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Friday, November 23, 2001

Tips & Tricks: iPod Phone Book

Turn your iPod into a personal information manager. Read the simple steps in the Tips & Tricks section.

Thursday, November 22, 2001

Cases: I Need A Cheap, Cool iPod Case Now!

Case Logic has a small Mini Disc case that would work well with the iPod and its accessories. The case is black and tan and sells online for $11.95. Case Logic will also throw in a pair of headphones free of charge.

Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Hardware: iPod Does Wireless

Online electronics retailer, C. Crane Company is taking pre-orders on a Digital FM Transmitter expected to ship in February 2002. It will transmit MP3’s from an iPod wirelessly to your auto stereo and more. Price is $79.99.

Cases: First iPod Cases

JR Hill & Co. announced that it will be shipping the iPod Sleeve and iPod Deluxe Sleeve to those who signed up for early email notification. Shipping will begin on December 5, 2001…just in time for the holidays. The iPod Sleeve is priced at $29.99 and the iPod Deluxe Sleeve at $39.99. Didn’t get on the JR Hill & Co. email notification list in time? Not a problem. Get an iPod Deluxe Sleeve from! Register to win.

News: iPod, More Than Meets The Eye. delves into the future possibilities of the iPod. iPod; Super Charged Digital Vehicle of the Future. Mini-PDA? Microphone? Powerbook battery? Check it out.

Cases: iPod Pods

Though there are dozens of possible PDA/mini-digicam/cell phone cases suitable for the iPod, JR Hill & Co., Brenthaven and Incase Designs are all busy working on iPod specific cases. JR Hill & Co. anticipate an after Thanksgiving ship date for their iPod Sleeve and Deluxe Sleeve models. The JR Hill & Co. Deluxe Sleeve is the same model we will be giving away in our Grand Launch Give-A-Way Promotion. Brenthaven, in a rumored deal with Apple, have begun work on designs bearing the Apple logo. Incase Designs will be offering an iPod case in early 2002. You can also expect more iPod specific cases as the iPod gains popularity. will be reviewing several models mentioned here and others as well.

Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Hardware: iPod Connection Kit

Dr. Bott has announced 2 new iPod specific products. The Auto Charger for iPod and The iPod Connection Kit. The Auto Charger for iPod connects to a standard 12V DC cigarette lighter (found in most cars) via the firewire port. The iPod Connection Kit allows users to connect the iPod to automobile stereo systems, home stereo systems, mic input of computers and other devices, boom boxes, and clock radios. The Auto Charger for iPod and the iPod Connection Kit are expected to ship in December.

The iPod Connection Kit includes:

  • Auto Charger for iPod
  • FM Stereo Transmitter
  • Mini Stereo Extension Cable (male/female)
  • Mini Stereo Connection Cable (male/male)
  • Mini Stereo to RCA Cable
  • iPod Carry Pouch


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