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Need an iPod Case? Case Closed!

December 16, 2005

Your notebook computer gets banged up, your cell phone gets banged up, your iPod gets banged up – when will we ever learn that we need cases for these things! When I first stumbled across Case Closed Bags at DigitalLife 2004 (and saw them again at DigitalLife 2005), I was immediately impressed how the innovative New York-based company was taking the banal bag and making it into something interesting (and dare I say it, fashionable, too).

They offer a strong line of bags for laptop computers (so much different than what we have come to expect from Targus and the big bag companies) and have also created really interesting lines of iPod and cell phone cases. In fact, when I saw Case Closed’s April Lockhart this fall, they were busy designing and testing cases for the iPod Nano.

You Can Argue with Success

December 16, 2005

Altec Lansing Says Goodbye to Cheesy Headphones

December 6, 2005

Leveraging the company’s well-earned expertise in professional audio reproduction, Altec Lansing has entered the consumer earphone market with its inMotion™ iM616 and iM716.  Both models utilize patented Etymotic Research technology to provide a market-leading 35db of noise isolation. 

The inMotion earphones feature a special earplug-like design that blocks virtually all ambient noise when used with MP3 players and other portable audio devices.  The company claims this passive noise isolation technology outperforms active noise-cancelling earphones by a wide margin — in some cases multiples of 10 — to ensure that traffic and other external sources of noise have minimal impact on the listening experience.

Each earpiece contains a specially engineered speaker that is designed to provide maximum sound fidelity at all frequencies.  This combination of the speaker design and noise isolation technology not only enables you to hear more tone and detail than ever before, but also helps prevent hearing damage and sound distortion.

The inMotion iM616 features enhanced bass, an 84% sound accuracy rating as well as a black earplug and cord with a shirt clip for optimal positioning.  The inMotion iM716 features both enhanced bass and high-definition audio modes and you can choose either one with an in-line controller located on the cable.  This controller also doubles as a shirt clip and includes a switch permitting volume control directly from the earphones.  The iM716 has a sound accuracy rating of 90% and a white form factor that matches the Apple’s standard issue iPod.

Now I’ve Heard Everything! An 'iPod Tax'?

December 2, 2005

iPod on the Brain

November 28, 2005

Grokster Goes ByeBye

November 7, 2005

Guiding Light Lite Podcast

November 3, 2005

Bang & Olufsen innovations

September 15, 2005

The All New Ipod nano

September 14, 2005

iPod has a smaller sister. And her name is nano.

IPod nano hosts many of the features we've come to love from iPod, along with a few KEY additions:

Smaller in size and weight

Bright COLOR LCD

Long battery life

And best of all FLASH MEMORY meaning NO moving parts, No skips, less likelihood of breakage or malfunction!

Thank goodness iPod moved away from hard-disc storage as most people seem to use the iPod on the move.

The Super Shuffle returns as the Super Tangent/Super Shiner?

March 30, 2005

From Engadget:

We’re not sure what the hell’s going on now, but our old pals at LuxPro have pasted up a product page for a new, slightly less iPod shuffle-esque version of their notorious Super Shuffle MP3 player which is either called the Super Shiner or the Super Tangent. It still comes in either 512MB or 1GB flavors and has a built-in FM tuner, a digital voice recorder function, and a shuffle mode, but they’ve changed the controls a bit to make the player less of lawsuit-magnet. Oh, and the player also now comes in both black and red, in additon to the original white. This is all assuming that this player actually exists, of course.

[Thanks, Jimmy]

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