Incase Designs, makers of carrying bags and cases has released the redesigned Sleeve for iPod which fits 10, 15 and 30GB iPods. Sleeve for iPod costs $24.95 plus shipping.
Ear phone access
Clean Screen Protection
Full access functionality
Belt or strap attachment
Suede non-scratch lining
Luxurious Nappa Leather
Also available is the Belt for iPod for $24.95. Made of Neoprene and Nylon, the Belt is ideal for jogging, biking, walking with iPod. It features an adjustable belt, earphone access with stow-away pouch, and pouch for keys, cards, and other small items.
Update: An anonymous reader has sent us the contents of a reply email from Blitzsafe:
“We did start a basic interface for the iPod, I do not think before September or October, We are working with Apple now. We do have the Aux interface available at this time, you will use the iPod to control function, or you may wait. Stay tuned.”
Great news, especially since my iPod continually tries to kill me when I’m driving (distracting me while I should be braking, turning or just paying attention in general).
Editor’s note: Blitzsafe has confirmed this to be true in an email to iLounge with a simple ‘yes.’ No other information was provided.
Bose Corporation has announced the QuietComfort 2 Acoustic Noise Canceling headphones. We reviewed the first generation QuietComfort headphones last year, and were impressed with its performance. The QuietComfort 2 features include a fold flat design, single earcup audio cable, detachable audio cable with built-in volume control, Active Equalization, low battery life indicator, dual plug adapter,
Steve Gurly of Pyrim Technologies, Inc. wanted our readers to know that the i-Track carry case has inserts available to fit new iPods.
Lajo, the manufacturer of iSkin announces an inventory clearance sale of first edition iSkin cases (ISK5) for 1st generation iPod 5GB and 10GB. There are over 3000 iSkins with 25 colors left at 50% off. Soon Lajo will be announcing his latest accessory design, a special belt clip attachment for the 1st and 2nd edition iSkin along with a screen protector. All colors available are posted at www.iskin.biz and can be purchased at www.thinkdifferentstore.com
Speck Products has released many new cases for iPod including the new, all clear FlipStand with dock port access for new iPods for $29.95, the iSport waist pack with a built in safety light for new iPods for $44.95, and iPod Skin featuring dock port access and KRATON plastic for new model iPods. iPod Skin for original 5, 10, and 20GB iPods are also available. The iPod Skins are available individually for $18.95 and in 3-packs for $28.95 and come in white, blue or grey. Speck Products is accepting pre-orders for all new cases. iPod Skin and iSport are expected to ship on June 30th while the FlipStand is due to ship on July 22nd.
naviPod is the first wireless remote for the iPod consisting of a receiver that plugs into the top of the iPod and a 5-button infrared remote control that produces the same functions as the Apple iPod wired remote. “naviPod is really going to foster a change in the idea of stereo systems. With the naviPod and a pair of speakers, the iPod becomes a true alternative to the conventional stereo system,” says John Lin, CEO and founder of TEN Technology. naviPod for original iPod and naviPod for 3G iPod are available for pre-order from Dr. Bott for $49.95.
There has been lots of discussion about how to play random MP3s without playing the iTrip tuning files. Well, I think I’ve got it figured out. If you delete the ID3 tag information from the iTrip mp3s (artist, album, and genre), they won’t show up if you browse by those categories. You can set your iPod to random play however you prefer and those files won’t be in the pool of songs that get randomized.
MARWARE is now accepting online pre-orders for the new redesigned SportSuit Convertible for new iPod. MARWARE has also posted several photos of what the new case will look like. The new Sportsuit fits all new iPod models and sells for $39.95
Can sync iPod while in the case
2mm neoprene outer construction
Fully lined interior
Plastic inserts at sides and back for impact protection
Plastic screen protector
Removable protective lid
Headphone & remote storage pocket on lid
Easy access to hold button, headphone jack, and remote ports
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Another review of the iTrip that hopefully clears up any questions about it.
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