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Portable Media Expo & Podcast Conference Roundup [updated]

Several iPod accessory makers and digital audio companies made announcements and revealed new products today at the Podcasting & Portable Media Expo in Ontario, California. iLounge is at the event and has rounded up all of the show news below. We’ll be updating this story as other announcements are made.

Griffin Technology
Griffin Technology announced that its new iTrip FM transmitter is now shipping. The new iTrip, which connects through the dock connector port and features a backlit LCD screen, works with all dockable iPods—3G/4G/5G iPods, iPod mini and iPod nano. It sells for $50. The company also showed off its RoadTrip all-in-one car solution in a charcoal color and delivered its iVault for the iPod shuffle in three new colors—green, blue and purple.

Speck Products
Speck announced at the show that it is now shipping its new ToughSkin for the 5G iPod. The rugged rubberized skin sells for $35 and has a screen protector and a detachable belt clip. The company is also shipping its See-Thru cases for the iPod nano. The tinted hard cases come in 3-packs of various colors for $30. Speck was also showing prototypes of its Cloud FunSkin and See-Thru cases for the 5G iPod.

Tunewear
Tunwear today announced the Tetran earbud cable winder. The spiked creature lets you wrap your earbud cords around its to reduce cable mess. It comes in pink, green, yellow, and orange for $13. The company also showed off its recently announced Icewear for the iPod nano and its leather Ambassador case for the 5G iPod.

Power Support
Power Support used the event to introduce its Crystal Film Cover Set for the 5G iPod. The 3-piece set covers the front, back and click wheel to protect the new iPod from dirt and scratches. The adhesive side is made of a newly developed, static cling polymer plastic for easy installation and removal. The company also has on hand its Kimono 2 case in new colors for the 4G iPod, iPod mini and iPod shuffle, and a new car cupholder for the iPod nano and 5G iPod.

Audible
Audible today announced AudibleWordcast, “a pioneering set of Web-based tools that enables podcasters to build multiple revenue streams around capabilities such as advertising management, dynamic ad-insertion, underwriting and secured transactions.” The company said: “For the first time, podcasters will be able to manage, accurately measure, and monetize their audio content without significant infrastructure investments, allowing them to focus their resources and energy on creating superior audio programming.”

Belkin
Belkin is showing off its Auto Kit in black. The $40 product lets you charge your iPod in the car and provides an adjustable amplifier and 3.5mm audio-out jack for use with a cassette adapter or FM transmitter. The company also debuted an XM Satellite Radio Boombox.

BlueTake
BlueTake used the event to introduce the iPhono mini, an updated version of its Bluetooth iPod headset. The product uses a top-mounted receiver that requires a 3G/4G iPod or iPod mini. The iPhono mini features a less rigid earphone system with a loose cable instead of hard plastic neck piece.

Otterbox
While the company did not have any on hand, Otterbox provided shipping dates for its upcoming waterproof iPod cases. The company said it will be shipping its Otterbox for iPod nano in December and the Otterbox for 5G iPod in February.

Battery Technology Incorporated
Battery Technology Incorporated (BTI) told iLounge it is updating its powerful iPod Battery ii to turn it into a combination stand/add-on battery unit. Targeted at 5G iPod users, the product adds 40-50 hours of additional playback time to full-size iPods.

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Comments

1

It was great meeting iLounge reps this morning in Ontario. Sorry about the poor weather (overcast) - we usually do better than this in Southern California.

iLounge’s booth didn’t spare any expenses - it was airy, classy-looking, well-positioned in the hall, and was attracting attendees.

Thanks for your efforts.

Clint Bradford
Riverside, CA

Posted by clintbradford on November 11, 2005 at 6:54 PM (PDT)

2

Wow, I wish I had the chance to visit being that I’m also in Riverside. Unfortunately this is a working weekend for me. I hope they’ll be having another event coming up soon in the area.

Mike Smith.

Posted by Tenchi211 in California on November 11, 2005 at 7:31 PM (PDT)

3

The Ilounge booth was definitely the star of the show.

Audible’s was a little bigger, but yours was pretty kickass.

Posted by Jeff on November 11, 2005 at 8:46 PM (PDT)

4

Wow!  The iLounge booth rocked!  Can you build one for me in my home???

Todd
http://www.businessthoughtsblog.com

Posted by K. Todd Storch on November 11, 2005 at 10:24 PM (PDT)

5

Well the iLounge booth was impressive. There wasn’t much else seeing/doing if you only had an exhibit hall pass and if you’re pretty much just a podcast listener/enthusiast.

Posted by BananaPod on November 12, 2005 at 3:40 PM (PDT)

6

Funny how the the iPod is supposedly the hippest thing going, but the entire conference was full of nothing but nerds. 

Well, I guess it was appropriate considering Napoleon Dynamite is a nerd, and he’s the hippest thing going.

Posted by Talking Madness in Los Angeles on November 13, 2005 at 1:56 AM (PDT)

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