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iLounge and iSkin at the “Show some Skin” Event NYC


In true iSkin spirit, we’re throwing a launch event to celebrate the arrival of iSkin products at DataVision, one of New York’s premier electronics retailers, located at 445 Fifth Ave. & 39th Street, New York. Come out and experience live performances by artists, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beverages, music, and prize giveaways from iSkin and its partners.
ALL WELCOME


Giveaway prizes include:
iPod giveaway every 15 minutes courtesy Apple Computer
Urban Outfitters gift certificates
Ultimate Ears UE-10 PRO custom fit headphones ($900 value each)
FREE Audible.com memberships
iSkin product and promo giveaways
Free iLounge.com T-Shirts
FREE iPod airbrushing by Phat Farm artists
and much more…

Scatalogics Entertainment artists Ulysses
Jerry Todd and John Selway (New York’s finest dance music producers)
The Dynasty Rockers (Break dancers)
The Grassy Knoll - A visual and auditory experience
Rick Ramdehal (hit single “Sexy Dancin”)
Apple Computer Representative
And special surprise guests


Following the DataVision in-store event join iSkin staff, industry partners and performing artists for an evening of comedy, more music, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages while you mix and mingle at Justin’s, Sean "P.Diddy" Combs upscale New York Restaurant (www.justinsrestaurant.com).
BY INVITE ONLY


WIN AN INVITATION FOR TWO TO THE iSkin AFTER PARTY:
Rules: Send us an email with your full name, contact telephone number and tell us why you would like to join the party. Most creative submission wins. (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

Winner responsible for own transportation to event
Limited invites available
Participants must be at least 21 years of age or older
No purchase necessary


Visit iPodLounge for a live video stream of the iSkin launch event at DataVision. http://www.iLounge.com/iskin/
3PM - 5PM PST / 6PM - 8PM EST… Courtesy of StreamReel.com

Media Contact: Caroline Rubenstein (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))




Archived video stream now available for 56K and broadband connections. Click the above graphic.

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Comments

21

oh yeh and i live in england and i’m so jealous coz u can only get the skins in america so stop complaining!!

Posted by caz on May 15, 2004 at 6:18 AM (PDT)

22

caz - just got mine today after ordering it from ebay.co.uk: I’m in love, got the vamp colour smile now I can sit and stare at my ipod in the dark as well:D

Posted by Rufus on May 15, 2004 at 11:29 AM (PDT)

23

Aloha friends, If you can make it to Datavision store party right on if not i will be starting two live MPEG-4 QuickTime feeds for remote access using http transport to get through most firewalls. There will be an audio only 34Kbps feed and a 230Kbps Video feed for broadband users. If you want to check your QuickTime configuration for the show try my site
http://home.hawaii.rr.com/maui

Posted by mauipaul on May 16, 2004 at 10:46 AM (PDT)

24

ok, i just got tickets to the after party, how many other people got tickes too?

Posted by lq on May 18, 2004 at 1:56 PM (PDT)

25

How was it?

Posted by not there on May 18, 2004 at 10:25 PM (PDT)

26

It looks like the afterparty is at 9PM EST.

Posted by checkdetails on May 19, 2004 at 10:50 AM (PDT)

27

I just got back, it was pretty crowded, compusa would have been a better choice for this event. The live entertainment (rappers, a female r&b vocalist, dj’s playing techno) in the back of the store was pretty bad imo. I did manage to win a totally worthless prize, 4 tickets to Jersey Girl, a movie that I have no intention of watching not to mention the fact that its out of the theaters in the NYC area. Okay I’m done ranting now.

Posted by zooted on May 19, 2004 at 4:28 PM (PDT)

28

hey! i just came back from the party too and i thought it was alright. i do agree that the place was too small, very crowded in there.

Posted by ibrianli on May 19, 2004 at 4:32 PM (PDT)

29

I was one of the lucky winners today.  I won a brand new pair of custom made ultimate ears UE-5c’s.  These babies retail for $550, not including the cost of having your ears custom molded.  i would say I came out with atleast $700 earphones.  WHOA! 

This was a blessing.  I hate my damn apple ear buds.  They are HORRIBLE.  I am up to my 4th pair. 

Anyways…just thought I’d share a little.

Cheers,

CAS

Posted by CAS on May 19, 2004 at 4:47 PM (PDT)

30

SIGH. I wanted a pair of those earphones. Why did they stick that thing in your mouth while it was molding the ear piece?

Posted by boogiepop in Brooklyn, NY on May 19, 2004 at 6:17 PM (PDT)

31

Ok we now have the Broadband feed online with a rebroadcast in QuickTime 6.5 MPEG-4 @330Kbps check it out the sound is awesome and the performers are hot
http://home.hawaii.rr.com/maui

Posted by mauipaul on May 19, 2004 at 8:27 PM (PDT)

32

Did you meet any one of the iSkin team?

Posted by wally on May 20, 2004 at 3:29 AM (PDT)

33

Some of the girls from the iSkin team were HOT!!!!!  There were these 2 black girls there that looked simply deliscious.  There were some Asian and white models too, but could compare to the girls I mentioned earlier.

That piece for the mouth helped get a better impression of your ear canal.  I forget all the technical details she told me, but that was the bottom line. 

I also got a really cool animated tough man iPod airbrushed onto a t-shirt.

Cool stuff,

CAS

Posted by CAS on May 20, 2004 at 3:39 AM (PDT)

34

I got there at 6 and the place was packed. It was REALLY disorganized. You had to wait to get in, only to have to wait 5 minutes just to check in your bag because the store staff was milling about behind the counter rather than, gee, taking the damn bag.
All the sponsors were jammed around a tiny table, where the raffle bin was. There were a million people standing around waiting for new raffle slips to be brought out (the store ran out), and Datavision started the raffles without people getting a chance to put in slips. I waited about 20 minutes and still no new slips were brought out, so I left in disgust.  I never spotted any ipodlounge t-shirts (I would have liked one; it’s why I went there in the first place, as I already have sweet Shure E2s and an iSkin). As I left, I passed an Apple rep talking to a store person, stating that when he arrived there were no items to give away in some area, so he was glad that the other sponsors had finally put in their giveaways. Overall it was a really disorganized mess that really made all involved look bad—which is a shame. It sounded like it was going to be cool. Oh well.

Posted by Clive on May 20, 2004 at 7:26 AM (PDT)

35

I got there ealry knowing it was packed. It was the most disorganized event.  When they did the raffles for the iPods you could barely hear the man over the speaker because there was a break dancing group in the back of the store.  Everyone was using one table to promote their stuff.  The free spray paint t-shirt was a disgrace.  I only spotted two people from iskin only b/c they were wearing black shirts with iskin on it, and low rider jeans. I bet that got the men’s attention.  Next time iskin does something like this hold it at a bigger store like J&R. And have everything ready.

Posted by FabuTee in Bronx, NY on May 20, 2004 at 7:37 AM (PDT)

36

i’d say i agree that the party could have been organized better…but I thought i’d comment on the afterparty since no one else has…it was awesome

not only did we get free drinks and food, but me and my friends spent the whole time hanging out with some of the iskin and audible.com people and most importantly the founder of the ipodlounge…all of whom are just the coolest people…....

can’t wait for the next nyc event

Posted by princess_sonja on May 20, 2004 at 9:36 PM (PDT)

37

I was one of the lucky ones,My name was the third winner.I won a ,Belkim ipod survival kit ,wish it was worth $350 dollar. I was very happy,I think the plase was small but I had a good time.

Posted by Carlos CH. on May 22, 2004 at 8:38 AM (PDT)

38

Isn’t it amazing how everyone wants to criticize first.  I was at the launch, and thought it went quite well.  First of all, someone is complaining about the size of the store.  The store is HUGE and on 5th Avenue in New York.  Did you expect them to take down their entire line of Plasma TV’s, and computers, just to make room for a few people who wanted to get a free t-shirt, and NOT BUY ANYTHING!  From what I can imagine, Datavision spent a great deal of money putting this thing together to help promote some Apple iPod accessories, as well as their store.  If you thought the music was too loud, perhaps you could have said something.  If you did not like how you had to wait to get in, complain to the fire marshall.  It was not Datavision’s fault they could not allow everyone in the store.

This also was the only store practically in the country that had iPod MINIS for sale that day. 
Datavision is also the only retail store in the country selling the incredible Ultimate Ear headphones.  They had an audiologist in the store molding your ears on the spot.  That was a $40 value in itself, for FREE.

I just wish people would not complain so much.  You did not spend a penny to get in the place, they had great products for you to see first hand, and had a giveaways.

How can you honestly complain about a 2 hour event, with live music, new gadgets, and about $7,000 worth of giveaways?!

I thought it was a well run event, and a treat for any iPod fan!

Posted by Ryan B on May 22, 2004 at 12:33 PM (PDT)

39

So you guys…......some of you sound like the party was alright but most of you weren’t really impressed.

I have a question…......if there was another iSkin party…it all happened over again….what do you want it to be like?  Which venue? What stuff do you wanna see? Bands? DJ’s? Better give aways? Free downloads? Personalised iSkins?  What?! What?! What?!

Let me know your thoughts. You never know…there might be more parties!!!!

Posted by Shona on May 26, 2004 at 9:02 AM (PDT)

40

We need a #### or #### party, make it bigger than the super bowl! wink

Posted by VivlaLajo on May 26, 2004 at 11:19 AM (PDT)

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