iStyles Launches 2007 Sleeve Collection

Singapore, May 18, 2007 — iStyles today announced the immediate availability of their latest Sleeve collection for 2007. The latest collection builds upon the winning formula of last year's collection and pushes things up another notch through the use of more exotic materials and the addition of a functional multi-purpose slit pocket.

Every Sleeve comes in limited quantities and was handmade using specially selected premium materials on the outside and micro-fiber cloth on the inside.

The micro-fiber cloth not only protects the iPod from scratches, but also polishes and cleans the device as it gets inserted and extracted from the case. The exotic materials on the outside feels good and makes a bold fashion statement. The slit pocket is multi-functional can be used to hold earphones or any other objects of a similar size.

No animals were harmed in the creation of the Sleeves as all materials used, even the flurry ones, are synthetic.

The new Sleeve collection is available for the iPhone, iPod, iPod nano and Palm Treo.

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Hands-On With Altec Lansing iMV712 Mini-Theater For iPod 5G

This afternoon iProng received what is to the best of our knowledge the first iMV712 review unit Altec Lansing has sent out to any publication, and that pleased us greatly because this is a system that we've been dying to get into our labs since we first spent time with it back at January's Macworld Expo. What makes the iMV712 so special? Altec Lansing is known for its high-end dockable iPod stereo systems, but pardon the pun, this one is visibly different: front and center is a built-in 8.5 inch LCD screen for watching your iPod's video (or any other source of video, but we'll get to that in a moment). Half a day of testing is not enough to form the basis of a full review, but we wanted to put this First Look in the hands of readers as soon as possible, simply due to the breakthrough nature of this product.

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CopyPod Has A New Name: CopyTrans

CopyPod has a new name: CopyTrans.

Its features remain the same:

- import the whole iPod content to iTunes or to a folder of the computer.
- rebuild/repopulate the iTunes library with its ratings, playlists etc from the iPod.
- copy videos from the iPod to the PC.

Its brother CopyTrans Photo does the job for iPod photos.

The other products from WindSolutions are pretty cool, iTunes companions too:

- iLibs allows to manage multiple iTunes libraries easily as well as multiple iPod/iTunes users.
- iCloner creates backup images of the iPod hard drive than can be then restored to the iPod in a click.
- SyncGuardian allows to switch an iPod between automatic and manual update modes before connecting it to the computer.

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Amazon.com Offers Million Dollar SiK rex Remote Control

Amazon is currently offering the SiK rex Front Row/iPod remote for a whopping $999,999.00. That price seems a bit high, but at least the purchase is eligible for "FREE Super Saver Shipping" so you have that going for you. Hurry though, there is only one left in stock!:

ezGear Shipping ezWake Alaram Clock Stereo

ezGear is now shipping their award winning ezWake ($99) iPod alarm clock stereo.

Features:

  • Works with all iPods
  • Built in battery for time backup
  • Large Blue LCD display with time, mode, alarm, radio station, iPod icon, sleep icon, and more.
  • Includes interchangeable iPod inserts to support all Size iPods
  • Charges your iPod when in iPod cradle
  • Audio Input and Video Output supports iPod
  • Wake up to your iPod, Buzzer, Radio, or external audio (CD Player)

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TUNEWEAR Introduces PRIE Moccasin And PRIE Rawhide For iPod 5G and iPod nano

TUNEWEAR has added two new styles of leather cases to their line. PRIE Moccasin and PRIE Rawhide styles ($30) are available in five models for iPod 5G or iPod nano:

The PRIE Moccasin line consists of a colorful assortment of five compact leather cases. The cases are made from either smooth ultra high-quality vachetta leather, or nappa leather materials which will soften and mellow with age. Each case includes a hand strap which matches the color and design of the case. The hand strap has a removable metal hook for easy detachment from the case. The flip cover design provides complete protection for your iPod against dirt and scratches.

PRIE Moccasin nano
PRIE Moccasin 5G

The PRIE Rawhide line consists of a rugged assortment of five compact leather cases for iPod 5G and iPod nano. The cases are made from either smooth ultra high-quality genuine leather or nappa leather materials and are available in either brown or black colors with distinctive eyelets and stitch designs. Each case includes a built-in belt clip and is designed with a flip cover to provides protection for your iPod nano against dirt and scratches.

PRIE Rawhide nano
PRIE Rawhide 5G

Apple, EMI To Offer DRM-Free Music At Premium Price

DRM-Free music at higher bit-rate and price:

EMI Music’s entire digital catalog of music will be available for purchase DRM-free (without digital rights management) from the iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com) worldwide in May. DRM-free tracks from EMI will be offered at higher quality 256 kbps AAC encoding, resulting in audio quality indistinguishable from the original recording, for just $1.29 per song. In addition, iTunes customers will be able to easily upgrade their entire library of all previously purchased EMI content to the higher quality DRM-free versions for just 30 cents a song. iTunes will continue to offer its entire catalog, currently over five million songs, in the same versions as today—128 kbps AAC encoding with DRM—at the same price of 99 cents per song, alongside DRM-free higher quality versions when available.

iStyles Launches Classic Leather Cases For iPod nano 2nd Gen

iStyles, the leading fashion accessories provider for the iPod and PSP, today announced the availability of Classic Leather Cases for the iPod nano 2nd Gen.

The Classic Leather Cases are stylish and slim premium luxury leather cases for the iPod nano 2nd Gen. The classical styling of the case enhances the look and feel of the iPod nano 2nd Gen, while the slim low-profile fitting maintains the sleekness and elegance of the device.

The Classic Leather Cases are priced at US$15 and are available in six attractive colors that match the colors of the various iPod nano 2nd Gen.

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A Look Inside Apple TV

Here is a quick look inside Apple TV:

More pictures are coming, but for now here are some of the component suppliers which might be of interest to geeks and investors:

Realtek
Nanya
NVIDIA (GeForce Go 7300)
Silicon Image (SiI1930CTV)
Intel
Cypress (CY7C63823-SXC and CY28445L-FXC)
SST (SST89V54RD2)

Update: More pictures...

SiK Releases rex - Front Row Remote Control That Fits ExpressCard/34 Slot

SiK today announced the release of rex ($26,) a Front Row compatible remote that stores in the ExpressCard/34 slot of a MacBook Pro. Rex is compatible with all Apple products (released 2005 and later) that have a built-in IR sensor and is also fully compatible with mira from TwistedMelon.

Features:

  • Works with Front Row, iPod Universal Dock, mira
  • Stores in MacBook Pro ExpressCard/34 slot
  • Six buttons: Menu, Select/Play/Pause, Volume Up, Volume Down, Next/Fast-Forward Track, Previous/Rewind Track
  • Compatible with Apple TV(tm) and all Apple products introduced in 2005 or later with built-in IR receiver
  • Can function at distances of up to 30 feet with unobstructed line-of-sight to the receiver

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iStyles iPod Video Privacy Screen Protector

iStyles, the leading fashion accessories provider for the iPod and PSP, today announced the availability of the iPod Video Privacy Screen Protector. The iPod Video Privacy Screen Protector is an innovative new screen protector for the iPod 5G that not only protects your screen from the scratches and light bumps, but also protects your privacy by preventing your neighbors from seeing what you have on your screen.

Watch your movies or view your pictures in privacy even in a crowded train!

Free iPod Cases Given Away by the Hundreds

Torrance, CA - March 15, 2007 - GizMac Accessories, designer and manufacturer of innovative products for the iPod, gives away hundreds of free iPod cases.



GizMac Accessories has sent out hundreds of their recently released Titan Clear iPod cases for the second generation Nano for free. The Titan Clear free iPod cases were mailed to GizMac customers who had previously purchased GizMac's Titan Gear iPod accessories before March 9, 2007.



Because the new Titan Clear case was designed to use the same accessories that ship with the previous Titan products, customers receiving the free Titan Clear iPod case now have the equivalent of the complete Titan Clear package. These customers can continue to wear or carry their iPod Nano in four different ways while the free Titan Clear case will protect their Nano at the same time.



"GizMac Accessories did not want to tell our customers that the free iPod cases were being sent," explained Jessica Urbanovit, Sales Administrator for GizMac Accessories, "the GizMac management wanted to give free Titan Clear iPod cases as a nice surprise and thank you to our loyal customers."



Titan Clear is a tough, clear polycarbonate iPod case for the 2nd generation Nano. Titan Clear's hard shell protects the iPod from scratches and other minor damage. Armband, belt clip, carabiner clip and lanyard accessories are all included with the Titan Clear.



The Titan Clear iPod case for the 2nd generation Nano has a US retail of $24.99 and is available from the GizMac web site and authorized resellers. Additional information about GizMac and current products can be found on their web site at www.gizmac.com.

iStyles Spring 07 Designer Skin Collection

Singapore, March 6, 2007 — iStyles, the leading fashion accessories provider for the iPod and PSP, today announced the availability of a new collection of designer Skins ($7-8) for the end winter and start of spring collection.

This new range feature works from the talented cris01, honeyspy and psilocyber, with designs representing the mystic of winter and others, the vibrancy and colors of spring. The new designs are mainly available for the iPod Video, iPod nano 2nd Generation and the Microsoft Zune.

HandStands Seeks Consumer Feedback Through Market Research Program

HandStands, a leading provider of iPod, Sansa, and other computer accessories, is looking for consumers interested in providing feedback on future products currently in development. Those interested will not only receive free product(s) for testing, but will also be given credits towards purchases at HandStands.com. More information about the program is available by visiting:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=274972267607

DLO HomeDock Deluxe Now Shipping

DLO has announced that their second generation multimedia dock for iPod, HomeDock Deluxe ($150,) is now shipping:

The HomeDock Deluxe connects to any TV and home stereo with the included AV and S-Video cables, and plays up to 80 GB of a user's content from iTunes - via their docked iPod. The HomeDock Deluxe now features on-TV navigation of iTunes videos, full color Album Art, new screen savers and visualizers, 12 new color themes, on-TV playlist creation called "My Jukebox", an upgraded remote control and many other new additions.

Features:

  • On-TV navigation of iTunes videos
  • On-TV display of Album Art
  • Now with 12 multi-colored theme choices
  • New screen savers that include Album Art
  • New visualization screens
  • Included S-video cable
  • Support for 10 different languages
  • Aux-In port for connecting a 'visiting' MP3 player
  • 'My Jukebox' for building playlists on the fly
  • Redesigned, scratch-resistant remote control
  • Upgraded graphics throughout
  • Softer remote-feedback status light
  • Quick-start screen saver via remote control

More info...

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