Someone has finally announced a product that manages to both remove the tangle of cords that can occur with an iPod Shuffle used with the lanyard accessory and make the wearer not look completely ridiculous. morphie is proud to present the Song Sling - a strap that goes around the back of your neck, with included color coordinated earbuds that connect to the back of the unit. This means that the headphone cords can’t get tangled in the lanyard or each other. The strap then goes down where it can hold the iPod Shuffle draped across your chest. The Song Sling is priced at only $39.95 and you can get a 10% discount if you pre-order them now. I’m somewhat curious at how the earbuds are going to sound.
I recently found myself on the market for a pair for my computer at work and thought I would share my experiences. After doing significant amounts of research I decided to settle on the Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 2.0 PC Speaker System as they got positive ratings and seemed to have a good bass response even given their lack of an actual subwoofer. I just received them and am quite impressed so far. They are ideal for people short on desk space who are looking for a great sounding set of speakers with no large subwoofer, or listen to music where excessive bass is not needed. Check out after the jump for my full initial impressions.
Called the iVault, Griffin’s new case for the iPod Shuffle certainly looks nice. The aluminum exterior encases the iPod Shuffle while still allowing access to the dial, headphone jack and switch. The iVault will set you back about $20 and comes not only in aluminum but also in four anodized aluminum colours: Red, Blue, Green and Purple.
When I first saw this, I thought it was by far one of the strangest gadgets I’ve seen in a while, but after it sunk in I can actually see it’s usefulness. How many times have been on your way somewhere and stopped at McDonald’s or Burger King for a meal to go, but as soon as the aroma of french fries filled the car you could no longer wait to arrive at your destination? You find your self rummaging through your bag for fries and sucking ketchup out of the little packet all the while trying to keep your eyes on the road and not cause an accident or get the ketchup on your car seat. If you’re like me, you’ve been in this position more times then you’d like to admit, but with this french fry holder that fits into most car cup holders, situations like this can be a thing of the past. Simply put your container of fries in the holder, along with a packet or two of ketchup in the clip-on ketchup cup and you’re ready for the road. You can get yourself one of these for only $9.99.
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In case you ever wanted to turn your iPod into an inanimate little person that looks strangely like a white Gumby, iGuy is for you. It’ll run you 34.99 USD and most of your dignity. By all means, send us pictures of you interacting with your iGuy - we could use a laugh.
I swore I saw this last week in my neighborhood but i couldn’t believe it. On his belt, some teenager had this LED badge mounted. Unfortunately I drove by so quickly I didn’t get a chance to read it (or believe it). I turned to my wife and asked, “Was that I think it was?” She said, “Yep, it said ‘Tiny’ - not a good thing to have on you belt.” Words of wisdom, y’all.
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Actiontec provides a third party wireless game adapter at a price less exhorbatant than the first party counterparts. It really functions as an Ethernet to 802.11g bridge, enabling you to get your game system (PS2 or Xbox) or other Ethernet enabled device (TiVo or notebook) online wirelessly. It’s a very cool concept, but unfortunately the Actiontec has a few minor implementation issues. Check out the full review after the jump.
Fans of the band Coldplay may be excited to know that they have hooked up with Solio and come up with a solar powered iPod charger with designed in the same vein as the album art from Coldplay’s recently released album, “X & Y”. The charger retails for £79.99 - a little less then $150, at the Coldplay Shop. Only 200 of the things were made, so if you want one you better get it now before they’re all gone.
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Love electronics so much you wish you could wear ‘em? Probably not, but just in case you ever get the urge, check this out. From a gold microprocessor “Bling” necklace, to a diskette handbag, to an alluminum wallet, they’ve come up with some pretty creative stuff for both men and women. If you’re interested, you can check out www.fractalspin.com to purchase a few pieces.
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Tired of wearing your iPod Shuffle around your neck? If looking like the business end of a surge protector isn’t your thing, check out DLO Direct’s much more fashionable Flip Clip. You can clip it just about anywhere your heart desires, and it also allows for easy access to the control switch located on the back of the small music player. The Flip Clip also keeps your headphone jack on top for easy access, and protects your USB connector as well. It retails for $19.99 and can be bought straight from DLO Direct. Now that’s how you make a third party accessory.
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