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JAVOScreen iPod mini screen protector released

JAVOedge has announced the JAVOScreen screen protector for the iPod Mini. JavoScreen is made of non-reflective material that is same as your original non-reflective LCD display. It does not create glare after applying. The JAVOScreen for mini costs $5.95 (or 3 for $15.17, save 15%), and includes a free Cleaning Cloth and Installation Card.

Delkin announces the USB Bridge - copy images from camera to iPod

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“Delkin Devices Inc., maker of premium quality eFilm memory cards and other innovative products, announces a revolutionary new device that connects two USB devices together without a computer. The USB Bridge fits easily in the palm of ones hand, and enables users to copy files by attaching a digital camera directly to a variety of peripherals such as an iPod (and other MP3 players), USB Flash Thumb Drives, external hard drives, CD-R burners and memory card readers. It links your camera to a wide variety of USB mass storage devices without having to remove the memory card. The Bridge works with all the top camera brands including Canon, Fuji, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus and Sony. Delkin designed the Bridge for the traveling photographer who prefers the convenience of leaving their laptop at home but still needs a solution for storing and transferring files on the fly. The versatile USB Bridge is more than a helpful tool for photographers.”

iPodX - new UK iPod accessory store opens

New online retail store iPodX has announced its official launch into the world of iPod accessories. To celebrate their opening, iPodX has lowered the price on several items; iSkin eVo for £19.99, Ten Technologies naviPod for £38 and #### eXo3 for £7.99. They are also the sole European distributor for TrendyGeek’s PodShield, an almost completely invisible covering for iPod that offers scratch protection. iPodX is giving away free UK delivery on all orders over £20.

Skin EFX releases iPod Skins - stickers for iPod

picSkin EFX has released a load of new stickers to ‘skin’ your iPod with colors and/or patterns. The stickers are pre-cut forms to place on the front of the iPod, can only be applied once, have a four year outdoor durability, and cost $4.95 for a set of two.

Win one of seven Griffin iTalks

“To celebrate the release of the Griffin iTalk iPod Voice Recorder, Griffin Technology today announced a promotion with Tune-Watch.com to give away one iTalk per day till May 10. Users can enter the contest simply by visiting tune-watch.com and filling out a short entry form - no registration or purchase is necessary. Winners will be selected each day and contacted to confirm shipping information. The iTalk normally retails for $39.99 and is available now at www.griffintechnology.com.”

Contour adds new colors to Showcase, buy two, get one free

picContour Design has announced seven new colors for its Showcase iPod case in addition to white, including yellow, red, pink, black, blue, light blue and green. The Showcase features a shock-absorbing rubber with hard plastic, a clear plastic front with access to all iPod functions, a double-hinged latch and a removable belt clip for horizontal or vertical mounting. The case fits 3G iPods only and costs $39.95 for one or a 3-pack for $79.90. Contour is also offering a special promotion; buy two, get one free. Available starting May 15.

SmarterCase announces the SmarterPouch for iPod

picSmarterCase, makers of PDA cases has released a new iPod specific case called the SmarterPouch. “The SmarterPouch is a brilliant melding of soft case and hard case providing iPod users the best of both worlds. The good looks cushioning and versatility of the soft case backed up by a steel backbone similar to hard cases make a superior and useful case.” The SmarterPouch is available in leather or fabric prints for $19.99 including an Ultra Clip belt clip.

Survey: Possible underwater audio system for iPod planned

Diver Entertainment Systems, makers of the H2O Audio – underwater MP3 audio systems is requesting iLounge readers take the survey for the possibility of developing a system for the iPod. Current products include systems for the iRiver series of MP3 players which include specialized headphones, and are rated for a depth of 200 feet. All paticipants in the survey are entered for a chance to win an iPod mini. Prices for the current line of products range from $300 to $600.

Lajo announces exomini-fb case

pic####’s exomini-fb the last of the series of 7 exomini cases has just been released in time for ####’s Mom’s Week 50% Off Special which will start on Monday. This is the fourth flat back case #### has released for the iPod mini and it can be converted to belt use with ####’s new TwistClip which rotates to 7 positions. It will be available mid May. Exomini-fb sells for $15 plus $5 shipping to anywhere in the world and for a limited time next week you will be able to buy it for $7.50.

inMotion Adapter for iPod mini now available

picAltec Lansing has released the inMotion Adapter for iPod mini for inMotion speakers. “Allows the iPod mini to securely dock in the inMotion™ portable speaker system.” The adapter is free, but shipping and handling is $3. Limit of 5 per customer. Shipping available to US and Canadian residents only.

Engineered Audio announces RemoteRemote2

“Engineered Audio, LLC. announced its RemoteRemote 2, the newest in RF wireless remote control for Apple’s iPod. Like its predecessor the RemoteRemote, the RemoteRemote 2 uses RF technology, allowing the consumer to control an iPod around corners and through walls. RemoteRemote 2 is scheduled for delivery this spring, and will retail for $49. Engineered Audio is taking pre-orders immediately.”

i-magine UK accepting pre-orders on Griffin iTalk

“i-magine is accepting pre-orders on Griffin’s latest release in the UK - The iTalk. Once again, the website is offering the product cheaper than anywhere else in the UK. This accessory transforms your iPod into a dictaphone as well as also supplying you with an built-in miniature speaker to either playback your recordings, or even your music. i-magine is also running a promotion offer, selling the iTrip and PowerPod together at a 10% discount - suprisingly, cheaper than anywhere else in the UK!”

Future Sonics announces SofterWear custom earphone sleeves

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“Future Sonics is proud to announce the release of our new SofterWear™ custom fit sleeves for use with our universal fit product line. This option provides an affordable option for those who want custom fit personal monitoring and is a good “stepping stone” to our Ear Monitors® brand custom fit professional products. “The SofterWear™ product is designed for use with our Future Sonics Ears™ and the Sennheiser IE3 models on the pro-audio side, plus provides an affordable custom option for digital media product users who are embracing our products on the consumer side,” reports Marty Garcia, company founder and president.”

Belkin announces Digital Camera Link for 3G iPods

“Free up disk space on your camera so you can take more pictures. Just move your images to your iPod with the new Belkin Digital Camera Link. By connecting with a USB cable, the Camera Link works with mass-storage DCF-format and PTP-compliant digital cameras. Joining Belkin’s extensive iPod accessories line, this addition will ship on May 1 in North America.

Simply connect the Belkin Digital Camera Link to your iPod. Then connect it to your camera with your camera’s USB cable. Using software support that is already built into your iPod (with software version 2.1 or later), your pictures transfer quickly and you can begin shooting again. When you return home, just connect your iPod to your computer to retrieve the images. It is like having virtually unlimited storage space for all your photos.”

Sonnet announces PodFreq FM Transmitter for iPod

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“Sonnet Technologies, the worldwide leader in processor upgrade cards for Apple Macintosh computers, announces the new PodFreq, a portable FM transmitter designed for serious music freaks with iPods (with dock connectors). PodFreq easily tunes with any available FM frequency, and transmits music from the iPod with a very high-quality signal. The PodFreq is ideal for anyone wanting to listen to the music on their iPod through a FM car stereo, home sound system receiver, or any portable FM radio device.

The PodFreq will begin shipping in May 2004, with an MSRP of $99.95. A Japanese version will also be available in May 2004.”

Griffin iTalk Voice Recorder now shipping

“Griffin Technology, Inc, innovator of exciting accessories for iPod like the iTrip, today announced the iTalk Voice Recorder for the iPod is now shipping - on schedule. This stylish accessory snaps directly on top of the iPod and turns it into a fully functional voice recorder and playback device. In addition to it’s superior built in microphone and internal speaker; the iTalk has a connector that supports both headphone monitoring and the use of an external microphone. Recording control is handled directly on the iPod and recording time is limited only by the iPod’s size. The iTalk retails for $39.99 and is available now at www.griffintechnology.com

Belkin Digital Camera Link for iPod debuts

picA reader notes that Belkin has updated its website with information about the new Digital Camera Link for iPod with dock connector. The Digital Link has a USB port for compatible digital cameras as opposed to the currently shipping Media Reader, which does not. You can download photos from camera to iPod. This product is not yet available, but will sell for $89.99 at Belkin’s online store.

“Storing digital photos is fast and easy using the Digital Camera Link for iPod. Now you can leave your PC at home and stop worrying about using up your camera’s memory. With this portable innovation you’ll easily transfer thousands of digital images from your camera to your iPod, and free up disk space to take more pictures. Belkin brings a new dimension to your iPod device - it’s not just for tunes anymore.

Simply connect the Belkin Digital Camera Link to your iPod, and connect your USB mass-storage-class camera device. Using software support that’s already built into your iPod (with software version 2.1 or later), your pictures transfer quickly and you’re ready to start shooting again. When you get home, just connect your iPod to your computer to retrieve the images. It’s like having virtually unlimited storage space for all your photos.”

More than 200 accessories for iPod

“Like street racers who trick out their Hondas with air foils and neon lights, iPod users can buy external speakers, winter jackets or fanny packs for their pricey MP3 players.

Apple officials estimate there are more than 200 products on the market. Accessory maker Belkin Corp. (http://www.belkin.com) says one in five iPod owners has bought one of its products.

Atlanta designer Ash Arnett suspects that the iPod’s sleek white design encourages accessorization. ‘Any decision about a case or something like that is going to be a stylistic change, because there’s almost nothing there,’ said Arnett, a principal with the design firm Matter (http://www.matterco.com). ‘It’s like putting a suit of clothes on a generic, asexual mannequin.’”

$195 Gucci iPod Case

“International fashion house Gucci Group has pounced on the market opportunity inherent for third parties in the success of Apple Computer’s IPod music player—introducing its own designer IPod carrying case.

Available online through Gucci’s U.S. store, the iPod case is available in multiple colors and costs almost as much as an IPod—$195. The case is available in this season’s Gucci colors—beige/ebony GG plus with dark brown leather trim, green/red/green web carrying handle, and silver hardware.”

Lajo releases exoflpmini-fb case for iPod mini

#### has announced the exoflpmini-fb, a silicone case featuring a flat back and a flip open dock connector port cover for easy access when docking the mini. This new case is available for $19 plus $5 shipping to anywhere in the world. Also note #### will soon be releasing a new TwistClip for the exo mini flat back cases.

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