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iSkin for iPod 5GB and 10GB for $10

####, the manufacturer of iSkin announces an inventory clearance sale of first edition iSkin cases (ISK5) for 1st generation iPod 5GB and 10GB. There are over 3000 iSkins with 25 colors left at 50% off. Soon #### will be announcing his latest accessory design, a special belt clip attachment for the 1st and 2nd edition iSkin along with a screen protector. All colors available are posted at www.iskin.biz and can be purchased at www.thinkdifferentstore.com

Speck Products Announces Several New iPod Cases

pic Speck Products has released many new cases for iPod including the new, all clear FlipStand with dock port access for new iPods for $29.95, the iSport waist pack with a built in safety light for new iPods for $44.95, and iPod Skin featuring dock port access and KRATON plastic for new model iPods. iPod Skin for original 5, 10, and 20GB iPods are also available. The iPod Skins are available individually for $18.95 and in 3-packs for $28.95 and come in white, blue or grey. Speck Products is accepting pre-orders for all new cases. iPod Skin and iSport are expected to ship on June 30th while the FlipStand is due to ship on July 22nd.

naviPod Wireless Remote for iPods Announced

pic naviPod is the first wireless remote for the iPod consisting of a receiver that plugs into the top of the iPod and a 5-button infrared remote control that produces the same functions as the Apple iPod wired remote. “naviPod is really going to foster a change in the idea of stereo systems. With the naviPod and a pair of speakers, the iPod becomes a true alternative to the conventional stereo system,” says John Lin, CEO and founder of TEN Technology. naviPod for original iPod and naviPod for 3G iPod are available for pre-order from Dr. Bott for $49.95.

Play random MP3s on iPod and avoid iTrip files

There has been lots of discussion about how to play random MP3s without playing the iTrip tuning files. Well, I think I’ve got it figured out. If you delete the ID3 tag information from the iTrip mp3s (artist, album, and genre), they won’t show up if you browse by those categories.  You can set your iPod to random play however you prefer and those files won’t be in the pool of songs that get randomized.

New MARWARE SportSuit Convertible available for pre-order

pic MARWARE is now accepting online pre-orders for the new redesigned SportSuit Convertible for new iPod. MARWARE has also posted several photos of what the new case will look like. The new Sportsuit fits all new iPod models and sells for $39.95

Features include:

  • Can sync iPod while in the case

  • 2mm neoprene outer construction

  • Fully lined interior

  • Plastic inserts at sides and back for impact protection

  • Plastic screen protector

  • Removable protective lid

  • Headphone & remote storage pocket on lid

  • Easy access to hold button, headphone jack, and remote ports

  • Multidapt® interchangeable clip system

  • Armband and belt options perfect for jogging or working out

  • Belkin Auto Kit for new iPod may not fit some cars

    pic MacFixit reports that Belkin’s soon to be released Auto Kit w/ Dock Connector for new iPod is too long for some car’s cigarette lighter power adapters.

    “Some Volkswagen models, and perhaps cars from other manufacturers, have too shallow a recession in the cigarette lighter to accommodate the Belkin adapter. Unfortunately, the Belkin is one of the only solutions available that includes a connector for the new proprietary FireWire/Power port on the new iPods. “

    PDASmart iPod battery replacement review

    iPodHacks has a review of PDASmart’s iPod battery replacement kit.

    “Using the plastic tools provided, I was able to pop open the iPod in about a minute, without any marring to the iPod itself. Once open, it was a matter of removing the old battery and simply replacing it with the new. Much more straightforward than I had pictured. Once in place, the iPod came alive (the battery happened to have a bit of charge to it as shipped), I popped the metal shell back in place, and plugged it in for a full charge. So far I’ve used it for most of a work-day in the office and it’s still at 4-ticks on the battery meter. Good as new. Wow - what a difference!”

    JR Hill Introduces The Wrap for new iPods

    The Wrap for the new Apple 10, 15 & 30GB iPods is a simple, inexpensive, clear vinyl wrap to protect your new iPods finish from srcatches and fingerprints. Made specifically for those who don’t want a full size case and want some protection when keeping their iPod in their pocket, backpack, purse, fanny pack, etc. With simple static cling, The Wrap clings to the iPods front, back, sides and bottom. Since the new iPods have touch sensitive scroll wheel and buttons, the iPod is fully usable through the clear vinyl. The top is exposed for easy access to the headphone/remote jacks and hold switch. By simply peeling back the back piece, you have access to the bottom data/charging port. The Wrap for Apple iPod is available now for $7.99 with a special shipping price of only $2.00.

    PowerDesign releases BodyMasks for new iPods

    pic PowerDesign has released new iPod BodyMasks for new iPods. New designs include BodyMasks for the iPod remote and docking station. BodyMasks are stickers die-cut to fit the iPod, remote, power adapter and docking station. BodyMasks come in BodyMask Clear ($5.50), BodyMask Color ($5.50) with 10 different colors to choose from and SelfDesign BodyMask ($9.50) for printing your own design. Pre-printed BodyMasks are also available. You can read our review of the SelfDesign BodyMask for an iPod 5GB.

    Get your STUFFBAK when you lose it

    iLounger Kenneth Armstrong recently reported he had lost his iPod after a cab ride in Toronto, Canada. The story prompted many comments from readers, including iLounger Rob who posted a link to a company named STUFFBAK offering a lost and found service using labels you adhere to your prized possessions.

    How does it work? Buy a pack of STUFFBAK labels, stick one on your iPod and activate the label via the toll-free 800 number or fill-out the online form. Each label comes with a unique label ID number. If you lose your iPod, someone can easily return it by reporting it lost on STUFFBAK.com, or call for courier pick up or drop it off at a Mail Boxes Etc. STUFFBAK offers a standard reward of $20 of STUFFBAK ID labels in return. You also have the option of adding your own reward amount within your online STUFFBAK account. Returned items are shipped by STUFFBAK to you for $14.95 plus shipping. STUFFBAK offers individual labels starting at $1.95, specialty packs starting at $7.95 (2 labels) and all-purpose packs up to $69.95 (45 labels).

    PodShop May Sale Ends Today

    Today is the last day of PodShop’s May Sale.  With the price of PodHolder lowered to $12.95 (a savings of nearly 20%!) you will need to act quickly to get yours at this special price.

    PodHolder - a clear acrylic stand/display for iPod - was introduced last December, and has been a hit with iPod owners looking for something to support their favorite music device, regardless of their location.

    Becart Announces New iPod Stand

    A new iPod stand for 1st and 2nd generation iPods has been announced by Becart, a small company specializing in auto accessories and custom designed products. The stand is machined from solid aluminum with polished, rounded edges, and resembles the dock for new iPods. It’s available now for $29.95 plus $5.00 shipping and handling.

    Infrared Remote for iPod Coming Soon

    German company Ulshofer has emailed an update about the development of their Infrared remote control (receiver) module for iPod. As reported earlier, Ulshofer has developed a prototype infrared remote that plugs into the earphone port on iPod, and can be used with any remote control device; TV remote, CD changer remote, etc.

    “Because of the tremendous feedback on our prototype announcement, we are going to speed-up production time. Pricing for the receiver module will be between EUR 59 ($70) and EUR 69 ($80) (depending on type/model). Availability will be given probably in early August 2003.”

    Three FM Transmitters Reviewed

    Travis Butler for TidBits has posted a review of the iTrip, SoundFeeder and iRock FM transmitters.

    “Is the iTrip perfect? No. I wish the signal was stronger so reception could be clear and consistent across the city. I wish Griffin could have come up with a less cluttered approach to tuning, though I’m not sure what would work better.

    Would I recommend the iTrip to others? Yes. If nothing else, the massive improvement in convenience over the other FM transmitters is worth it. The wide-ranging digital tuning - even given the Rube Goldbergian approach - is also welcome.”

    Infrared remote control receiver for iPod

    German company Ulshofer has developed a prototype wireless remote control receiver for iPods. The small receiver plugs into the iPods earphone port, and can interpret signals from any common remote control device such as a CD changer or universal remote.

    3Ring Reviews iTrip in Boston

    Another review of the iTrip that hopefully clears up any questions about it.

    “My final conclusion would be that the iTrip is a good product, given what it   has to do within FCC restrictions. However, be aware that sound quality will vary greatly on your area. This is out of the iTrip’s hands as it cannot really control or take over any frequencies… even though I was able to on what seemed to be a very weak frequency. All in all, I would say a good buy, although not an essential buy.”

    Warning: This site contains language that may be offensive to some.

    Burton AMP Jacket gallery

    A Swedish site called 99mac has published 47 photos of the Burton AMP Jacket in a gallery. The text is in Swedish, but the pictures speak for themselves.

    MacMice Announces PodPerch

    MacMice has announced the PodPerch; an all acrylic stand with access to the new iPod’s docking port and featuring a low angle for optimal viewing while sitting at a desk. It works with any model iPod. The PodPerch retails for $19.99 and is now shipping.

    WaterField Designs announces new iPod cases

    WaterField Designs has redesigned the Sooper Dooper case to fit new iPods. The case costs $40 and will start to ship on May 22nd.

    “We’ve added new features & sizes to our current iPod Cases to custom-fit the newest generation of iPods. Now there is a bottom slot for the Firewire connector so that you don’t have to take your iPod in or out of the case. The top slot lets gives you quick access to the Hold button and lets you plug any iPod-compatible headphone. The front flap protects the iPod and stores your ear buds. A removable belt clip is included. For the 5GB, 10GB and 20GB iPods, we’ll continue to sell our Classic cases.”

    Netalog TransPod for iPods for $60 shipped

    Dealmac: A reader notes that CompUSA.com offers the Netalog TransPod, a combination car charger/holder FM transmitter for the iPod, for $59.99. With 1 cent shipping, it’s the best total price we’ve seen by $5. It’s designed to work with first- and second-generation iPods only. Offer ends May 17, 2003.

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