Accessories producer ezGear has announced details of its initial lineup of accessories for the Zune. The Zune booty includes: the $40 ezView ZUNE Leather Case that features a built-in stand, credit card slots, a magnetic closure, and colors to match any of the Zunes; the $45 ezTrip ZUNE FM Transmitter; the $400 (!) ezVision Video iWear, a pair of A/V goggles that simulate a 50-inch screen; the $30 powerStick ZUNE, an add-on battery pack that increases overall Zune battery life 3-4 times; the $30 ezPower ZUNE wall charger (the Zune doesn't ship with one); and various gold-plated cables. This … Read more
It's not too often that iPod accessories make you feel like you've just stepped into a slick sci-fi spy movie. But the Myvu Personal Media Viewer from MicroOptical sure does. This $299 device is a piece of eyewear with attached earbuds that lets you view your iPod's video content on a screen in front of you. It plugs right into a video media player or compatible cell phone and lets you view video that, according to the company, appears to you as though you were two meters away from a 27-inch TV. Plus, it comes with a … Read more
If you aren't careful, your iPod could easily get stolen. It's a fact of life, right? Well, it doesn't have to be, according to the creators of the iDisguise iPod Nano cases. They're cleverly designed to look like they're for toting around breath mints, not music players. Inside, a foam core keeps your iPod snuggly and scratch-free, and if all goes well, potential thieves will ignore the camouflaged iPod entirely (assuming, of course, that they aren't trying to steal mints). The iDisguise comes in both peppermint and wintergreen variations.
Anti-theft implications aside, it could … Read more
Yeah, yeah, I know. Halloween was yesterday. No more "spooky" gadgets allowed on Crave until next October.
But I couldn't resist Podstar's sweet new Diablo Spectrum skins for the 2GB iPod Nano, which I found on Notcot. Not only do they keep your little iPod safe from bumps and scratches, these skins have horns. And a tail. And even a crazy little earring. They come in six colors, from "Black Jack" to "Martial Martian."
The Diablo Spectrum skins are so cool-looking, they just might be an exception to the "devil horns … Read more
SanDisk's quick rise to No. 2 in U.S. MP3 player sales has spurred the creation of a fledgling accessories market, including the introduction of the first speaker system dedicated to Sansa e200 owners. Now you can listen to your tunes in your car--without the need for a generic, or worse, a Made for iPod FM transmitter--using Maximo Products' Car FM Transmitter and Charger, model number SAN-360.
This in-line-style FM beamer can tune into "all FM frequencies" (88.1 to 107.9 MHz), includes 3 presets, and can actually search for open frequencies. It also boasts "… Read more
Yes, we know. We're tired of iPod accessories too. But this one cries out for attention--literally.
A new G-Tech messenger bag has a built-in speaker for external sound, as well as the requisite sewn-in controls sported by so many other iPod couture items, according to Gizmag. Depending on where you stand on the ubiquitous music device, this is either good or bad. We're agnostic toward the iPod itself, but we're certainly not wild about the bag's noise potential. (It also comes in a generic MP3 version, which we assume would be just as irritating.) Sound Guy, … Read more
If wearing an iPod on your arm is too cumbersome, why not wear it on your head?
iSoundCap, maker of caps, visors and bandanas that fit iPod Nanos or Shuffles, announced that its latest line of running hats for the second-generation iPod Nano is now available.
The caps are fashioned from a lightweight mesh fabric, which wraps the iPod in neoprene to protect from all the sweat dripping off your head. The earbud wires are tucked up into the back of the hat and out of the way.
If a coordinated workout look is your thing, then you have reason … Read more
I could make all kinds of jokes about this real snakeskin Treo case from Monaco, linked via geekBlue. I could draw some kind of analogy between venomous snakes and PDA-toting, suit-clad Wall Streeters. Or, of course, I could make a jab about Samuel L. Jackson killing snakes on planes and turning them into Treo cases.
But I won't. I'll keep it short and to the point: wouldn't it be a little disconcerting sometimes to think about the fact that you keep your Treo wrapped up in dead snake?
So it seemed like an ordinary press release: Nikon is giving away a limited number of free leather camera cases to Coolpix owners.
At first, we were like, "blah blah blah free camera case giveaway equals lame promotional stunt." But actually seeing it, we changed our minds.
For people willing to register their Coolpix (and personal information) on Nikon's promotional Web site, the Zac Posen Coolpix Camera Accessory (aka camera case) is actually pretty nice.
The case, as you can see, is made of black and camel leather and based on the design of the fall 2006 … Read more