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JR Hill Introduces The Wrap for new iPods

The Wrap for the new Apple 10, 15 & 30GB iPods is a simple, inexpensive, clear vinyl wrap to protect your new iPods finish from srcatches and fingerprints. Made specifically for those who don’t want a full size case and want some protection when keeping their iPod in their pocket, backpack, purse, fanny pack, etc. With simple static cling, The Wrap clings to the iPods front, back, sides and bottom. Since the new iPods have touch sensitive scroll wheel and buttons, the iPod is fully usable through the clear vinyl. The top is exposed for easy access to the headphone/remote jacks and hold switch. By simply peeling back the back piece, you have access to the bottom data/charging port. The Wrap for Apple iPod is available now for $7.99 with a special shipping price of only $2.00.

PowerDesign releases BodyMasks for new iPods

pic PowerDesign has released new iPod BodyMasks for new iPods. New designs include BodyMasks for the iPod remote and docking station. BodyMasks are stickers die-cut to fit the iPod, remote, power adapter and docking station. BodyMasks come in BodyMask Clear ($5.50), BodyMask Color ($5.50) with 10 different colors to choose from and SelfDesign BodyMask ($9.50) for printing your own design. Pre-printed BodyMasks are also available. You can read our review of the SelfDesign BodyMask for an iPod 5GB.

Get your STUFFBAK when you lose it

iLounger Kenneth Armstrong recently reported he had lost his iPod after a cab ride in Toronto, Canada. The story prompted many comments from readers, including iLounger Rob who posted a link to a company named STUFFBAK offering a lost and found service using labels you adhere to your prized possessions.

How does it work? Buy a pack of STUFFBAK labels, stick one on your iPod and activate the label via the toll-free 800 number or fill-out the online form. Each label comes with a unique label ID number. If you lose your iPod, someone can easily return it by reporting it lost on STUFFBAK.com, or call for courier pick up or drop it off at a Mail Boxes Etc. STUFFBAK offers a standard reward of $20 of STUFFBAK ID labels in return. You also have the option of adding your own reward amount within your online STUFFBAK account. Returned items are shipped by STUFFBAK to you for $14.95 plus shipping. STUFFBAK offers individual labels starting at $1.95, specialty packs starting at $7.95 (2 labels) and all-purpose packs up to $69.95 (45 labels).

PodShop May Sale Ends Today

Today is the last day of PodShop’s May Sale.  With the price of PodHolder lowered to $12.95 (a savings of nearly 20%!) you will need to act quickly to get yours at this special price.

PodHolder - a clear acrylic stand/display for iPod - was introduced last December, and has been a hit with iPod owners looking for something to support their favorite music device, regardless of their location.

Becart Announces New iPod Stand

A new iPod stand for 1st and 2nd generation iPods has been announced by Becart, a small company specializing in auto accessories and custom designed products. The stand is machined from solid aluminum with polished, rounded edges, and resembles the dock for new iPods. It’s available now for $29.95 plus $5.00 shipping and handling.

Infrared Remote for iPod Coming Soon

German company Ulshofer has emailed an update about the development of their Infrared remote control (receiver) module for iPod. As reported earlier, Ulshofer has developed a prototype infrared remote that plugs into the earphone port on iPod, and can be used with any remote control device; TV remote, CD changer remote, etc.

“Because of the tremendous feedback on our prototype announcement, we are going to speed-up production time. Pricing for the receiver module will be between EUR 59 ($70) and EUR 69 ($80) (depending on type/model). Availability will be given probably in early August 2003.”

Three FM Transmitters Reviewed

Travis Butler for TidBits has posted a review of the iTrip, SoundFeeder and iRock FM transmitters.

“Is the iTrip perfect? No. I wish the signal was stronger so reception could be clear and consistent across the city. I wish Griffin could have come up with a less cluttered approach to tuning, though I’m not sure what would work better.

Would I recommend the iTrip to others? Yes. If nothing else, the massive improvement in convenience over the other FM transmitters is worth it. The wide-ranging digital tuning - even given the Rube Goldbergian approach - is also welcome.”

Infrared remote control receiver for iPod

German company Ulshofer has developed a prototype wireless remote control receiver for iPods. The small receiver plugs into the iPods earphone port, and can interpret signals from any common remote control device such as a CD changer or universal remote.

3Ring Reviews iTrip in Boston

Another review of the iTrip that hopefully clears up any questions about it.

“My final conclusion would be that the iTrip is a good product, given what it   has to do within FCC restrictions. However, be aware that sound quality will vary greatly on your area. This is out of the iTrip’s hands as it cannot really control or take over any frequencies… even though I was able to on what seemed to be a very weak frequency. All in all, I would say a good buy, although not an essential buy.”

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Burton AMP Jacket gallery

A Swedish site called 99mac has published 47 photos of the Burton AMP Jacket in a gallery. The text is in Swedish, but the pictures speak for themselves.

MacMice Announces PodPerch

MacMice has announced the PodPerch; an all acrylic stand with access to the new iPod’s docking port and featuring a low angle for optimal viewing while sitting at a desk. It works with any model iPod. The PodPerch retails for $19.99 and is now shipping.

WaterField Designs announces new iPod cases

WaterField Designs has redesigned the Sooper Dooper case to fit new iPods. The case costs $40 and will start to ship on May 22nd.

“We’ve added new features & sizes to our current iPod Cases to custom-fit the newest generation of iPods. Now there is a bottom slot for the Firewire connector so that you don’t have to take your iPod in or out of the case. The top slot lets gives you quick access to the Hold button and lets you plug any iPod-compatible headphone. The front flap protects the iPod and stores your ear buds. A removable belt clip is included. For the 5GB, 10GB and 20GB iPods, we’ll continue to sell our Classic cases.”

Netalog TransPod for iPods for $60 shipped

Dealmac: A reader notes that CompUSA.com offers the Netalog TransPod, a combination car charger/holder FM transmitter for the iPod, for $59.99. With 1 cent shipping, it’s the best total price we’ve seen by $5. It’s designed to work with first- and second-generation iPods only. Offer ends May 17, 2003.

XtremeMac iPod case modified for v2.0 iPods

iLounge fourms member ibons has posted photos of modifications to his XtremeMac iPod case he made to allow it to be used with his new v2.0 iPod.

“As there haven’t been any cases for the new iPod out yet, and I like my XtremeMac case pretty much.. I sorta went mad with a penknife.. and here’s the result… “

PodShop PodHolder On Sale

PodShop is offering its PodHolder stand for $12.95 during its May Sale. That’s a savings of over 15% from its normal price of $15.95.

“PodHolder - a clear acrylic stand/display for iPod - was introduced last December, and has been a hit with iPod owners looking for something to support their favorite music device,regardless of their location. ‘We are extremely pleased with the success of our first product’, states Christopher Anderson, President and CEO of PodShop. We have customers who have purchased two or three at a time, as they like to have one on their desks at home, and at work. Customers also use PodHolder among their stereo gear to support iPod when they have it hooked into their home audio system. Wherever folks want to simply listen to and/or display their iPod, PodHolder is a great solution to keep the back of it from getting scratched, and to hold it at the perfect angle to allow easy access to it.’”

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