Who doesn’t love flashing a shiny piece of impeccably designed gear to the oohs and aahs of your geekiest friends? The sixth-gen iPod nano’s clip makes it easy to attach to your clothing, but since its touchscreen also has a neat analog-looking clock feature, everyone seems to want to strap it to their wrists. Show-offs.
Remember those other iOS devices you have laying around? Yeah, your iPod and iPhone need some attention, too. Don't forget that they're just as important as your new iPad 2 -- these ones can actually fit in your pocket and go where you go, incognito.
This week's Best Case Scenario features the rugged, American-made RokForm Rokbed aluminum case, the pillow-soft feel of Proof cases, a watchband for your iPod nano from HEX for all you hipster types, and a sport armband for your marathon runners who need some music to power you through.
What’s the next best thing to selling stolen iPods? Apparently, making your own counterfeit versions. That’s what the Los Angeles Port Police discovered this week after seizing more than $10 million worth of fake Apple products from a downtown warehouse.
You can’t say you didn’t see this one coming: As Apple continues to use their shrink-ray on their already diminutive devices, a new patent application reveals that they may want to clear some space inside those products by implementing different technology inside the headphone jacks they already have.
It’s nice to sometimes take a break from reporting about mythical products such as the Verizon iPhone or the Facebook Phone and just kick back for 35 seconds and watch video of an iPod nano walking. Wait, what…?
Well, once again, it was kind of slow iPhone news week, as iPods iPods iPods were all the rage (Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!), but it's not like no one was talking about it, especially with the new SDK rules that rolled out. Flash on the iPhone? Well, not really, but sorta yeah, if you count apps made in Flash being legit all over again. Thanks, FTC!
Y'know, when we first laid eyes on the new iPod nano in clock mode, we definitely thought that it resembled a twentieth century pocket watch. Well, apparently it doesn't have to stay in your pocket. The new iLoveHandles "Rock Band" turns your iPod nano into a wrist watch, so you can use your nano to check the time or keep it clipped onto your wrist for easy playlist access. Also, we got some sweet email from a reader who fashioned his own iPod nano wristwatch.
If you like seeing Apple products get dissected, then you'll love the 6th generation iPod nano teardown from iFixit. In typical iFixit style, they break out all of the tools in order to crack open the latest Apple device. Not surprisingly, iFixit notes that the insides of the iPod nano is very similar to the insides of the iPod shuffle, which share an almost identical form factor.
With many people lamenting the loss of video viewing capabilities on the new iPod nano, there is some cold comfort to be found in one of the diminutive player's lesser known functions. Buried deep within the confines of the nano's user manual are the details on how the device can be hooked up to a television set so that you can watch any photo slideshows you may have loaded on to it on the big screen.