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Mix: Nike+iPod hack, MediaGuardian 100, Amazon, iPod tour

The first runner has documented his steps in getting the Nike+iPod Sport Kit to work with a pair of non-Nike shoes using only a Velcro strip. Also, the first photos of the internal components of the Sport Kit have been posted online.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has taken the No. 2 spot in this year’s MediaGuardian 100 list. “Jobs is shaking up the established order in the media industry, with the annual MediaGuardian 100 power list today showing him leapfrogging News Corp mogul Rupert Murdoch into second place.” BBC director general Mark Thompson took the top spot.

The Hollywood Reporter has an extensive article on Amazon’s forthcoming download-to-own movie service. “According to industry sources, the service will employ similar software to the Amazon Shorts function, which allows a customer to acquire a portion of a book for 49 cents, view it, download the file as a PDF to a computer, e-mail it and store it permanently in their own digital locker.”

Two University of Central Florida film school grads are using video iPods for a new exhibit at the Orlando Museum of Art by Miami artist Edouard Duval Carrie. “The filmmakers have created an iPod audio/video guided tour that not only provides a one-on-one conversation with Carrie, but also contains information about the artist and his creative process, and includes commentary by other experts to help exhibit-goers understand what they are seeing.”

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I figured that using the transmitter with non-Nike shoes would not be a problem. It makes sense that all you would have to do would be find some way to secure it to the shoe.

A more pressing question for myself is, does the Nike+iPod work with the 5G iPod with video? I know Apple made this specifically for the Nano because it has no moving parts and is more conducive to running, but I’ve run with my iPod for months now with no problems, and I have no desire to buy a Nano.

Posted by Jason on July 17, 2006 at 11:27 AM (CDT)


Nevermind. I just saw iLounge’s review of the Nike+iPod (good, thorough review, as always), and I’m disappointed that it is only compatible with the Nano. I’d be interested to see if anyone is able to hack the iPod firmware to make it compatible, but I’ll leave that to people more talented than me. Looks like I won’t be buying the system, at least for now.

Posted by Jason on July 17, 2006 at 11:33 AM (CDT)

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