You liked the Koss CC_01 earbuds but figured they were two pricey. Here is an inexpensive alternative. Acoustibuds are soft hypoallergenic silicone fittings that will fit an iPhone, iPod and most other MP3 player earphones. A CES award winner, the company claims the “flexible fins” provide enriched acoustics and better sound isolation. They also say neither extreme physical movement nor perspiration will interfere with the Acoustibuds’ ability to stay in and provide comfort. At a price of only $12.99 for 2 pairs (in 2 different sizes,) this is a heck of a deal, especially if you have sweaty ears.
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It seems we can never find earbuds that are comfortable. Koss thinks it has the solution with their new CC_01. Turn a metal screw at the back of them and you can adjust them to fit your unique aural shape. We’re not sure how that works exactly, but we do like the concept of shape-shifting earphones. While Koss usually offers their products for very little funds, the CC-01 buds will set you back about $150.00 this March.
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We have found a new solar charger, perfect for those of us that are watching the snow and gloom come down as we speak. The iCharge eco works on iPods, PSPs, Nintendo DS and cell phones. It features an output of DC5.0-5.5V/600mA with its 1,350mAh battery. Expect 15 hours to charge via solar, 5 hrs. on USB and 3.5 hrs. with an AC adapter. At a size of 107.5 x 51.5 × 15.3mm, it comes in a choice of 7 colors.
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The BLOK iPod Speaker System is made of a hand-crafted wooden cabinet on the outside for what manufacturer Revo claims is “fundamental in achieving BLOK’s rich, natural sound.” It has NXT’s Balanced-Radiator loudspeaker technology, 40W digital audio, and comes with a remote known as KONTROL. The system is compatible with all iPods with included adapters, and it charges while it acts as a dock. Find it for a price £199.00 (~$321.00.)
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Next time you see your doctor sporting an iPod at work, do not think that she/he is slacking off. Neil Skjodt, of the University of Alberta, claims that even the most modern of stethoscopes do not have the purity or clarity of sound of MP3 players. He also mentioned that they have the added feature of being able to store recordings for future reference. While PMPs will surely not replace stethoscopes, we suspect that the technology will contribute to the future of medical care in finding such complications as heart murmurs.
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