I'm one of those wannabe Luddites who doesn't even own an iPod. I nearly scoff whenever I spy those telltale white strings dangling from ADHD-afflicted ears around town. Nor do I use any other MP3 player in public; the ambient sounds of belching engines and Super Mario Bros ring tones are street music to these ears. But if I did have an iPod Nano 1.0, I'd probably get one of these $15 recycled plastic Jimi cases. The U.S.-made, polypropylene and polycarbonate Jimis come in red, blue, clear, and orange flavors. You can keep … Read more
We've lost track of how many expensive pens and lighters we've misplaced over the years, which is why it probably wouldn't be wise for us to get this MP3 player.
At 3 inches long and 1 inch thick, the appropriately named P.Pod probably wouldn't last a day in our unreliable possession. The 256MB player's specs aren't the most impressive, but with its dimunitive stature we'd be surprised if it did half the things its manufacturer says it does. And for $27, it might be disposable enough for us to take a chance--if … Read more
Practically every other day we see a new article of clothing that can support the iPod. So why not actually make clothes out of the iPod itself? Apparently someone has finally made a reality out of that logical extreme.
Shiny Shiny happily reports that a company called PodDress is offering several types of iPod Nano patches that it claims are the "first and only embroidered cases" for the ubiquitous music player. The line ranges from "Classic" (black and white) to various neon colors and--of course--the "Swarovski Special Editon." Is there anything that Swarovski won'… Read more
Accessories producer ezGear has announced details of its initial lineup of accessories for the Zune. The Zune booty includes: the $40 ezView ZUNE Leather Case that features a built-in stand, credit card slots, a magnetic closure, and colors to match any of the Zunes; the $45 ezTrip ZUNE FM Transmitter; the $400 (!) ezVision Video iWear, a pair of A/V goggles that simulate a 50-inch screen; the $30 powerStick ZUNE, an add-on battery pack that increases overall Zune battery life 3-4 times; the $30 ezPower ZUNE wall charger (the Zune doesn't ship with one); and various gold-plated cables. This … Read more
Yes, it's almost that time of year again: No, not the holidays--we're talking CES. The biggest consumer electronics confab of the year is only two months away, and we're giving you an early look at what to expect in Las Vegas. Among the sneak peeks are a super-thin wearable virtual display, a new podcast microphone, speakers that disguise themselves as antiques and 3 Doors Down on the future of music.
We wondered what took so long, but a major battery manufacturer is finally trying to make a play in the iPod arena. At a CES preview event in New York City, we got a peek at Duracell's new accessory, the PowerFM, which is due out soon and designed to be coupled with the iPod Nano.
Its claim to fame: The company says PowerFM is the only iPod accessory that will provide extra juice for your iPod, allow you to transmit your tunes to any FM radio, and protect your Nano with the included silicone case (it fits over both … Read more
Thursday, Archos will officially announce the arrival of the 30GB 604 WiFi, the industry's first and "only wireless portable video player" (actually, Archos' own PMA430 was the first Wi-Fi-enabled PVP).
The highly sought-after digital swiss army knife is one of several A-list portable media gadgets to enter the holiday game just under the wire. Still to come: the Zune, Cowon's A3, Philips' PMC, and maybe even a video iPod.
It's not too often that iPod accessories make you feel like you've just stepped into a slick sci-fi spy movie. But the Myvu Personal Media Viewer from MicroOptical sure does. This $299 device is a piece of eyewear with attached earbuds that lets you view your iPod's video content on a screen in front of you. It plugs right into a video media player or compatible cell phone and lets you view video that, according to the company, appears to you as though you were two meters away from a 27-inch TV. Plus, it comes with a … Read more
When we posted the briefest items about a T-shirt with a built-in equalizer last summer, little did we know what a hit it would become. The concept has since been extended to all manner of clothing, and now we find that it's found its way into the home furnishings department as well.
With a name like the "Transrotor Artus," this contraption sounds like a piece of heavy machinery that might be found in an assembly plant. And by the looks of this photo, it almost could be.
But closer inspection of the top reveals the real purpose of this erstwhile bucket of bolts: a turntable. And not just any old record record player, but an "LP player/phonograph/grammophone" that goes for $150,000, according to Hiendfi, and weighs nearly a quarter-ton. Maybe it's priced by the pound.