Gameloft, who already creates mobile games for the iPod, has announced that this year it will bring about 15 games to market for the iPhone. They will be using Apple’s SDK and are thrilled that they will have a new venue.
Michel Guillemot, President of Gameloft, said, “The release of the SDK is a tremendous opportunity for Gameloft to apply its creative and innovative approach to mobile gaming.”
The App Store will open in June with Gameloft’s products as well as other applications.
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Tired of your bland iPod earbuds? Check out Budclicks, decorative “add-ons” that snap onto those buds, lending them a little more personality. Designs include “radioactive,” “biohazard,” and for the ladies “pink daisy” and “red retro starburst.” According to the website, the Budclicks also fit on PSP and Intec earbuds. Budclicks are 1” in diameter and cost only $10-$15 USD per set.
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In our quest for the most nauseatingly cute musical accessories, this one comes pretty close. The Speaker Monkey is a 7-inch full range stereo speaker that runs on USB or batteries. It is compatible with PCs, Macs, iPods, CD and DVD players or any other gadget that has a standard audio jack. If the Monkey isn’t your style, we suspect that you can choose a Penguin or Turtle to appease your inner animal needs. Each one comes at a price of $6.88.
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Homeloo has a slew of Lego-esque products. Their Homade MP3 Player has a rechargeable Li-ion battery and supports a 2GB microSD card. It features raised buttons for control and file managing. You can connect it to your USB port with the included cable. At a size of 24 x 3cm and a weight of about 400g, the player also comes with headphone and strap for $46.00. Homade also offers a Mini-iStereo Dock Speaker for $16.99 and an iStereo Speaker for $39.99.
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Apple has lowered the price of its 1GB iPod shuffle. The musical mini-player has been reduced to $49.00 to make way for its soon to be released 2GB brother. At a size of about half a cubic inch in volume and a weight of about half an oz., the shuffle will come in silver, blue, green, purple, and a (Product) Red Special Edition, and will carry a price of $69.99. We like the idea that as more products are released, Apple has the sense to lower the old shuffle’s price, rather than charge more for the new one. Maybe they will do the same with their next iPhone.
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Klipsch says that they now have the planet’s smallest and most lightweight earbuds for iPhones, iPods, or any device with a head phone jack. Their Image earphones weigh only about 10g and are smaller than an average human’s fingernail. The phones come with a set of silicon Contour Ear Gels which the company claim are anatomically designed to fit the human ear canal and are not only comfortable, but provide an excellent seal for isolating sound. The earphones come with a case, 1/4-inch and airline adaptors, and gel cleaning tool for $349.00.
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Protect your iPod from the ocean, bathtub, or kitchen sink with the Hercules i-XPS SoundBox that doubles as a speaker. With NXT tech, the case is compatible with all iPods and MP3 players that utilize a 3.5mm headphone connector. It features a transparent window for menu access, runs on two AAA batteries, and also keeps your tunes safe against sand and dust. The SoundBox is available in Stone, Spray, and Splash (how fitting) for £17.99 (~$35.00) on Amazon UK.
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What better way to keep your 5th or 6th generation iPod safe and support all things green than with a 45 iPod Case. The Limited Editions are created by taking old 7-inch vinyls and recycling them into covers that will let your buds know just who is on your playlist. Although Pink Floyd, Janet Jackson, Billy Idol, and Donny Osmond have already been sold, don’t fret, for Tiffany is still available. The company also creates cases for 1st and 2nd generation iPod nanos out of cassette shells. Available for £45.00 (~$88.00) with a free TEC1 Modem Extension cable, get someone else to buy one and you get a $5.00 rebate.
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PowerMonkey is no ordinary charger. When full, it will hold its power for about a year. There is no end to its applications, as it has a plethora of adapters. There is one for Nokia and Mini Nokia, Motorola V66, Samsung E900, Siemens C25 and Sony Ericsson wide connectors. It also works with Mini USB for Motorola Razr V series, Blackberry and Bluetooth headsets. If that isn’t enough, it can work with iPods, smartphones, PDAs, and PSPs. The Power
Monkey carries an MSRP of £34.99 (~$68.00.)
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Are you the type that tends to drop your phone, mouse, iPod, glass of water? We have a partial solution. Tinbots are not only sturdy, being made out of tin, but have been designed by artists Mad, Sket-one, Christopher Lee, Jock, Parra, Kurt Ketchum, and 7Sleeper. They also feature interior neoprene padding, and headphone and charging ports. The 2nd generation cases are compatible with iPod Videos 30/60/80GB and Classics 80/160GB for $29.95. One is available in matte white that you can customize for $10.00 less. Sorry, Tinbots don’t come in glass of water size.
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