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Dexim Shu-Lip USB Charger

Shu-LipWe have shown you a ton of iPod shuffle 3G accessories that are mostly in-line headphones, docks or basic speakers, so it is nice to find something unique. Dexim’s Shu-Lip can charge your music player via USB 2.0. Compatible with both PC and Mac, it is made of aluminum, can sync with iTunes and comes at a price of $9.90. Contact Dexim for more information and availability.

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Redesigned iPod shuffle: 4GB, Buttonless, VoiceOver Text to Speech, $79

This morning unveiled a brand new, re-imagined . The new shuffle hits you with 4GB of storage space, which equates to about a 1,000 song capacity, and is half the size of the previous generation iPod shuffle, which in and of itself was pretty freaking small. Another new feature is VoiceOver, which is basically a text-to-speech technology built into the shuffle. Since there is no screen, sometimes it’s hard to know what’s playing. With VoiceOver, you press a button and the shuffle will tell you the name of the song and artist, as well as the name of the playlist, if applicable. VoiceOver is available in the following languages: English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.

The downside? For some reason Apple thought it best to move all the controls on the shuffle to the headphone cable. You simple cannot control the iPod shuffle from the actual device. This immediately limits the number of headphones available, because even if you own a pair of fantastic $150 headphones, if those headphones don’t have controls, you are screwed and left with the crap Apple headphones that ship with the device.


Apple “Let’s Rock” event now viewable

Apple Let's Rock event video

If you are tired of hearing us talk about all the news of the day, maybe you’d prefer listening to Steve Jobs himself deliver the news. If that is the case, you’ll be happy to know that the keynote is now available online for your viewing pleasure. You can stream is now from the Apple Special Event page. If downloading is more your thing, we are sure it will be hitting shortly.

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Let’s Rock: Apple event planned for September 9

Apple Let's Rock iPod event

Well, what do you know? Looks like that event that Kevin Rose speculated about a couple of weeks ago is finally official. This morning, Apple sent out notification of their next event, titled “Let’s Rock”, is set for September 9th. Now, looking at the graphic, we think it is pretty clear that this one is going to be focused on s. Apple is notorious for refreshing their portable media player line in September (heck, last September was when the iPod touch was announced) for the whole back-to-school and holiday vibe.

While we expect to see new models across the board, word on the street is that the and will be the ones to pay attention to this time around. That is, unless, you are like me and have tons of media that you want with you at all times. If that is you, then you are with me in hoping we see something akin to a 250GB iPod classic. Aside from that, though, some surprises would be nice. I know I’ve been asking for it for years now, and this probably isn’t the appropriate place to announce it, but I sure as heck would just love it if Apple would also give us a new Cinema Display. Could happen, right? Yeah, I didn’t think so either.


Bleeding Edge TV 193: A Look at 2007 Holiday iPod Lineup

The holidays are right around the corner, and while we’ve been sharing our picks for what you should buy in our 2007 Holiday Gift Guide, we also feel we should drop some knowledge in video form as well. I mean, it’s what we do, right? Anyhow, in this one, we give you a look at the complete lineup that is available this holiday season. If you wanted a refresher on exactly what each iPod model has to offer feature-wise, this is the video to check out. We are talking about everything from the iPod shuffle, all the way up to the itself. Strap yourself in and check out the video, and if you plan on buying an iPod for someone special this year (or yourself), let us know which you choose.


Slide Your iPod into the i50

i50Creative TravelSound has come up with the i50 docking speaker for second generation iPod shuffles. It features four microdrivers and a digital amplifier, and offers 21 hours of play on each charge by USB. We like the look of this brushed metal slot-in docker, as it seems that PMP accessories seem to getting larger all the time, which to us almost deletes the purpose of portability. With the i50, you can slide it into someone’s Christmas stocking for ~£35 (~$72.00) without anyone being the wiser.

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Colour Remix Sleeve for iPod Shuffle

Proporta Colour Remix for iPod shuffle

Whether you own a 2nd Gen or 3rd Gen shuffle, take a look at these. Proporta’s Colour Remix Sleeve not only protects your MP3 player, but they come in a variety of brilliant hues, making your shuffle come alive with some vibrant color combinations. Check out the Proporta website for some ideas. Strangely, the website does not list the colors, availability or price, but we suspect this will be rectified soon. However the website does state you can buy three Sleeves for the price of two…

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