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Netalog TransPod for iPods for $54

Dealmac: A reader notes that the Netalog TransPod, a combination car charger/holder/FM transmitter for the iPod, fell to $53.99 at CompUSA.com. That’s $6 off our last mention and the lowest price we know to be available. It’s designed to work with first- and second-generation iPods only.

Griffin announces redesigned PowerPod

Griffin Technology has redesigned the PowerPod iPod auto adapter. “The Griffin PowerPod, the only iPod charger fully compatible with both original and new Apple iPods, now has a sleek new grey and white charger module that’s well matched with Griffin’s other iPod accessories. The new PowerPod also includes a new ultra-light ultra-flexible 48-inch FireWire cable - also in white.”

Cancom UK offering discounted DVBase LTD

Cancom in the UK are selling off limited edition DVForge DVBases for less than 20 (+taxes and delivery). The price is actually falling daily, so this is even less than I paid yesterday.

New 10GB 3rd Generation iPods: $269.99

Deals on the Web: Target is offering the new 10GB 3rd-Generation iPod for $299.99. Save 10% with coupon code “TCAF2SAVETEN”, dropping the price to $269.99. Expires 8/31/03.

E-Commerce Times: Marching to a Different DRM

“Apple’s iTunes service does use DRM technology—for example, users may not e-mail downloaded music files to one another, although they may burn unlimited copies of files to CDs. Still, the company’s approach is far less restrictive than that of its competitors. Many of those rivals charge monthly subscription fees, restrict the number of times a downloaded file can be burned to CD, or make downloaded files inaccessible if a user’s subscription expires. Apple does none of those things.”

Mac: OmniOutliner Export to iPod 1.0

View your OmniOutliner documents on your iPod! Download this disk image file for two different scripts to either export outlines so that they show up in the iPod’s Contacts menu, or in the Notes menu for newer iPods.

RollingStone.com: Chris Rock spoofs Apple iPod commercials

  • August 20, 2003
  • iPod

Chris Rock, host of this year’s twentieth MTV Video Music Awards will be spoofing the Apple iPod commercials while singing an a capella version of Justin Timerblake’s ‘Cry Me a River’ in front of a white background as part of several promo ads for the VMA. The RollingStones interview asked Chris Rock if he owns an iPod and he replied, “I got a music iPod and a comedy iPod. One is all comedy and spoken word, every speech, Kennedy, Martin Luther King, whatever.” The VMA commercials are currently airing on MTV, and the show premieres live on August 28 at 8 p.m. ET.

Vaja announces new European distributor

Vaja announced today that Innovacases.com is their official European importer and distributor for its product line, including all iPod cases. The new French based website will be completed by the end of September.

Forbes.com: Online Music: Download, Listen And Pay

“It’s still difficult to tell how much iTunes will boost Apple’s profits. But Charles Wolf, an analyst at Needham and Co., likes the early signs. For example, in the previous quarter Apple sold 304,000 iPods, up from Street estimates of 75,000. Wolf estimates iPods could account for $274 million in revenue in fiscal 2003, or 5% of sales. Apple’s iTunes service should also be helped by a new version of iTunes for Windows users, which should be available later in the year.”

15GB iPod: $324 Shipped Today Only

Deals on the Web: Dell is offering the 15GB iPod at $399.00. An instant 10% coupon drops the price to $359.10. TODAY only, use coupon code “86913675382A” to save $35 for a final price of $324.10. With Free ground shipping, it’s the best current price we’ve seen at $35 below the retail price. You’ll need to add something valued at $1 or more to your shopping cart for the $35 off coupon to work. A good candidate is iMation CD-R media for $6.95, item “068352-4”.  Coupon expires 8/20/03 at 11 PM CST.

Apple launches ‘iPod-a-Day Giveaway’

“We are giving away a 10GB iPod every day between August 20 and September 20, 2003. Create a new iTunes Music Store* account during this time, and you will automatically be entered into our daily drawing. Once you create an account, your name stays in the drawing until September 20, so the earlier you sign up, the more chances you have to win.”

Source: MacMinute

BILLBOARD: Poll: 99 Cents Too Expensive For Downloads

“A single song download is too pricey at 99 cents, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 9,034 voters, 61% said that the base price at such online outlets as Apple’s iTunes is too expensive for them.”

The Onion: I Have An iPod—In My Mind

“I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of tech-savvy people smugly showing off that new hunk of entertainment hardware, the iPod personal stereo. Well, I might not have the scratch to get one, but frankly, I don’t want the white-corded wonder. I have my very own iPod—in my mind.”

MacCentral: Win a 10 GB iPod

  • August 19, 2003
  • iPod

Today we at MacCentral are proud to announce a new addition to our site: a free weekly newsletter, which will be sent out each Friday featuring news, analysis, information on updates and more. To encourage people to sign up for this newsletter, we’re offering a special prize for newsletter subscribers: three free iPods.

Everyone who subscribes to the newsletter will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a 10GB iPod. One winner will be drawn each month beginning October 1, 2003. You only need to subscribe to the newsletter once—winners will be chosen from the entire subscriber base, so once you’re entered, your name will remain in the draw for future months.

iPod 15GB for $374.99 with free shipping

Buy.com is offering the iPod 15GB for $384.99 with free shipping. Combined with Buy.com’s $10 off coupon for first time buyers, this brings the price down to $374.99. Orders must be placed on or before 8/31/2003 11:59:00 PM PT.

New 30GB iPod: $449.99

Deals on the Web: Target has restocked the new 30GB iPod for $499.99. Use coupon code “TCAF2SAVETEN” during checkout to save 10% for a final price of $449.99. It’s the best current price we’ve seen on a new unit.

RollingStone.com: Stones Roll Out Online Tunes

“The Rolling Stones’ entire catalogue—more than 500 songs—is available, legally, on the Internet for the first time today.

The online service Rhapsody secured an exclusive deal with the band that stretches through the end of the month: All songs the Stones recorded since 1971 and released on EMI’s Virgin Records…”

ABC News: Best Buy to Sell Internet Music Service

“With Rhapsody - including the new Best Buy Rhapsody service - customers pay a $9.95 (U.S.) monthly fee to listen to songs from a vast library of music from the major record labels as well as independent producers. Rhapsody subscribers can also burn songs onto compact discs for 79 cents each.”

E-Commerce Times: RIAA Details Subpoena Strategy

“‘Although the [Digital Millennium Copyright Act] sets forth the minimum requirements for seeking a subpoena, RIAA is not seeking a subpoena as to everyone who is illegally distributing copyrighted recordings,’ the letter said. ‘Rather, at this time, RIAA is focusing on egregious infringers, those who are engaging in substantial amounts of illegal activity.’

An RIAA spokesperson could not quantify what the group means by ‘substantial amounts,’ but the group called its response ‘proportionate to the scope of a pervasive piracy problem today.’”

iBook G3/700 12.1in, iPod 10GB for $999

Dealmac: Small Dog Electronics offers the iBook G3/700 128/20/CD 12.1-inch bundled with the iPod 10GB for $999. That’s $70 less than the best price we could find if purchased separately elsewhere. Offer ends today.

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