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iDeck Integrated Car Cassette Adapter for iPod

on Friday, July 30th, 2010

If you have an older car stereo, you probably can’t connect your iPod directly to it.  You can buy those FM transmitters for your car, but those aren’t going to work well if you live in an area with a lot of FM stations crowding the dial.  If you have a cassette deck in yourRead More…


Griffin iFM Radio Receiver for iPhone/iPod Review

on Thursday, July 15th, 2010

One feature that has always been lacking in Apple’s iPhone and iPod family that many other MP3 player models have had is an FM receiver.  Though many may scoff and offer a flippant, “Who cares about radio?”, it’s a feature that was sorely missed when my wife switched from her Sandisk Sansa MP3 player toRead More…


GEAR4 to bring its iPhone/iPod gear to US market

on Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

GEAR4, a UK-based iPhone/iPod audio brand, has announced its entrance into the U.S. market.  Its product range includes a wide variety of speaker dock systems, power and charging solutions, FM/connectivity and device cases.  GEAR4’s focus for its October U.S. launch is on its iPhone/iPod Touch speaker systems like the SoundOrb Aurora, as well it’s newRead More…


ThinkGeek Aluminum Sound Tube MP3 Speaker

on Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

This little Aluminum Sound Tube MP3 Speaker from ThinkGeek is about the size of the tube inside a roll of toilet paper.  It functions as an external speaker for iPods, or you can use it as a standalone MP3 player.  ThinkGeek says that the tube delivers a big sound.  It has a rechargeable battery that delivers 6-12 hoursRead More…


Griffin iFM adds radio to your iPhone or iPod

on Monday, April 26th, 2010

So your iPod or iPhone’s got your personal music collection.  And it’s got streaming music through Pandora.  But what if you want good ol’, low-tech local FM radio on your iPhone or iPod?  Till now, there’s been no good solution, but Griffin‘s iFM may have solved that.  Plug iFM into your iPod and it wakesRead More…


Chinon AVi Docking System with ATSC TV for iPod Review

on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

When I got my iPod touch, I was excited that I’d be able to watch videos on its “big” screen.  And I have a history of problems with finding comfortable ear buds, so I was happy that the touch had a built-in speaker so I could listen to music without using ear buds or externalRead More…


Kombi Sports IRIP Gloves Control Your iPod

on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Kombi Sports makes high-performance cold weather gear.  They offer gloves that not only keep your hands warm, but they also allow you to control your iPod.  The gloves feature an integrated wireless iPod remote control with Fibretronics technology, a wireless receiver for your iPod, a goggle wipe, adjustable wrist strap, and a cord lock cinch cuff closure.  The IRIP glovesRead More…


Control Your iPod with Your Voice

on Monday, December 28th, 2009

Hammacher Schlemmer has a voice-activated remote control for many versions of the iPod.  The 1.5 X 1.5 X 0.5 inch device plugs into the dock connector of  the 1st and 2nd generation touch, 2-4 generation Nano, and many other iPods.  (Check Hammacher Schlemmer for a complete listing of compatible iPods.)  Clip the remote to yourRead More…


iLuv iHD171 HD Clock Radio with iPod Dock

on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

The iLuv iHD171 brings HD radio to the clock radio with iPod dock.  The  iLuv iHD171 works with the iPhone and iPods with the docking connector, and it has a 3.5 mm audio input for use with other sources.  In addition to allowing you to charge and play your iPod, this iLuv unit receives HD radio signals and displays the HD station, songRead More…


iPod Building Block Speaker

on Saturday, December 19th, 2009
Posted in: Music Gear, News

Here’s a cute add-on speaker for your iPod from Vat19.   This little “building block” speaker is the size of a standard Lego block (2.3 X .5 X .5 inches), and it works with any iPod with the dock connector that doesn’t already have a speaker built-in.  No battery is required; it draws power from yourRead More…

Battery pack docked in the PowerJolt Reserve

Griffin Technology PowerDuo Reserve Review

By: Andy Simmons
on Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Anyone who has owned an iPhone for even a short period of time can tell you that its biggest flaw — or at least, the biggest flaw that isn’t directly related to the carrier — is its frustratingly insufficient battery life, especially compared to standard mobile phones.  The typical solution for most users is toRead More…