updated 04:15 pm EDT, Fri May 9, 2008
Maximo and MacDayLA
In Brief: MacNN has posted reviews for the Maximo IP-HS2 iMetal Isolation Headset, and several Artwizz iPod accessories, Flashforward2008 Film Festival nominations have opened, and author Deborah Shadovitz will host MacDayLA at the CBS Studio Center. Mobile music listeners often assume that decent sound quality can only be achieved through high priced audiophile level headphones. In reality, there are affordable options that still offer excellent sound quality. The iPhone compatible Maximo iP-HS2 iMetal Isolation Headset falls into this category. These earbuds may not be the best on the market, but they certainly sound better than anything you'll find for under $70.
There are so many decent iPod and iPhone cases and accessories that MacNN has decided to review some of these items as a group. Our first article on the CoverCase product line of Cobra iPod cases generated positive comments, so expect to see more one-company multiple product reviews. Also, look for multiple case reviews for one iPod product in the future. This week Kelcey Lehrich evaluates an iPhone case and iPod scratch solutions from Artwizz GmBH.
Flashforward2008 is currently accepting nominations for its 18th annual festival. Both creators of Flash content and enthusiasts are invited to nominate in any of the following categories: application, cartoon/story/narrative, code, experimental/art, game, motion graphics, navigation/experience, sound, typography, and video. The Flashforward Film Festival will happen on August 21, hosted at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, during the Flashforward2008 conference.
MacDayLA is again occurring in CBS Studio Center in Studio City, California, on Saturday, May 31st. Author Deborah Shadovitz will host the event, with activities such as classes, discussions, presentations, and more. Among the topics presented are a closer look at the MacBook Air, creating music with GarageBand, AppleTV, and many others. The event will also feature two award-winning bands, as well as the musical talents of Ms. Shadowvitz herself.