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Wednesday, January 22, 2003

FlipStand iPod Case for $33

Dealmac reports:

“ offers the FlipStand iPod Case, a combination
carrying case and desktop stand, for $32.95. It’s the lowest
price we’ve seen by $2. Shipping starts at $5.”

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Dell Home: $35 off $400

Dealmac reports:

“Today only, Dell Home slices $35 off a purchase of $400 or more via coupon code “CC85E92A12D8”. This coupon is stackable with other offers such as free shipping on orders over $99 and 10% off accessories. This coupon drops Apple’s iPod 20GB for PC to $414.10 shipped, a new low. (Search for “M8741LL/A” to find it.)”

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003

iPod 5GB Out of Stock at Apple Store

The online Apple store has posted a notice stating, “Due to significant holiday demand, the 5GB iPod is temporarily unavailable.” The iPod 10GB and 20GB estimated shipping time is 5-7 days.

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PowerPod Auto Power Adapter for $10

Dealmac reports:

“A reader notes that MacMall offers the Griffin PowerPod Auto Power Adapter (for the iPod) for $9.99. UPS Ground starts at $10.85, though a mail-in rebate drops the shipping cost to $0. It’s the lowest total price we’ve seen by $13. Offer ends today.”

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ackNOWLEDGE Announce iSkin GLO iPod Protectors

ackNOWLEDGE, makers of the iSkin silicone case for iPod announce seven new glow-in-the-dark colors in its new GLO series; Martian (bright green), GloBug (bright yellow), FireFly (bright orange), Fusion (bright red), Aura (bright pink), SkyLite (bright light
blue) and Electra (bright blue). The iSkin GLO series are available for $24.99 at

    Features & Highlights:
  • Individual sizes available to perfect-fit all iPod models (5/10/20GB)
  • The only iPod case available in seven glow-in-the-dark colors
  • Also available in a variety of vibrant and frosted colors
  • Features ‘pores’ that promote heat dissipation (valuable in disk mode)
  • Protects while leaving all iPod controls fully accessible
  • Raised rear feet pegs that aid in heat release
  • Washable
  • Very flexible yet durable and long lasting
  • Preserves the original beauty and form of the iPod

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Mac: PodWorks 1.2.1 Released

“PodWorks is the latest entry in the crowded field of iPod song copying utilities, but it has several important differences that I feel distinguish it immediately from the competition.”

    What’s new in v1.2:
  • Fixed bug that caused hidden files to be created on songs with titles, artists, or albums beginning with a period (”.”). Now periods at the beginning of all path components will be replaced with underscores (“_”).
  • Tweaked throttling algorithm in ongoing efforts to conquer freezing problems on earlier G3s

License: Shareware $5.99
System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
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iPod 5GB for $256, 10GB for $341, 20GB for $427 shipped

Dealmac reports:

“Dell Home’s current promotion of 10% off MP3 players
combines with a 5% off stackable coupon to yield new price
lows on the Apple iPod for PC. After discounts, the iPod 5GB
costs $255.64, the iPod 10GB costs $341.14, and the iPod
20GB costs $426.64, each with free shipping. (Search for
“M8697LL/A”, “M8740LL/A”, and “M8741LL/A”, respectively.) To
get these prices, add the item to your cart and apply coupon
code “B18D1D5A3DCA”, which ends tomorrow. An Apple FAQ
describes how to use these PC iPods with a Mac.”

For more info…

Monday, January 20, 2003

Mac: iPod Access 1.0b20 Released

“This app can be used to transfer songs from your iPod to your computer organized by artist/album, play songs directly from your iPod and save the last song listing gathered to make application startup quicker. “

    What’s new in v1.0b20:
  • App remembers window location, size and settings
  • Ability to search song listing
  • Quicker song listings
  • Numerous bug fixes (I think I got the NilObjectException bug)
  • Improved User Interface

License: Shareware $10
System Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher and iPod v1.2 or higher
For more info…

“Connected clothing for the networked world”

Walter S. Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal reviews several wearables that enable you to store and connect your portable gadgets. Included is a review of the Burton Amp Jacket, recently introduced at Macworld SF by Apple Computer’s CEO, Steve Jobs.

“The iPod fits snugly into a stiff, custom-shaped outer compartment near where the left breast pocket normally would be located, and connects to a tiny black box that zips into its own pouch. This interface module, which Burton calls the “brains” of the jacket, essentially is a reconfigured iPod remote control. A white cloth data cable—a ribbon with conductive fibers in it—is sewn down the inside of the sleeve of the jacket to the forearm area, where the five raised circular buttons appear on the outside material of the coat.”

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Pod 20GB, Link-It FM Transmitter, PowerPod power Adapter for $449

Dealmac reports:

“Small Dog Electronics offers Apple’s factory-refurbished
iPod 20GB for Mac bundled with the Link-It FM Transmitter
and the Griffin PowerPod Auto Power Adapter for $449. That’s
$13 less than the best price we could find if purchased
separately elsewhere. Offer ends January 31, 2003.”

For more info…

Bubble Design Announces Secure Habitat for iPod

We recently spoke with Wayne Calco, owner of Bubble Design and creator of the Habitat for iPod. Wayne told us about a new Habitat model which features a theft proof, polished stainless steel bracket for securing your iPod via a Kensington security cable. It’s perfect for securing your iPod while at the office. Secure Habitat for iPod (U.S. and foreign patents pending) will be available in about three weeks for $39.99 plus $5.00 shipping and handling, but Habitat for iPod is available now at Bubble Design’s eBay store for 24.99 plus $5.00 shipping and handling.

Secure Habitat photos…
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iPod Knowledge Base Document Updated

iPod: MP3Pro Files Play at Encoded Resolution

“Apple enthusiasts get all wrapped up in iPod”

Francine Brevetti, Business Writer for The San Mateo County Times writes a report about Macworld SF and the abundance of accessories for iPod. Interviewed for the article was our own Dennis Lloyd, Publisher of iLounge.

“Retailers and analysts following the iPod say they have not seen such accessorized creativity for any other MP3 player and very little for any other hand-held device. “

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