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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

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