Apple, which had quietly dropped “Star Trek: The Original Series” from its roster of iTunes downloadable programming, looks to have returned not only to iTunes the first season of this series but also a remastered version as well. This remastered version (which costs $56.99 as a season pass for the first season) has “dozens of new and higher-detailed visual effects”
The Music Mug, for sale through the MoMA Store, is an iPod speaker designed to look like a white ceramic mug. The mug, designed by Masato Tokuno, has a mini plug you insert into the iPod’s headphone jack for audio playback. Power is provided to the Music Mug by the iPod. The product is currently selling for $42.
DICE Electronics has announced that the HD DICE, its $200 HD radio receiver with iPod integration, can now support text display on select Honda and Acura models. The HD DICE with iPod integration allows an iPod owner to enjoy a variety of audio entertainment options through their DICE radio, including satellite radio. One can use the track control buttons on
The SnoopTunes NoeStringAttached wireless music sharing device ($60), developed by a teenager in the San Francisco Bay Area, is designed to provide Microsoft Zune-like music sharing to non-Microsoft devices such as the iPod. The NoeStringAttached attaches to the headphone jack of a player via a cable and broadcasts the audio signal to similarly equipped iPods and the like within a
Altec Lansing is beginning roll out of the inMotion iM600 iPod speaker system, which was first announced in January. The $150 device is designed to dock with a variety of iPod models and has a built-in FM radio with antenna. It also has a rechargeable battery for up to seven hours of portable playback, an integrated alarm clock, an audio
The Retro iPod Alarm Clock is an iPod dock/alarm clock which hosts small speakers. The clock is designed to let you wake up to your favorite playlist, song, podcast or sound file. One can hit a snooze button to delay the iPod from sounding for nine minutes. Other features include an AC adapter which charges the iPod’s battery and a
Zofunk has annnounced its line of Colors iPod cases for fifth-generation iPod models. These cases feature a two-tone Click Wheel cover—in red, pink or blue—set against a black background. The case offers full access to the hold switch, headphone jack and dock connector without needing to be removed. They are made of thin silicone and have a special dust resistant
Fabrix has unveiled its lineup of 2007 cases for various iPod models and the upcoming iPhone. The hand-sewn Fabrix cases, sporting a variety of designs, have a nylon loop for use with a keyring or carabineer. They also have internal quilted padding to provide protection against light bumps and the like. Each case sells for $20.
Colorware has unveiled a limited edition pink version of its modified 30GB fifth-generation iPod in four different designs—rose, hearts, cherries, butterfly. These otherwise standard iPods, which sell for $350, include matching back color and earbuds. Colorware said if sales of this color are successful it may join their standard line up of over 25 other color choices.
The Elecom ASP-P100 Portable iPod Speaker Charger ($59) is a combination iPod speaker system and charger. Available in black or white colors, the Elecom device draws power from an AC adapter or USB connection to provide audio playback and charging to a docked iPod. It can also do playback using 4 AA batteries and has integrated volume controls. The Elecom
Roth Audio has unveiled the Music Cocoon MC4 ($769), a vacuum tube amplifier with a built-in iPod dock. Roth claims through the vacuum tube style design you’ll be able to hear “a real warmth and dimension” to the music you are listening to. Other features include power output of 13 watts (x2), speaker output with short circuit protection, volume control,
HoMedics is offering the iSoundSpa ($80), a “Made for iPod” alarm clock that lets you wake up to your iPod, radio, beep tone, or nature sounds (ocean, rain, night, waterfall, brook, and sunrise). The iSoundSpa has a docking station which charges a docked iPod while in use and makes use of inserts to fit most iPod sizes. Time can be
The Tune-In Bed ($700-$1000), currently for sale through Pottery Barn Teen, has audio input connections which let you hook up an iPod so you can listen to music through two four-inch speakers built into the headboard. The bed, which is available in twin, full and queen sizes, has a volume control knob and a pocket to hold the iPod as
A new bill before Congress would poke holes in the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act to make it easier for consumers to enjoy digital content. The Freedom and Innovation Revitalizing US Entrepreneurship (FAIR USE) Act, co-introduced earlier this week by a Democrat and Republican in the House of Representatives would reportedly allow “customers to circumvent digital copy restrictions in six
Apple looks to have taken the iTunes Store into the realm of independent video downloads, according to Variety. The snowboarding action movie That began selling through iTunes on Tuesday, the trade publication reported, as well as content from action sports video distributor Studio411. These two moves mark the first time the iPod maker has “sold video content that didn’t come
Hammacher Schlemmer is now selling a Wireless Water-Resistant iPod Speaker System ($200). The unit’s 3” full-range 6-watt speaker, using wireless technology, can receive signals from an iPod docking station up to 150-feet away. The station recharges the iPod while playing music. Features of the speaker include an integrated AM/FM radio, alarm clock function, LCD display, three A/V out jacks and
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is now offering visitors iPod rentals loaded with tours of their exhibits, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The iPod rentals, which cost $2 each, are drawn from a stock of 100 iPods donated by Apple and offer walking tours broken down into short tracks with matching art reproductions much like cover art
Pro Armor, a maker of off-road riding accessories, is now showcasing a line of iPod cases and accessories. The ProVault cases, available for various iPod configurations (nano 1G & 2G, video 30GB/60GB/80GB) and made of aluminum, use a slide and lock system which opens and closes with no tools or clasps. They can be mounted via a variety of accessories
Ion Audio has announced the Ion iPA03 ($300), a portable PA system with an integrated docking station for iPods. The two-way speaker system has a built-in rechargeable battery that reportedly lasts for over six hours at high volumes, as well as four inputs for connecting microphones, instruments and other devices. The iPA03 also features aluminum construction, wheels and retractable handle.
SwimMan has taken a novel approach to waterproofing an iPod by doing so from the inside out. The company, using proprietary internal waterproofing technology, is selling altered second-generation iPod shuffles that are waterproof up to 10 feet below water. This alteration, according to the company, in no way impacts the outside of the player so that it can retain its
Aquapac, a maker of waterproof consumer electronics accessories, has announced two new iPod-compatible products. The first is a set of 100% Waterproof Headphones ($40), which sport an in-ear design and have been tested for use down to about 10 ft. under water. The second new item is an iPod/MP3 Player Case ($40), which is designed to protect your iPod from
Electronic Arts looks to be talking with Apple about developing casual games for the upcoming iPhone, according to BusinessWeek. EA currently produces such titles for the iPod. Mitch Lasky of EA Mobile told said his company is in talks with Apple regarding iPhone plans and that “we see a lot of the technology that we’ve utilized on the iPod side
Proporta has introduced the Carabiner Crystal Case, a new protective case for the second-generation iPod nano. Made from the same type of polycarbonate plastic used to make protective eyewear, the case is said to be shatterproof and shock absorbent, and allows you to see the screen through the case’s clear design while also providing cut out access to all ports
A bar owner in Des Moines, Iowa, looks to have gotten himself into hot water with Apple’s legal department over a weekly iPod event he hosts. Clint Curtis, owner of Lift, runs a weekly event called iPod Monday in which he lets those who bring their iPods share their music collections with others. Apple recently sent Curtis a cease-and-desist email