Shopping Picks in Portable Device Accessories
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With summer right around the corner, it's time to move the party outdoors. That means the music too. And with the advent of MP3 players, old-school boomboxes have gone the way of the dinosaur. Thankfully, that's where the Bose SoundDock Portable comes in. It's battery-powered, so it alleviates the need for an outlet. Simply plug your iPod into the dock, and instantly, you have high-quality sound that you can take with you to any... more
As you adjust your clocks next Sunday for Daylight Savings Time, replace the batteries in those wall clocks with rechargeable batteries. Use the Sony AA battery charger to keep up to four batteries juiced up and ready to go. You won't have to keep buying all those disposable batteries, or getting rid of them when they stop working. It's a smart move for you and the environment, and it will keep the expenses down... more
Not only is the HP Premium Digital Headset perfect for listening to music or podcasts, it has a microphone so you can use it with Skype and other VoIP-related software. These full-size headsets are bulkier than the ear buds you slip in your pocket, but padded to make them more comfortable. They're adjustable and the microphone rotates so you'll get a good fit that keeps the sound in and the noise out.
New from Belkin: The GoStudio, a device that lets you record high-quality audio (16-bit, 44kHz WAV files) directly onto your iPod's hard drive. Designed for musicians, journalists, podcasters, and students recording lectures, the GoStudio has 2 built-in microphones as well as professional XLR and 1/4" audio jacks (for recording from external microphones or mixing boards). When you're done recording, you can put your files into iTunes, edit them, or upload them to your blog/website/Facebook... more
Big fingers (or long nails) can make typing on your iPhone or iPod Touch tricky. And even if you have small fingers and chewed-off nails, your iPhone is no match for the grease on your fingers after a bucket of KFC. Check out the Pogo, a lightweight stylus with a soft, durable tip that won't smudge or scratch your screen. It works just like your index finger, only better. The included clip keeps the... more
If you've ever tried to drive with one hand and use your iPhone's GPS with the other, you will appreciate the new Griffin WindowSeat. It's a simple, adjustable suction bracket that holds your iPhone or iPod Touch at eye level on your car's windshield or dashboard. When you get to your destination, just press the corner tab to release your device (take it with you so no one smashes your windows!). The WindowSeat comes... more
How cute is this knit "Applepod" iPod Shuffle case? It's got happy rainbow stripes in the shape of an apple; fits 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation iPod Shuffles; and has a hole in the top for your headphones. Yes, you can still use the clip function, so you can wear your iPod as a big brooch. Just $12 at Etsy.
Koss first started making PortaPro headphones in 1984, and they're still some of the best headphones that (not much) money can buy, even if the design is a bit retro-looking. Designed for people with "refined musical acuity," the lightweight, comfortable PortaPros deliver deep bass and a wide frequency response (from 15-25,000 Hz), so you can get the most out of movies (or heavy metal) while your spouse sleeps. The fold-up design is well-suited for... more
iFrogz Audiowrapz aren't just cases for third-generation iPod Nanos. They're also speakers. But they're "passive speakers," which means there are no built-in amplifiers, and they don't need batteries or draw power from the Nano. The speakers probably don't provide boombox sound quality, but we like the idea of sharing music without sharing headphones. More iPod Nano cases.
Expansive sound from a compact footprint. The Griffin Evolve is a wireless iPod speaker system with 3 parts: A charging base and two 5.5" cube-shaped speakers, each with its own on/off switch, that can be moved up to 150 feet away from the base station, so you can put them wherever you want and get real stereo sound. MTV.com says "If you're looking for a simple yet effective and incredibly designed wireless speaker system,... more
Once you shell out for an iPod, it's hard to justify spending a lot of money on expensive iPod speakers, especially ones that cost more than the iPod itself. (Bose, are you reading this?) Which is why we like the looks of the $29 Altec Lansing Orbit. It's a rugged, pocket-sized speaker with a 360-degree sound field that works with iPods, music-enabled cell phones, and other MP3 players. You can prop it up on... more
How do you get your old vinyl records onto your iPod? Easily, thanks to the Ion LP Dock. It's a turntable with an iPod dock that lets you play a record (33 or 45 RPM) while recording it directly onto your iPod. It also comes with software (for Macs and PCs) if you want to make CD or MP3 archives of your collection. And there's a line-level output for connecting the turntable to any... more
Problem: Your friend has some awesome photos/videos/playlists on his iPod, and you want to put them on yours. Solution: The MiShare, a handy little gadget that hooks up to both iPods (no computers or cables required), letting you push a big button to transfer the stuff from one iPod to another. The MiShare does not unlock DRM-protected files, and doesn't work with Shuffles, the iPhone, or the iPod Touch, but the company's working on... more
As seen in the December issue of Wired magazine: The Vers 2x iPod speaker system, a compact (11.5" x 5.5" x 5.5") iPod speaker housed in a cabinet with real cherry wood veneer. It's got two 3", 15-watt speakers and works with the iPhone and almost all iPods (except the Shuffle). A 14-function remote control lets you navigate your iPod from up to 25 feet away. Each speaker supposedly takes a week to make,... more
If Mom's getting Dad a new iPod Nano this holiday, one of the best (and most affordable) gifts you can give him is this leather folio case from Belkin. Available in 3 color combinations (black/chocolate, pink/chocolate, and persimmon/bone as shown here), the case protects the Nano in its soft suede lining, while still providing access to the hold switch and dock connector. The case has a magnetic closure, and even with the Nano... more
Why buy an iPod when you can get an MP3 player that also works with satellite radio? The new Sirius Stiletto 2 not only has 2GB of internal flash memory for your own music (and a microSD card slot for adding memory), it also lets you record and store up to 100 hours of your favorite Sirius programs. Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity lets you listen to Sirius radio via wireless networks, and there's even a... more
This probably isn't the first time someone's made an iPod case with a bottle opener, but it's the first one we've seen for the second (and third) generation iPod Shuffle. The Mophie Bevy is a protective polycarbonate Shuffle case with a "bevy" of features, including one that will open your "bevvy," as they say in the UK. The case has grooves around the edges so you can wrap your headphone wires around it,... more
If you liked the Bose SoundDock, you might be interested in Bose's smaller, portable SoundDock. It's 12" wide, 6.75" high, and 4" thick (but still delivers Bose-quality sound), with a rechargeable battery and a molded handle that makes it easy to carry the 5-pound speaker from place to place. You can use it with your iPhone, any iPod with a click wheel, or other audio source (via the auxiliary input). But it's not cheap.... more
We don't care if you've got Lance Armstrong's cycling skills; wearing headphones while riding a bike is never a good idea. iHome has a better idea with this bicycle iPod speaker. The 2-part device includes a speaker case that mounts to your bike frame and a wireless remote control that mounts to one of your handlebars. So you can keep your eyes on the road (while you push your pedals to some metal) and... more
Calling all shower howlers: Personal hygiene is now even more fun with this portable iPod speaker from iHome. The water-resistant case lets you listen to and control your iPod on the beach, by the pool, or in the shower - it even comes with a hanging loop and shower hook. Features include inserts to fit older iPod models, a line-in jack for other MP3 players, and a headphone jack (more useful at a public... more