The third-generation iPod Nano is pretty and entertaining all on its own, but there are plenty of accessories out there to make it even more stylish, fun, and personal. The first step is to replace those stock Apple earbuds--they're not doing you any favors. A good place to start is with CNET's Best 5 headphones. Once your music is pumping through some comfortable, quality earphones, check out this roundup of skins, speakers, cases, and more, most of which are made specifically with the Nano in mind.
The Apple iPod Classic is one of the world's most popular MP3 players and for good reason: it's nicely designed, easy to use, and has at least 80GB of hard drive memory that you can cram with content (which is readily available from the iTunes Music Store).
This slick device will keep you plenty entertained for sure, but you'll soon realize there's a lot more fun to be had if you move beyond the confines of what comes in the box. For one thing, those stock Apple earbuds aren't doing you any favors. The first … Read more
So, you've managed to get your hands on one of the world's most popular MP3 players, the Apple iPod Shuffle. Accessorizing the littlest of iPods presents a special challenge because it doesn't share the same dock connector as its larger siblings. But that doesn't mean it should be left out in the cold, sad and caseless. To that end, I've rounded up a handful of that will work perfectly with both the second- and third-generation Shuffles. Check 'em out.
If home electronics with built-in ambient lighting is a gimmick as some suggest, it's nevertheless a profitable one. We're just not sure about the reasoning behind using it with an iPod dock.
Philips has charged a premium for its TVs with this feature, which supposedly improves viewing. That doesn't help music, of course, but that hasn't stopped LG from incorporating red ambient lighting with its PC12DAB "iDoc."
Sporting an unusual oval design, the dock also has a CD player, DAB radio, alarm clock, and speakers with 10 watts of sound, according to Tech Digest. … Read more
As the second half of its name implies, it's the little brother of Gear4's larger wireless BlackBox system. As the first half implies, it's a black box.
The smaller sibling isn't wireless, unfortunately, which is one reason the traveling speaker goes for about $40, as quoted by Electronista. Gear4 claims that the USB device has unusual quality … Read more
If there's one thing Logitech does right, it's progress. The accessories company has been churning out iPod speakers for years, and its experience in this area shows in each new product. Rather than resting on its laurels, Logitech chugs forward with tweaks and improvements. Such is the case with the Pure-Fi Mobile speaker, the company's first stereo Bluetooth model. This ultracompact unit features a sleek, high-quality design, compatibility with all audio devices, and some nice extras. The $149.99 price tag isn't exactly a bargain, and audio quality isn't stellar, but the speaker is a … Read more
It's hard to imagine an iPod-related fashion statement bolder than the Lasonic i931 boom box. Pair this monster iPod speaker system up with a pair of British Knights, a cut-off Alf T-shirt, a flux capacitor, and the soundtrack to Breakin', and you might just rip open a time portal to the 1980s.
With all the high-fives and retro street cred you're likely to attract using the Lasonic i931, you probably don't care if the $200 boom box is actually any good. If you just have to know, you can check out our review.
Even if it were made of reforested lumber, one would think the product's designers could have come up with something better than this. After all, it's made by Japan's Marubeni, which has done right by other sylvan items. But its latest offering illustrates clearly that there's a fine line between minimalist design and a junior-high wood shop project.
The technical specs don't do much … Read more
If there's one thing iHome specializes in, it's figuring out how to fit an iPod in any space.
The "Spacesaver Alarm Clock" curves backward in a yoga-like position apparently to make as much surface area accessible while maintaining a minimal footprint. It also has LEDs on the sides and adjustable brightness so you can use it as a nightlight.
The last Gear4 StreetParty we got jiggy with was the StreetParty Size 0, and when it was just the two of us we had a pretty good time. Yeah, sorry for another helping of Will Smith references, but we were just told the Big Willie is in London later today and, well, we're pretty excited.
Anyway, the latest StreetParty just arrived in the CNET complex (two turned up, actually--we're not sure why) and we've had a quick play to form some first impressions.
The StreetParty III--or 3, if you're not down with the Roman numerals--is a … Read more