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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: iMojo

Website: www.imojo.com

Model: nano Sweats 2-Pack

Price: $25

Compatible: iPod nano

iMojo nano Sweats for iPod nano

Following up on last year's shuffle Sweats for iPod shuffle, iMojo has returned with nano Sweats, two-packs of machine washable terrycloth forearm bands with iPod nano holders and cord managers built in to their fronts. Now available in two sizes - "one size fits most" and XL - the nano Sweats come in two colors (white and/or black), and allow you to insert either 1G or 2G nanos upside down or rightside up, depending on your preference. Still sold in two-packs, the new version is more expensive than before, and includes a clear plastic iPod nano shield on its front surface.

iMojo nano Sweats for iPod nano

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Company: Gemini Sound Products

Website: www.GeminiDJ.com

Model: iTRAX

Price: $230

Compatible: iPod 3G, 4G, 5G, mini, nano

Gemini Sound Products iTRAX iPod Mixer Console

If you've seen Numark's 2005 mixing product iDJ, you alredy have the basic idea behind Gemini's iTRAX, a dual-dock mixing station for iPods designed to allow disc jockeys to blend two iPods worth of music together, and into audio coming from non-iPod sources. In addition to separate, top-mounted left and right iPod controls for gain, high, mid and low EQ adjustments, volume faders and red LED-based VU meters, the top also has a crossfader, master volume control, and switches to toggle between iPod and line-inputs for each audio channel. Gemini's design allows you to replace the crossfader if you prefer - the company's RG45 is standard, while an RG45-PRO adds scratching.

Gemini Sound Products iTRAX iPod Mixer Console

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Company: Gecko Gear Australia

Website: www.Geckogear.com

Model: gecko glove

Price: AU$30 (approx. US$23)

Compatible: iPod 5G (30GB)

Gecko Gear gecko glove Silicone Protection for iPod

Yet another silicone rubber case for fifth-generation iPods? Yes - but this one has textured diagonal stripes called Gecko Grip, to prevent the case from slipping out of your hand. It's made only for 30GB iPods, and doesn't include screen or Click Wheel protection. Opaque black and clear frosted versions are available.

Gecko Gear gecko glove Silicone Protection for iPod

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Company: Gecko Gear Australia

Website: www.Geckogear.com.au

Model: nano sports convertible armband

Price: AU$30 (approx. US$23)

Compatible: iPod nano

Gecko Gear nano sports convertible armband

Using a modified version of Gecko's gecko glove silicone case as a base, the nano sports convertible armband features a diagonally striped, textured iPod holder in black or frosted clear, plus a nicely designed fabric detachable armband. The armband attaches to the case with a dedicated Velcro holder that runs through two slits in the case's back, and has a Velcro pocket for keys.

Gecko Gear nano sports convertible armband

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