First Looks: Musak, iBlue, HandSkin, AirPlay shuffle

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Some of the newest accessory arrivals at iLounge include:

All Dock Connecting iPods

d.Muse iBlue and iBlue miniClick Here for Details

Each iBlue includes a Bluetooth receiver, stereo headphones with a microphone, a USB charging cable, and an internal battery. You charge iBlue with your computer, connect it to the top of your iPod (or iBlue mini to your iPod mini), and sync it with your Bluetooth phone. Then iBlue interrupts your iPod whenever a telephone call comes through, and you can talk on the phone without pulling off your headphones.

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iPod mini

Techwiz Innovations MusakClick Here for Details

This black nylon messenger bag includes a set of integrated speakers, an amplifier, and an iPod holder – in this case for the iPod mini. (A full-sized iPod version is also available.) There’s sufficient space for a laptop computer and more inside, as well as pockets for typical items you might want to carry around.

 

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Full-Sized iPods and iPod photos

Speck Products HandSkinClick Here for Details

This sporty modification of Speck’s ToughSkin case includes a detachable hand strap billed as “perfect for jogging and walking.” Thick Kraton plastic guards the iPod or iPod photo’s body, while clear hard plastic is used to shield the iPod’s screen and controls. A plastic spacer inside resizes the case for different iPod thicknesses.

 

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iPod shuffle

XtremeMac AirPlay for iPod shuffleClick Here for Details

Made specifically for the iPod shuffle, this modified version of XtremeMac’s AirPlay includes both a digital FM transmitter and a car charger, depending on the latter to power the former. Billed as “the first FM Transmitter that allows you to play audio from iPod shuffle through your car’s FM radio” (shhhh, don’t tell Belkin, maker of the TuneCast II (iLounge rating: B+)), it also charges your iPod shuffle regardless of whether it’s broadcasting.

 

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We’ll have plenty more to say on these new iPod accessories in the days to come – and there are some other surprises in store, too. If you’re looking for more information and pictures for upcoming iPod accessories, be sure to check out our free downloadable 2005 Buyers’ Guide, available now!

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  1. Anyone buy the HandSkin yet? It looks like a very good case, and very similar to the ToughSkin. I’ve got a 40GB iPod Photo and am not at all happy with my current case (Booq’s PodPaq Denim…it’s scratching the sides of my iPod and scuffing the screen) so I’m looking to replace it. If someone out there has one, I’d love to know if it’s as good a case as it looks. Thanks!

  2. The Musak looks pretty good. Wonder if it has room for both a laptop and a few text books. Also kinda want to know the price.

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