Scosche Inline Control Adapter Kit for new iPod Shuffle

If you’ve read up on the new Shuffle at all, then you’ve probably heard the bad news.  They removed all of the buttons from the shuffle itself and put them on the earbuds.  That makes it so that you can only wear Apple’s earbuds.  That’s not good news, since not everyone’s ear is shaped the same and some of us have expensive earbuds we prefer to use.  There have been a couple vendors create a pair of earbuds specifically for the shuffle, but they’re expensive and likely you already have earbuds you prefer.  Well now Scosche has created a solution.

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The Good and the Bad of the New iPod Shuffle

In case you haven’t heard, the new iPod Shuffle is out. The boys at Apple have given the Shuffle a makeover, and it is both good and bad.

The good news is that it now has 4GB worth of memory on it. It is also smaller, measuring just 1.8 inches tall and 0.7 inches wide.

Another new feature is the VoiceOver, which will tell the user the name of the current track and also when it is time to recharge the battery. The VoiceOver feature allows the user to operate multiple playlists, as they can be navigated as the player announces their names.

All the buttons have been taken off of it, and placed conveniently on the headphones. Even though Apple thought this was going to be the good news, many tech blogs everywhere have been criticizing this feature as extremely bad news.

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The Music Bear iPod Speaker

If you’ve ever wanted to curl up and cuddle with your iPod speakers, this is the way to do it.  This silver little bear allows for you to not only have your music playing loud and clear for all to hear, but gives you something to rest your head on when it’s not playing.  I suppose you could always curl up with it while it’s playing, but it might end up causing a slight headache after a little while.  This speaker bear, of course, comes straight from Japan.  It seems that most odd accessories come from there.

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iSee Inked iPod Nano Cases show Nano’s true colors

As far as iPod accessories go, this has to be the most well thought out item.  One of the favorite features about a Nano is the fact that they come in those bright varying colors.  However, wanting to protect the iPod leads many to buy a case.  Once the case is on, that color you spent the time to choose is then hidden away.  Well these iSee cases protect your iPod, while all the while allowing for the color you chose to show through.

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Philips Portable USB Travel Laptop Speaker System

Sometimes when you have your laptop out with you someplace, those laptop speakers just don’t cut it.  You can go for headphones, but if someone else is trying to listen it gets obnoxious to share headphones.  With these portable speakers you could allow for whoever is near you to listen to what you’re watching or listening to.  Of course, it’d be best to use these in someplace where those that don’t want to listen to it, don’t have to.  Otherwise chaos might ensue, well that or people will silently fume and do absolutely nothing about it.

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The Iron Radio Alarm Clock works as portable iPod speaker

This is one combination of gadgetry that is a little bit surprising.  I don’t know about you, but I didn’t really ever expect to see a iPod speaker in the shape of an iron.  It’d make wandering about with your favorite music a little more eye catching.  Although most people anymore try to keep their look of shock over odd articles of clothing fairly secretive, I’m not sure they could with this around.  Plus if you have any young kids, I imagine they’d take off with this to go add it to their toy kitchen set.

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Lego + iPod Dock = Block Speaker Dock

A while ago, we reported on Lego Speakers for the iPod. I suppose that it only makes sense that someone would develop a Lego iPod dock.

The Block Speaker Dock works like most other iPod docks. That is, you put the iPod in the proper slot at that conventional angle and let it charge. This particular dock has a speaker so you can listen to your favorite tunes while you do your usual activities in your home.

Of course, all iPod docks are capable of that. I think we all know what is really selling us here. The chance to channel our love of Lego into something useful!

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The Boynq Sabre iPod Dock

This is probably the only iPod dock I’ve ever seen that I swear was modeled after an ancient chariot.  I keep thinking there’s supposed to be a horse hooked up to the back of the dock.  This cool dock would look great tucked in the corner of any room that you think could use a little more music.  The sleek black look makes it even suitable enough to blend in with your dining room, if you chose to place it there.

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The Mini Capsule Microphone for iPhone and iPod

Here’s another accessory for the iPhone, this time it’s for those that like to hear themselves talk.  Actually, it’s not just for the iPhone, but for the iPod Touch 2G, iPod Nano 4G and the iPod Classic 120G.  It makes it possible for you to record the sound of your own voice in order to make notes of whatever it is you deem important enough.  If you thought a bluetooth headset wasn’t making you look self important enough, making audio notes on your iPhone/iPod will finish off the job.

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Grace Tape2USB Cassette Converter

I’m sure that some of you are looking at that picture of the cassette recorder and saying: “Is this the coolest gadget that you can find today?” and “What is this, the early eighties?”

However, this product is for those of you who may remember the eighties, who might still have a collection of albums on cassettes that were purchased before the advent of CDs. Some of you probably keep your cassettes around because you don’t have the song on any other media. Of course, you still have to go through the rigmarole of fast-forwarding or rewinding to find your favorite track. What you really need to do is take the songs off the cassette and put them on your iPod.

Fortunately, the Tape2USB is designed to convert those old cassettes into MP3 files. All you need to do is plug it into your computer via USB and use the included Audacity software to edit the cassette-to-audio files.

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