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New iPod Reactions: Accessory Makers and an Author

We recently sent out an email to various accessory makers asking them for their initial reactions to the release of new iPods, how it affects their product line and when they expect to have revised accessories ready for their customers.


Julie Lee, Marketing Director

We were a little sad to see the buttons moved from around the scroll wheel
but overall we love the slimmer design. We also like the idea of the docking

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very ncie article and good answers all round

Posted by Fusen in Irvine, CA on May 6, 2003 at 3:43 PM (CDT)


anything from vaja cases? I was just about to get one of their beautiful ipod cases when apple went and released the new models…now i don’t know whether to get the case or a new ipod!

Posted by anon in Irvine, CA on May 8, 2003 at 4:52 AM (CDT)


As expected, the new iPods are completely compatible with PodPods—as are all iPods ever manufactured thus far.

Posted by Mark Chally in Irvine, CA on May 8, 2003 at 11:20 AM (CDT)


Since it didn’t post the homepage link, I’ll post it now:

Posted by Mark Chally in Irvine, CA on May 8, 2003 at 11:36 AM (CDT)


It seems most of the manufacturers are only interested in making cases. Is there anyone interested in making use of the new connector for other possibilities, such as a one-button-transfer card reader for downloading photos.

Posted by Mammoth in Irvine, CA on May 12, 2003 at 2:22 AM (CDT)


just wanted to let you know your vaja case link is incorrect: it points to speck products. otherwise great article!

Posted by spoof in Irvine, CA on May 15, 2003 at 2:21 AM (CDT)


i hate the look of the new ones i think it was a mistake to move the location of the buttons!

Posted by ari in Irvine, CA on May 28, 2003 at 9:47 PM (CDT)


            C   R   A   Z   Y
to not incorporate an LCD readout on the remote…
to have THAT many mp3s on your machine and you can’t navigate through your library with the remote !!!! 
please tell me some 3rd party manufacturer is designing a better remote control


Posted by dj beta in Irvine, CA on May 30, 2003 at 10:46 AM (CDT)


i bought the old style ipod (5gb) and at first i was not very much impressed but its grows on me everyday..

Posted by pepper mont in Irvine, CA on May 31, 2003 at 8:34 PM (CDT)


ipod shows a variety of music to my friends

Posted by revo (gard) lamotak in Irvine, CA on May 31, 2003 at 10:22 PM (CDT)


any updates on this list? especially the Contour Design’s “We will announce any plans we have for new iSee products sometime in May.”...

Posted by Celina in Irvine, CA on June 1, 2003 at 2:06 AM (CDT)


i’d love a case that can house all my ipod accessories independently from my ipod… dock, AC adapter, stereo cable, firewire cable and FM tuner so that i can throw this in my luggage and keep my ipod with me. does anyone make anything like this?

Posted by v in Irvine, CA on June 29, 2003 at 8:49 AM (CDT)



Posted by Michael in Irvine, CA on July 26, 2003 at 3:28 AM (CDT)


The backlighting stuff—the glowing buttons—is kind of gimmicky, but it looks very cool.

from the last guy.

lol im not buying his book, his grammar sucks too much for a decent read

Posted by foo_foo in Irvine, CA on July 28, 2003 at 11:27 PM (CDT)


dude, a remote with an lcd readout would be too big, making it annoying.  a slim remote is better, and besides most people only use the remote to navigate through play lists, not an entire collection, that is what the scroll wheel is for.

Posted by phil jude in Irvine, CA on August 6, 2003 at 1:33 PM (CDT)


I have only just bought the windows 20gb ipod and now there is a newer 30gb version with better features.
Think that I will hold out for the next generation model(colour screen?) before another purchase.
Also surely it is possible to download software to improve the features on the windows model on the fly playlisting is a really missing feature??
Get your finger out apple and support your customers!!

Posted by James Mason in Irvine, CA on August 11, 2003 at 4:39 AM (CDT)


Where’s the colour screen that can play back MPEG and JPEG files!?

come on apple, it’s time to break some new ground!

Posted by Hugh Richardson in Irvine, CA on August 16, 2003 at 12:12 PM (CDT)


If Apple are looking for the iPod killer app, it would have to be the card reader mentioned above. Finally, the lack of film on digital cameras ceases to be a problem for people going on long trips, and we find something to do with all those gigs of space!

Posted by Nik in Irvine, CA on August 18, 2003 at 8:30 AM (CDT)


“Where’s the colour screen that can play back MPEG and JPEG files!?
come on apple, it’s time to break some new ground!”

That new ground was broken a long time ago by many other companys. Heres just one:

RCA Lyra.
Composite Video Output
Records from Analog Input source to MP3 format
Records from analog video input to MPEG-4 format
Built-in CompactFlash slot
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Posted by iPodNoVideoSucks in Irvine, CA on August 18, 2003 at 8:58 PM (CDT)


I’ve heard Apple will launch dictaphone functionality on the new iPod. I’d love to get that! Has anyone else heard about this?

Posted by andreas in Irvine, CA on August 25, 2003 at 4:58 AM (CDT)

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