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Kubrick iKub holder for iPod released

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By Dennis Lloyd

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Published: Monday, August 16, 2004
News Categories: iPod Accessories

picThe Japanese company responsible for making Kubrick figures has turned its attention to the iPod. The iKub is a robot which sits and holds your iPod, an alternative to other desktop stands and docks. You can most likely purchase the iKub soon through online retailers such as kidrobot.com.

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1

is it compatible with the 4g ipod?

Posted by Gobugi on August 16, 2004 at 1:24 PM (PDT)

2

Yes

Posted by kainjow on August 16, 2004 at 1:32 PM (PDT)

3

Where can i find more detailed information on this? Does it just hold the iPod, or is there a dock connector / line out, etc…. all that stuff as well?

Posted by iZac on August 16, 2004 at 1:51 PM (PDT)

4

Your best bet is using babelfish.altavista.com to translate it from Japanese to English.

Posted by kainjow on August 16, 2004 at 2:45 PM (PDT)

5

I have a feeling that the LEGO Group isn’t going to be happy about this.

Posted by Dr. Webster on August 16, 2004 at 5:26 PM (PDT)

6

I have a feeling that the BLOCKO group isn’t going to be happy bout this.

Posted by Dr. Love on August 16, 2004 at 6:58 PM (PDT)

7

haha, simpsons fanatic..GO SIMPSONS!

Posted by jdoc on August 16, 2004 at 7:03 PM (PDT)

8

Kubricks have been around for ages, and have always been based around that basic look. Lego has nothing on them.

This is actually the first stand I’ve actually liked the look of (except for Apple’s dock). Pricey though.

Posted by Nathan on August 16, 2004 at 7:55 PM (PDT)

9

¥5,000(JPN) I think that works out to about €50~€55.00(EUR), ok that’s about €20.00(EUR) more then Apple’s Dock but I’d probably[ buy this becuse it compliments the iPod so well. Not sure if I seen right but I get the impression that the Robot’s is also Chorme just like the iPod’s very cool! If it’s true!

Yeah I’d be willing to dump €50.00(EUR) or even €60.00(EUR) for this. I’d keep the Apple Dock near the PC and I’d have this Guy in my Hometheater System!

Posted by Ichijoe on August 17, 2004 at 1:29 AM (PDT)

10

I get the impression that the Robot’s is also Chorme just like the iPod’s very cool! If it’s true!


Should be:

I get the impression that the Robot’s Back is also made of Chorme just like the iPod’s very cool! If it’s true!

Posted by Ichijoe on August 17, 2004 at 1:31 AM (PDT)

11

So all it does is hold the iPod. No charging etc?

BTW - What is Chorme?

Posted by cybergoober on August 17, 2004 at 3:49 AM (PDT)

12

I think Chorme is like Chrome, only slightly stronger - LOL!

Posted by jt on August 17, 2004 at 4:38 AM (PDT)

13

Chorme better. You buy now.

Posted by ipodsensei on August 17, 2004 at 5:43 AM (PDT)

14

It was a typo I obviously ment Chrome not Chorme.

Bottom line if my impressions of the other Fotos I saw on there Website hold Water then that little Guy would Rock. And yes it can Charge and Sync that’s why it only works with Docking iPod’s of the Third Gen. 10Gb, 15Gb, 20Gb, 30Gb & 40Gb. Fourth Gen. 20Gb & 40Gb, and the iPod Mini 4Gb.

Posted by Ichijoe on August 17, 2004 at 8:20 AM (PDT)

15

How does it charge the iPod? Does it come with a sync cable?Looks like it just holds it to me. Hard to tell though, from the available pics.

I figured the generation compatibility was due to the thickness of the generation 1 and 2 iPods…

Posted by cybergoober on August 17, 2004 at 10:09 AM (PDT)

16

very cool product.

wonder if the dock cable plugs into the ‘backside’ of the robot?

Posted by hibiscusroto.com on August 17, 2004 at 10:20 AM (PDT)

17

if you all can’t see the dock connector at the bottom of the holder you’re all more blinder than me.

Posted by AlphaUltima on August 17, 2004 at 10:35 AM (PDT)

18

at today’s rates 5,000 Yen works out at about €37… not too bad a price, I suppose.

Posted by giuseppe on August 17, 2004 at 2:16 PM (PDT)

19

just pre-order one from HMV Japan and it cost 7062 Yen including S/H to nyc, can’t wait to fit my 40Gig clickwheel into it! >-)

http://www.hmv.co.jp/news/newsDetail.asp?newsnum=407200085

Posted by calvin on August 17, 2004 at 4:59 PM (PDT)

20

I just pre-ordered one as well. It just looks too darn cool to pass up! Thanks for the link Calvin.

Posted by Tenchi211 in California on August 18, 2004 at 4:20 AM (PDT)

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