updated 08:55 pm EDT, Thu April 29, 2010
Pure Music native audio sample rate playback
A new plug-in for iTunes, which offers native sample rate playback has been released by Channel D, while NinjaGrips has released a new product for improving the grip of an iPad
Channel D has announced the release of a new audio plug-in for iTunes. Pure Music takes advantage of familiar iTunes functions such as track selection and music library navigation, but plays audio files through its own audio engine. Unlike iTunes, which will play all audio tracks at the sample rate detected upon launch, the Pure Music engine is claimed to play high-resolution audio files at their native sample rate. Other features supported by the software include: real-time high resolution up-sampling of CD tracks, dithered volume control, subwoofer crossover, multichannel support, audio processing plug-ins, high resolution audio streaming, reverse play, and more. A 15-day trial of the application can be downloaded from Channel D's website, or a full license can be purchased for $129.
NinjaGrips provide additional grip for Apple's iPad
A new product designed to improve the grip of the Apple iPad has been released. NinjaGrips attach to the back of the iPad and use a tactile surface to provide additional grip. The product is made from recycled tire rubber can be ordered in five different designs including Shuriken, Clean, Clean Cut, Tokyo Sunrise, and Industrial. In addition to the back grip, all NinjaGrips come with corner edge grips that provide users with additional grip and protection. All five designs are each available in the company's online store for $15 and will being shipping in the first week of May.