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Mix: shuffle sunglasses, Rave awards, shuffle jewelry, iRiver

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By LC Angell

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Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2005
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pic Engadget has created a do-it-yourself pair of iPod shuffle sunglasses that are reminiscent of the Oakley Thump MP3 player sunglasses.

The Apple industrial design team has been nominated in the sixth annual Wired Rave awards for its work on the iPod shuffle and iMac G5. Apple CEO Steve Jobs is nominated in the Business Leader category.

Elizabeth Hitchcock of iPodJewelry.com has unveiled her first creation for the iPod shuffle. The design uses freshwater pearl and wire. Pricing is not yet available.

Following similar comments by Creative’s CEO, the chief executive of iRiver says he is surprised by features of the iPod shuffle and that it’s “not a competitor to an iRiver product because we have more features and focus on the premium area.”

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the other mpe companies think they are selling a portable HDD since they are only used to selling on specs like graphics cards or on pricing like flash drives and when all else fails - brochureware. Coleco Audio? Yes, we’ll add that!

So, they are confused when people buy the ipod ovver their products since they do NOT get the whole hardware-software syncing seamlessly thing at all.

Because we ONLY buy tech gear based on specs and specs pricing! We have staticky FM! Our battery is lithium! We’re $40 cheaper and 512 MB larger! We have a tiny pixilated screen from a Happy Meal toy!

They just don’t get it.

And when Apple sells 22 ipods and 10 million Shuffles this year, they will say it’s marketing and fashion (and yet when they “do it,” they don’t get why it doesn’t sell - we have 10 colors TWICE as many as the ipod!) or like Dell who is clueless about anything outside of Texas, it’s a fad ... um, dude, the walkman sold like 400 million in its 20 year lifespan ... I think Apple would be content to sell 400 milion ipods ... sort of like Tv is a fad.

So, Dell - how’s your plasma TV business doing? Or the Dell DJ or your router business that was going to shut down Cisco ... Dell, maybe you ought to go back and concentrate on getting those 10 Windows/Intel, etc ... stickers properly lined up before shipping your latest genius design, the white box RSXFTUIS-900045 - otherwise your daddy Microsoft might raise the cost of Windows 12% 

Posted by jbelkin on January 18, 2005 at 8:55 PM (PDT)

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they didnt get rid of the screen due to price $.99 calcs have screens. Audiobooks arent exactly a plus, you know, since you can’t find them and all. Unless you want to listen to rendom chapters of a book? from random books? Ok, im ranting a little but both sides are right. This is a great product for its price, and for the people who just want more music than a cd, at the cheapest price possible, and a nice little jumpdrive. Nobody’s expecting this to be the king of MP3 players, its just the cheapest one. If you want the competition go get it even though its in the price range of the MINI. This is foor people who want something ridiculously simple; pay for what you need type of a thing. Apple is going for that crowd; the people who want good mp3 players with more features memory and options get real iPods or MINIs. This thing isnt marketed towards dumb people, just everyone else. With this apple has the entire demographic.

Cheap
Medium
Expensive

and each at a decent GB/$ rate. So now everyone who wants an iPod, can have one (bleh, that took way too long to spit out)

Posted by andres in Miami on January 18, 2005 at 8:57 PM (PDT)

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Creative and iRiver are not going to survive the iPod shuffle. They can say whatever they want, but the facts are that Apple is the leader. iRiver needs to make those silly press releases to get some attention and hope people will remember their brands and products.

Posted by macniatic in Panama on January 18, 2005 at 9:47 PM (PDT)

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Shuffle sunglasses?  I think it would be much cooler to have an old Sony Walkman cassette player attached to some Elton John shades.

Now THAT would be cool!

OK, I’m done now.

Posted by Neo7 on January 19, 2005 at 3:02 AM (PDT)

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IkBenStevey works for Creative

Posted by Kingius on January 19, 2005 at 5:32 AM (PDT)

26

im no expert on screens but i highly doubt a calculator screen is anything like an ipod screen.

Posted by OGLoch in Chicago on January 19, 2005 at 7:11 AM (PDT)

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@Quoth_the_Raven.  I own a 3G iPod.  And I come here waiting for the day that Apple puts out a nice LCD remote.

But I’m not stupid enough to go blindly buying anything Apple puts out just because it has “iPod” written on it.  I mean, a screen for ####’s sake!

Posted by MeshKent on January 19, 2005 at 9:34 AM (PDT)

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“it’s hard as hell to find that one favourite song” -IkBenStevey

well, if you’ve got just one favorite song, then you really don’t need 1gig of storage or even 100 mb of storage. I personally have 1000’s of favorite songs and I’m cool with listening to any of them. the beautiful thing about the shuffle is that with autofil, it’s like shuffling all 7 gigs of music, and I don’t have to micro manage my device.

Posted by Nipith in Los Angeles, CA on January 19, 2005 at 12:28 PM (PDT)

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