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Tag: Ipod

Clone Wars: iPod Nano Knock-Offs Under $50

Clone Wars: iPod Nano Knock-Offs Under $50
I’ll start out by saying this. Steve Jobs and company will no longer like you if you buy one of these. But for those of you who are too stingy to drop $149 to $199 on a real iPod Nano, here’s a cheap Chinese knock-off that’s a dead ringer for Apple’s chunky little 3rd-generation media player.

What the iPhone Could have Looked Like

What the iPhone Could have Looked Like
Leave it to the cheap Chinese knock-off makers to produce this red headed stepchild of an iPod and a mobile phone. While it sort of looks like an iPod Classic, it slides open to reveal a phone.

LEGO Block as iPod Dock

LEGO Block as iPod Dock
These colorful plastic pieces may look a lot like a LEGO blocks, but they’re actually tiny iPod docks. Each block even has some scrawny little speakers built in, making it completely self-contained. Since the speakers don’t even require external power, don’t expect much volume, but what do you expect from something this small?

Old Guitar Gets New Life as iPod Dock

Old Guitar Gets New Life as iPod Dock
How about this for an innovative use for an old musical instrument? As part of a recycling challenge for this week’s London Design Festival, one design firm took this junked out Torre acoustic guitar and turned it into a stereo with an iPod dock.

Idrink Therefore Iam

Idrink Therefore Iam
The brilliant minds of industrial design firm Sonic Design came up with this design for an iPod-inspired bottle opener called the iDrink. In keeping with Apple’s DRM (Drinker’s Rights Management) policies, the iDrink opener will only open bottles which have been purchased from the iDrink store (99 cents each).

Polk Audio I-Sonic Es2 Itunes Integrated HD Radio

Polk Audio I-Sonic Es2 Itunes Integrated HD Radio
The I-Sonic Entertainment System 2 is the latest iPod docking stereo from Polk Audio. The system offers room-filling sound and an HD Radio receiver with a special iTunes track purchase feature. Using a technology called “iTunes Tagging”, you can flag songs that you’ve heard on HD Radio broadcasts and queue them up for purchase via the iTunes store.

New Ipods, Wireless Itunes, iPhone Price Cut, Oh My

New Ipods, Wireless Itunes, iPhone Price Cut, Oh My
Well, Apple’s big media event just wrapped up a few minutes ago. There was a ton of new stuff revealed (although not many surprises). Here’s a quick summary of what Steve Jobs showed off during the morning’s festivities.

Apple 9/5 Event to have Madonna Connection?

Apple 9/5 Event to have Madonna Connection?
There’s been all sorts of buzz and speculation going on about what iPods and iTunes news will emerge at Apple’s big dog and pony show tomorrow, but one odd tidbit popped up onto my radar screen today that I was a bit surprised by.

Pac-Man Mp3 Player Case Keeps Ghosts Away

Pac-Man Mp3 Player Case Keeps Ghosts Away
Pac-Man fans can now protect their media players while showing their retro gaming spirit. In place of the trademark iPod scroll wheel, the case features a large yellow version of the arcade icon. This clubNAMCO exclusive case actually looks pretty nice too.

Rumor: is This New New iPod Nano?

Rumor: is This New New iPod Nano?
For a couple of weeks there have been a variety 0f images circulating around the web of what was supposedly the design new 3G iPod Nano. Now the folks over a GearLive have gotten their hands on a couple of images which look much more detailed than the grainy ones that have been floating around (and were subsequently removed due to requests from Apple’s legal folks.)

Speakers Made From Recycled Film Canisters

Speakers Made From Recycled Film Canisters
Bird-Electron, the people who brought us iPod speakers made from gourds, has released another set of unique speakers for your portable media player. This time, the speakers are using recylced plastic containers from 35mm film to produce sound.

IPod and Itunes to Go Wireless Soon?

IPod and Itunes to Go Wireless Soon?
The news of Apple’s upcoming September 5th press event has the world abuzz with rumors and speculation of what new goodies will be coming from the iPod folks. MacDailyNews claims that a reliable (single) source says that new iPods will be including Wi-Fi capabilities, and that Apple could possibly roll out their oft-rumored wireless iTunes store.

Bandroid Robotic Trio Jams to Your Tunes

Bandroid Robotic Trio Jams to Your Tunes
This trio of pint-sized robots connects to your media player and rocks out to the beat of your favorite tracks. The robotic musical group, known as Bandroid, has a lead guitar player, keyboardist and drummer, which can each wildly gesticulate to the beat.

IPhone Recognizes Speech Courtesy of Voicesignal

IPhone Recognizes Speech Courtesy of Voicesignal
The engineers over at VoiceSignal have put together a prototype voice recognition application for the iPhone that makes it capable what I’ve been dreaming that Apple would add to its iPods for years. The demo application, called “VTunes” shows off voice-based selection of songs.

Creative Travelsound I50 Speaker for iPod Shuffle

Creative Travelsound I50 Speaker for iPod Shuffle
Creative Japan today took the wraps off this cool portable speaker for the 2G iPod Shuffle. The compact speaker goes great with the brushed metal finish of Apple’s tiny media player. Just dock your 2G Shuffle on the top of Creative’s new Travelsound i50, snap on the clear protective cover and you’re ready to go.

Wear Your iPod Shuffle Like a Watch

Wear Your iPod Shuffle Like a Watch
This smartly-designed carrying case for the iPod Shuffle (2nd generation model) lets you wear the player on your wrist, just like a watch. The soft case snugly fits your minuscule media player to protect it from dust and scratches.