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Griffin announces PodPod cup holder cradle for iPods

picGriffin Technology today announced the Griffin PodPod. The soft foam Griffin PodPod slips into any auto cup holder and provides a safe secure ride for any iPod or iPod mini. It also places the iPod in comfortable reach for easy adjustment and perfect placement for the iPod or iPod mini with an iTrip on top. The PodPod will ship next month for only $9.99 and is being shown this week at Apple Expo Paris. Pre-orders are being accepted now at http://griffintechnology.com

XtremeMac announces Talking Panda iLingo - Language translator for iPod

XtremeMac has announced the release of Talking Panda iLingo, a Language Translator for iPod (Mac/Win) created by Talking Panda. Using the iPod’s built-in Notes feature, iLingo equips the iPod toting traveler with over 450 essential words and phrases. Each translation is displayed on screen and, with the push of the play button, spoken aloud, making it easier to recognize and speak key words and phrases. Talking Panda iLingo will initially be released in three versions: English-Euro Pack - translates English to Spanish, Italian, German, and French; French-Euro Pack - translates French to English, Spanish, Italian, and German; and English-Asia Pack - translates English to Mandarin Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. Each pack costs $39.95 and will debut at XtremeMac’s Apple Expo Booth #B49 in the Paris Expo Center, August 31st through September 4th, 2004, and will be available from the XtremeMac website, in Apple retail stores, at Apple Store online and through our network of national and international resellers and distributors following Apple-Expo.

Matias releases Clear iPod Armor mini

picMatias released its new Clear iPod Armor mini case at Apple Expo Paris today. With a clear ABS plastic front and rugged aluminum back, the new case features docking port access and iTrip compatibility. The Clear iPod Armor mini case is available immediately, and retails for $34.95.

DLO announces new 4G Action Jacket and Jam Jacket cases

picDLO has released two updated cases for the 4G iPod. The Jam Jacket 40/20 silicone case ($29.95) and the Action Jacket neoprene case ($24.99). The Jam Jacket 40/20 features textured sides for gripping, a thin, built-in transparent screen protector, access to all functions and comes in several colors including Glow Green.The Jam Jacket 40/20 also comes in a 3-pack with Cobalt Blue, Clear and Glow Green for $39.99. The new Jam Jacket 40/20 cases are available for pre-order with shipping expected the last week of September. The Action Jacket 4G is available now.

RadTech releases 4G PodSleevz

picRadTech has announced the 4G PodSleevz featuring the same play-through-case design as the previous line of RadTech iPod sleeve cases. The form-fitting sleeve case is made with super soft, ultra tough Optex, RadTech’s exclusive optical-grade material that’s thin and lightweight for durable, long-lasting protection without the bulk ­ allowing it to be used with the Apple iPod clip case. The case costs $19.95 and is available in several colors.

Neo Car Audio releases Neo iON Car Kit

The Neo iON provides direct connection to most factory and aftermarket car stereos. When connected your car stereo buttons will control the iPod, the iPod battery will charge, and the sound will play from your car stereo speakers. The adapter includes a 11.5’ (3.5M) cable that plugs directly into the iPod. The other side of this cable plugs into the CD changer port on the back of the car stereo – there is no FM modulation. Once the cable is plugged in your car will charge and power your iPod, as well as control it (Next/Previous track, FF/RW) using your car stereos existing buttons (steering wheel controls if you have them). The New iON Car Kit is compatible with 3G/4G iPod and iPod mini. The Neo iON retails for $189.

Tunewear announces Tunemax battery pack case

”[TUNEMAX] is a product which looks and weighs about the same as a protective case for the iPod, yet it is actually a powerful 16 hours* of additional power for your iPod. The beauty of [TUNEMAX] is the design. The case actually IS the battery. Simple yet elegant, the case sandwiches the iPod inside the side covers which are filled with 850mAh Lithium Ion cells. Each cover holds 425mAh worth of power. A lightweight and sturdy hooking belt clip designed onto the case allows you to ‘clip’ it to your waist belt, bag or anywhere you like. It is wide enough be used as a belt loop, and unlike conventional clips, opens at a wide angle for easy clipping onto thick surfaces.”

Griffin announces EarJams earbud adapters

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“Griffin Technology Inc, innovator of exciting hardware and software products for the Mac and iPod, today announced the Griffin EarJams. The Griffin EarJams are a totally new kind of product – they snap onto your iPod’s existing earbud-style headphones and significantly increase the bass output, volume level and comfort. The EarJams turn your existing earbuds into in-ear style headphones. A sonic enhancing cone extends the sound directly into the ear and is protected and made comfortable by slip-on soft ear pads. Three sizes of removable pads are included for the perfect individual fit. The package also includes a small canvas carrying case. The new Griffin EarJams will be shown Tuesday at Apple Expo Paris and will ship in September for just $19.99.”

AudioOutfitters offers pre-orders for iSkin eVo2

AudioOutfitters announces that it is now offering pre-orders for the new iSkin eVo2 for the 4th Generation iPods. The list price of the new iSkin eVo2 is $29.99. AudioOutfitters will be offering them for $28.99, and no payment is necessary until the order is shipped. In addition, with every order for a new iSkin, you will be eligible to purchase an earPod for a discounted price.

Digital Age Products releases FM Transmitter and speakers for iPod

picDigital Age Products has released several new iPod accessories. The iSoundz CarCast FM Transmitter ($24.95) is an FM Transmitter that uses power from your auto’s cigarette lighter. It does not charge the iPod. The Soundz Sound Wallet ($39.95) is a small notebook sized case with built-in, self-powered, stereo speakers and a place for your iPod. The iSoundz Portable Desktop Mini Speakers ($39.95) is a desktop stand for iPod with flip-out speakers on each side. A power adapter and stereo cables are included.

Piel Frama announces leather case for 40GB 4G iPod

picPiel Frama has released a new leather case for the 40GB 4G iPod featuring a front cover with magnet closure, removable swivel belt clip, two credit card pockets and one money pocket. The case comes in black, tan, black/tan, red, and costs 50 Euros (approx. $61) with availability in early September.

Altec Lansing introduces inMotion iM3

picAltec Lansing has released an update to its inMotion speakers for iPod named the inMotion iM3 Portable Audio System. The iM3 features: travel alarm clock when used with iPod; built-in docking station for charging and syncing; four custom-designed neodymium 28 mm micro drivers; MaxxBass(R) technology; wireless remote and built-in controls; 24 hours of continuous playback with four AA batteries; auto shut-down; and secondary input jack to connect other audio devices, including laptops, older iPods, and other MP3 players (cable included). The iM3 is available now at Apple Stores and Apple Store online for $179.00 and direct from Altec Lansing for $179.95.

iSkin accepting pre-orders for eVo2 case for 4G iPods

iSkin is now taking pre-orders on its newly redesigned iSkin eVo2 case for 4G iPods. The iSkin eVo2 comes with a clear acrylic screen protector, RevoClip belt clip and features access to all functions. The eVo2 can also accomodate the Griffin iTrip or Belkin voice recorders on top. iSkin is accepting pre-orders for $29.99 with shipping expected August 31.

JAVOEdge announces JAVOSkin for iPod mini

JAVOEdge has released the JAVOSkin silicone case for iPod mini featuring access to all functions and a strap loop. No screen protection or belt clip is available. JAVOEdge costs $21.95 (regularly $25.95) and is now shipping.

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.

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.

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.”

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.”

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.

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