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iTrip for 3G iPod delayed again

Here is the response to my inquiry about my iTrip order status to Griffin customer service:

“There was a delay due to unexpected manufacturing issues. The new iTrip is slated to begin shipping by the end of September. The standard protocol for shipping iTrips will be to send out the oldest pre-orders first.  The expediency to which we can get to your order will depend upon when the order was received and the availability of our inventory. We here at Griffin will work as hard as we can to get your orders to you.  We value your interest and appreciate your patience.”

Behind-the-scenes look at ‘iPods Unite’ commercial

  • August 27, 2003
  • iPod,

Creative Planet Communites has posted a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the ‘iPods Unite’ commercial promoting the new VW Beetle and the Apple iPod.

“‘Pods Unite’ plays on the innovative design and similar sleek style the two brands share to peak interest in a special offer: ‘Buy a New Beetle. Get a new iPod.’ The spot’s creative treatment, which sees a woman taking the two products on the road, culminates in a final shot that pulls all the way from the iPod display face out of the vehicle’s open sunroof and beyond.”

SendStation announces preorder for PocketDock FireWire adapter

pic German company SendStation has announced that it is accepting preorders for the PocketDock FireWire adapter for 3G iPods.

“The tiny device allows a standard 6-pin FireWire cable to connect to the iPod

Griffin PowerPod iPod Auto Charger: $19.99

Deals on the Web: ClubMac is offering the Griffin PowerPod iPod Auto Charger for $19.99.  The device works with all versions of iPods.  It’s the best price we’ve seen.

MARWARE announces CEO Classic case for 3G iPod

MARWARE today announced the release of their new CEO Classic case for 3G iPods. The CEO features top qualtiy leather, clear plastic screen protector, access to all ports and functions, and flip-lid design with earbud storage pocket.

“The CEO Classic comes with a removable low-profile spring clip. Other accessories available separately include: Lanyard, Bike Holder, Car Holder, Swivel Clip and a Leather Swivel Clip. The CEO Classic comes in two sizes, one to fit the 10GB & 15GB 3G iPods and one to fit the 30GB 3G iPod. Both cases are available in black and retail for $34.95.”

iBook G3/800 12.1in, 20GB iPod for $1,398

Dealmac: Small Dog Electronics offers dealmac readers the iBook G3/800 128/30.0/Combo/56k 12.1-inch with the factory-refurbished Apple 20GB iPod for $1,398. That’s a $90 savings over purchasing each separately. Both include a one-year Apple warranty. Offer ends tomorrow.

iBook G3/700 12.1in, iPod 20GB for $1,099

Dealmac: Small Dog Electronics offers the iBook G3/700 128/20/CD 12.1-inch bundled with the factory-refurbished iPod 20GB for $1,099. We couldn’t find a better price if purchased separately elsewhere. Offer ends August 29, 2003.

Macworld UK: iPod is best Internet Audio Device

  • August 22, 2003
  • iPod,

“Apple’s iPod has received the accolade of best Internet Audio Device in European Imaging and Sound Association’s (EISA) annual awards.

EISA credit the iPod as: ‘A standard-bearer for the future of Internet music.’

The iPod received the award based on the success of Apple’s iTunes Music Store, described as: ‘The first successful paid-for Internet music service’. The Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) codec, employed by the store and the iPod, is also highlighted. AAC is described as: ‘Superior” and “Giving better sound quality for a given data rate.’”

15GB iPod: $324 Shipped Today Only

Deals on the Web: Dell is once again offering the 15GB iPod at $399.00. An instant 10% coupon drops the price to $359.10. TODAY only, use coupon code “59C4ED7B03DB” to save $35 for a final price of $324.10. With Free ground shipping, it’s the best current price we’ve seen at $35 below the retail price. You’ll need to add something valued at $1 or more to your shopping cart for the $35 off coupon to work. A good candidate is iMation CD-R media for $6.95, item “068352-4”.  Coupon expires 8/22/03 at 11 PM CST.

MacMice announces Warehouse Blowout Sale

MacMice is offerring up to 50% to 75% off on selected products in its summer clearance sale, which includes a large assortment of scratch, dent, or overstock products from across the MacMice and DVForge lines, including iPerches and iPerch Pluses, PodPerches, DVBases and DVBaseTi’s, minimice, GPerches, examples from virtually the entire MacMice and DVForge product lines, as well as offers unique surplus items, including computers, monitors, and VESA LCD mounting products.

Netalog TransPod for iPods for $54

Dealmac: A reader notes that the Netalog TransPod, a combination car charger/holder/FM transmitter for the iPod, fell to $53.99 at CompUSA.com. That’s $6 off our last mention and the lowest price we know to be available. It’s designed to work with first- and second-generation iPods only.

Griffin announces redesigned PowerPod

Griffin Technology has redesigned the PowerPod iPod auto adapter. “The Griffin PowerPod, the only iPod charger fully compatible with both original and new Apple iPods, now has a sleek new grey and white charger module that’s well matched with Griffin’s other iPod accessories. The new PowerPod also includes a new ultra-light ultra-flexible 48-inch FireWire cable - also in white.”

Cancom UK offering discounted DVBase LTD

Cancom in the UK are selling off limited edition DVForge DVBases for less than

New 10GB 3rd Generation iPods: $269.99

Deals on the Web: Target is offering the new 10GB 3rd-Generation iPod for $299.99. Save 10% with coupon code “TCAF2SAVETEN”, dropping the price to $269.99. Expires 8/31/03.

E-Commerce Times: Marching to a Different DRM

“Apple’s iTunes service does use DRM technology—for example, users may not e-mail downloaded music files to one another, although they may burn unlimited copies of files to CDs. Still, the company’s approach is far less restrictive than that of its competitors. Many of those rivals charge monthly subscription fees, restrict the number of times a downloaded file can be burned to CD, or make downloaded files inaccessible if a user’s subscription expires. Apple does none of those things.”

Mac: OmniOutliner Export to iPod 1.0

View your OmniOutliner documents on your iPod! Download this disk image file for two different scripts to either export outlines so that they show up in the iPod’s Contacts menu, or in the Notes menu for newer iPods.

RollingStone.com: Chris Rock spoofs Apple iPod commercials

  • August 20, 2003
  • iPod,

Chris Rock, host of this year’s twentieth MTV Video Music Awards will be spoofing the Apple iPod commercials while singing an a capella version of Justin Timerblake’s ‘Cry Me a River’ in front of a white background as part of several promo ads for the VMA. The RollingStones interview asked Chris Rock if he owns an iPod and he replied, “I got a music iPod and a comedy iPod. One is all comedy and spoken word, every speech, Kennedy, Martin Luther King, whatever.” The VMA commercials are currently airing on MTV, and the show premieres live on August 28 at 8 p.m. ET.

Vaja announces new European distributor

Vaja announced today that Innovacases.com is their official European importer and distributor for its product line, including all iPod cases. The new French based website will be completed by the end of September.

Forbes.com: Online Music: Download, Listen And Pay

“It’s still difficult to tell how much iTunes will boost Apple’s profits. But Charles Wolf, an analyst at Needham and Co., likes the early signs. For example, in the previous quarter Apple sold 304,000 iPods, up from Street estimates of 75,000. Wolf estimates iPods could account for $274 million in revenue in fiscal 2003, or 5% of sales. Apple’s iTunes service should also be helped by a new version of iTunes for Windows users, which should be available later in the year.”

15GB iPod: $324 Shipped Today Only

Deals on the Web: Dell is offering the 15GB iPod at $399.00. An instant 10% coupon drops the price to $359.10. TODAY only, use coupon code “86913675382A” to save $35 for a final price of $324.10. With Free ground shipping, it’s the best current price we’ve seen at $35 below the retail price. You’ll need to add something valued at $1 or more to your shopping cart for the $35 off coupon to work. A good candidate is iMation CD-R media for $6.95, item “068352-4”.  Coupon expires 8/20/03 at 11 PM CST.

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