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New handmade leather cases released

picA.B. Sutton has released several custom, hand made cases for 2G/3G iPods, and iPod mini. Made of goatskin leather imported from the Middle East and silk from India, A.B Sutton cases come in a vast array of colors and four distinct designs - monogram, stripe, flora or solid. The 2G/3G iPod cases are available with ($120) or without ($100) a front cover. The iPod mini case sells for $70, and all cases are individually numbered.

Mac: iPod.iTunes 2.6.6 released

iPod.iTunes gives the choice to synchronize tracks, playlists or both - automatically with one click, or manually. A ‘manual mode’ creates a list of iPod tracks not in iTunes, and allows to copy desired tracks from that list. With every synchronization iPod.iTunes creates a date&time stamped iTunes playlist containing the tracks which were copied. This gives the option to easily add those tracks to existing playlists or to create new ones from the transferred tracks.

iPod support for copy-protected CDs coming soon

  • August 23, 2004
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“Copy protection provider Macrovision is sufficiently confident that it will be able to incorporate FairPlay support into its CDS-300 copy control that is has begun telling customers that it will add iTunes and iPod support to its software in Q4.

According to mailings sent out with the company’s CDS-300 version 7 beta release, ‘support for iPod and iTunes… will be made available in a Q4 update.’”

UK: Pre-orders for iSkin eVo2 for 4G iPod being accepted

picI-magine Technology is the only iSkin reseller who is currently accepting pre-orders on the new 4th Generation iSkin eVo2 case for the 4th Generation iPod. I-magine Technology is giving customers within the UK and Europe the opportunity to guarantee that they are one of the first to own the new iSkin for the 4th Generation iPod by accepting pre-orders on these items. The eVo2 is a silicone case featuring access to all iPod functions, a clear, hard plastic screen protector and the RevoClip belt clip. The new eVo2 comes in nine colors, two sizes (20GB or 40GB), costs £22.00 and is expected to ship in mid-September.

Apple offers iPods $169 and up, refurbished (Updated)

The Apple Store is offering impressive deals on third-generation refurbished iPods, including a $169.00 entry level 10GB model, a $249.00 20GB model, a $279.00 30GB model and a $329.00 40GB model, each with free shipping. The iPods, which are being sold as Apple Certified Reconditioned hardware, include a one-year limited warranty and standard accessories.

Update (8/21 11pm MST):  The 10GB and 20GB models are no longer available.

Belkin ships one-millionth iPod accessory

“Belkin Corporation, the global leader in connectivity solutions, has announced shipment of its one-millionth iPod accessory. Featuring a wide breadth of accessories designed to enhance the iPod experience, the Belkin iPod accessory line is currently shipping. [...]

To mark this achievement, Belkin will donate 1,650 Voice Recorders to Duke University’s incoming freshmen. This week, Duke will distribute iPod MP3 players to freshmen as part of an initiative to encourage creative uses of technology in education and campus life.”

Duke Freshmen receive long-awaited iPods

  • August 20, 2004
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“‘Cool’ was the word of the night as eager members of the Class of 2008 gathered en masse on the East Campus Quadrangle Thursday to receive their long-awaited and highly-publicized welcome gifts: 20-gigabyte Apple iPods.

‘This is so cool,’ freshman after freshman exclaimed as they were handed boxes containing the tiny digital devices that are at the heart of the much-hyped Duke iPod First-Year Experience.’

Windows: SyncITBaby 1.3 released

Whether you are a student, a small business owner, or a traveling executive, it’s difficult to stay current with your latest files and data. E-mail, documents, spread- sheets, databases, and media files tend to get revised many times a day. SyncITBaby provides the ability to keep all of those files synchronized and up to date on your hard drive and a portable device, allowing you to move your data between computers with ease.

Marware updates neoprene cases for 4G iPod

Marware has updated its line of neoprene cases to fit the 4G iPod.
The 4G SportSuit Sleeve ($19.95) features; 3mm neoprene exterior; plush lined interior; straps for use on shoulder strap or belt; opening in flap to plug in earphone; pocket for storing earphones; plastic shell for impact protection; Multidapt interchangeable clip system; Velcro closure on flap; and includes a low-profile spring clip.
The 4G SportSuit Basic ($24.95) features; 2mm neoprene outer construction; plush-lined interior; plastic inserts on the sides and back for impact protection; plastic screen protector; access to hold button, headphone and remote jack; Multidapt interchangeable clip system; Velcro closure on flap; and includes a low-profile spring clip .
The 4G SportSuit Convertible ($39.95) features; 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; and Multidapt interchangeable clip system.

“Hacking iPod + iTunes” book released

Wiley Publishing has released a new book titled “Hacking iPod + iTunes” by Scott Knaster. “Hacking iPod and iTunes teaches readers everything needed to use the most obscure and least documented features of Apple’s software, but that’s just the starting point. For the dedicated, hardcore iPod users who are ready to really unlock the potential of this great hardware device, Hacking iPod and iTunes reveals the secrets of more than 100 hacks, tweaks and mods, unlocking both the musical and non-musical tricks in the iPod’s repertoire.”

Mac/Windows: PodUtil 2.5 released

PodUtil is an easy-to-use utility for viewing the songs on your iPod and copying them in a customisable organised manner to your computer, and will automatically add them to iTunes and rebuild your playlists if you wish.

iPod is a hit in Japan

  • August 19, 2004
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“The iPod is proving a colossal hit on the Japanese electronics and entertainment giant’s own turf. The tiny white machine is catching on as a fashion statement and turning into a cultural icon in Japan, much the same way it won a fanatic following in the United States.”

Pyrim Technologies announces iTrack iPod Travel Case for 4G iPod

Pyrim Technologies has released a new updated i-Track iPod Travel Case for 4G iPod. The new i-Trac configuration complements the component packaging of the new 4th generation iPod. The zippered case features foam storage compartments for iPod, dock, power adapter and miscellaneous accessories. The i-Track 4G sells for $59.99.

Update: 42% report 4G iPod audio problems

  • August 19, 2004
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picHaving problems with your fourth-generation (4G) iPod? You’re not alone. Three weeks after the release of Apple’s newest iPods, iLounge readers have reported that approximately 42% of their 4G units have manifested an audio defect identified by iLounge, while others have complained of receiving soiled or physically damaged hardware. The problems affect new-in-box 20 Gigabyte and 40 Gigabyte iPod models sold with a Click Wheel control system. Click “Read more” below for additional details.

Pacific Rim Technologies announces 4G Shield hard case

picPacific Rim Technologies has announced the 4G Shield hard case made of aircraft-grade aluminum. The 4G Shield features a swivel belt clip, and a clear, hard plastic screen protection and access to all iPod functions. The 4G Shield is priced at $34.99 and is expected to ship in early September 2004. Some of the comments below refer to the hole in the back of the case. This hole is used to push the iPod out from the case for removal.

DLO announces iBoom boombox for iPod

pic Digital Lifestyle Outfitters announced today that they are producing iBoom, the first and only boombox solution designed specifically for iPod and iPod mini. iBoom is a 20 watts per channel, four-speaker boombox system with built-in digital FM radio. iBoom also features a digital FM radio, built-in handle for ease of portability, auxiliary input jack and can be powered via its included AC adapter or 6 D batteries (not included). While under AC power, iBoom extends the battery life of iPod as it powers and charges iPod. DLO’s iBoom will be available in late September 2004 for $149.99. The product works with all iPods with the 30-pin dock connector, and it
comes complete with a spacer to accommodate the iPod mini. A custom carrying bag with shoulder strap will follow.

Tunewear Icewear case now available for purchase

TUNEWEAR today announced that ICEWEAR for Apple’s iPod mini is now shipping and available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada. ICEWEAR has a suggested retail price of $24.95.

Speck Products announces new 4G iPod cases

picToday Speck Products is announcing two new cases for Apple’s newest 4G iPod. The 4G SkinTight case is a rubberized skin while the 4G iStyle features an all leather construction.

The SkinTight iPod Skin is made out of tear-resistant KRATON plastic and features a flex-away flap, allowing it to work with the iPod dock. Speck SkinTight rubberized skins come in 3 Colors (frosted clear, blue, and pink) and can be purchased individually for $19.95 or as a 3-Pack for $29.95. They will be shipping to consumers in two weeks ( August 31st, 2004).

The 4G iStyle leather iPod case features leather construction and an included plastic shied protects the iPod screen. The 4G iStyle also comes with a high quality removable swivel belt-clip. It comes in black for $34.95.and will be shipping out to consumers on September 23, 2004.

John Mayer iPod cases now available online

Recently we reported that John Mayer and Incase Design teamed up to bring you the first musician inspired iPod cases. The iPod and iPod mini cases were only available for purchase at concert venues, but now you can buy them at the official John Mayer online store for $25. “The John Mayer Limited Edition iPod case comes in four different color schemes. Additionally, each case includes a metallic charm-pick and a drawstring bag, both marked with John’s signature.”

Vaja to release new iVod cases for 4G iPods

picTomorrow, Vaja will release their new iVod leather cases for 4G iPods. Similar to its existing line of i-Volution iVod cases for earlier model iPods, it will feature access to the Click Wheel, dock port, headphone port, and hold switch. The new case will only be available through its Custom Built Option. Price is not yet determined.  iLounge has obtained an exclusive photo of the new iVod for your reference.

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