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Updated: Audio Outfitters looking for beta testers for new iPod product

“Audio Outfitters - Audio Outfitters, LLC, a leading provider of audio products announced today that they are looking for current Apple iPod owners to participate in market research for a new iPod product. According to Charlie Bernstein, President of Audio Outfitters, ‘This new product is the first of its kind and a product that is a long time coming.’

In order to participate in the Beta test and market research for this product, please send an e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  A non-disclosure will be sent to you.  Once filled out, a representative from our company will contact you with instructions.  Make sure your voice is heard and contact us today.

Audio Outfitters is a leading provider of Audio products for the Apple iPod.”

Update 1|21|04 11:49am PT:
iLounge and other’s who opted to participate have recieved the following email from Audio Outfitter’s:

We wanted to send a quick response to you to let you know that we received your request to participate in our market research and beta testing of our new product.  The response has been overwhelming.

A survey will be sent to you in the next few days for you to fill out and return via e-mail.  Selection will be based on the feedback we receive from you and on how closely you fit our target market.

Note:  This e-mail does not indicate that you have been selected to participate at this time.  Selection will be based on the feedback from the survey you receive. 

Thank you in advance for your help and feedback.

Sincerely,
Charlie Bernstein
AudioOutfitters


Editor’s note: I have no idea what the product is, but I spoke with Mr. Bernstein on the phone and yes, it’s a legitimate request for feedback on a new iPod product. See his comments below.

This is legitamate. We are developing a new product and will be sending a questionaire out in the next few days. As with all good products, we believe it should be based on customer feedback and not the single idea of a few people. We want to make sure this product meets your needs and your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your interest.

The Web site is under development and will be launched shortly.

Charlie Bernstein
Audio Outfitters.

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Comments

1

Sent mine, let’s see what they say…

Posted by UTEP_MinerPod on January 20, 2004 at 2:11 PM (PDT)

2

wonder what type of product they are talking bout

Posted by Steve on January 20, 2004 at 2:27 PM (PDT)

3

Who are these people? I tried to google them and I get nothing. I know I’m retarded, but c’mon that article doesn’t give much info or even point to the company web site.

Posted by Hedonist on January 20, 2004 at 2:30 PM (PDT)

4

yeah. The closest thing I got was [url=http://www.avoutfitters.com]http://www.avoutfitters.com[/url] but I dont think that its them

Posted by Andy on January 20, 2004 at 2:39 PM (PDT)

5

has anyone recieved an email back from them… if so how long after did it arrive… 5 min? 1 hour?

Posted by steve on January 20, 2004 at 2:46 PM (PDT)

6

I’d guess that this is a scam. Somehow they’re finding some information about you that they can either sell, or use in identity fraud of some sort.

Posted by Caleb on January 20, 2004 at 2:49 PM (PDT)

7

ya dennis where did you get this? are they legit?

Posted by aswimmer94563 on January 20, 2004 at 2:51 PM (PDT)

8

no email yet but I will keep you guys updated

Posted by Andy on January 20, 2004 at 2:53 PM (PDT)

9

I know this is a little off topic, but any suggestions for great cases?

Posted by Steve on January 20, 2004 at 2:56 PM (PDT)

10

Are they the same people as Digital Life Outfitters (DLO)? These peeps do sell a bunch of iPod accessories. I just emailed the author of the article to try and find out what the deal is here. It would seem strange that the owner/publisher/webster would post this article to aid in some sort of scam.

Posted by Hedonist on January 20, 2004 at 2:57 PM (PDT)

11

contour showcase is good and so is the iSheild2 but its only good for the 10/15/20

Posted by Andy on January 20, 2004 at 2:58 PM (PDT)

12

How can they claim to be “a leading provider of audio products for the apple iPod” when they don’t appear to have any existing products for the iPod. Scam if you ask me…or just very bad marketing.

Posted by osd on January 20, 2004 at 3:17 PM (PDT)

13

Hmmm.  Hard to tell with so little information

Posted by Mijman2 on January 20, 2004 at 3:25 PM (PDT)

14

But maybe they are making like some big opening and expect to be the “leading provider of Audio products for the Apple iPod”...

Hope they are a real company, and we get to beta test some awesome product

Posted by Mijman2 on January 20, 2004 at 3:27 PM (PDT)

15

Okay, perhaps it’s not a clue, but the same e-mail address mentioned in this post was the source for the Usenet post found here advertising a security services sales rep job in Utah.

Posted by Sparkey on January 20, 2004 at 3:31 PM (PDT)

16

This was a Press Release sent to iPodlounge. I have no idea what the product is. I spoke with Mr. Bernstein on the phone and yes, it’s a legitimate request for feedback on a new iPod product. See his comments below.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on January 20, 2004 at 3:34 PM (PDT)

17

This is legitamate.  We are developing a new product and will be sending a questionaire out in the next few days.  As with all good products, we believe it should be based on customer feedback and not the single idea of a few people.  We want to make sure this product meets your needs and your feedback is greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your interest. 

The Web site is under development and will be launched shortly.

Charlie Bernstein
Audio Outfitters.

Posted by Charlie Bernstein on January 20, 2004 at 3:59 PM (PDT)

18

Well, we all got an answer. It’s pretty cool to have settled this issue in less than 2 hours of posts. I am very curious to see what happens next.

Posted by Hedonist on January 20, 2004 at 4:03 PM (PDT)

19

just because some guy says it’s legitimate doesn’t make it so.  “a leading provider of audio products” and “a leading provider of Audio products for the Apple iPod” wouldn’t have a website just now under development, would they?  And wouldn’t Charlie Bernstein have an email address with “audiooutfitters.com” or something, since Audio Outfitters is obviously such a tech savvy company (see above quotes)?  All I’m saying is, be careful…

Posted by ck on January 20, 2004 at 4:14 PM (PDT)

20

i dont think that they would post a false statement, stated dirrectly by the person in charge of Audio Outfitters…

Posted by Mijman2 on January 20, 2004 at 4:40 PM (PDT)

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