First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

It’s another huge week in the iLounge accessories queue – an avalanche of interesting new offerings for every type of iPod. Here are some of the latest arrivals:

iPod mini

Belkin TuneBase FM Version 2Click Here for Details

This new version of Belkin’s beautiful TuneBase FM car mount (shown at left) is designed to remedy audio gain issues found in the prior version we reviewed (iLounge rating: C+, shown at right), and also uses a slightly shorter gooseneck for enhanced stability. The new and improved version is the only one available in stores today.

Booq Venom mini CasesClick Here for Details

These nappa leather PDA-style cases include belt clips, suede interiors, and holes for easy access to all the iPod mini’s ports. When opened, your mini hangs upside down for easy viewing. There’s a highly similar version for full-sized iPods, too.

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

Modus Design Dopi CasesClick Here for Details

These fabric cases are intended to be worn around the neck, with your (roughly) color-matched iPod mini suspended upside down for easy viewing.

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

iPod shuffle

PodGear JumpSuit ShuffleClick Here for Details

These new silicone rubber iPod shuffle sleeves from U.K.-based PodGear come in two-packs and largely resemble other thin rubber cases we’ve seen imported from Asia.

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

PodGear Shuffle StationClick Here for Details

This new iPod shuffle-specific speaker system places your shuffle upside down on a metal mounting pin between two speakers. The entire system is small, functions as a USB dock, runs off of batteries, and includes a simple vinyl carrying case.

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

Tatuz International TatuzClick Here for Details

This impressive collection of different iPod shuffle decorative stickers offers patterns that may appeal to many different shuffle owners, but only covers small areas of the iPod’s body.

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

Full-Sized iPods

Booq Venom45 CaseClick Here for Details

This full-sized iPod version of Booq’s Venom case is highly similar to the iPod mini version, but includes suede sizers that enable the case to be used with all thicknesses of iPod 4G and photo bodies. An integrated belt clip is on each case’s back, and as with the mini versions, they open on your belt with the iPod hanging upside-down for easier use and access.

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

DLO TransPod FM Black/SilverClick Here for Details

These cosmetic updates to the TransPod FM series change the color of DLO’s car mount from white to silver or black. Notably, both the silver unit and black unit include black mounting pieces.

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

ProClip Padded Adjustable Holder with Tilt SwivelClick Here for Details

This long-awaited car mount from ProClip includes padded sides from the company’s highly recommended Padded Holder, plus all-new adjustable thumbscrews that permit this mount to be re-sized for use with virtually any rubber-encased iPod. (Other cases may or may not fit; but the mount is pretty generously designed.)

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

All Dock Connecting iPods

SendStation PocketDock USB & Audio Line OutClick Here for Details

This new version of SendStation’s popular PocketDock includes a miniature USB port and line-out port. Two audio cables, a Dock Connector protector cap, and the PocketDock are included in the box.

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

 

First Looks: ProClip, ShuffleStation, Booq, Dopi, Tatuz & More

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. Be sure to see last week’s First Looks feature for details on other incredible accessories including Klipsch’s iFi and Capdase’s iPod USB Power. And 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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