First Looks: TuneStage, TrailVue, NE Cases, Speck shuffle Armband | iLounge Article


First Looks: TuneStage, TrailVue, NE Cases, Speck shuffle Armband

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By Jeremy Horwitz

Editor-in-Chief, iLounge
Published: Tuesday, August 9, 2005
Articles Categories: First Looks

Some of the newest accessory arrivals at iLounge include:

All iPods

Belkin TuneStage - Click Here for Details

The fifth Bluetooth accessory to be released for the iPod is the first designed solely for connection to a home stereo system. A stylish combination of metallic and plastic tones make the TuneStage’s receiver and transmitter units attractive, while a promised 33-foot broadcasting distance improves upon earlier Bluetooth accessories.

iPod shuffle

Belkin NE Classic Leather Cases for iPod shuffle - Click Here for Details

This three-pack of iPod shuffle cases offers different colors of the same leather design. You can use the NE Leather Cases with either of the shuffe’s USB caps, and have full access to its controls.

Speck SkinTight Armband for iPod shuffle - Click Here for Details

The latest version of Speck’s SkinTight Armband has been resized to fit Apple’s small iPod shuffle. It includes a SkinTight case made from Kraton plastic, as well as a replacement iPod shuffle USB cap that fits in the case. Quality control issues with Velcro on the interior of the Armband have us a bit concerned.

Full-Sized iPods

Belkin NE Deluxe Leather Case for iPod - Click Here for Details

This leather clutch for full-sized iPods uses mature dark tones, including serious metal accents, and has a strong belt clip on its rear.

Belkin NE Sports Jacket for iPod - Click Here for Details

This single black silicone case for includes a detachble lanyard, and uses rear grips to let you hold the iPod when it’s covered in sweat.

Belkin NE Leather Flip Case for iPod - Click Here for Details

This unusual case design flips open into two halves, and uses a suction cup to keep your iPod safely inside.

Belkin NE Sports Leather Case for iPod - Click Here for Details

This stylish two-tone sports case includes wrist and armband attachments, as well as a belt clip.

Belkin Neoprene Sport Case with Drawstring for iPod - Click Here for Details

This neoprene fabric sport case is compatible with 3G and 4G iPods, and uses a unique drawstring mechanism to keep the top from getting wet during workouts.

Marware TrailVue for 4G iPods - Click Here for Details

This resized update of Marware’s TrailVue case is highly similar to the previous iPod mini version we liked, and includes a Marware-branded version of Krusell’s Multidapt spring-loaded belt clip.

iPod mini

Belkin Hard Case for iPod mini - Click Here for Details

This metal case resembles some of the earlier aluminum cases we’ve seen from companies such as Innopocket, but with superior attention to side details and alignment issues.

Belkin Leather Pouch for iPod mini - Click Here for Details

A pink leather clutch for the iPod mini includes a wrist strap and fashionable styling.

Belkin NE Sports Jacket for iPod mini - Click Here for Details

This silicone rubber case three-pack includes a fabric lanyard with the Belkin name.

Belkin NE Classic Leather Case for iPod mini - Click Here for Details

This stitched leather case for the iPod mini is reminiscent of an existing case we’ve seen from Incase, but adds an elaborate cord managing belt clip to the back.

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! If you’re looking for some other great sneak peeks, see our recent First Looks Special on Nyko’s Movie Player, and our pictorial feature, iLounge Loves Japan, with some cool and weird imported accessories.

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The title “All iPods” before the Belkin Bluetooth device is a little misleading. I have a 2G iPod and shuffle, neither of which appear to work with that device.

Posted by MikeM on August 10, 2005 at 1:35 PM (PDT)

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