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Griffin intros GuitarConnect Pro for iOS devices

Griffin Technology has introduced its new GuitarConnect Pro accessory for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. GuitarConnect Pro connects to the device using the Dock Connector port, and adds a standard 1/4 inch instrument jack, with a built-in gain control, to the device. It is compatible with any instrument that has a 1/4 jack, and with most Core Audio apps, including Apple’s own GarageBand. Users can monitor the audio by connecting a pair of headphones or speakers to the device’s built-in headphone jack. Griffin’s GuitarConnect Pro accessory for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch is available now and sells for $80.

XHiBT offers handmade cases for iPhone, iPad

XHiBT is now offering a range of cases for the iPhone and iPad. The company’s cases feature solid bamboo frames to securely hold the device, vintage binding, and premium construction materials, and each is made by hand. Options include the folio-style iPhone 4/4S case, which offers open access to all ports and controls and sells for $40, the folio-style iPad 2 classic case, which sells for $60 and offers compatibility with the device’s automatic sleep/wake feature, and the iPad 2 flip case, which also features a folio-like design and magnetic sleep/wake functionality, but also functions as a viewing stand. XHiBT’s cases for the iPhone and iPad are available now in a variety of interior color options.

Scosche rolls out fitRail Exercise Mount for iPad

Scosche has rolled out its new fitRail Exercise Mount for the iPad and iPad 2. Constructed from aluminum, steel, and plastic, the fitRail is designed to attach to most types of workout equipment, holding the iPad in place with a mounting tray, stickGrip material, and a clip-on neoprene strap that attaches to the top of the iPad. In addition, the fitRail can be used away from the gym as a table to countertop stand. Scosche’s fitRail Exercise Mount for the iPad and iPad 2 is available now and sells for $50.

XtremeMac unveils new cases for iPad 2

XtremeMac has unveiled its new Micro Folio, Thin Folio, and Zip Folio cases for the iPad 2. The Micro Folio is a one-piece folio-style case combining a structured, solid back with a microsuede-liked folding front that protects the screen when shut, doubles as a stand, and works with the iPad 2’s automatic sleep/wake feature. The Thin Folio is a one-piece folio case offering an integrated cover with support for the automatic sleep/wake feature, the ability to function as a multi-angle stand, access to all ports, controls, and cameras, and multiple interior card slots. Finally, the Zip Folio is a zippered briefcase-style folio case, offering an interior frame for the iPad 2 and organization pockets for papers, pens, and business cards. All three cases are available now in a variety of styles and colors and sell for $50 each.

id America intros Cushi Stripe skin for iPad 2

id America has introduced its new Cushi Stripe skin for the iPad 2. Made from EVA foam, Cushi Stripe is a raised, padded skin for the rear of the iPad 2 that offers a 3D-like striped design, an anti-residue adhesive for easy application and clean removal, compatibility with Apple’s iPad Smart Covers, cutouts for access to all ports, controls, and cameras, and an included screen protector, installation squeegee, and cleaning cloth. id America’s Cushi Stripe skin for the iPad 2 is expected to ship in early December and will sell for $25.

ColorWare debuts Wedge stand for iPad

ColorWare has debuted its new Wedge stand for the iPad, iPad 2, and other tablet devices. Machined from a single piece of billet aluminum, the Wedge offers support for portrait and orientations, as well as four slots offer 40, 60, 70, and 80 degree slopes for a variety of support angles, Ultrasuede lining in the slots to prevent scratching, cutouts for access to the Home button, and a non-slip rubber sole to prevent slipping. Like most ColorWare products, the Wedge is available in a wide variety of customizable color schemes, and sells for $200.

Tascam debuts iM2 microphone for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

Tascam has debuted its new iM2 Stereo Microphone for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The iM2 is a dock-connecting accessory that features dual condenser microphones, the ability to adjust the microphones over 180 degrees, a built-in microphone per-amp and analog-to-digital converter, a stereo limiter to reduce the effect of sudden loud sounds, a microphone level adjustment knob, a USB input to allow for charging while the iM2 is attached, and compatibility with the company’s free PCM Recorder app. Tascam’s iM2 Stereo Microphone for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch is available now and sells for $79.

Booq rolls out Folio for iPad 2

Booq has rolled out its new Folio case for the iPad 2. The Folio is, as its name suggests, a folio-style case featuring a leatherette exterior, a suede interior, open access to all ports, controls, and cameras, rubber bumpers for added stability when used as a viewing stand, and magnets for compatibility with the iPad 2’s automatic sleep/wake functionality. Booq’s Folio case for the iPad 2 is available now in four colors and sells for $40; for more information, see our First Look article.

Fanny Wang offers custom-coloring for headphones

Fanny Wang today announced that it is offering a custom colorization service for its line of headphones. The 1001 On Ear, as well as 2001 and 3001 Over Ear models can now be ordered with the customer’s choice of color on seven different parts—the outside band, inside band, center disc, sound chambers, accent strip, ear muffs, and cords—allowing for over one million possible color combinations. Fanny Wang’s custom colored headphones are available now and range in price from $220 for the 1001 to $350 for the noise-canceling 3001.

Stem intros Time Command Mini for iPad, iPhone, iPod

Stem Innovation has introduced its new Time Command Mini alarm dock for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod. Featuring a top-mounted dock that can accomodate nearly any docking Apple device, the Time Command Mini also offers a dimmable, curved LED display, the ability to transfer time- and app-set alarms from the device when its docked, compatibility with the company’s Stem:Connect app for calendar-based alarm scheduling, control over the LED display, local weather and forecast information, and more, and the ability to charge the connected device while in use. Stem Innovations’ Time Command Mini is available now and sells for $80.

Just Mobile rolls out Gum Max battery pack

Just Mobile has rolled out its new Gum Max high-capacity battery pack for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and other USB-charging devices. Recent recipient of the Good Design Award 2011, the Gum Max features a durable aluminum body, eight LED power indicators, a standard USB port, 10,400mAh capacity with 2.1 Amp output for fast charging of the iPad, included Dock Connector and USB-to-microUSB cables, and an included travel pouch. Just Mobile’s Gum Max high-capacity battery pack is available now and sells for $110.

Bang & Olufsen AirPlay speaker leaked by FCC

A new AirPlay-capable wireless speaker from Bang & Olufsen has appeared on the FCC’s website. Dubbed the Beolit 12, the system resembles a picnic basket, with a wrap-around perforated grille that recalls a wicker pattern; features include a USB port, a 3.5mm input, an Ethernet port, and what appears to be a leather carrying strap. As the system has yet to be officially announced by B&O, it is currently unclear what the price might be, or when it might become available. [via Gizmodo | Wireless Goodness]

Update, January 2012: B&O has announced that it is launching a new brand called B&O Play that will offer portable audio and video products at a “more accessible price point.” The first product to launch under the new brand is the Beolit 12. In addition to the details mentioned above, the system will offer a built-in power supply with rechargeable battery—good for eight hours of playback—and a tuck-away power cord, a hand-assembled aluminum casing, two two-inch tweeters and a four-inch woofer which are driven by a 120 watt Class D amplifier system, and the ability to recharge a connected iOS device via the USB port. It will be available starting this month for $799/€699 in dark grey and will be available this spring in other colors including yellow, blue, and light grey.

V-Moda Crossfade LP2 promises less branding, improved sound

V-Moda has introduced its new Crossfade LP2 Headphones. As a successor to the company’s original Crossfade LP, the Crossfade LP2 features little external branding, 50mm dual-diaphragm drivers, V-Port 3D staging, replaceable memory foam ear cushions for noise isolation, and is tuned using a 31-band EQ. In addition, the Crossfade LP2 includes two sets of interchangeable shields for the outside of the earcups, two detachable Kevlar-reinforced fabric audio cables—one with an Apple-friendly three-button remote, and one without—and a hard exoskeleton carrying case. V-Moda’s Crossfade LP2 is available now and sells for $199; customers can purchase an additional set of shields for $25, or can opt to have the shields customized with their own logo for $45.

Gear4 teases AirZone Series 1 AirPlay speaker

Gear4 has posted a product page for its upcoming AirZone Series 1 AirPlay stereo speaker on its U.S. website. Previously unveiled in Europe and slated for release later this month, the AirZone Series 1 offers built-in Wi-Fi, a front-mounted dock for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod, an FM radio, an auxiliary input, and an included remote control. It will sell for $300.

H2O Audio unveils Trax Custom Fit Sport Headphones

H2O Audio has unveiled its new Trax Custom Fit Sport Headphones. Designed to withstand rain, sweat, and rinsing off, Trax are 100% waterproof, and feature an ergonomically angled ear bud and a moldable memory wire ear hook for a secure fit, five included ear plug options, and an included storage pouch large enough to hold most iPods. H2O Audio’s Trax Custom Fit Sport Headphones are available now in green or black and sell for $40.

Spar intros Zephyr Bluetooth speakers

Spar has introduced its new line of Zephyr Bluetooth wireless speakers. The lineup includes the Zephyr 300, a pocket-sized speaker offering 12 hours of continuous play from an 800mA rechargeable battery in black, blue, or red for $100, the Zephyr 500, which offers two custom drivers, a soft-touch rubber exterior in black or white, and 18 hours of continuous play from a 1500mA battery for $130, and the Zephyr 550, which offers an aluminum body and 30 hours of play from a 3000mA battery for $160. All three models feature a built-in speakerphone, a 3.5mm input, and the ability to act as a battery pack, charging devices through the integrated USB ports. All three models are available for pre-order now and are expected to begin shipping next month.

Altec Lansing rolls out Custom Series In-Ear Monitors

Altec Lansing, in partnership with ACS Custom, has rolled out its new Custom Series In-Ear Monitors. The lineup includes three models—the triple driver A3, dual-driver A2, and single driver A1—all of which require the users to go and have a custom ear mold created, from which the personalized monitors are crafted. Features include medical-grade silicone bodies that offer up to -27db of noise isolation and SteriTouch antimicrobial treatment, a frequency response range of 16Hz ~ 20KHz, finely tuned balanced armature drivers, and Kevlar-reinforced cables with a gold-plated 3.5mm plug and a special sheath designed to prevent noise transference. Altec Lansing’s ACS Custom Series In-Ear Monitors will be available later this month and will sell for $500 for the A1, $750 for the A2, and $1,000 for the A3.

Incase unveils leather cases for iPad 2

Incase has unveiled its new Leather Portfolio and Leather Book Jacket Select cases for the iPad 2. The Leather Portfolio case features a zippered closure, quilted taffeta and suede liners, internal organizer pockets for papers, pens, and other items, and the ability to convert into a workstation with viewing and working angles. It will come in black/gray or dark gray/port and will sell for $130; it is listed as coming soon. The Leather Book Jacket Select features an elastic band closure, open access to all ports, controls, and camera, built-in rails to let the case serve as a multi-angle stand, and suede interior lining. It is available now in black or dark gray/port and sells for $100.

Bluelounge unveils Shell case for iPad 2

Bluelounge has unveiled its new Shell case for the iPad 2. Shell is a snap-on hard case, featuring a soft-touch finish, one of three unique tactile patterns on the rear, a built-in cover for the sleep/wake button, open access to all other ports, controls, and cameras, a perforated grid to allow audio out of the speaker, and a cutout on the side to accomodate Apple’s iPad Smart Cover. Bluelounge’s Shell case for the iPad 2 is available now in black or white and with a golf, tartan, or floral rear pattern, and sells for $30.

Hub Innovations debuts REV360 for iPad

Hub Innovations has debuted its new REV360 case for the iPad and iPad 2. Formerly known as the HandStand, the REV360 features a polyurethane cover molded to the iPad’s shape and offer open access to all ports, controls, and cameras, a new spherical hard disk designed to conform to the hand’s shape, an integrated stand, and an elastic strap for a secure grip. Hub Innovations’ REV360 case for the iPad and iPad 2 is available now in a wide variety of colors and styles and sells for $50; a Smart Cover-compatible model for the iPad 2 is also available and sells for $60.

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