.

Last year I designed ClipPad, protective leather cases for iPod and iPod mini, and they have been sold in Japan since then.
The other day, a friend of mine told me that CAPDASE in HongKong is making and selling dead-copy products of ClipPad. By examining their Web site and photographs, I realize the design of their case is not just similar to my ClipPad, but they copied every detail of it except perhaps the quality and craftsmanship. I am disagreeably surprised to know this fact.

Copying a good design or a superb concept maybe a common practice in this world. Like the knock-offs of iPod shuffle and Mac mini, you see many products with intentionally similar design to the famous originals. But, generally, those copy or fake products are marked by their fanatic effort to achieve superficial resemblance but not quality.
As a serious professional designer,  I can not and will not understand CAPDASE’s stance on copying other products’ design swallowing their pride to make their own originals.
Those who imitate the originals never surpass the originals.

Please look at the original ClipPad Web site at <http://www.burst.jp>

Posted by T.M. on July 29, 2005 at 9:37 PM (CDT)

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