Matts iPod News
Friday, January 20, 2006
iParty, More iPod CrapThe iParty is a wirelss transmitter/receiver for your iPod Mini (they still make accessories for the Mini's apparently!) that transmits up to 50 feet away and costs US$80.
ICUITI Video GlassesDesigned to play video from an iPod with Video, the ICUITI Video Glasses sport 640x480 resolution and are powered for 2.5-4.5 hours on two AA batteries. They'll cost US$549 and make you look totally ridiculous.
The best thing about this product is the girl in the ad. ;)
iPod... Baby Stroller?For you funky (and totally uncaring) modern parents you can now push your baby in a stroller while listening to your iPod!
Now Your Nano Has Showy SpeakersExternal speakers for the Nano, due to it's small size, have been hard to come by. Until now. Only one watt but enough to get the party started!
iPods, Now in Black CoatYou can now buy a black coat with integrated iPod controls. US$180 - not bad.
Sunday, January 15, 2006
MicroPack Packs On Extra iPod LifeWant 80 extra hours of life for your iPod? Just $100 for the MicroPack.
iPod Junior - iPod to 2.5" hard drive adapterNot sure how it affects battery life but someone is building an iPod to 2.5" hard drive adapter.
iPod hacks collection...MAKE: Blog have posted a couple of links to many iPod Hacks collections.
XtremeMac MicroMemoThe XtremeMac MicroMemo is a sweet-lookin' audio recording accessory. 5G iPods only.
Live at Macworld: Finally, True iPod Car IntegrationFinally, a use for ash trays - some enterprising company is putting iPod docks in them!
Thursday, January 12, 2006
Das iPod nano Lego-Dock Version 2 Mit Pwnz0r-Features!Are you a Lego fan? Then you'll dig this iPod nano Lego-Dock.
DIY his and hers iPods for photo proofing...Nice idea, albeit geeky...instead of printing your wedding photos in an album (bah! Old fashioned!) this guy can take pro-quality photos and 'publish' them to a personal iPod that he sells to the newlyweds.
DIY his and hers iPods for photo proofing...
Griffin TuneCenter remote for iPodsGriffin has released the TuneCenter that connects your iPod and TV in a perfect blend of harmonious joy. Or something. It let's you control your iPod through a TV-displayed interface and has many other cool features (including the ability to play Internet radio, display your video's on the TV etc). Nice if your want your iPod to play a central room in your living room. US$100.
Atech's teepee iPod dockSo many jokes you can make at the expense of this product...an iPod dock intended for use in the toilet! Has two dock slots, one for the Nano, one for regular iPods, and has a toilet paper dispenser built-in!
The A373 iPod nano from ever-e includes Bluetooth and FMThe A373 iPod Nano case goes above and beyond the standard simple cases you can get for your Nano. It adds extended battery life, an FM tuner and bluetooth transmission. Of course it increases the size of the tiny Nano but such is the price of wicked-cool features.
Hack your 4GB iPod nano to 8GB?Everyone's been talking about the hackster that is claiming to easily be able to upgrade your 4Gb Nano to 8GB. He's claiming to be able to do the operation for a measly US$225. But I call fraud until proven otherwise!
MyVu Personal Media Player: LCD goggles for the iPodWhy the hell people need personal LCD gogglesto connect to your iPod I'll never know. But there ya go.
Sony displays iPod controller at CESSony have announced an iPod controller to hook into their Xplode car systems. Kinda weird coming from Sony, who make competitive products to Apple.
The GeigerPodWho would ever have thought to combine a Geiger counter and an iPod?
Levi's Gets Into iPod PicturePretty soon you'll be able to get a pair of Levi's with a built-in iPod dock. Awesome. But I can't believe they'll fit well.
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Radio Babylon catches iTunes on the flyThe Radio Babylon is a home-brewed box running on Linux that can hunt down open iTunes shares on accessible networks so you can stream the music from those shares.
You can't buy one of these devices (yet) but the creator has made the source code available.
DLO HomeDock Deluxe puts iPod navigation on your TVThe HomeDock Deluxe allows you to control your iPod via a supplied remote while using a TV interface. And the unit looks slick. Niiice.
Tango iPod Base Kicks the BassIf you're looking for some serious bass output from your iPod - and a dock to boot - you could do worse than the Tango.
Apple's other gear: AV Connection Kit and nano in-ear earbudsApple just announced a couple of new iPod accessory packs: the AV Connection Kit and nano in-ear earbuds.
JBL On Time Alarm ClockA futuristic looking alarm clock dock made by JBL has been announced at MacWorld. Actually, there's going to be a flurry of "announced at MacWorld" posts*, bear with me!
* In case you're not Apple-savvy, MacWorld is Apple's big annual conference/expo where all the big Apple-related product announcements occur.
The TunebuckleThe Tunebuckle is an iPod case that is actually a belt. iPod Nano only.
iPod Radio RemoteAmid the crazy announcements that Steve Jobs delivered today during his MacWorld keynote (the new MacBooks look sweet!), the iPod Radio Remote was revealed. Finally an FM receiver for iPods. Well, only 4th & 5th Gen iPods or Nano's...but still pretty cool.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
'iPod' tax plan on the backburnerLooks like the iPod tax idea has been shelved. As it should.
The KNG iPod DJ dockIrrefutably the king of all iPod docks!
Chrysler to Put iPod Connections in 2006 ModelsI'm sure more car companies will follow Chrysler and start adding iPod docks as optional extras.
50 Fun Things To Do With Your iPodThe title says it all! There's some good tips here.
50 Fun Things To Do With Your iPod
Hands-on with the iSee 360iEngadget give the once over to the iSee 360i, a new portable dock for the Nano, Mini and 4G and 5G iPods. This dock is pretty special though, it has a largish 3.6" screen that you can play videos on, simply using the iPod as a storage device. V. Cool.
Build an iPod Shuffle FM transmitterSome guy built an FM transmitter for his iPod Shuffle and housed it in an old mouse.
Friday, January 06, 2006
iPod breakout dockSteve Chapman, an enterprising fella, decided to create an iPod breakout dock that exposes the communications medium that the iPod uses.
Very useful for you haXor5 out there.
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Gizmodo & Engadget newsMerry Christmas and Happy New Year folks! I've been away over the holiday period and the links have been building up. So I've decided to bundle up all the accumulated goodness into a couple of posts. Here's a linkfest for Engadget and Gizmodo from the past couple of weeks...
iPod nano Video Video
iTunes Goes Open Source (Sort Of)
Latest iTrip Supports Everything, Could Even Be Used as Leg of Small Table
An Innovative iPod Accessory? OMG! (iJet)
iMeat: Heartburn for iPod Fans
iKitty: The Litterbox for Your nano
H20 Audio: Waterproofing the nano
Ditch Those CDs for an iPod
Bass In Your Face: iWoofer
$4,000 Tube Speakers for Your iPod
Pyp Bomb Amplifier For iPod Or Guitar
The iJet Two-Way wireless iPod remote helps screen the Springsteen
iPod battery settlement sorted
How-to: Make an iPod dock for your Xbox 360 (part I)
How-to: Make an iPod dock for your Xbox 360 (part II)
(Sorry about the lack of commentary but there was just too much!)