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SendStation announces PocketDock FireWire-to-iPod

picGerman based SendStation has developed the PocketDock, a standard 6-pin FireWire cable to docking iPod adapter. The tiny device allows you to utilize exisiting accessories such as car chargers for old iPods. PocketDock is available for pre-order at $16.95 and is expected to ship at the end of July.

iPod Skins and iSport cases now shipping

Speck Products had recently announced new iPod Skins, iSport and Flip-Stand cases for new iPods. Today the new iPod Skins and iSport cases are now shipping. The iPod Skin ($18.95) is a case similar to popular Silicone cases, but the iPod Skin is made from DynaFlex elastomer plastic and one size fits all new iPod models (10, 15 and 30GB). A flip-lid on the bottom of the case allows access to the FireWire port for syncing or charging. The iSport ($44.95) is a belt case made for active users, provides extra pouches for storage of small items and also features a safety light for increased visibitly day or night. Also note that Speck Products’ new, all-clear, Flip-Stand hardcase/stand ships July 22nd and costs $29.95.

Engineered Audio Releases RemoteRemote for 3G iPod

pic Engineered Audio has announced a wireless remote for use with 3G iPods. The RemoteRemote uses RF technology to remotely send commands to iPod via its 5 button transmitter. Each button controls either Play/Pause, Next Track, Previous Track, Volume Up, or Volume Down. The RemoteRemote can transmit up to 100ft radius. The reciever unit plugs into the iPod earphone port, requires no batteries and draws power from the iPod. RemoteRemote costs $34.99 and is expected to ship in late summer. Support for older iPod models is coming soon.

New 3G iPod accessories from Power Support

pic Power Support Japan has been busy developing new accessories for 3G iPods. Included in the new lineup is; the new Silicone Jacket (a.k.a Groove Jacket), Wheel Film for protecting the touch wheel, Crystal Film for protecting the LCD display, Simple Stand all aluminum stand, iPod Stand for use in your cars’ drink holder, the Fix Stand for use in the car or home with adjustable viewing angle and a Line Out extension cable. Though none of the items are yet available for shipping to U.S. residents, we suspect most items will start to appear at various online U.S. retailers in the coming months. We’ll keep you posted with the latest.

iSee 3G Case Coming Soon

Contour Design, makers of the popular iSee clear case will be releasing a new version of the iSee later this year.  Unfortunately no pictures have been posted but hopefully iLounge can squeeze a prototype of the case from Contour. Can’t wait to check this out!

“Contour Design’s new iSee 3G for Apple’s 3rd Generation iPods will begin shipping in Q3 of 2003. Building upon the success of the original iSee, the popular clear hard case for G1 and G2 iPods, Contour Design has created a revolutionary new design truly worthy of the newest generation iPods. The iSee 3G provides the ultimate in protection and ease of access to iPod controls, while creating a new standard for compact, sleek design.”

Apple discontinues old iPod remote

I discovered today that Apple has discontinued the remote for previous model iPods. After my remote cable twisted I decided to call the Apple store today to order a new one. A very apologetic representative informed me that it had been discontinued and the new remote was incompatible with the old iPod. I was told that I could use any earphones with my iPod, but no longer use a remote.

MacMice Announces the GPerch for iPod

pic MacMice, the company behind the DVBase and PodPerch stand designs are at it again. This time they have announced an all aluminum stand for all iPod models, and the design pays homage to the recently released Apple Power Mac G5. The GPerch is priced at $39.99 and is now available for pre-order. Shipping is expected to start July 15th.

“The perforated aluminum cradle inside the GPerch is CNC pattern punched. The outer frame is CNC laser cut and then precisely formed to shape on a CNC press brake. The final fabrication process is the delicate spot welds used to attach the cradle to the frame.”

Vaja announces new Classic cases for dock iPods

pic Vaja has announced the new Classic 665 and 667 cases which have been redesigned to accomodate new dock iPods. Both cases feature flip-top leather design, snap closure, screen protector, padded lining, optional belt clip, headphone access, and FireWire access. The Classic 665 fits 10 and 15GB iPods, while the Classic 667 fits 30GB iPods. Both cases start at $34.90 (w/o belt clip) and are available for pre-order. Custom cases start at $54.90 with options for embossing, color combos, lining, etc.

DIY iPod Case

I couldn’t find a perfect case for my iPod so I did it myself. I’d like to share it with all of you. You can download the DIY instructions and diagram as a PDF. Have Fun!

PodPac pattern available for $1.35

John Corbin, the creator of the PodPac iPod wrap has announced the PodPac pattern for download for $1.35. The PDF document can be printed and used to cut your own PodPac out of vinyl.

Coach Case for Classic iPods

Coach, maker of fine leather goods has a case for classic iPods selling for $68. “The luxurious way to carry your music.” Its made of calfskin leather and is available in Red or White (strap version) and Black or Doe (belt loop version).

ackNOWLEDGE announces pre-order for iSkin eXo

Last week ackNOWLEDGE announced their new iSkin eXo for new iPods and it’s now available for pre-ordering online for $29.99 and includes belt clip and screen protector. “Customers who pre-order the new iSkin will receive a free bonus MaClear iPod pouch and free ground shipping (for continental U.S. and Canadian destinations) until July 14, 2003.”

PodShop Announces June Clearance Sale

Today through the end of June, you can get PodHolder - our popular stand/display unit for iPod - for $12.95.  This is a savings of nearly 20% off our regular price.

PodHolder’s formed clear acrylic design is the perfect complement for iPod, especially the 1st and 2nd generation models.  Get yours today at this special sale price while quantities last!

iTrip Video

iLounger ‘peacemaker’ has posted a video of the unpacking of iTrip, setup and and using it with his home stereo.

“I was so happy when my iTrip arrived yesterday, so I made a short videoclip. It works good at my home stereo, but I coundn’t test it in a car yet.”

Think Different Store will sell iSkin eXo case

pic The Think Defferent Store announced today that it will be soon be selling the new iSkin eXo case. The eXo with belt clip and screen protector will start around $28.99 and comes with a free Maclear Zip case.

“They are custom molded to fit either the 10/15GB or 30GB iPods, protecting all surfaces from everyday hazards and scratches. The iSkin eXo is designed to offer all around external surface protection, without compromising the usability of the iPod.”

ackNOWLEDGE Announces iSkin eXo for new iPods

pic ackNOWLEDGE has announced the new iSkin eXo case for new iPods. “The iSkin eXo includes a uniquely designed removable screen protector (Shades) that inserts into the screen opening of the iSkin eXo, covering the iPod

Pyrim Announces Holiday Special on i-Trac iPod Case

Pyrim Technologies has announced a price reduction for its i-Trac case from $59.99 to $39.99. i-Trac is available for all iPod models in black or burgundy, and foam inserts in black, blue, yellow or red.

“The i-Trac allows you to carry and use your iPod and accessories… all in one hand.  This configuration fits your Apple iPod, AC Adapter, Remote Control, FireWire cable, 4-to-6 pin FireWire Adapter and Apple iPod Case.”

Save $15 when pre-ordering new Vaja i-Vod for new iPod

picVaja has announced the Vaja Pre-Order Program for its new i-Vod case for new iPods. Vaja will be releasing the new i-Vod case on July 4th. If you order a new i-Vod case before June 27th you’ll get a $15 certificate toward the purchase amount of one case. No certificates will be issued after June 27. The certificate expires on September 27th, 2003. Your credit card will be charged at the time you place an order. Click ‘Read more’ for full details.

Pre-order iTrip for new iPods

Griffin Technology is now accepting pre-orders for iTrip for new iPods, due to ship by July 21st.

“The iTrip comes in two ‘flavors’ - original and new. They both work exactly the same but one is for the original iPods with the FireWire connector on the top, the other is for the brand new iPod with the dock connector on the bottom.”

Also note that Griffin has updated the iTrip Manual and it’s now available for download in PDF format. “Update includes clarified and illustrated instructions on switching stations.”

Incase Releases New Sleeve for iPod

picIncase 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.

Features include:

  • 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.

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