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STM releases 4G/HP skins for iPod Cocoon

picSTM is now including 4G/HP 20GB and 40GB skins with their current iPod Cocoon case. The semi-rigid, zippered hard case features a detachable lanyard and an inside, mesh pocket for earphones or small items. The package includes four, clear skins fitting 3G (10/15/20/30/40GB) and 4G/HP (20/40GB) iPods. The iPod Cocoon case retails for $39.95.

Speck Products announces FlipStand for 4G/HP iPods

picToday Speck Products announces the FlipStand see-thru hard case for Apple and HP’s fourth generation iPod (iPod with Click Wheel). The FlipStand will ship to customers on September 30th and can be pre-ordered now on Speck’s website for $29.95. The all clear FlipStand provides protection while allowing access to the scroll wheel and song control buttons. Flip open the scroll wheel door to change music selections, then flip it all the way back and it becomes a desktop stand.

OWC and NewerTech announce high-capacity batteries for older iPods

NewerTech and Other World Computing today introduced an ultra high-capacity 2100mAh Apple iPod replacement Lithium-Polymer (Li-Polymer) replacement battery for all first- and second-generation iPod models. The NewerTech battery is the highest capacity iPod battery on the market and provides 70 percent more capacity than standard Apple stock batteries. It is available immediately for $39.95. In addition, OWC and NewerTech announced a special promotion throughout the month of September where customers can get $10 off when they purchase the 2100mAh iPod replacement battery and the NewerTech RoadTrip! FM transmitter for the iPod together.

Felt Cafe releases handmade iPod pouches

picCrafter Liz Maly is offering handmade felt pouches in three styles for $20 each. Custom colors are available upon request “Everything here is handfelted, in a process that starts with wool (before it’s spun into yarn)  and involves hot water, soap, agitation, and my kitchen sink. Felt is dense, soft, insulating, and water resistant (the same way that sheep don’t get wet in the rain).”

Sonance announces iPort in-wall docking station

MacMinute reports that “Sonance today introduced the iPort, an in-wall docking station for the Apple’s iPod that integrates the player into any multi-room audio system as a source component. Compatible with Sonance’s full line of IR control systems, amplifiers and accessories, the iPort “turns any room into an iPod concert hall.” The iPort, which will begin shipping before the end of the year, will come in two versions: one that can be installed in any wall location and connected locally or to the main audio system, and a rack-mountable version to integrate the iPod within an audio equipment rack. Additionally, the company has said the iPort will include parts to accommodate all Apple iPod models, as well as connections for power, control and audio output. Pricing was not announced.”

Trendy Geek releases Pod Shield for 4G iPods

picPod Shield is made of a thin material that clings to the iPod using high static. The front film covers the iPods’ screen. The back film is designed to fully cover the stainless steel back and sides of the unit while still enabling users to place their iPod into a docking station. When the shields need replacing, there is no sticky glue or residue to remove—they simply peel off. Pod Shields retail for $12.99. One package contains 6 pieces, enough shields for the front and back of three iPods. Pod Shields also fit all 3rd generation iPods.

Tunewear announces Prie Podwallet

picTunewear has developed a carry case for iPod featuring 6 credit card slots, name card holder, pen holder, bill and document pocket, internal cable management, access hole for headphones, remote or hold switch, mesh bag for storing small items, multi-belt loop for vertical or horizontal placement, and the Super Tunemax 20 battery. The 20 hour Super Tunemax 20 battery is rated for 32 hours of continuous playback. The Prie Wallet comes with or without the Super Tunemax 20 battery in Ruby Pink or Jet Black. Pricing has not yet been determined.

Belkin releases TuneDok for iPod mini

picBelkin today released the TuneDok for iPod mini featuring 2 differently sized rubber bases and an adapter cup to fit your car’s cup holder. The TuneDok also features adjustable height and tilt and comes with 2 cable-management clips. The TuneDok mini sells for $29.99.

Global Source PDA releases 9V Emergency Charger for iPods

picThe 3-in-1 9V Emergency Key Chain Charger includes a detachable dock connector for charging 3G/4G/HP/mini iPods, a detachable LED light and a detachable screw driver bit. Connect a 9V battery (not included) and charge your iPod on-the-go or use it as a flashlight. The charger costs $17.49.

Contour Design releases Showcase 4G

picThe Showcase 4G fits all Click Wheel iPods from Apple and HP and features an impact resistant plastic shell with an articulating, snap lock closure, built-in screen protection, Click Wheel access, top and bottom openings providing access to connectors, headphone jack and hold switch and a detachable belt clip. The Showcase 4G costs $32.95 and comes in black or white.

Monster releases iAir Charger for iPod

The iAir Charger for iPod includes two adaptors: one for the 15v airplane power jacks found on many commercial airlines, and one for the 15v DC (cigarette lighter) power sockets—so you can power your iPod using either outlet type when available. The iAir also features a locking clip to keep the adaptor in place., Duraflex jacket and strain relief collar for durability and flexibility, 3.3 ft (1m) cord and 24k gold contacts for corrosion resistance. The iAir Charger for iPod costs $29.95.

Speck Products ships SkinTight case for 4G iPods

The SkinTight iPod Skin provides protection against dust, knocks, and scratches. It’s made out of a superior shock-absorbing, tear-resistant KRATON plastic, which will last a long a time. This is the first protective skin that features a flex-away flap, allowing it to work with the iPod dock. Speck SkinTight rubberized skins come in 3 Colors (frosted clear, blue, and pink) and can be purchased individually for $19.95 or as a 3-Pack for $29.95.

Tunewear debuts Icewear 4G case

Tunewear today announced a new silicone case for 4G iPods. Compared to traditional silicone cases, the ICEWEAR series uses the same silicone found in diving masks which allows for both scratch protection and a clear view of the iPod’s original color. The ICEWEAR series design allows access to all ports including the headphone jack, dock connector, hold switch and click wheel. Shock absorbing ribs on the sides not only serve to protect the iPod during falls, but they also function as a grip for the iPod when held in your hand or when placed on most any surface. The ribs also glow the iPod when held in the light. The new ICEWEAR 4G will retail for $24.95 and will be available worldwide in September.

Update: New Bose SoundDock for iPod features wireless remote

picChristian Hieber of iPodFun.de, a German language iPod website, has learned more about the Bose SoundDock while attending Apple Expo Paris. The SoundDock dock acts as a charging station and features an IR (infrared) port for use with an included wireless remote control for the iPod. Pricing is set at $299 and is expected to ship October 15. Christian had a chance to demo the SoundDock and said, “It looks like a fine, well designed and powerful living room item. The sound is amazing, although there is no subwoofer, it’s okay with the bass. But it’s pricey. It works with 3G/4G iPods and mini iPods.”

While on stage at the Keynote address at Apple Expo Paris, Vice President of WorldWide Marketing, Phil Schiller revealed that Bose has developed a speaker system for iPod named the SoundDock. The photo to the right depicts a large rectangular speaker grill with an integrated dock for the iPod. Details about the new Bose unit have yet to be released.

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.

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