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Tekkeon rolls out myPower case for iPhone 4

Tekkeon has rolled out its new myPower battery case for the iPhone 4. The myPower features the company’s new “eSwap” technology, and houses the battery in a separate module so that it may be exchanged with a fresh battery on-the-go. Other features include a two-piece slide-together design, pass-through ports for the speaker and microphone, open access to the cameras, volume buttons, ring/silent switch, and sleep/wake button, a microUSB port for charging, an external capacity indicator, an on/off switch to conserve power when not in use, and either a 1200 mAh “Ultra Slim” or 2200 mAh “Ultra Power” battery module. Tekkeon’s myPower battery case for iPhone 4 is available now in three colors and sells for $80 with an 1200 mAh battery module; extra 1200 mAh modules will sell for $40, while 2200 mAh modules will be priced at $50.

Griffin debuts new docks for iPhone, iPad

Griffin Technology has debuted two new docking accessories for the iPhone and iPad. The AirCurve Play is an update to the company’s prior AirCurve passive amplification dock, and features a rubber dock gasket to securely hold an iPhone 4, a metal bar on the back that allows the AirCurve to function as a vertical or horizontal stand, a coiled wavegude passive amplification system for a volume boost of up to 10 decibels, and a pass-through slot for connecting a 30-pin charge/sync cable. It sells for $20.

Also new is the PowerDock Dual, a dual-dock charging station. it features a dedicated iPad dock with 10 watt fast charging, and a separate dock with 5 watts of fast charging power for an iPhone; the second dock can also charge iPods. Other features include a side-by-side design for unobstructed views of both connected devices, an included AC adapter, and an integrated valet dish for car keys, change, and other loose, small items. The Griffin PowerDock Dual sells for $60; both products are available now.

Scosche iClops, other accessories debut in 2011 Buyers’ Guide

As always, the Sneak Peeks section of this year’s iPod/iPhone/iPad Buyers Guide features exclusive images of and information on several upcoming accessories. One of this year’s most notable new add-ons is the Scosche iClops. This dock-connecting video and still camera for iPad and iPod touch features a 2.1-Megapixel sensor, 640x480 video capture capability, a 60mm-equivalent auto-focus lens, and a metal enclosure with pivoting plastic base. In addition, Scosche is also seeking a new name for the product, and is holding a renaming contest through December 15, 2010, with a 16GB iPad and Scosche iPad accessory bundle going to the winner. The iClops is expected to launch in March for $130. Another new Scosche product, the solVue, is also expected to ship in March. This follow-up to our 2009 iPhone Speakerphone of the Year retains the solChat II’s solar panel for charging, echo-canceling DSP/mic combination, and windshield/dashboard mounts, but adds a flip-out display to show battery, cellular singal, and pairing information, as well as the names or telephone numbers of incoming callers. It is priced at $110.

imageAlso making its debut in the guide is the Optoma Neo-i Pico Projector. Unlike prior portable projectors that were compatible with Apple’s devices but not specific to them, the Neo-i features a top-mounted dock for the iPod or iPhone with an optional iPad accessory kit in the works, twin 8-Watt speakers, a 50-lumen video projector, a resolution of 854x480, and an HDMI input for connecting an Apple TV or other HD video source. It will ship this month and will sell for $450. In addition to the Neo-i, the Digipower JumpStart Flip and Belkin Grip 360º + Stand will also ship in November. The JumpStart Flip is a combination battery pack and video stand featuring a flip-open, black and silver design, a built-in 3300 mAh rechargeable battery, an included 30-pin charging cable for iPods and iPhones, and LED charging indicators. It will sell for $50. The Grip 360º + Stand is a similarly multi-functional case/stand for the iPad that features a play-through design, and an integrated stand that switches to separate video viewing, picture frame, and typing angles, which also serves as a handheld carrying grip. It will sell for $70.

For more information on these and thousands of other products for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, check out our 2011 iPod + iPhone Buyers’ Guide.

Apple tracking problem with Monster headphones?

Apple is currently investigating a rash of problems related to a number of remote + mic headphones made by Monster that are exhibiting “erratic behavior.” Citing an internal Apple source and screen shots of what is supposedly an Apple internal support document, the Boy Genius Report states that the problems affect the iPod, iPhone, and iPad users, and include random, non-intentional track control changes, such as pausing, skipping, and playback initiation. According to the Apple document, the troublesome Monster headphones “do not meet Apple’s technical specifications,” and “use conductive flanges, which can result in electrical shorts that cause an iPod or iPhone to pause and play erratically.” Listed in the document as offending models are the Jamz, Lil Jamz, Turbine Basic and Pro, and Heartbeats product lines.

Ballistic unveils durable slim iPhone 4 case

Ballistic has debuted the Ballistic SG, a new slim protective case for the iPhone 4. The case provides a slim yet durable form factor, integrating an outermost TPU layer for shock absorption,  co-molded to a middle layer made of impact-resistant polycarbonate. The inner layer of the case of made of soft silicone with strong Ballistic Corners to absorb the shock of a drop. The Ballistic SG sells for $30 and is available in black or a two-tone black/red design and can be purchased from AT&T retail locations or directly from Ballistic’s web site.

Griffin intros new auto accessories for iPhone, iPod

Griffin Technology has introduced its new iTrip DualConnect and TuneFlex AUX HandsFree for the iPhone and iPod. The iTrip DualConnect is a combination FM transmitter, auxiliary-input, and charging accessory, featuring compatibility with Griffin’s free iTrip Controller app, SmartScan automatic station finding, user-programmable presets, physical playback controls on the end of the charging stem, and a stem-mounted auxiliary port for cleaner audio in vehicles with an auxiliary input. iTrip DualConnect for the iPhone and iPod touch is available now and sells for $60. The TuneFlex AUX HandsFree is a charging/mounting solution, featuring a flexible steel neck and swiveling case-friendly cradle, an integrate aux/microphone cable, a high-sensitivity microphone for hands-free phone calls, and LED charging indicators on the base. Griffin’s TuneFlex AUX HandsFree is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, iPod classic, fourth-, and fifth-generation iPod nano, and is available now for $50.

Caze rolls out ThinEdge frame case for iPhone 4

Caze has rolled out its new ThinEdge frame case for the iPhone 4. Adding just a millimeter of thickness to the sides of the iPhone 4, the ThinEdge is made from Grilamid TR-90, a plastic polymer commonly used in the creation of impact-resistant eyewear frames, and protrudes slightly beyond the front and back surfaces of the phone to protect against scratches. The ThinEdge offers open access to all ports and controls, and includes front and rear screen protectors, a microfiber cleaning cloth, and two different colored edge connectors which serve to hold the case on the phone. Caze’s ThinEdge frame case for the iPhone 4 is available now in four colors and sells for $23.

V-Moda unveils Vibrato in-ear headphones

V-Moda has unveiled its new Vibrato in-ear headphones for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. Die-cast from zinc alloy, the Vibrato features an 8mm driver tuned to provided added low-end response, an in-line 3.5 mm microphone and remote control, Kevlar-reinforced fabric cables, a 45 degree angled plug, and includes four sizes of ear tips to insure a comfortable fit, as well as a pair of sport earhooks. V-Moda’s Vibrato in-ear headphones are available now and sell for $130; for more information on the V-Moda Vibrato, see our full-length review.

iHome ships iA100 clock radio for iPod, iPhone, iPad

iHome is now shipping its new iA100 clock radio for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Recipient of an iLounge 2010 CES Best of Show Award, the App-enhanced iA100 offers a top-mounted dock compatible with the iPad, iPhone, or iPod, Bluetooth connectivity for wireless music streaming, speakerphone functionality, and customized connections through iHome’s free iHome+Sleep and iHome+Radio apps. It also features 7/5/2 dual alarms with the ability to wake to a connected device, FM radio, or alarm tones, the ability to sync the iA100’s clock to that of an attached iPhone, 10 FM presets, an auxiliary input jack for connection of other audio sources, backlit buttons, a programmable snooze time, a large, front-mounted clock + display, four active speakers in Reson8 speaker chambers, and Bongiovi DPS sound processing technology. iHome’s iA100 clock radio for the iPod, iPhone, and iPad is available now and sells for $199.

Sennheiser, Adidas team on iPhone sport headphones

Sennheiser and Adidas have teamed up to introduce a new lineup of sport headphones developed and designed for use with the iPhone. The lineup includes that CX 680i Sports, an in-ear model that sells for $120, the MX 680i Sports, a set of traditional sport earbuds that sell for $80, the OMX 680i Sports, an ear-clip model that sells for $80, and the PMX 680i Sports, a neckband sports headset that also retails for $80. All four models feature sweat- and water-resistant construction, Kevlar reinforced cables, and an Apple-compatible in-line remote and microphone. All of Sennheiser/Adidas’ new Sports headsets for iPhone are available now.

Armadillo Case wraps iPhone 4 in aluminum

Armadillo Case has released its first case for the iPhone 4. Made from aluminum, the case features large openings at the top and bottom to accomodate a wide range of headphones and 30-pin accessories, respectively, raised aluminum borders on the front and back to protect the glass, a thicker piece running across the center of the back for added protection, and open access to all other ports, controls, and the camera. The Armadillo Case for iPhone 4 is available now in four colors with prices ranging from $49 to $59 depending on the color.

DomeSkins debuts skins for iPad, iPhone 4, iPod touch 4G

DomeSkins has debuted its new skins for the iPad, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch. Available in a variety original graphics and designs, DomeSkins feature a “clear dome” of resin built into the skin, giving it a 3D appearance and offering added protection over standard vinyl skins. Other features include a patented 3M adhesive which makes the skins reusable and allows them to be removed without leaving residue on the device, and a warranty that is good for the life of the device to which it was first applied. DomeSkins for the iPad sell for $30 while skins for the iPhone 4 and fourth-gen iPod touch sell for $20; all three are available now.

OtterBox debuts Impact Series case for iPhone 4

OtterBox has debuted its new Impact Series case for the iPhone 4. Made from black silicone, the Impact Series case for iPhone 4 features inner coring for added shock protection, push-through protection for the volume, power, and Home buttons, open access to all other ports, controls, and both cameras, and included self-adhering protective film. OtterBox’s Impact Series case for iPhone 4 is available now and sells for $20.

Ten One rolls out iPhone 4 Pogo Stylus

Ten One Design has rolled out its new Pogo Stylus for iPhone 4. Similar to the company’s past styluses, the iPhone 4 model features an anodized aluminum case and advanced tip that is compatible with capacitive, multi-touch surfaces such as the iPhone 4’s screen; the new iPhone 4 version comes with a travel clip that secures the stylus when traveling, but also functions as a vertical or horizontal stand. Ten One Design’s iPhone 4 Pogo Stylus is available for pre-order now in four colors, ships with two travel clips—one to accomodate encased iPhone 4 units and other to hold case-free iPhone 4s—and is expected to ship by October 25 for $15.

Griffin, Adidas team on miCoach Sport Armband for iPhone

Griffin Technology and Adidas have teamed up to create the new miCoach Sport Armband for the iPhone. Made from ultra-lightweight nylon, the miCoach features a sweat-proof, touch-through screen cover, a low-profile pocket for keys, and a headphone port. While the companies claim the armband was “purpose-built” for use with adidas’ miCoach personal trainer app, it is obviously also useful for users of other athletic tracking and training applications. Griffin’s adidas miCoach Sport Armband for iPhone is available now and sells for $30; a universal version is also available for the same price.

Lightbulb Moments unveils iBottleopener for iPhone

Lightbulb Moments has unveiled the iBottleopener for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. The iBottleopener is a two-piece plastic case featuring a slide-off bottom for docking access, a soft touch finish, open access to all ports, controls, and the camera, and a metal bottle opener on the rear. Lightbulb Moments’ iBottleopener for the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS is available now and sells for $20; a version of the iBottleopener for the iPhone 4 is listed as coming soon, although no release or pricing information has yet been announced for the newer model.

Apple again offering iPhone 4 Bumpers online

Apple is once again offering its iPhone 4 Bumper cases via its online store. Unavailable online since the announcement of the company’s iPhone 4 Case Program, the cases had begun to reappear in the company’s retail stores as of October 1, the day after the Case Program ended. Apple’s U.S. online store now shows availability of all six Bumper colors, ready to ship within 24 hours at a price of $29; notably, this is the first time any of the Bumper colors save for black have been available since they were pulled from store shelves in July. [via Mac Rumors]

LYWD debuts Leaf metal skins for iPhone 4

Australia-based LYWD has debuted its new Leaf metal skins for the iPhone 4. The company’s first product for the iPhone, Leaf is a rear skin/panel for the iPhone 4, made from a single piece of stainless steel to match the phone’s external antennas and precisely cut to the phone’s exact rear dimensions. Leaf skins are available now in four distinct patterns—Wave, Maze, Fold, and Fern—and are priced at $30 each.

Calypso Crystal rolls out Crystal Dock for iPod, iPhone

Calypso Crystal has rolled out its Crystal Dock for the iPod and iPhone. Handmade in Europe from crystal glass, the Crystal Dock is a manually cut and polished dock, featuring a 30-pin plug in the dock well and a female dock connector on the back for connecting a 30-pin to USB cable, which is not included. Calypso Crystal’s Crystal Dock for the iPod and iPhone is available in four styles and sells for $199-$349.

Panasonic MW-20 photo frame includes iPod dock

Panasonic has announced its new MW-20 digital photo frame, which includes an iPod/iPhone dock. The MW-20 features a 9-inch high-resolution screen, a 5.6-mm Super Slim Semi Dome Speaker, a built-in digital signal processor for improved sound, an SD card slot, 2GB of internal storage, a luminance sensor that automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen based on room lighting, and the ability to play back photos, videos, and music from a connected iPod or iPhone while also charging the device. Panasonic’s MW-20 digital photo frame will be available in late November and is priced at $250.

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