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With so many new accessories for the iPhone we can barely keep up these days, but this one about matches Mad TV’s iRack in usefulness. The Shuffle is simply one little button. Push it and it literally rearranges all your contacts, then calls one at random. Hold it down for 3 seconds and it will automatically dial another number for a three-way teleconference. There’s more, but we don’t want to spoil the other neat tricks that the Shuffle can perform with little or no effort.

We had you going there for a minute, didn’t we?

 

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LG U990

Last week we told you about LG’s new inexpensive Aloha cell phone, this week we see that they have an iPhone clone in the works. Landing in the UK before traveling on to other parts of the planet, the U990 (KU990 in London) has high-speed 3G HSDPA connectivity, a 3-inch, 400 x 240 pixel, 262k display touchscreen, a 5 megapixel cam with digital zoom and video recording, stereo Bluetooth capability, and 170 MB of internal, expandable memory. It also allows video and audio downloading and streaming, Internet access, and video calling. No mention of price yet, the U990 is expected to be released this October.

 

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i-Station Traveller

Logic3 has come up with what they claim to be the iPhone’s first speaker system. In black gloss with silver trim, the i-Station Traveller measures 170 mm across, has a 4 watt output, and 35 mm neodymium drivers. It works with your phone vertically and horizontally, and comes with adapter and four AAA batteries. The speakers will be available for £29.99 (~$59.40) through retailers or Logic3’s online store. Because the i-Station is compatible with other media players through its 3.5 mm jack, it begs the question, which came first, the iPhone or the i-Station?

 

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SD/Flash ReadersThese ultra-slim Micro SD/Flash Card USB 2.0 readers hook right up to your notebook, cell phone, digital cam, PDA or MP3 player and read and write your files at a full 480 MPS rate. With simple plug and play, it supports Windows 98/200/ME/XP at a size of 28 x 15 x 2 mm and a weight of only 3 grams. With a price of only $11.50 at Brando, it makes the copper coin attached a bonus, and maybe good luck next time you play the lottery.

(Thanks, Fanny)

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ABT-SPK-A8 SpeakerAdvantek Networks has a new portable Bluetooth ABT-SPK-A8 speaker that will stream sound from MP3 players, CD/DVD players, and handheld gaming devices for up to 10 hours of play on its rechargeable battery. With its built-in mic, it provides hands free conversation through VOiP via Skype, MSN IM, or Yahoo Messenger with DSP noise cancellation technology so that you can hear clearly over that rush hour road rage. The device will automatically cut off when a call comes in and will auto-return to the music after it ends. If you want to take it with you during a long commute, it comes with a sun visor clip and a flip-out leg stand. You can find the speaker at Ayagroup for $89.95 and other online retail outlets.

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80GB iPodIf you still have your eye on one of the larger iPods but cannot afford the lofty price, Audible is giving a $100.00 coupon for anyone who signs up with their Listener Gold or Platinum subscription service starting at $14.95 a month. You can use it to discount any AudibleReady gadget on their sister site Amazon. Included in the deal are selected PMPs, PDAs, GPS systems, and SmartPhones. Audible offers over 23,000 audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, radio, and original programs for download. The promotion is available until September 30.

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Plusmo Widgets

Get excited, new iPhoners. Plusmo, the free widget folks, is now available for your new toy. With them you can get news feeds, traffic reports, store locators, games, sports, daily cartoons, and more. Around since 2006, Plusmo now has more than 20,000 widgets created by users and you can get yours by downloading and registering from your iPhone, Blackberry, cell phone, or other mobile device. The service, currently available in beta service, also allows you to create your own widget and share with others.

 

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dead phoneThose clever folks at PC Magazine have devised an iPhone Death Watch for those of you who are worried about your new toy’s battery and are already fretting over its expiration date and possible withdrawal while you exchange it. Simply enter the date of purchase and the calculator will tell you when to plan for the end and its subsequent replacement.

Apple claims that after 400 charges, an iPhone retains only 80%. Since this was all the info the mag could get out of the company, they just used one of their own to estimate how long between charges, added in the length of trickle charging over a USB port, and came up with 1.5 days. They also stretched the amount of charges to 450, multiplied the two together, and voila, the Death Widget was born. If you get too paranoid about the countdown and take the issue too seriously, we suggest that you take off another couple of days to account for all that calendar reassurance.

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