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Welcome to our new, continuously-updated First Looks - a collection of previews showing brand new iPod, iPhone and iPad accessories that we’re currently in the process of testing. Here’s what’s hot right now:

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Company: XtremeMac


Model: MicroSport

Price: $30

Compatible: iPod nano

XtremeMac MicroSport for iPod nano

This unique hard foam rubber grip wraps around your iPod nano, and with an adjustable hand strap enables you to carry the nano more easily in your hand while jogging or walking. Your nano's front is fully exposed (though mightily recessed) while inside; a tunnel to its headphone port is on the bottom. Two colors (black and pink) are available.

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Company: XtremeMac


Model: TuffWrap Accent

Price: $20-30

Compatible: iPod nano, 5G

XtremeMac Tuffwrap Accent for iPod video and nano

These two updates to XtremeMac's earlier TuffWrap cases use double-injected rubber mold techniques to offer three different 5G iPod color combinations ($30) and six different iPod nano combinations ($20). The 5G versions are sold in two (30GB and 60GB) sizes. Each one comes with a clear hard plastic screen protector and a soft plastic Click Wheel protector, both of which are separate from the case.

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Company: XtremeMac


Model: MicroFolio

Price: $40

Compatible: iPod 5G

XtremeMac MicroFolio for iPod with video

Available in four colors, MicroFolio opens like a book to reveal your fifth-generation iPod and two small card- and cash-sized pockets inside. Like a man's wallet, there's no latch to keep the case closed.

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Company: XtremeMac


Model: HomeShow

Price: $50

Compatible: All iPods

XtremeMac HomeShow Audio/Video Connection Kit

This four-piece collection of connector accessories includes all-new, XtremeMac-themed cosmetic improvements: there's a "home theater" cable with composite stereo audio and video outputs and a minijack audio output, a "home stereo" cable with composite stereo outputs, and a minijack-to-minijack auxiliary audio cable, all with the same black and gray theme. XtremeMac also includes a new black and white audio splitter.

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