Sometimes cutesy can also be cool. Switch Easy ThumbTacks are micro-microphones for iPod nano 4G and touch 2G. Available in black, white or red, the tiny mic has a high quality gold-plated plug that also works with 3rd party apps. Push the ThumbTack into your 3.5mm headphone jack and it automatically becomes a voice recorder that can be used in a meeting, at school, or when trying to bootleg a concert. Each is available for $12.99.
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Today is the day that Tata Motors debuts its Nano in Mumbai, India. The starting price of $1999.00 means that it is pretty basic. The car is 10.2 ft. long, has a 623cc rear engine, a very small trunk and only one windshield wiper. Power steering, a radio and air conditioner are optional. The fact that it doesn’t have airbags or antilock brakes tells us that it will undoubtedly not reach the States without some upgrading. Tata Motors has been having financial problems of late so we hope the mini-car can get them out of their difficulties.
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We love our iPod, but cannot find a decent pair of earbuds that are comfortable, functional, and affordable. Now that many companies are creating speakers, they are finally being priced less. The Korean company Neoneco has launched its Swing Speaker. For use with 3 different iPods, the battery powered add-on will run for about 10 hours. Choose between styles for nano ($29.00,) classic ($32.00,) and touch ($36.00.)
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While we are still getting scatterings of snow and rain, we are thinking that Spring will never come. So since the showers continue, this might be a good opportunity to pick up an AquaTune nano v2. The case will withstand dust, dirt, sand, and water up to 1 meter in depth for about 30 minutes. It also has a waterproof speaker in case you want to sing along in your shower. Hang on to it until it’s time to beach it. The AquaTune is available from Focal for ¥10,800 (~$107.00.)
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We didn’t want you to think we had forgotten you on this illustrious holiday for lovers, so we came up with one more gift idea for Valentines Day. iFrogz has a new iPod 2G nano case that comes with speakers. The Audiowrapz Case is made of silicone with passive speaker technology so you don’t need batteries. Choose your wrap from 8 colors for $24.99 and add your choice of screen for $6.00, or get both for $27.99.
(Happy Heart Day, Gear Livers!)
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The latest skins to hit the iMarket are Gizmobies. With over 100 styles available and more added weekly, they will fit the iPod classic and video, touch nano (3rd gen., current,) nano (2nd gen., original,) iPod photo (4th gen.,) iPod mini, and iPhone, of course. Guaranteed for the life of your iDevice, choose between their variety of designs or several selections of solid colors. The company is now offering $5.00 next day delivery if you purchase 2 or more of their “non-skid armor” covers for $20.00 each.
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