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Mix: In-Ear Headphones, iTunes 2008, Brothers In Arms, Star Wars

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, December 2, 2008
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Apple’s new In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic are now available for order from the Apple Store online. Announced during Apple’s Let’s Rock event in September, the new headphones offer dual drivers, and an in-line control capsule that offers volume, play/pause, and next/previous track controls, as well as an integrated microphone. The In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic sell for $79.

As in years past, Apple has posted a special section of the iTunes store dedicated to the top media of 2008. Both top sellers and editor top picks are listed for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, music videos, audiobooks, and, for the first time, both paid and free apps. Top sellers in paid applications include Koi Pond, Moto Chaser, and Super Monkey Ball, while top free apps include Pandora Radio, Tap Tap Revenge, and Apple’s Remote application. All the top media may be viewed by visiting the iTunes 2008 section of the iTunes Store.

Gameloft has released Brothers In Arms: Hour of Heroes, a new third-person shooter for the iPhone and iPod touch. Users play as a soldier of the 101st Airborne during WWII, performing 14 missions across three campaigns, including Normandy, Ardennes, and Tunisia. In addition to being able to use a wide range of weapons, users will also be able to drive 4x4 vehicles and Sherman tanks. Brothers In Arms: Hour of Heroes is available now from the App Store and sells for $10.

THQ Wireless has released Star Wars Sound Board, a Lucasfilm-licensed app that allows users to replay sound bites from the series. Quotes from characters such as Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and C-3PO are included, as well as sound effects including the lightsaber, R2-D2’s beeps, Chewbacca’s growls, and TIE Fighters flying. Star Wars Sound Board is available now from the App Store and sells for $1.

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Comments

1

Is it possibel that In-Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic don’t support the iPhone?! Why not? Would they work on it anyway, has anyone tried?

Posted by Ivan M. on December 2, 2008 at 8:48 AM (PDT)

2

when you review the new in-ear headphones could you check to see if the remote works with the original classic? I know the old classic lacks hardware support for the mic.

Posted by mike in boston or toronto on December 2, 2008 at 9:06 AM (PDT)

3

I thought for a half-second about waiting for these to become available on Amazon.com for $74.99/no tax/free shipping, but decided to spend the extra $10 and order it now.  Given the high demand, I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple decides to sell them all directly.  Delivers: Dec 15 - Dec 22 with free shipping via USPS.  Signature required for 2-day or overnight shipping options ($10 / $16 respectively).

Posted by Brian on December 2, 2008 at 9:08 AM (PDT)

4

I’m interested to read a review on these.

Posted by Ryan on December 2, 2008 at 11:02 AM (PDT)

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