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Mix: BIMA award, pre-loaded iPod, iPod mini clone, NaviPod

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By LC Angell

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Published: Sunday, November 28, 2004
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The iPod was honored for the second consecutive year at the BIMA (British Interactive Media Association) Awards. It picked up the Experts’ Choice award, designed to recognize “products, services or initiatives that have influenced the digital sector in the past 12 months.”

After buying a colleague’s iPod still loaded with 3,000 songs, John Schwartz of The New York Times says that he now knows his co-worker better than ever.

Micromaxx is selling an iPod mini knockoff in Germany. “It’s probably just a matter of time until Apple has the lawyers saddling up and ready to ride,” notes Engadget.

One iPod owner has posted photos and detailed captions of his installation of the NaviPod wireless remote control for hands-free iPod navigation in his car.

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I have the Denison/CarPlayer.com setup in my car.  It works pretty well.  I did a fair amount of custom installation and put an iPod dock in my “console” (it’s a on open-top box attached to the seat..it is factory).  I don’t have steering-wheel controls (hadn’t thought about the RemoteRemote), but the forward/back buttons on my head unit work okay.

It’s slightly frightening trying to drive (stick), put on a new playlist, talk on the phone, *and* turn on the windshield wipers at the same time.  I could really go for another pedal on the floor—perhaps an iPedal to control volume or a quick tap to go to the next song?

Posted by dethbrakr in Tacoma, WA on November 28, 2004 at 9:53 PM (PDT)

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Maybe it’s explained in the NY Times story (with ‘free’ registration) but wouldn’t selling his iPod pre-loaded with 3000 songs warrant a letter from the Recording Industry ###. of America?

Posted by Chris Matchett in London on November 29, 2004 at 1:35 AM (PDT)

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not sure if anyone else realised to do this, i only recently have and its brilliant. Not the best sound quality, but good enough until i can afford something better,
Use a tape/cassette adapter and plug it into your ipods headphone socket (this is why its not the best sound, if u can find a diff way to connect it, then go for it), attach the ipods remote control, and plug the tape adapter jack into the ipod remote. Wrap the remote around your indicator (do this so it doesnt muck up operation of ur indicator, jsut leave some wire free for it to move around a bit), and your sorted. As good as that Navpod remote thing anyway.
Yeah, it does have wires and that NAvpod doesnt…but it costs considerably less. (im a studnet who has run out of money, so this is a great solution for me)
Spooky2k/Dan

Posted by Spooky2k in barry, wales on November 29, 2004 at 5:44 AM (PDT)

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