iLuv i1166 PMP

Posted in iLuv by Conner Flynn on January 22nd, 2009

iLuv i1166 PMPiLuv is known for their various iPod docks and speakers, but now they’re hitting us with the iLuv i1166 PMP that features a 9 inch screen for playback of your DVD’s and movies via your iPod. It has built in stereo speakers and a rechargeable Li-Polymer battery for longer playback.

Some specs include: MPEG-4 Certified to play MPEG-4 Videos, Compact and light-weight portable DVD Player with iPod dock, Play back from DVD or your iPod video through the 9″ widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) TFT LCD, Watch your favorite video on TV through Video output, Built-in powerful stereo speakers, Enhanced user interface with detailed controls and graphics based display, Supports 3-way power sources,AC Power Adapter, and Car Adapter.

Apple keyboard concept

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on January 19th, 2009

Apple keyboard conceptThis Apple Keyboard concept makes a lot of sense. It features all the necessary keys required in a Mac OS X environment and has an induction charge and synchronize segment on the right side that will hold your iPhone or iPod. The keyboard also has six programmable OLED keys.

It may not exist in the real world, but that didn’t stop the designer from giving it a price of $79.99. Too bad, it is only a concept, price or no. Apple fans would love this design and seeing a spot for the iPhone next to a keyboard makes me wonder why Apple hasn’t done it yet. Seems like a natural fit.

JVC gives us 80s audio system flashbacks

Posted in Micro Audio Systems by Nino Marchetti on January 12th, 2009

JVC UX-GN6

It’s big, it’s kinda cool looking and it definitely gives us a bit of the 80s spin back. It is a new micro audio system from JVC called the UX-GN6 and it prices around $200.

The UX-GN6 has a sweet motion sensing technology which fires up when waving a hand in front of it, illuminating all of the controls and the LED display. Also highlighted by JVC are the laser touch control strips – one for volume and one for song navigation – which are operated by running a finger along them.

Cinemin mini-projectors turn your iPhone into a portable theater

Posted in Projectors by Conner Flynn on January 12th, 2009

WowWee diversifies at CES: Cinemin pico PJ, new Alive Cubs and moreLast week we told you about some of WowWee’s new products. Much to our surprise that included non-robot items. Like these Cinemin mini-projectors.

They’re all designed to support your iPod or iPhone. The projector product line includes the Cinemin Swivel for $299, which features an adjustable 90-degree hinge for ceiling projection, the Cinemin Stick for handheld projections, for $349, and the Cinemin Station at $399, a base station of sorts that allows you to dock your iPod/iPhone and features embedded speakers. This entire line of projectors connect to all the iPods and most laptops.

Pioneer VSX series works with your iPod

Posted in Pioneer Electronics by Conner Flynn on January 12th, 2009

Pioneer VSX series works with your iPodSome new Pioneer receivers were caught talking at CES 2009 about how they want to hook-up with iPods and how they require Apple’s standard USB data cable to do so. The VSX series receivers won’t kill you in the wallet too badly, and they have features that I’m sure you will want, including out-of-the-box compatibility with iPods.

Just hook up your iPod or iPhone to the USB jack in front of the receiver and you’re ready. All you need to do is kick back, listen and check out the album art. The receiver remote also offers full control of your iPod, but surprisingly,(This may hurt sales) there’s no support for playing video off your iPod except for the VSX-919 and VSX-1019AH, the two models on the high end of the budget-minded VSX line.

JVC’s new boomboxes with touch control, iPod integration

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on January 11th, 2009

JVC’s new boomboxes with touch control, iPod integrationJVC was feeling nostalgic, so it has upgraded that most classic of urban audio fixtures, the boombox. Make no mistake, this ain’t your grandaddy’s boombox. This is a boombox for the 21st century. How do I know this? Because it boasts an iPod dock and touchscreen of course.

Even the way that you wake the device from standby mode is futuristic. You wake it up from standby mode by waving a hand in front of the system, which illuminates all of the controls and the LED display. That’s not all, there’s a bunch of gestures and motions you can apply to the touchscreen to do stuff like control the sound.

iHome’s iLamp shines a light on your iPod

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 8th, 2009

iHome’s iLamp shines a light on your iPodiHome has done it again with their latest iPod dock and speakers. This time the dock is built into an accent lamp. This new luminescent design features 6W total speaker output, is compatible with iPod and all other auxiliary audio sources.

The iLamp comes in a variety of colors. It’s a great way to have your gadgets blend in with the design of your home, while your dock is a bit more functional. Apparently these lamps make pretty music notes swirl around it like a mini tornado.

iLuv’s iMM183 dual dock iPod alarm clock also does the weather

Posted in iLuv by Conner Flynn on January 5th, 2009

iLuv’s iMM183 dual dock iPod alarm clock also does the weatheriLuv is on a roll. Seems like every time you turn around, they have a new alarm clock of some kind, but they’ve been saving the best for CES. Today they announced the iMM183 Hi-Fi Dual Dock Alarm Clock with Weather Band Radio.

It will charge twin iPods and iPhone 3Gs while giving you NOAA emergency alerts, letting you know if Tornadoes or other natural disasters are on the way, so you can run to safety. After grabbing your charged iPhone of course. It also sports an auxiliary input for non-Apple devices.

Jewelbox iPod/iPhone speaker dock from Vestalife

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2009

Jewelbox iPod/iPhone speaker dock from VestalifeThe Jewelbox is the second new Ladybug-inspired product from Vestalife. The other is the Firefly. The only differences in this one are the shape and the absence of a built-in subwoofer. The red is a bit more subtle on this one.

No price info or word on availability yet, we will likely know more next week at MacWorld and CES. I’m liking this one over the Firefly. If there’s one thing that Vestalife knows, it’s Ladybug speaker docks.

Firefly iPod/iPhone speaker dock from Vestalife

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 3rd, 2009

Firefly iPod/iPhone speaker dock from VestalifeRemember the Ladybug, that cute award winning iPod dock from Vestalife? Today, the company is launching two new versions of the stylish bug dock. They already had a pretty unique and innovative design, so this year they are looking to improve on the shape.

It’s far more curvy, looking less techie and more organic. With the Firefly, you have a more naturally elegant iPod/iPhone dock. The Firefly is iPhone compatible, unlike the LadyBug, and has a built-in subwoofer. Features after the jump.

iPods turned into iPod speakers

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on January 1st, 2009

iPods turned into iPod speakersCheck out this pair of iPods that have been turned into iPod speakers. The original iPod scroll wheels were removed and replaced with a pair of speakers. This particular DIY project is a bit expensive at around $100 (he needed to replace both the front and back panels since the old ones had too many scratches to count), although I don’t see why a smart shopper couldn’t do it for a bit less.

IPod speakers for an iPod. Makes sense. Let’s not go crazy though. We don’t need to see Zune speakers for Zunes and iPhone speakers for your iPhone. I’m just kidding. We love any and all clever mods, even when they get a bit redundant.

Large format iPod touch rumors hit the web

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on December 31st, 2008

iPod touchApple rumors seem to circulate constantly and each time an event has Apple launching new products, like MacWorld, the rumor mill works overtime. A new rumor started over at TechCrunch says that Apple may have large format iPod touch in the works.

According to sources cited by TechCrunch, some of whom claim to have held this device, the large format touch would have a screen of 7 or even 9-inches. That is netbook screen size territory and Apple is said to be talking to Asian OEMs about producing the device.

RockridgeSound ISR-VT02 iPod dock

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 25th, 2008

RockridgeSound ISR-VT02 iPod dockRockridgeSound recently released the somewhat retro looking ISR-VT02 iPod dock. The unit boasts an integrated AM/FM tuner, vacuum tube amplifier, two-stage 12AX7 (ECC83) amplifier, two 3.15 inch speakers, 12W of power, S-Video out, mini stereo input and RCA analog inputs.

The RockridgeSound ISR-VT02 iPod Dock is not only retro looking and “woody”, it’s also compatible with all iPods and the iPod touch. Not the iPhone. This docking station is available in Japan starting today for around $385.

i.Sound dual iPhone/iPod charger now available

Posted in Accessories by Shane McGlaun on December 24th, 2008

i.Sound Twin ChargerWith the massive popularity of the iPod and the iPhone chances are that there are many homes around the country that have both devices vying for the precious outlet space on the wall. Walk into the average gadget hounds home and you are likely to find cables and devices charging in several places.

If you (or your wife) are looking for a cleaner and more attractive way to charge your iPhone and iPod at the same time, this may be the device for you. i.Sound has a new gadget called the i.Sound Twin charger that lets you charge any two Apple 30-pin connector devices at the same time from one outlet.

Fusion CA-IP500 Car Stereo eats your iPod

Posted in iPod by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2008

Fusion CA-IP500 Car Stereo eats your iPodCar stereos that are also iPod-friendly are nothing new. Thing is, we’re mostly talking about a dock, with your iPod sitting in front for thieves to spot. The CA-IP500 from Fusion Electronics is different. The face flips open so you can insert your iPod like you would a Cassette tape.

The device will work with the iPod Touch Gen1 & 2, the iPod Classic Gen5, 6 & 7 and the iPod Nano Gen2,3 & 4. Once in it’s slot, you control the iPod via joystick and touch wheel, just like on the iPod. You’ll also get a dot matrix OLED display, SRS Wos sound shaping, AM/FM tuner, 7-band equalizer, security code, aux-in port and of course it will charge your player while it’s inside. It will cost you $349, so while it isn’t cheap, it may help you avoid a broken window and a missing iPod.