toggle

AAPL Stock: 102.5 ( + 0.25 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Apple Peel 520 to convert iPod touch to phone in US

updated 11:15 am EDT, Wed September 8, 2010

Third-party skin adds calling, texting

A third-party device for the iPod touch that adds voice calling and text messaging will be coming to the US market soon. Go Solar USA has announced a deal with Chinese accessory maker Yosion to distribute the Apple Peel 520 in the US. The skin fits over the iPod touch's case and adds a SIM card, battery, and Dock Connector along with apps to handle phone calls and messages.

Go Solar claims that, when fully charged, the Apple Peel's 800mAh battery provides almost five hours of talk time and 120 hours of standby use. Early reviews from overseas users report that the Apple Peel 520 works as advertised, although it has some shortcomings. It requires a jailbroken iPod touch to work. Call volume is fixed and SMS delivery can be erratic.

The first production run of the Apple Peel 520 is already sold out, and availability for the US market has not been announced. Go Solar USA says the Apple Peel 520 will retail for approximately $60. [via Engadget]








by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

  1. mr100percent

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    no jailbreak

    Don't make it a jailbreak item, just pay the developer royalty fee and maybe Apple will let you sell it in the App store.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Kanex KTU10 Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 and eSATA

Apple has never been shy about funky ports -- first it was Apple Desktop Bus, and its own DIN-8 serial port. Following that came FireW ...

Logitech Hyperion Fury mouse

Selecting the correct gaming mouse comes down to finding a device that balances the needs of a user with a price they can afford. Ofte ...

Life n Soul BM211 Bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speakers aren't only for listening to some music at the park or on a long bus ride, but can also be built with tablets in m ...

toggle

Most Commented