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Speck debuts Active Sport line of iPod cases

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Tuesday, July 11, 2006
News Categories: iPod Accessories

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Speck Products today announced its new Active Sport line of fitness-inspired iPod cases. The new Active Sport Armband is made of a breathable mesh material and features a neoprene enclosure and an adjustable Velcro strap. The ActiveSport Case is a light-weight case with caribeener clip. Available for the fifth-generation iPod and iPod nano, both products feature clear screen protectors and reflective material for better night-time visibility. The Active Sport Armband ($35) is available immediately, while the Active Sport basic case ($25) will ship later this month.

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Comments

1

Now THATS a nice armband.  To bad they don’t offer different colors though.

Posted by LilAlienD in Maryland on July 11, 2006 at 11:07 AM (PDT)

2

and what happened to the fact that doing sport activities kills the hard drive?

Posted by slayer on July 11, 2006 at 11:11 AM (PDT)

3

-“and what happened to the fact that doing sport activities kills the hard drive?”-

I was wondering the exact same thing.

Posted by Bloody Mascara on July 11, 2006 at 12:01 PM (PDT)

4

It’s not a fact: the iPod’s hard drive is only accessed infrequently during playback, and is not affected by most sports. And obviously, the iPod nano has no hard drive.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz in East Amherst, NY, USA on July 12, 2006 at 12:38 PM (PDT)

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“the iPod’s hard drive is only accessed infrequently during playback”
And since there’s no audible or visual warning to alert you to an impending HDD access, you’re taking a chance by using it during rigorous physical activity. If you absolutely must use a HDD-based iPod during a workout, encode your music in low bitrates. The smaller file sizes allow you to squeeze more music into the buffer (decreasing the frequency that the drive needs to spin up to load more music).

Posted by fondy44 on July 12, 2006 at 1:19 PM (PDT)

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