Update: Griffin has informed us that they plan to incorporate a one-click ‘transfer to iPod’ button in the software which controls the RadioSHARK.
Want to record your favorite radio show and take it with you on your iPod? Griffin Technology has developed the RadioSHARK AM-FM radio for OS X that can record AM, FM or Internet radio to your hard disk in AIFF format. You can then transfer the AIFF file to your iPod for listening on-the-go. The RadioSHARK features similar technology used in TiVo known as ‘time-shift’ recording which allows you to “pause a live broadcast and then return to it moments, or even hours later and continue from where you left off. You can also schedule a recording to happen while you’re away and then listen to the show at a later time.” The RadioSHARK is available for pre-ordering for $49.99 and is expected to ship at end of summer 2003.
Also announced is the iFire Amplifier and Adaptor which allows any computer with FireWire to use Apple’s Pro Speakers, including iPod. The iFire is also available for preorder for $39.99 and is expected to ship end of summer. You can see both products first-hand at booth number #240 at Macworld NY.
German 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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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, 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.
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.
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!
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, 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).
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.”
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!
iLounger ‘peacemaker’ has posted a video of the unpacking of iTrip, setup and and using it with his home stereo.
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.
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 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.
Vaja 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.
Griffin Technology is now accepting pre-orders for iTrip for new iPods, due to ship by July 21st.