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Global Source PDA releases iPod mini cases and retractable cables

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Friday, May 21, 2004
News Categories: iPod Accessories

picGlobal Source PDA has released several new iPod accessories including two new cases for the iPod mini. The iPod mini Metal Case ($32.99) features an anondized aluminum construction, access to all functions, and the interior is lined with neoprene. The Metal Case is apparently the same case recently released by Rhino Skin. The iPod mini Deluxe Leather Case ($27.99) features a flip-lid design with magnetic closure, access to all functions, and includes a belt clip. Global Source has also released retractable USB ($15.99) and FireWire ($16.99) docking cables for iPod. Note: The FireWire cable can be used for both charging the iPod and data synchronization, whereas the USB cable can only be used for data synchronization. Global Source PDA is now accepting pre-orders on the Metal Case and all other mini products are now shipping.

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> Note: The FireWire cable can only be used for charging the iPod.

Are you sure?  The site says “Can be used for data synchronization between the iPOD and PC via Firewire port.”

If the site’s right, then I’d love one of those for when I’m travelling.  My GBA USB charger and link cables are retractable, and they save so much hassle with knotted cable.

Posted by Jon Eccleston in UK on May 21, 2004 at 6:53 AM (PDT)


so what’s the deal…are those black screen and wheel areas cutouts, or just painted black? if cutout, is there a screen protector?

Posted by mynameis on May 21, 2004 at 7:18 AM (PDT)


The firewire can be used both but the the USB is only for data synchronization.

The case (leather or metal) have cutouts for click wheel and screen. The case does not have screen protector.

Posted by gspda on May 21, 2004 at 8:13 AM (PDT)


I signed on and my browser (Safari) warned me that it might be a shadow site claiming to be them.

Left it VERY quickly!

Posted by Doug on May 21, 2004 at 6:18 PM (PDT)


The site may not work properly with Safari browser but working fine with IE and Netscape.

Posted by gspda on May 25, 2004 at 5:15 AM (PDT)


Doesn’t look like iTrip will fit secure on the top of it- anybody know if it will?


Posted by mark on June 29, 2004 at 8:01 PM (PDT)

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