iLounge - First Looks

2014 iPad iPhone iPod Buyers' Guide from iLounge.com

First Looks

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: Capdase

Website: www.capdase.com

Model: Soft Jacket for Apple Remote
Available from shop.vinko.com

Price: $14

Compatible: Apple Remote

Capdase Two-Tone Soft Jacket for Apple Remote

A first? Yes. The new Capdase 2-Tone Soft Jacket is the first we have seen for the Apple Remote - you know, the Infrared optional way to control the company’s Universal Dock and iMac computers. Both versions of the Jacket (sold separately) glow in the dark, and can be optionally worn with their included lanyard necklaces. Silly? You tell us, but our initial thought is, “insane."

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Company: Capdase

Website: www.capdase.com

Model: Professional Screen Guards
Available from shop.vinko.com

Price: $12

Compatible: iPod 5G / nano

Capdase Professional ScreenGuard for iPod nano/5G

These separate sets of film protect the screens and Click Wheels of 5G iPods and iPod nanos.

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Company: Capdase

Website: www.capdase.com

Model: Necklace Earphone and Splitter Set
Available from shop.vinko.com

Price: $18

Compatible: All iPods

Capdase Necklace Earphone & Splitter Set for iPod Series

This combination of white lanyard earphones and a headphone jack splitter improves modestly on the super-cheap ones we’ve seen recently from China, but one the included white ear foams ripped during initial installation. We continue not to like this design anywhere near as much as Apple’s Lanyard Headphones for iPod nano.

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Company: Capdase

Website: www.capdase.com

Model: Metal Case

Price: $18

Compatible: iPod 5G 30/60GB

Capdase Metal Case for Fifth Generation iPod

Similar to the company’s prior Luxury Metal Case for iPod mini - not the more recent version for iPod nano - this Metal Case uses a soft rubber protective skin to shield your iPod inside, and a hard (sharp) stainless steel frame for the outside. Two versions are sold for different iPod sizes, and two colors (mirror black and brushed metal white) are available, each with a screen cover, Click Wheel protector, plastic cord manager, wrist strap, and detachable belt clip.

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