SGP makes metal skins for iPhones, iPods, cell phones, MP3 players, laptops and cameras. Each is made of 24K gold plating or thin nickel and comes with a precision cut face plate. One look at the instructions tells you that you had better have a steady hand. The company even posts a warning:
“Handle with Care. Thin and Sharp edge of this product may cause hurt.”
Each kit comes with skin and accessory stickers at prices between $14.99 and $24.99, but if that sounds too risky, they also have carbon fiber, wood and leather covers.
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Sony has updated their USB Walkman E-Series, the 2GB NW-E042 and 4GB NW-043, and added an 8GB NW-E044. With a 3-line color LCD display, it also has FM tuner, SonicStage V music management software and support MP3, ATRAC, AAC, WAV and WMA. Unfortunately they don’t support DRM music, however each comes with a Stype-UP Panel, an interchangeable skin. The Walkmen come with their own USB cable for charging and sync and EX earbuds with 13.5mm drivers. Look for them in mid-May in Japan with prices ranging from ~$81.00 to ~$132.00.
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Speck is so excited about the Apple unveiling that they have already released two models of cases for the iPhone 3G. The ToughSkin is the cover for klutzes, made of rubber and a textured pattern to keep out bumps and bruises. It will be available in July for $34.95.
The SeeThru shells are for those who want everyone to know that they own an iPhone. The cases have rubberized side strips to save from slipping, and the bottom slides off to double as a stand. Available iSpec Cases for iPhone 3Gn several colors, it will also come out next month for $29.95.
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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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Our papa-site Gear Live pointed out this video from MyGamerCard.net that was supposedly leaked from Gamespot.com. This one is looking real legit, and boasts some exciting features:
* Ability to add up to 600 Windows Live Messenger contacts to your Friends List.
* Text chat with up to 6 Live Messenger contacts at once during games or movies.
* The Marketplace will be getting its own Dashboard Blade.
* The Marketplace will be skinned independently of the Dashboard, for special events.
* The Marketplace will be getting a new, easier-to-navigate remake.
* Achievement Pop-ups will now display how many points and which Achievement you have gained.
* Low-power downloading (fans off) and auto-off after finishing queued downloads.
* View partially downloaded video files.
Much like Gear Live, we’re still wondering “where the browser at?”, but it’s looking like Microsoft is still doing a great job of beefing up their already impressive online features.
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