Apple has something up his sleeves and the company is trying hard to conceal it. Apple has filed a patent application for a new portable device that could allow users of the iPods to record tunes from thin air and transmit samples of the songs wirelessly to a server that identifies associated media and enables users to purchase and download them. Apple’s filing specifies that a ‘portable media device’ could record a sample, transmit that sample to a server network to identify that sample, and provide the user of the device with numerous media types such as music and video, available for purchase. Analysts say that the move by Apple falls in line with their expectations that the Mac maker would file when plans were well along so it could keep a lid on news leaking out on iPhones and wireless iPods. Apple may also have a deal with XM Satellite in the works. The patent filing makes reference to documents covering MacXM, a program that allows Mac OS X to control an XM Satellite Radio device. And if the analysts are correct in their estimations then we don’t think Apple needs to be afraid of Zune.
Now even water cannot stop you from listening to your favorite tune as H2O has presented waterproof casing for your iPods. The casings have been made for Nano but new iPod nano (aluminum) has not been included. H2O Audio has waterproof covering for iPod with video, shuffle, SV-iMini and SV-iP4G. The casings are submersible up to 10 feet or 3 meters and can be secured tight to your body with a latch tight locking system. The commander scroll wheel takes the function of iPod click wheel in the water and seal tight connector doesn’t allows water in from headphone plugs. Scuba dive and submerse yourself in music and water.
No matter how many competitors battle to get hold of portable player market for iPod is carrying on with its top spot, and will optimistically continue in the future as well. Popularity of iPod can easily be presumed with the innumerable accessories that various companies have devoted to the musical maestro. Following the safer trend (making accessories for iPod) of the market Griffin Technology has come up with its latest iTalk Pro that connects directly into the iPod’s dock connector and records (under real-world conditions) songs & music, concerts, lectures and open-air radio as well. Featuring a stereo 1/8″ (3.5 mm) input jack to lodge external microphones for better stereo separation, along with handy gain settings for control over the volume, the iTalk Pro works with 5g video iPods as well as 2g Nanos and offers one-touch operation. You may get this dock connector device for just $50, which certainly isn’t a bad bargain.
Klipsch has introduced RoomGroove audio speaker system for iPod that is a member of the new KlipschCast Family. The speaker system is basically a transceiver system that can receive CD-quality wireless audio from the Klipsch CS-700 DVD system and can also transmit the audio from a wide range of sources to other RoomGrooves. The device has two 2.5-inch woofers for the real WoW effect and on the tweeter side the system features two MicroTactrix Horn-Loaded tweeters. The best feature of the system is a hidden dock that can accept and charge all dockable iPods. The system also has an IR remote so that you can wirelessly control the volume of music. This high-end speaker system should ship in April and will be priced at $349. Via: ilounge
Some colors never seem to go with every other gadget we see in the market. Colors judgment depends a lot on an individual’s taste and the way he perceives a particular color. So, the people at ColorWare have worked out a solution for such people who want a particular gadget to be of their likeable color. Now there is no need to buy your favorite Zune of some absurd coloration! ColorWare has transformed equipments like laptops, desktops and iPods so that people may get the real feel of their gadgets without compromising with the limited range of color palette available, simply outrageous! This time they have come up with a hefty 28-color combination package for the Zune. There is everything for every one, from metallic finishes to matte ones; one has a wide range of options to choose from. Hey folks are you still thinking? Via: Crave