Fastmac has introduced its line of Universal Headphone Adapters for Apple iPhone that allow any headphones or earphones with a standard 3.5mm plug to work with the recessed headphone jack of the iPhone. The Fastmac Universal Headphone Adapter is available in 3 models, starting with a basic in-line audio adapter with flexible cable & gold plated connector port priced at $5. The mid-level model, priced at $10, also features the in-line audio adapter with flexible cable & gold plated connector port, but adds a shirt clip, built-in microphone and a music playback/ phone control button that allows users to answer and end phone calls and pause, play, and skip music. Fastmac’s 3-in-1 Premium Headphone Adapter, priced at $20, incorporates all of the features of the mid-level model along with an adjustable volume slider and noise suppression microphone. “Replacing lost or damaged headphones can be expensive,” said Michael Lowdermilk, Business Development Manager of Fastmac Performance Upgrades.. “With our new 3-in-1 universal headphone adapter, you can re-use old iPod headsets that are probably laying about in a drawer unused ever since the iPhone came out & obviated the need to carry around another device!” All three adapters carry a 1-year warranty and are available now from Fastmac’s website.
Proporta has introduced three new cases for the iPhone. The Alu-Leather Edge Case for iPhone features a leather exterior wrapped around an aluminum core, a flip-down cover/protector for device’s screen, a detachable belt clip, lanyard, contrast stitching, access to all ports, jacks, and controls, neoprene interior lining, and a magnetic closure. It will sell for $60. The Crystal Holster for iPhone is made from frosted plastic and includes rear and corner protection, a matching, ratcheting removable belt clip that doubles as a stand for watching video, and a lanyard. In addition, it offers access to all ports and controls. It sells for $24.
Finally, the Alu-Crystal case for iPhone combines polycarbonate plastic and aircraft-grade aluminum to provide extra protection, and features a hinged facia that doubles as a viewing stand, cutouts for access to all ports and controls, and an optional removable belt clip. It sells for $29. Proporta Alu-Crystal and Crystal Holster cases are available for order now; the Alu-Leather Edge Case will be available soon.
MadCatz has announced its upcoming AirDrives earphones for iPhone. AirDrives feature an outer-ear design powered by InAir Technology, a new personal audio technology that lets users hear their surroundings as well as their music. In addition to this unique technology, AirDrives for iPhone will also include a microphone and “one-touch music-to-phone capability.” “The new AirDrives will enhance the virtual communication experience offered by the iPhone by allowing users to stay in tune to their conversations, music selection and as an added safety benefit, their everyday surroundings,” said Ken Wright, creator and designer of AirDrives. AirDrives for iPhone are planned to be available in early 2008, and will sell for $120.
PDO has announced the immediate availability of its TopSkin for iPhone silicone case. TopSkin for iPhone features a play-through design that covers the power, volume, and home buttons, while cut-outs allow access to the phone’s camera, vibrate switch, speakers, and microphone. The touch screen can be covered with the included screen protector, and the case covers the Dock Connector and headphone jack as well with flaps that can be opened for access. In addition, the case features a slim-profile, 360 degree rotating belt clip, and micro texture grip on all four sides. The PDO TopSkin for iPhone sells for $20 and is available in black, blue, pink, and ghost white.
Tunewear has announced that its Icewear for iPhone silicone case is now shipping from its company store. The Icewear for iPhone is made from high-density silicone, and features Tunewear’s patented rib technology for a more secure grip. Other features include embossed edges around the screen to prevent scratching, packed-in Tunefilm clear protective film for additional screen protection, and complete access to the iPhone’s headphone jack, Dock Connector, camera lens, and buttons. Tunewear Icewear for iPhone is available now and sells for $30.
Otterbox has introduced its OtterBox for iPhone, the company’s first “semi-rugged” iPod case. The OtterBox for iPhone combines a hard polycarbonate shell with a patented polycarbonate membrane to protect the device’s screen while allowing for complete usability, and an outer silicone skin to add protection from drops and bumps. The resulting case is water-resistant, and features three Donaldson Acoustic Vents for the front speaker, bottom speaker and microphone, access to sync/Charge and headphone jacks through a silicone plug, and access to the home, sleep/wake and volume buttons via silicone pass-through buttons. The OtterBox for iPhone includes a holster style swivel belt clip and is available for pre-order now at a price of $50; it is expected to ship on or before October 19.
Thought Out has introduced its PED3 Rotating Stand for iPhone. The stand features solid steel construction, baked on coating, two angled positioning, 360 degree rotation, cable management, and seven rubber coated metal grips that allow full access to all ports, controls, and buttons. The Thought Out PED3 Rotating Stand for iPhone is available now from the company’s website, and sells for $40.
PDO has announced its TopSkin silicone case for iPhone. The TopSkin features a play-through design that covers the power, volume, and home buttons, while leaving openings for the camera, vibrate switch, speakers, and microphone, as well as the screen, which can be covered by the included screen protector. The Dock Connector and headphone jack are covered as well, but can be opened for use. Other features include a slim-profile, 360 degree rotating belt clip, and micro texture grip on all four sides of the case. The PDO TopSkin for iPhone sells for $20 and is available for pre-order now in black, blue, pink, and ghost white; the case is expected to ship in mid-October.
v-Moda is now accepting pre-orders for its revised Vibe Duo earphones with integrated iPhone call and music playback control. These revised earphones share features with the earlier control-less model, such as V-Masque dynamic drivers, noise-isolating technology, solid alloy composition, an iPhone-compatible headphone plug, and 12Hz-22kHz frequency response. The v-Moda Vibe Duo earphones with iPhone call and music playback control come with six pairs of silicone fittings in both clear and black, a black leather carrying pouch, and sell for $101; they are expected to begin shipping Oct. 1. [Thanks, Gavin]
Noreve has introduced its Tradition B leather case for iPhone. The Tradition B leather case for iPhone offers a handcrafted leather outer with logo-embossed interior lining, and features multiple openings in the leather for access to the phone’s headphone port, on/off button, screen and home button, camera, volume buttons and ring/silent switch, Dock Connector port, speaker, and microphone, and a removable, 360 degree rotating metal belt clip. The Noreve Tradition B leather case for iPhone is available now in a multitude of different colors and sells for 40€, or about $56.
Vaja has announced the release of its i-Volution Crystal 2 for iPhone, a new leather case featuring an engraved design with embedded Swarovski crystals. The i-Volution Crystal 2’s case design is based on the i-Volution Top Holster for iPhone, with the Crystal 2 differentiated by engraved designs on its back and front, both adorned with Swarovski crystals. The Vaja i-Volution Crystal 2 is available in one of two designs, in a multitude of hues, and with crystals in one of seven user-selectable colors. The Vaja i-Volution Crystal 2 leather case for iPhone is available now; pricing starts at $220.
Tunewear has introduced its Icewear silicone case for iPhone. The Icewear for iPhone is made from high-density silicone, and features Tunewear’s patented rib technology for a more secure grip. Other features include embossed edges around the screen to prevent scratching, included Tunefilm clear protective film for added screen protection, and complete access to the iPhone’s ports and controls. Tunewear Icewear for iPhone will be available in October and will sell for $30.
Matias has introduced its Armor for iPhone, the latest addition to its Armor line of hard shell aluminum cases. The Armor for iPhone features an aircraft-grade aluminum outer shell, neoprene interior lining for a secure hold, and access the phone’s touch screen, home, volume, and sleep buttons, sensors, headphone jack, Dock connector, speaker, microphone, and ring/silent switch. In addition, the case includes both an optional neck strap and removable 360-degree swivel belt clip. The Matias Armor for iPhone is available now in silver or black and sells for $30.
Plantronics has announced its Voyager 855 and 815 Bluetooth headsets, featuring the company’s AudioIQ noise reduction and QuickPair technologies. The Voyager 855 features a removable stereo cable that clips to the headset to convert it into Bluetooth stereo headphones. Note this will not enable stereo on iPhone. The Voyager 815 lacks the 855’s stereo features, but shares its three ear bud sizes and optional ear loops, multipoint technology, sliding boom, and battery life of up to seven hours of talk time and 180 of standby time. The Plantronics Voyager 855 stereo Bluetooth headset and Plantronics Voyager 815 mono Bluetooth headset will sell for $150 and $130, respectively, and will be available in October.
ezGear has introduced its ezView Leather Case for iPhone, a new accessory modeled after the company’s ezView Leather Case for iPod Video. The ezView for iPhone features high quality leather, a slim profile, a velcro band that allows the case to act as a stand for watching video, a flip-top cover for extra protection when the case is closed, two low-profile rubber feet to reduce slippage, credit card slots, a protective cover with magnetic closure, access to all controls and ports, and an included holster. The ezGear Leather Case for iPhone is available now and sells for $40.
Contour Design has announced the release of its new Showcase for iPhone, a case that offers two-layer protection for the iPhone thanks to a combination of shock-absorbing rubber and clear polycarbonate. Features include a hinged door, full access to the iPhone’s touch screen, sensors, camera, and ports, and an included low-profile holster that can hold the Showcase forward or backward in both vertical and horizontal positions. “The Showcase is our flagship case, and we wanted it to perfectly complement the iPhone,” said Mike Jackle of Contour Design. “This Showcase, like all others in this product line, uses the dual layers of rubber and polycarbonate to perfectly contour to the phone. We met our goal with a case that is strong and stylish.” The Contour Design Showcase for iPhone is available now and sells for $35.
Mobile Accessory retailer WirelessGround.com is now offering an USB Sync and Charge Cradle for the iPhone. The cradle, which sports a black casing with blue LED and an angled, translucent stand, offers features like a built-in Dock Connector, rear USB port for syncing, and an included AC adapter that allows the cradle to charge the iPhone without connecting to a PC. The iPhone USB Sync and Charge Cradle with AC Charger is available now and sells for $23.
BoxWave has announced the release of its iPhone Charging Adapter. The smallish adapter comes in black and fits onto the end of most USB chargers, providing backwards compatibility for the iPhone, and diminishing the need for iPhone users to purchase dedicated iPhone chargers. The BoxWave iPhone Charging Adapter is available now from BoxWave.com and sells for $8.
PDO has introduced its Reviso Premium Leather Case for iPhone. The Reviso features premium black leather, soft interior lining, cut-out access to the camera, power/sleep button, ring/silent switch, volume buttons, speakers, microphone, and Dock Connector, a metal belt clip, screen protector, and one of three colors of racing stripes running down the right side of the back of the case. The PDO Reviso Premium Leather Case for iPhone is available now, and is priced at $30.
Noreve has introduced its Apple iPhone Tradition leather case, which features a protective front flap and magnetic closure. Other features include access to the Dock Connector, camera, headphone port, ring/silent switch, volume buttons, SIM card, speaker, and microphone, two business card slots, and a removable metal belt clip. The Noreve Apple iPhone Tradition leather case is available now in twelve different colors and sells for $45.