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Friday, December 20, 2002

Pyrim Technologies Offers iTrack Holiday Special

Pyrim Technologies recently lowered its price on the iTrack for iPod to $49.99 and are now including a free FM Transmitter with purchase.

“Now until December 31, 2002, purchase the “Holiday Special” i-Trac and receive a wireless FM transmitter at no additional cost—a $19.99 value. Hurry because supplies are limited.”

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Mac: Pod2Go 0.4.1 Released

“Pod2Go will download news, weather, stock quotes, and more onto your iPod so you can take it anywhere to read.
It supports articles from all the iPod websites and many Mac news websites and more. You can also sync weather from any location. There is an autosync feature which will automatically sync your iPod when it is connected to your computer.”

    What’s new in v0.4.1:
  • iPod menu (eject, show in finder)
  • Optional 5-day forecast (faster then 10-day forecast)
  • Cancel button in Prefs window
  • Multiple file import for Text
  • Documentation is now HTML
  • Fixed Weather and Stock Quotes bug
  • A few other enhancements were made.

License: Freeware
System requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or later and iPod Software 1.2

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Refurbished 10GB iPod, iRock Link-It for $375 shipped overnight

Dealmac reports:

“Small Dog Electronics offers dealmac readers the factory-refurbished 10GB iPod with the iRock Link-It FM transmitter for $375. That’s $22 less than the last time we mentioned this bundle, and now, UPS Overnight shipping is free. Orders must placed by midnight ET on Sunday to ensure delivery before Christmas.”

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Thursday, December 19, 2002

Number 44 Case for iPod Now $25

Mike Weiss, developer of the Number 44 case has lowered the price of the Number 44 iPod case to $24.99 including shipping. The Number 44 case is available in black or brown leather and suede. A unique feature is the way in which you close the case by sliding a metal ring down for close and up for open. This case will fit the original model iPod 5GB and 10GB. iLounge has tested the case and it will not fit iPod 20GB. The new model iPod 10GB has not been tested with this case.

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New Web Magazine Interfaces with iPod

Jot Kailay emailed to inform our readers about a new website he has helped develop. is a “high quality web magazine focusing on constructive ideas on interfaces.”

“The first issue illustrates in detail how the iPod controls could be used in a unique method to enter text quickly. The method uses 2 clicks to enter any character. It also importantly does not use the scroll wheel for small precise selections, but only to indicate direction.”

The following URL link is the temporary home of until the site officially launches next week.

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Refurbished iPod 5GB for $180

Dealmac reports: offers the factory-refurbished 5GB iPod for Mac for $179.99. That’s $20 less than the next-best price we’ve seen. Add $5.99 for shipping. A one-year Apple warranty applies.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Chris Breen on Inside Mac C|NET Radio

Scott Sheppard, host for Inside Mac on C|NET Radio emailed us to inform our readers about the recent December 14 show with guest Christopher Breen. Chris you may remember authored the book “Secrets of the iPod” and we gave several copies away here on iLounge. You can download the MP3 and listen to the archived radio show as Chris talks about iPod capabilities, accessories and more.

For more info and download…

Limited Edition iPod “Taken”  to eBay reports that an individual on eBay is auctioning a limited edition iPod engraved with the logo of the recently aired mini-series “Taken” produced by Steven Spielberg. Seems that the folks at the SciFi Channel took advantage of Apple’s iPod Corporate Gift program.

eBay auction… report…

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

iPod Knowledge Base Document Updated

iPod for Windows: Doesn’t Appear When Connected, Won’t Sync

Monday, December 16, 2002

HO HO WHOA! iPod Giveaway

We received information that is giving away an iPod 10GB (original model) just in time for the holidays.  Mac Support Store has provided iLounge readers with a username (client) and password (jump) to login to register for the giveaway. No purchase is required. Winners will be announced December 20 at 6 PM EST on

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Apple Launches HomePage Creativity Contest

All .Mac members are invited to enter Apple’s HomePage Creativity Contest for a chance to win a 5GB or 20GB iPod plus 1GB of free iDisk storage. There are three categories for entry; Creative, Humorous Movie and Incredible Pets. All entries must be received by January 15, 2003 at 11:59 PM (EST).

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“Apple 10 Gigabyte iPod MP3 Players: $378.45”

Deals On The Web reports:

“A reader points us to MacWarehouse for the Apple 10 Gigabyte iPod at $378.45. At $21 less than the retail price, it’s the best current price we’ve seen on a new unit. Add the iPod to your shopping cart to see the discounted price. The 20GB version is $473.62.”

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