Charge Different: Griffin PowerJolt Charges iPod, shuffle in Your Car

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Date: Monday, July 11th, 2005, 19:41
Category: Accessory

Griffin Technology PowerJolt.Griffin Technology‘s PowerJolt Auto Charger is a US$25 charger for the iPod or iPod shuffle that plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter outlet. What makes the PowerJolt different than most iPod car chargers is that it replaces the fixed cable the connects to your iPod’s docking connector with a removable USB charging cable. This way you can remove the USB cable and plug an iPod shuffle directly into the the PowerJolt for a quick charge. The included 48-inch USB Dock Connector cable can be used with the PowerJolt or with your Mac. The PowerJolt is now shipping.
Despite my thoughts to the contrary, I especially like the name :)

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Drivers for 3Com Bluetooth PC Card (Updated)

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Date: Thursday, July 7th, 2005, 09:13
Category: Accessory

3Com Bluetooth PC CardCard Blues Suite 1.3 enables the 3Com Bluetooth PC Card (version 3.0) to be used with Apple’s Bluetooth software. With the 3Com PC Card your PowerBook G3 or PowerBook Titanium gets Bluetooth and nothing hangs out of the computer. It is like adding internal Bluetooth to these machines. The driver itself is in the public domain (free).
Click through to read about the card’s drawbacks…

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Dress up your iPod shuffle With PopTune

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Date: Wednesday, July 6th, 2005, 07:13
Category: Accessory, iPod

TuneWear PopTune for iPod shufflePOPTUNE for shuffle is a clean removing wearable wrapper for Apple’s iPod shuffle series digital music players. POPTUNE for shuffle comes in a pack of 12 stylish patterns such as sizzling “Fire”, pretty “Sakura”, tropical “Aloha” and more. With these kinds of choices we are sure that you will find a POPTUNE suitable to your individual tastes. It also adds scratch protection to your iPod shuffle. 12 patterns are now shipping for US$19.95 from TuneWear.

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Ask PowerPage: Locking Your PowerBook (Updated 2x)

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Date: Thursday, June 30th, 2005, 10:15
Category: Accessory

Targus PA410U Cable Lock

Dear PowerPage:
I just got a PowerBook that I use daily at school and in labs and would like to be able to secure it to the desk by a cable or some other means. Is there something that your recommend?

A number of laptop locks that utilize the security cable port are available with key locks, including the Kensington MicroSaver, but I don’t like them because you can lose the key. I generally prefer cable locks with a combination lock like the Targus PA410U.
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BoomTune Mini Tripod Speakers for the iPod shuffle

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Date: Friday, June 24th, 2005, 02:35
Category: Accessory

Tunewear Booktune Mini Tripod SpeakersIt’s a shame that it’s only available in Japan, but Tunewear’s BoomTune Mini Tripod caught my eye because it’s the first speaker system that I’ve seen for the iPod shuffle and it’s extremely cool looking.

BOOMTUNE mini incorporates a unique tripod design and an amazing 1W x 2 output that is surprising for such a compact size. Just one AAA battery is all you will need to enjoy up to 10 hours* of playback. With a style like you have never seen before, the tripod design can be used with almost any MP3 player from the small iPod shuffle to the iPod 4G/photo. It is also suitable for more than just table top use. In fact, you can use it anywhere. Whether you are staying in a hotel, camping, at a barbecue, or just enjoying the outdoors, BOOMTUNE mini will ensure that you can enjoy your favorite tunes no matter where you are!

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Bluetooth USB Adapters Wars: D-Link DBT-120

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Date: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005, 12:39
Category: Accessory

D-Link DBT-120 Bluetooth USB AdapterA note about the Bluetake BT007Si Bluetooth USB adapter we mentioned here recently. The BT007Si adapters, while nice looking, have two major issues…

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iPerch: A Stand You Can Type On

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:50
Category: Accessory

MacMice has released the iPerch, a new acrylic stand for Apple laptops. The US$39.95 is more rugged than similar competing stands, so it’s possible to type on the computer while it’s on the stand — and the stand is sturdy enough to support Apple’s new bohemeth PowerBook G4 17″.

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Review: MacResQ Mini AC Adapter (Updated)

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Date: Sunday, June 19th, 2005, 14:30
Category: Accessory

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ALIGN="right"/>Apple’s Think Different yo-yo power adapter was badly
designed for travel. When I purchased my original TiBook, I immediately
relegated it to home use and got a Madsonline adapter (US$76). Long a
favorite of the PowerPage, it was small and painted silver to match the
Ti. The current Apple rectangular white adapter (US$79) is a much
improved design with colored LEDs, a removable power plug and optional
AC cord, so what more to ask for in a power adapter?

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Bluetooth USB Adapter: Bluetake BT007Si (Updated)

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Date: Friday, June 17th, 2005, 19:33
Category: Accessory

Bluetake BT007SiI finally took the plunge and purchased a Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, but it created a problem all its own. How could I make it communicate with my (non-Bluetooth) Titanium PowerBook? After searching (and I mean SEARCHING), I finally found a USB Bluetooth adapter (dongle for those in the UK) that I felt worthy of my PowerBook. UPDATE: We’ve uncovered some issues with this adapter. Read More…

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You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Loose Wheel

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Date: Monday, June 13th, 2005, 08:37
Category: Accessory

Madsonline Lucille AC AdapterLucille is a new PowerBook AC adapter by Madsonline introduced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference last week in San Francisco. The new adapter supplies 65 watts of power so it will charge the PowerBook 15 and 17-inch but it also adds two really nice features: a FireWire and USB port on the side allowing you to carry less power bricks when traveling. Read More…

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