“To make recordings, the iTalk relies largely on voice memo software that is supplied with the iPod. However, the unit contains its own system for automatically adjusting the microphone’s sensitivity. Andrew Green, the vice president for marketing and design at Griffin, said the automatic gain control feature enables the microphone to record voices up to 100 feet away.”
“Audio Outfitters - Audio Outfitters, LLC, a leading provider of audio products announced today that they are looking for current Apple iPod owners to participate in market research for a new iPod product. According to Charlie Bernstein, President of Audio Outfitters, ‘This new product is the first of its kind and a product that is a long time coming.’
Audio Outfitters is a leading provider of Audio products for the Apple iPod.”
“Pacific Rim Technologies, a global supplier of innovative products specializing in iPod, PDA, Pocket PC cases, today announced the introduction of the iPod ‘iShield II’ hard case made of aircraft aluminum, available in multi-colors and compatible with Apple iPod 10, 15, and 20GB. It will be shipping in quantity in late February. In addition Pacific Rim Technologies is running a quarterly promotion offering free ‘Stuff Bak’ a loss protection service for your iPod or other device when you purchase a hard case from Pacific Rim Technologies.”
“Impulsesoft, the leading Bluetooth(R) Audio solution provider, today announced that TEN Technology has licensed its Bluetooth stereo technology. TEN Technology, the company that introduced the naviPod(TM) wireless remote control for Apple’s iPod, the leading digital music player in the world, demonstrated the TEN naviPlay(TM), the first Bluetooth stereo adapter and remote control designed specifically for the iPod, on January 6, 2004 at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco, CA.
‘Superior audio quality and long battery life are critical for naviPlay to meet the high expectations of iPod owners. Impulsesoft’s iWISH and iWISA deliver 44.1KHz and 48KHz stereo audio with a long battery life,’ said John Lin, CEO of TEN Technology.”
Editor’s note: Here are photos of the naviPlay prototype as seen at Macworld SF.
JAVOedge has released retractable stereo headphones called JAVOeBuds and features; 3.5 mm headphone jack, and retractable cable (47 inch max.). The JAVOeBuds are on sale for $18.95 (expires 2/18/04).
Belkin has released a new Neoprene Sport case and Mobile Power cord with dock connector on its website. The Neoprene Sport case ($24.99) features; 360-degree motion with swivel clip, top-loading design with drawstring, and clear PVC cover. The new Mobile Power cord ($24.99) for your car features; replaceable safety fuse, DC input jack (works with F8V3080-APL TuneCast II Mobile FM Transmitter) and comes with a Belkin Lifetime Warranty.
“So what’s a LiliPod? Glad you asked. It’s a water resistant, hard shell casing that fits snugly around your iPod. It’s made from the finest materials. Engineered to the highest of standards. And it allows you to safely listen to your iPod during activities never previously possible—from skiing to sailing, mountain biking to beach bumming, and everywhere in between. The watertight future of iPod protection has arrived. And it’s arrived in swanky style. Available for $34.99.”
Teski, fashion apparel and case designer/manufacturer, has released a new hardcase for 3G iPods. The roadie case is made of PC ABS plastic and features; an interchangeable design for use with an armband or low profile belt clip, access to ‘Hold’ switch, headphone and docking port and provides full access to the front of iPod. The case comes in two-tone white/black on sale for $19.95, and comes in two sizes; 10/15/20GB and 30/40GB. You can purchase an additional 3-pack of front panels (orange, black and clear) for $9.95
“#### the designer and manufacturer of eXo (sold over 70,000 and going strong) and eXo2 is proud to announce the release of his eXo3 3rd gen iPod case. As eXo and eXo2 it is not a new improved eXo but a new #### case designed to meet the needs of iPod owners who want an extremely thin case. Exo3’s main features are: it is made for the same top quality Japanese silicone as ####’s eXo and eXo2, the main body is 0.7mm thick with only 0.2mm covering the menu and touch wheel and it has a totally flat back. You can view eXo3’s colors and features by going to www.####.biz/####
and click on new releases. For those that want to be on the list of owners you can place a backorder on his site, no money will exchange hands, you will be auto notified the moment your color comes into stock and then it is up to you to return to his site to place your order. Available now for $9.50.”
“Griffin Technology Inc, innovator of exciting hardware and software products for the Mac and PC market, today announced that the PowerPod iPod Auto Charger now includes a separate Dock-to-FireWire cable. Recently redesigned, the Griffin PowerPod is still the only iPod charger fully compatible with both original and new Apple iPods. It also works perfectly with the recently announced iPod mini. The new PowerPod now includes a new ultra-light ultra-flexible 48-inch Dock-to-FireWire cable. In addition to its use as a charger cable, the PowerPod’s Dock-to-FireWire cable can be used for normal syncing and docking operation. The PowerPod Auto Charger for all iPods is available immediately for $24.99”
“ICP Solar Technologies Inc. (ICP), the world’s largest developer of solar products for consumers, and SCOTTeVEST LLC (SeV), the leading Technology Enabled Clothing® (TEC) company, will unveil the first solar power jacket prototypes designed to allow wearers to carry, connect and charge their portable digital devices, at the 2004 International CES, January 8-11, Las Vegas.”
MicrophoneSolutions.com is selling the new Shure E3c for only $156.00. Use coupon code F156E3.
“SmartProtec is a security feature for iPod and other mobile devices that helps protect devices and data against loss and theft. Lost and stolen items are not recovered mainly because owners can not be contacted. When your item such as iPod, cell phone and laptop is lost or stolen, SmartProtec allows the finder or the police to contact you immediately with the serial number of your item without disclosing your personal information.”
“Inferno is the launch of exo, exo2 and exo3 art cases. #### a well known professional Canadian artist for over twenty years, who’s work has sold from 1,000 to 20,000 USD has now taken his exo, exo2 and exo3 design to the art level. After months of experimenting #### is ready to release inferno. Inferno symbolizes the heat and passion of music. Every week there will be new releases, in addition silk screened, air brushed and hand painted cases will be part of his gallery collection. The first silkscreen designs will be launched within a few weeks starting with the works of Aaron an extremely talented artist. The prices of these cases will vary depending on the creation and the artist. The #### Gallery will offer artists an opportunity to create designs and if the are selected they will be paid for each case sold through ####’s realtime Key Program. Over the next few weeks you can find these cases by clicking (just released) on his main menu or if you know the name of the artist you can search all of that artist’s work by using the search function.”
Your very own personal trainer to help you work off those excess pounds and turn fat into muscle through your Apple iPod. Personalized Workout Systems (PWS) unveiled their latest and most innovative product – MP3 Gym, the very first audio personal trainer recorded on mp3 files for multi-gigabyte mp3 players like Apple’s iPod. MP3 Gym is a revolutionary breakthrough for tech-savvy fitness buffs and is specially designed and programmed for your health and exercise commitments.
“The TEN naviPlay brings Bluetooth wireless CD-Audio quality stereo sound and remote control to the latest docking iPod models. iPod users no longer have to be tethered to their iPods with their headphone cord. The naviPlay includes a Bluetooth adapter that attaches to the iPodï¿½s dock connector, and a BT headphone adapter that allows use of any stereo headphones or speakers with a standard 3.5mm stereo plug. The headphone adapter also has an LCD display and buttons for basic remote audio functions as well as playlist and menu navigation. Each adapter is powered by rechargeable lithium ion battery that provides approximately 8 hours of airtime. TEN plans to introduce additional BT-based products including stereo headphones, stereo speakers, and BT car stereo interfaces in the coming months. naviPlay will be available only for 3rd generation iPod models with Dock Connectors. TEN plans to begin shipping the naviPlay in Q1 2004. Pricing has not been finalized.”
“Alpine Electronics of America, Inc., the industry-leading manufacturer of high performance mobile electronics, will demonstrate at CES the world’s first solution that enables consumers to connect and control their iPod from their in-vehicle sound system. Alpine’s iPod Ready strategy is part of the company’s overarching mission to create innovative in-vehicle electronics that are easier to use and provide great sound in the mobile environment.”
Monster Cable today announced eight new iPod accessories including; The Monster iCharger, iSplitter, iCable, iCarPlay Wireless, iSpeaker Portable, iSportCase, Ultra-Low Profile iCharger, iCase Travel Pack and iCarPlay cassette adapter. Click ‘Read more’ for a complete list with descriptions.
The Xtremity system features the Xtremity iPod Case, Xtremity ClearShield - removable, optically- clear Lexan flex-cover, Xtremity Low-profile Dash-Mount, Xtremity Swivel Belt-clip, dock connector dust plug and adhesive adjustment pad - used with thinner iPods. “The foundation of the Xtremity system is the Xtremity iPod Case, designed to be a natural extension of the iPod. It forms the basis for seamless integration with a number of add on accessories such as battery packs, FM transmitters, Bluetooth Wireless Transmitters, belt- clips, dash mounts and more. All of the add-ons simply slide in place on the back of the Xtremity case and “disappear” behind the iPod, maintaining its elegant design.” The Xtremity system package includes Xtremity Case with Removable Flip Cover, Xtremity Dash Mount and Xtremity Belt Clip for $29.95.
“XtremeMac will be demonstrating high-fidelity, stereo, wireless audio streaming from an audio source such as the iPod to a device at line-of-sight distances in excess of 300 feet. The core technology, developed by XtremeMac’s technology partner, Infinite Range Technologies, is based upon Class 1, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) Bluetooth standards.”