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iPod:Essentials UK iPod accessory store launches

Yet another iPod accessory store has been launched for our UK readers. Available from www.ipodessentials.co.uk

are cases, chargers, voice recorders, headphones, speakers and a host of other goodies for both the iPod and the new iPod Mini. Gavin
Nicholson, 2nd Chance PC

iPod First Aid UK - iPod battery replacement service debuts

Plugstore.net (UK) has launched iPod First Aid, an iPod replacement battery service. iPod First Aid (

50% off iPod Gollum t-shirts

iRonic iPod T-shirts is celebrating today’s DVD release of Lord of the Rings, Return of the King with a special offer ONLY for iLounge.com readers.  The first 25 people who order the “My Precious” white t-shirt with black ribbed collar will get the shirt for $10, plus $3 shipping for each.  This represents 50% off of the normal price of the ribbed collar shirt! All of the colored backgrounds are available: Minas Morgul Green, Rohirrim Blue, Khazad-dim Purple, Uruk-hai Pink, and Isildur’s Bane Yellow. Those interested in the 50% off shirt can email their order to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) The first 25 orders will be contacted back via Paypal, so only those with Paypal accounts may purchase.  SORRY, due to the special promotion, the $10 shirts can not be purchased directly through the store, but you folks without Paypal accounts can purchase the shirts at full price.

Shure E5 Earphones for $369.00, E2 for $75

As an exclusive offer for iLounge.com readers, Microphone Solutions is extending the promotion for the Shure E5 earphones. Use Coupon Code F369E5 for a $130 discount. Your price will be $369 + shipping (you pay for shipping). This promotion has been extended until June 15. Also an exclusive offer for iLounge.com readers, Microphone Solutions is extending the promotion for the Shure E2. Use Coupon Code F75E2 for a $24 discount. Your price will be $75 + shipping (aprox. $5.00). This promotion has been extended until June 15.

 

Global Source PDA releases iPod mini cases and retractable cables

picGlobal Source PDA has released several new iPod accessories including two new cases for the iPod mini. The iPod mini Metal Case ($32.99) features an anondized aluminum construction, access to all functions, and the interior is lined with neoprene. The Metal Case is apparently the same case recently released by Rhino Skin. The iPod mini Deluxe Leather Case ($27.99) features a flip-lid design with magnetic closure, access to all functions, and includes a belt clip. Global Source has also released retractable USB ($15.99) and FireWire ($16.99) docking cables for iPod. Note: The FireWire cable can be used for both charging the iPod and data synchronization, whereas the USB cable can only be used for data synchronization. Global Source PDA is now accepting pre-orders on the Metal Case and all other mini products are now shipping.

Dension to debut updated ice>Link:iPod at UK car show

Dension Audio Systems will launch its updated ice>Link:iPod in-car interface at the UK’s Sunday Times Motor Show Live on May 27

Incase releases new iPod mini cases

picIncase has released two new leather cases for the iPod mini. The Incase Sleeve for iPod mini features; nappa leather; earphone, ‘HOLD’ switch and click wheel access; clear screen protection; belt or strap attachment; non-scratch suede lining and comes in black. The new Incase Hancrafted Leather Sleeve for iPod mini features; hand-sewn, vegetable dyed nappa leather; earphone, ‘HOLD’ switch and click wheel access; clear screen protection; belt or strap attachment; non-scratch suede lining and comes in black, white and blue. The Incase Sleeve and Handcrafted Sleeve is available at Apple Store online and retail stores for $24.95 and $39.95 respectively. The Incase website is closed for remodeling.

Vaja releases iVod mini case

picVaja has released the new iVod mini for the iPod mini. The mini case features padded, genuine Argentine leather, screen protector and access to the ‘HOLD’ switch, headphone/remote port, dock connector and click wheel. The standard iVod mini ($49.99) comes in black and will be available soon. The customized iVod starts at $69.90 and is available now for ordering. Custom iVod mini cases come in twenty-six colors, with or without belt clip, and can be personalized with your name or company logo.

OtterBox announces oPod - water resistant case for iPod

picOtterBox, makers of waterproof cases for PDAs has announced the oPod for 3rd generation iPods. The oPod case features an “interactive water resistant membrane,” access to the headphone port, buttons and touch wheel. There is no access to the “Hold” switch. We questioned OtterBox what could be accessed, and they replied with the following. “The case has full functionality to the keys [buttons and touch wheel] and the headphones can come out of the top of the case.

MacSkinz releases iPodSkinz - faceplates for iPod

picMacSkinz has released iPodSkinz, a hard plastic faceplate for all iPods and coming soon to the iPod mini. iPodSkinz feature access holes for scroll/touch wheels, and come in twenty-one printed designs - ranging from faux fur, alien heads to camouflage. MacSkinz also plans on releasing backplates in matching designs. iPodSkinz cost $20 and are available now for shipping.

Editor’s note: MacSkinz has increased the price from $12.50 to $20 and have removed the $25 minimum order requirement.

Rhino Skin announces iPod mini aluminum hardcase

picRhino Skin, makers of PDA hardcases, has released a new aluminum hardcase for the iPod mini. The anodized aluminum hardcase features cushioned neoprene interior, access to all function buttons, Rhinoclip removable post and belt clip system, and a Stuffbak Loss Protection Service label. The new case costs $34.95 and Rhino Skin is now accepting pre-orders for June delivery.

BTI iPod Battery now shipping

picBattery Technology, Inc. has announced the release of The iPod Battery. “The iPod Battery comes with interchangeable cradles for the 3rd generation iPod and iPod Mini and will provide up to 40 hours of music play-time or download time, regardles of the age or status of the original (internal) battery. The battery does NOT charge the internal iPod

Lajo releases xrap iPod mini protector

Lajo has released the xrap, an ultra clear TPU iPodmini body wrap that will not only protect the body but also the screen and click wheel. Xrap sells for $6.50 plus $5 shipping to anywhere in the world.

JAVOScreen iPod mini screen protector released

JAVOedge has announced the JAVOScreen screen protector for the iPod Mini. JavoScreen is made of non-reflective material

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

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.

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