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Our friend Nick Starr went out and purchased one of the new second generation iPod nanos with the quickness, and sent us notice of his unboxing gallery of the device. Of course, this is the one that Steve Jobs introduced in his keynote yesterday. These things are even thinner than the original nanos, and sport new aluminum casing.

Check out the rest of the unboxing images over at Nick’s Flickr pool.

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Gear Live iRiver clix Giveaway

So, check it. Gear Live reader and forum contributer Admiral_Kirk made it clear to us that our recent contests have been a bit too hard, not allowing the Average Joe to win because of the expertise required. Fine, we can understand that. So, we decided that to make up for that, we will make it insanely easy to win an iRiver clix from us. I mean, seriously, the person who wins is the person who wants it the most.

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LG Chocolate XV8500

Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics formally took the wrapper today off of their Chocolate by LG mobile phone, which as been creating a huge buzz in the United States for sometime now. The Chocolate by LG phone is priced at $149.99 after a $50 instant online discount and new two-year customer agreement.

Of course, Unboxing images have already started hitting the web. Be sure to check out Gadgetell’s Chocolate unboxing peep show for a look at everything the phone comes with. There are also a few images from the users over at Howard Forums as well.

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This was one of our favorite Unboxing Ceremonies in recent memory, as the iRiver clix is one stylishly-packed device. The 2GB clix has a television-esque screen, and was built with input from both Microsoft and MTV - launching alongside MTV URGE and Windows Media Player 11 beta. Check out the clix unboxing images, along with the full iRiver clix review over at Gear Live. A video review will soon appear on The Bleeding Edge. Anyone else get a clix yet?

Oh, and be on the lookout, as we will be giving one here away on Unboxing very soon.

Read More | iRiver clix Unboxing Gallery

Apple has updated the Special Edition U2 iPod (all black with red clickwheel) to the current 5G iPod with Video, and iLounge has got a great first look at it, along with some great Unboxing Ceremony photos:


Check out the article for lots more photos. The packaging of the U2 iPod is even more elaborate than the benchmark standard iPod with Video.


Flickr user Tidemann comes through again with some great Unboxing Ceremony shots of the Altec Lansing inMotion portable audio system (for iPods, but works with other audio sources):


Everything from closeups of the bundled remote control to a layout of the entire box contents. You can see all of the photos in this Flickr set. Great stuff - thanks for sharing, Tidemann!


From time to time I’ll post up some quick links of various unboxing activities that have caught my eye. For whatever reason (probably because I’m too lazy), I didn’t do a full post on each of these, but they’re still worth a link.

Flickr user mitchrusk11 has some Unboxing pics of a white iPod nano…

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... and an ATI Radeon X1300 video card:
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Tidemann has some shots of a Fullrate.dk, which appears to be a DSL or cable modem:
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And last but not least, we have another proud MacBook owner, Matthew Botos:
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Read his blog post describing the speedy arrival of his new toy, and check out the rest of the Unboxing Ceremony photos on his blog.

That’s it for this installment of Unboxing Drive By - stay tuned for more! grin


DSC_4431 Originally uploaded by drive blind.

Flickr user drive blind shares this set of photos of his Unboxing Ceremony for the new iPod Hi-Fi speaker system. Check them out!



Here are some photos I took for the Unboxing Ceremony when I got my iPod 5G 60GB, along with the Apple in-ear headphones and the A/V cable.

You can see all the photos in this photo set on Flickr.


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