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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DLO iDirect iPod Remote Control

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Date: Friday, February 4th, 2005, 09:50
Category: Accessory

DLO’s iDirect is an IR compatible remote control for all dockable iPods. It allows complete transport control of any dockable iPod from across the room while keeping it charged and connected to a home stereo or powered speaker system. The DLO iDirect retails for $49.99 and is available now.

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DLO iBoom: Boomin' With Your iPod

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Date: Monday, January 31st, 2005, 07:13
Category: Accessory, iPod

DLO iBoomThe iBoom is a 20-watt iPod speaker system that turns your iPod into a portable boombox. It works like this: simply install your white iPod in the docking bay in the middle and crank up the volume, which is quite loud btw. When you’re tired of listening to your iPod or just want to tune in to NPR, Car Talk or Stern then click over to the built-in FM radio. We love it here at the PowerPage and can’t wait to take the iPod on the boat this summer. Read More…

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Bluebroc iMac Furniture

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Date: Thursday, January 27th, 2005, 14:23
Category: Accessory

Just letting you guys know about these cool new pieces of furniture from England with iMac G5′s built in – the bluebroc C2.

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Earbud Lanyard Combination – Perfect for the iPod Shuffle?

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Date: Monday, January 17th, 2005, 08:45
Category: Accessory, iPod

Sony MDR-NX1 (JE)I have an iPod Shuffle on order and just picked up a set of Sony MDR-NX1 earbuds with an integrated lanyard. I’m sure that I will have to do a little modification to make it all work, but it sure looks better than the spaghetti in the iPod Shuffle TV commercials.

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MWSF05 Show Pick: XtremeMac AirPlay iPod FM Transmitter

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Date: Friday, January 14th, 2005, 13:14
Category: Accessory, iPod

XtremeMac AirPlayThe AirPlay from XtremeMac is a tiny FM transmitter that works with all 3G and 4G iPods. The AirPlay’s tiny size make it easy to fit in a bag with other accessories and it doesn’t block the hold switch when installed. The non-iPod specific form-factor means that it looks equally good on both a white iPod and the mini.
What makes the AirPlay cool is that it doesn’t require you to load software on your iPod, you can change FM channels via the small UP/DOWN buttons on the unit itself. A small LCD allows you to quickly see and change what channel you’re broadcasting to. The only downside is that (like all FM transmitters) it may be hard to find a station in larger U.S. cities like New York or Los Angeles and the AirPlay’s small size make it easier to lose. The unit is well made, appears pretty rugged and is shipping now for US$39.95.

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Burton and Motorola Sowboarding jacket

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Date: Friday, January 7th, 2005, 17:24
Category: Accessory, Any Laptop Computer

Remember when Burton came out with the Amp, that snowboarding jacket with a special slot for your iPod? Well, this is just like that, except now it’s Motorola trying to prove they can roll with the X-Games set. This time they’re the ones working with Burton instead of Apple, and they’re taking things just that littlest step further by adding a cellphone to the mix. The new jacket the two are collaborating on should be out in the 2nd half of this year and will come with two special padding casings, one for a cellphone (it sounds like it will actually ship with a Moto, natch), the other for an MP3 player, and will sport a control pad sewn into the sleeve that’ll let you operate each gadget and easily switch between them. The jacket also comes with removable speakers in the hood, but will have Bluetooth if you want to use a wireless headset. And if that’s not enough for ya, they’re working on a line of snowboarding helmets and
caps, too. (Thanks Engadget)

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Hack Your iPod With Your Mac

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Date: Friday, January 7th, 2005, 17:19
Category: Accessory, iPod

Want to change your iPod’s graphics using a Mac? AlterPod v0.3b from
Podite is the second release of a cool application for extracting and replacing your iPod’s display graphics. AlterPod can also backup and restore your iPod’s firmware partition to your Mac’s hard drive.
To edit the extracted graphic files you’ll need an image manipulation application that is capable of opening and saving *.PGM files (Portable GreyMap). I.E. Graphic Converter.
Sluggo at podite.com writes:

I successfully altered the “Do not disconnect” image on my 60GB iPod photo using a combination of alterPod, Graphic Converter 5.4, Photoshop and iPodIcons.
1. Backed up my existing firmware with alterPod.
2. Viewed the firmware file with iPodIcons.
3. Created a 100×100 pixel RGB graphic in Photoshop.
4. Saved it as a TIF and opened in Graphic Converter.
5. Saved it as a “PPM” (instead of PGM because it’s color).
6. Back to iPodIcons, selected the existing “Do not disconnect” image.
7. Right (or control) click and selected “Import Image”, selecting my
saved PPM file.
8. iPodIcons shows my replaced image.
9. Selected “Export Firmware” from File menu.
10. Back to alterPod.
11. Selected “Firmware Restore” tab.
12. Restored my firmware using my altered firmware file.
13. Once alterPod said it was complete, I just ejected my iPod, and it
automatically rebooted sitting in the dock.
14. Once it re-started, my replaced image was there in all it’s glory.
- iPodIcons 0.2.3 is similar to iPodWizard but it runs on Mac OS X and Linux (thanks to Qt).
iPodIcons makes use of ipodedit. See http://austin.mit.edu/ipod/ for more information about ipodedit.

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