OK, so perhaps that's a tad melodramatic. It's almost like a call to war, and I certainly wouldn't want to be responsible for any bloodshed...especially not my own. But on this, the birthday of the iPod, I've been reminiscing about a previous blog I wrote on why I chose not to use an iPod. More than a year later, I'm still called out for my iPod status--most recently in last week's MP3 Insider podcast--so I've decided it's high time I readdress the issue. No, I still don't use an … Read more
Look what we got in the mail today from Apple! What could it be?
Hmmm, let's open it. Wow. What a pretty linen box! And look--a blank tag. Is this a present for someone? For us? Something to give to our moms this holiday season?
Lemme get the calculator. This adds up to approximately $314 worth of iPod goodies, not … Read more
Attention, babies: Forget about that played-out wind-up lullaby music. Instead, demand a veritable sound system for your crib.
Tell Mommy and Daddy about the iCrib Sound System. Brought to us by the good folks at Munchkin Inc., the award-winning battery-powered stereo system mounts on the railing of most cribs and works with most MP3 players, including the iPod shown here. In addition to the built-in volume limiter, the $30 iCrib features a soothing night-light that changes colors and a 15-, 30-, or 60- minute timer. Oh, to be a baby once again!
With a name like DoPi Karaoke, it's hard to resist poking a little fun. But if you're really into karaoke--or know someone who is--this system could make a decent gift. Actually, you don't even need to purchase any of DoPi's hardware to take advantage of the site's karaoke music store; all you need is a video-capable iPod or any other MP3 player that supports MPEG-4 files (though, obviously, a decent-size screen is preferable). The store has hundreds of video files that offer the instrumental versions of popular karaoke songs along with synchronized lyrics. Each song … Read more
I know, I know. We are all getting sick of this "the real video iPod is coming" rumor. To reiterate, this much-rumored iPod is supposed to be a touch-screen model with a design-dominating wide screen much better suited to the videos now sold on iTunes. But I find myself compelled to pass on that TrustedReviews is reporting that a "well-informed exec" has the inside scoop on the 6G iPod. The source purportedly works for a third-party vendor that makes products with the "Made for iPod" logo, and he claims to have access to this … Read more
Beware: Your new iPod may have shipped carrying the RavMonE virus.
Apple has released info on its Web site that describes the discovery of a Windows-based virus, traced back to its contract manufacturer. Fewer than 1 percent of iPods with video (5.5G) sold after the September 12 launch could be carrying the worm, which can affect only Windows machines. Neither the new iPod Nano nor the iPod Shuffle (not yet released) are affected.
In addition to an apology, Apple has posted a tutorial on how to get rid of the virus. The statement adds: "Because this Windows virus … Read more
Meet the Lightcast, the LED projector that hooks up to your iPod (or other digital audio player) and projects a light show to the beat of the music.
Now, there are some obvious uses for this gadget: saving on the cost of a DJ for parties, or adding a visual element to that "mood music" for impressing your latest romantic interest. But here at Crave we like to be creative. So here are, in my educated opinion, five more reasons why you'll totally want a Lightcast in your life.
Can you think of any additions to the … Read more
Form follows function in fashion, too, not just architecture. Or, more likely in this case, form follows the money that a function like this will rake in.
Designer extraordinaire Ermenegildo Zegna has announced the Zegna iJacket as part of its Spring 2007 ZegnaSport line. (The collection is not yet on the Zegna Web site.) The lightweight windbreaker, which will come in bomber or three-quarter length, has an inside breast pocket, connection for an iPod, and buttons on the left sleeve to let you control it without having to unzip the jacket.
The sleeve buttons feature play/pause, volume, off/on … Read more
Along with the red iPod Nano announced yesterday, Motorola has jumped on the AIDS charity bandwagon with the luscious red Razr, available from Sprint. As with the red iPod, this is part of Bono and Bobby Shriver's recent Red initiative to help combat HIV and AIDS in Africa. This new red Razr will be available in November from Sprint, and you can get it for $304.99 retail or $64.99 with a two-year service agreement.
If you're more of a Slvr fan, however, you might have to move to the U.K. to get the red version … Read more
Oh yeah, and do good, too. Today, Apple sneaked onto its store a special edition fire-engine red nano branded with the PRODUCT(RED) logo on the back. Apple donates $10 from each sale to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa as part of the (RED) campaign, which Bono and friends created "to engage the private sector in the fight against AIDS in Africa."
The red nano looks to be no different from its 4GB pals (in pink, blue, green, and silver) and costs the same. And, dare I say, it looks a lot hotter than the … Read more