iPod Camera Connector Revealed

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Date: Monday, February 28th, 2005, 10:47
Category: Accessory, iPod

Gizmodo has posted a picture of the new iPod Camera Connector. AppleInsider claims that the picture is from an Apple Japan press briefing held on Friday. Thank God it’s not some huge dongle. Now, don’t get me started on the US$30 price… Availability is still anyone’s guess, as its not yet listed at the Apple Store.

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Apple Adds Image Capture to iPod Photo

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Date: Thursday, February 24th, 2005, 09:26
Category: Accessory, iPod

iPod PhotoOne of the least publicized and most important features announced with the new iPod Photo yesterday was the addition of Image Capture support allowing you to upload photos from a digital camera to the iPod – with an option US$30 dongle. Read More…

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Apple Gouging iPod Accessory Customers in UK

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Date: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005, 09:45
Category: Accessory, iPod

The pricing of iPod camera accessories in the UK goes far beyond Apple’s usual mark-up. Read More…

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Rollable Solar Panel Powers Notebook Computers

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Date: Monday, February 21st, 2005, 20:39
Category: Accessory

If you find yourself outdoors and away from AC power a lot, solar panels are one of the best (and only) ways to get power to your gadgets. The downside to solar power is that it takes a big panel to collect any real juice. The Brunton SolarRoll 14 (US$399) is a 12 by 57-inch panel of amorphous solar cells that rolls up for easy storage. While it won’t easily strap to the back of your jacket the 17 ounce roll provides a beefy 14 watts of power – enough to power or recharge laptops, digital cameras and smaller mobile gadgets. Links and more after the jump…

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Solar-Powered Jacket Charges Your Mobile Gadgets

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Date: Monday, February 21st, 2005, 20:45
Category: Accessory

The Solar SCOTTEVEST (SeV) System is the ultimate geek jacket, packing 42 pockets, zippered sleeves and a solar panel to recharge your gadgets while you’re on the go.

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QuickerTek Releases 27db Transceiver for AirPort Base Station

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Date: Thursday, February 17th, 2005, 11:19
Category: Accessory

QuickerTek Plug N Play AntennaQuickerTek, Inc. has announced a new Wi-Fi transceiver designed to dramatically increase the effective signal range of the AirPort and AirPort Extreme Base Stations. It will add up to 1/2 mile line-of-sight coverage according to the company. This product works by not only transmitting a more powerful signal, but also using a LNA (low noise amplifier) to increase the receiver sensitivity. The 27db Transceiver has a list price of US$149 and will be available in one week.
The PowerPage has been testing one of QuickerTek’s new and improved
Plug N Play antenna (pictured) for all Apple Airport Base Stations and we’re impressed with the results. On average, our Airport Extreme Base Stations signal gained two bars of signal strength in most remote areas of our setup. The Plug N Play antenna (US$90) allows you to fine tune its installation. The included software helps you position the antenna for maximum performance.

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QuickerTek Releases 27db Transceiver for AirPort Base Station

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Date: Thursday, February 17th, 2005, 08:20
Category: Accessory

QuickerTek Plug N Play AntennaQuickerTek, Inc. has announced a new Wi-Fi transceiver designed to dramatically increase the effective signal range of the AirPort and AirPort Extreme Base Stations. It will add up to 1/2 mile line-of-sight coverage according to the company. This product works by not only transmitting a more powerful signal, but also using a LNA (low noise amplifier) to increase the receiver sensitivity. The 27db Transceiver has a list price of US$149 and will be available in one week.
The PowerPage has been testing one of QuickerTek’s new and improved
Plug N Play antenna (pictured) for all Apple Airport Base Stations and we’re impressed with the results. On average, our Airport Extreme Base Stations signal gained two bars of signal strength in most remote areas of our setup. The Plug N Play antenna (US$90) allows you to fine tune its installation. The included software helps you position the antenna for maximum performance.

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Krusell Multidapt Case for BlackBerry 7100 (Updated)

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Date: Monday, February 14th, 2005, 23:21
Category: Accessory

Krusell Multiadapt for BlackBerry 7100Krusell International AB produces and distributes unique Multidapt-equipped carrying cases for all kinds of portable electronics (PDAs, cameras) but most notably for mobile phones. I recently got one of their cases for the BlackBerry 7100t smartphone and totally love it.
Read more about this cool case after the jump…

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IBM UltraNav Travel Keyboard

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Date: Wednesday, February 9th, 2005, 13:29
Category: Accessory

ThinkPad fanatics love the clickity-clack of their laptops so much, IBM made a similar stand-alone USB keyboard to satiate me, uh, them on the desktop. Like most laptop QWERTYs, it’s missing the 10-key number pad, but it in no way feels cramped. The gap between the top edges of adjacent keys is larger than even my standard Mac and Dell keyboards, which made for fewer typos. And even though the keys don’t depress as far as those on a normal board, it was still a satisfying experience. The USB cable is short, at a little more than 3 feet. But there’s a two-port USB hub built in. And with an included touchpad and eraser-shaped pointer, I can not only ditch my old keyboards, but my mouses, too. — B.L.
[RATING: 8/10] [RETAIL: $99] [ ibm.com ]
Source: WIRED Gadget Lab [Feb 8, 2005]

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XtremeMac iPod Accessories Make the Grade

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Date: Friday, February 4th, 2005, 10:07
Category: Accessory

XtremeMac makes some excellent accessories for the iPod that we have been testing. In January I reviewed the company’s kicking AirPlay FM transmitter that doesn’t require any software to be installed on the iPod. I am using the AirPlay this week on a road trip in Florida and loving it in the rental car.
I have also grown fond of XtremeMac’s iPod Silicone Cases which are compatible with most iPod accessories and feature gripping ridges on the sides. I sometimes wish that they had a belt clip but have managed to work around it. The iPod Silicone Cases are available in six colors and clear for US$19.95 individually or US$29.95 for a three-pack.
If you travel with a friend or spouse, then check out XtremeMac’s Audio Splitter for iPod (US$12.95) which splits the iPod’s audio output port into two enabling you to Jam out with a friend on that next road trip.

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