A boom in top-end headphones is taking place with the growth in portable digital music players. Customers are now going gaga over active noise-canceling headphones that shut out external noise to improve the quality of the listening experience. A microphone in each earpiece analyzes external sound waves such as those of a surrounding crowd or a moving train and inverts the signal. The external noises are lessened, giving the user uninterrupted and high-quality music during a flight or on the train. The increasing popularity of digital mobile players such as Apple’s iPod has spawned a wide range of headphones, such as neck strap and ear hook models. The headphones are developed using the technology originally designed for use by pilots. Sony’s MDR-NC50 model can lessen external noise by 80 percent.
iFace is an interchangeable iPod case. It allows the users to easily change the outside cover style without having to buy a completely new case. iFace consists of a black nylon case with a micro-suede interior. It comes with one basic cover in your choice of black leather, pink canvas, and white canvas, patent yellow or blue denim. The case costs $25 and is available in 3 models- iFace v1.0 (1G-4G iPods), iFace v1.1 (5G iPod) and iFace nano v1.0 (iPod nano). Winzz has released its first collection of interchangeable covers. The Hot Wave Series has 20 different music-themed cover designs priced at $20.
The boom in the Digital music players lead by Apple’s iPod may also lead to early onset deafness. Rep. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat Senator, on Thursday asked the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to review research to determine if the digital music devices such as the popular iPod are contributing to premature hearing loss. He also wants the institute to recommend what people can do to prevent early deafness. A recent Washington Post article reported that Apple had declined to reveal how loud its iPods can go. Generally, noise above 85 decibels can cause hearing loss depending on the length of exposure. The point of the story: just plainly covering the earbuds with foam won’t do. Protect yourself. Or wait for a new law that will force all portable digital music players to come with decibel labels for each volume setting.
Features: Waterproof, dustproof, dirt-proof, sand-proof, and drop-proof ClickWheel protected by a thin membrane which remains fully functional through the case When combined with waterproof headphones, it becomes possible to take your iPod® swimming. Included belt clip provides cable management for your headphones External headphone jack usable with any style headphones with a standard mini stereo plug (1/8′) Price: $49.95
Hey! If you are a music freak plus you are simply in love with your iPod and also looking out for some cool music accessories to enhance your iPod experience then you are at the wrong spot. Here is a list of the Top 10 best music accessories to improve upon your iPod experience. 1. iDog 2. Monitor Audio i-deck 3. iTalk Recorder/Speaker 4. Acme Made iPod Wallet 5. Logitech Bluetooth Headphones 6. Apple Universal Dock and Remote 7. Sennheiser PXC 300 8. JBL On Stage 9. A B Sutton iPod Nano case 10. iTrip LCD
If you love your iPod and consider it none less than one of your living companions…then I’m sure you’ll love what I’ve brought for you. Now you can get an iPod case for your gadget, based on the theme that you like. Wrappers will do that for you. You can even get your virtual Character on your iPod case. Wrappers has been doing this. Some of the really funky creations of wrappers include a cover that features a client’s avatar, one in ‘customised’ embroidery, a cover featuring Bowie for a ‘massive Brownie fan’ and many more. So what’s gonna be your Pick?
Mac-Pro Systems has just rolled out JamPod guitar adaptor for your iPod allowing you to practice guitar while your favorite songs are streamed in via iPod’s ear buds. It hooks to your iPod via the included uLink and is compatible with any Apple iPod. The 1.6×1.6x .5′ JamPod requires no battery as it’s powered by the iPod itself. Just plug the included cable into the guitar jack, turn on your iPod and enjoy the rhythm of the guitar along with your favorite song.
I agree with Kevin Hassett here that it’s time for the U.S government to take a stand. In my last post I discussed how France is showing its teeth to Apple iTunes, but why? Is it fear or hypocrisy? The new French law targeting the iTunes software and iPod players that have revolutionized the music industry and have forced French to resort to piracy, as the iPod players can download songs only from iTunes music store due to the encryption technology called FairPlay, making other sites to just sit and bite their nails. Now here we can see something burning, with Apple’s whopping 70 percent share in the digital music download market providing the required heat, and the French has taken a different route to rout Apple by forcing it to pack its bags from France. In stead they must have tried to make something better than the iTunes, and as they don’t have the grit to do so, they’ve resorted to start the war. It’s a sheer act of cowardice, especially when Apple is enjoying its share of pie, it clearly deserves it for providing the immaculate service to the music lovers and what for they’ve done this, to make money, isn’t it and this is what they’re here for – to give the best of services and reap the deserved benefits. If French don’t have the guts to beat them in the ring, they won’t be able to beat them off the ring too, doesn’t matter how hard they try.
Just stop paying for software like “iPod Access”, “CopyPod” or “Anapod Explorer”, that transfer music from your iPod to your computer because Jeffery Harris’s SherePod 2.0 will do it fro FREE. Simply download the SharePod freeware from here into your iPod, plug it into your PC, open the iPod drive in Windows Explorer, run the SharePod executable file from iPod itself, access your iTunes playlists and all your other favorite songs, and transfer the files. Sharepod comes with an in-built media player, allowing you to access music on any PC without transferring the files.
It’ll be an icing on the cake for Apple fans if the giant succeeds in its talks with movie studios to release Blu-ray discs with content in video iPod format. There’re no apprehensions in this respect as Blu-ray discs with capacity of up to 50 GB can easily accommodate full-length videos in iPod video format. Also, Apple will not leave any stone unturned to make it happen and ensure that enough Blu-ray content is available for all video iPods, above all when full screen iPod is in its way.