Free WiFi Listings Come to Philadelphia

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Date: Friday, December 3rd, 2004, 08:47
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WiPod and FreeFi come to PennsylvaniaPAFreeFi.com is now live, providing a directory of free wireless (WiFi, 802.11) hotspots in and around the great state of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, home of PowerPage world headquarters, is proud to be a part of the expanding FreeFi family. Read on, brother…

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iPak iPod Case Does Double Duty

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Date: Friday, December 3rd, 2004, 08:12
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iPak iPod CaseSince iPods are all the rage these days, you probably have one (you do have one, don’t you?). The problem with the shiny gizmos is that they’re, well, shiny. The mirrored back of the iPod is easily scratched as is the high gloss front, albeit you’re less likely to notice scratches on white. This is why most people choose to protect their iPods with some sort of a case. Regular readers of these pages know that I obsess about such things.
One of the few problems with the iPod is the case that it ships with – it’s bogus. Apple’s case only holds the iPod itself and doesn’t provide any storage space for accessories, which is fine for working out, but what about while traveling? Most people with iPods have accessories in addition to the included headphones and remote control. The iTrip, iTalk, EarJams and iPod cables are easy to lose if you don’t keep close tabs on them.
The Handstands iPak (US$39.99) is a pair of iPod cases that keep your trusty MP3 player and associated gear safe from the hazards of day-to-day life. The main case holds the iPod (all sizes) or the iPod mini securely leaving a small area open near the top for the earbud cable. Two zippers close up both sides and meet where the headphone jack comes out.
The second iPak case has notches for the iPod power brick and something the size of an iTrip or iTalk. I don’t travel with the power brick so I put my iTalk in that compartment. The opposite side of both cases features a mesh webbing so you can see what’s in it. The only downside is that you can’t get at the controls of the iPod while it’s in the case, but hey, that’s what the remote control is for, right?
The Handstands iPak retails for US$39.99 and is available now.

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