Quirky outs Stance for iPad 2 cup-holder stand
OtterBox has launched its Reflex Series Case for iPod touch 4G. The case uses a crumple-zone protective design, constructed of Polycarbonate and Silicone meshed together in a single layer. It is felt lined for scratch protection and ships with a screen protector. The case can absorb impact to protect the iPod inside from drops or other shocks. It is a two-piece design, where the bottom half can be quickly removed for docking. The new case comes in black, hot pink/black and blue/black. It fits only iPod touch 4G iPods and retails for $45.
Deals on iPods, monitors, and more
Today’s deals from DealNN include discounts on iPods, monitors and more. Apple.com currently has a wide selection of refurbished iPods available for as low as $129, however the refurbished 64GB iPod touch 4G with HD video recording and editing capabilities, built-in cameras, a multi-touch display with Retina support, and the ability to playback movies, music, and TV shows is currently featured at DealNN. The iPod touch has recently dropped to $339 and offers a price break of $60.
Deals on iPods, MacBook Pros, and more
Today’s deals from DealNN include discounts on iPods, MacBook Pros, and more. Apple.com currently has a wide selection of refurbished iPods starting as low as $129, however the refurbished 64GB iPod touch 4G with HD video recording, Bluetooth support, and Retina display, is being featured at DealNN. This particular iPod has now dropped $60 in price, and can be purchased for only $339 with FREE shipping included.
ThinkGeek outs iPhone case with flip out keyboard
iSkin has launched a new wave of cases for the iPhone 4 and the iPod touch 4G, including two new cases for the iPod touch and three for the iPhone 4. The Solo Vu for iPhone 4 is a slide-on two-piece design. It combines hard and soft plastics while protecting the rear, sides and front face, with openings for all ports. The case arrives in three colors and ships for $40. Another slip-on case is the Solo FX, which features a circular pattern for an etched effect and uses Microban antimicrobial protection. The Solo FX comes in five colors and sells for $35. The Duet for iPhone 4 is a hard case and belt clasp combination design. The holster is a rotary clip that doubles as a media viewing stand. The Duet is available in black for $40 -- it is listed as shipping in one to two weeks.
Pure line of screen protectors also launched
SwitchEasy has launched a new case and three screen protectors for the iPod touch 4G. The case is the SwitchEasy Nude, an ultra-thin polycarbonate design that is only 1mm thick. It has a UV- and scratch-resistant gloss coating and offers easy access to buttons, with cutaways for the power and volume switches. It comes with a pair of data port and audio jack protectors and antistatic screen guards. The new case is available in semi-transparent black or clear and is shipping now for $20.
Apple iPod touch effect starting to bite
Nintendo has reported its first half-year loss in seven years. For the six months to September 30, the Japanese gaming giant reported a $24.7 million loss. This was on the back of its sales slipping by 34 percent, in part due to lower demand for the Wii console, but also due to the Apple iPod touch effect on the DS. When questioned about the Apple effect recently, Nintendo of America’s President Reggie Fils-Aime told Forbes that Apple’s iPhone and iPod were “absolutely” larger threats than the strong sales of Microsoft's recently revamped Xbox 360.
Casing includes button coating, vibrant hues
In the race for each iPod Touch 4G case manufacturer to distinguish themselves from the competition, companies strive for quality materials, protection levels or coloring to make their product stand out. Only SwitchEasy, however, thought of changing the color of the home button with a tactile, glossy jellybean-style coating incorporated into their silicone case line, called Colors.
Retina display, A4 CPU taken from iPhone 4
After Apple introduced the iPhone 4, a major leap over previous versions, iPod fans were left waiting for the technology to trickle down to the iPhone's phone-less counterpart. The fourth-generation Touch fulfills most of the expectations, mimicking the iPhone's dual camera configuration and 960x640 'retina display.' In our full review, we'll take a look at the list of new features that aim to push Apple's flagship iPod even further ahead of the competition -- but still slightly behind the iPhone.
XtremeMac cases to ship in October
More new cases have been introduced for Apple's latest iPod touch, this time from Incipio and XtremeMac, though neither company has updated its website. Incipio will deliver five cases for the Touch, alongside a wristband for the sixth-generation Nano and an armband series for the Touch, Nano and Shuffle. Incipio's dermaSHOT is a high-density silicone case for the Touch, featuring a finish that slips easily into pants pockets. The SILICRYLIC has a silicone core with a hard-shell shield for the back and corners. The Feather is an ultralight polycarbonate case, while the EDGE is a hard-shell case made from optical-quality polycarbonate with a removable lower section for docking stations. The final product is the Dotties series, which come in 15 colors with 30 interchangeable colored dots.
Both companies' cases will ship in September
Following Apple's announcement of the fourth-generation iPod touch, Belkin and WaterField have launched cases for the new iOS device. Belkin has announced 14 new cases -- five grip cases, two shield cases, four verve cases and three armbands. The grip cases are textured for easier handholding. The Grip Ergo with Strap features a fitted design and a removable strap, in translucent black or taro, while the Grip Groove Duo has a wavy texture and arrives in either black-and-clear or gray-and-purple color combinations. The Grip Graphix swirls two colors into the wave textures, mixing aqua and white, mauve with pink or black with clear. The Grip Vue eschews textures for a high gloss finish, in nine colors, while the Grip Edge moves to black or brown leather.
Cases, armbands, screen protectors, socks offered
In the wake of Apple's announcements of a new iPod touch and iPod nano come a slew of case announcements from Scosche, iLuv and Easyishop. Scosche is launching multiple cases, six designs for the Touch and two for the Nano. Scosche is leading with its kickBACK t4 case, featuring an integrated kickstand for landscape video viewing on the 4th generation iPod touch. The new kickBACK t4 has a glossy polycarbonate exterior and an impact resistant rubber interior. It will be available in black, grey and white with grey molding. The Scosche switchKASE t4 combines a kickBACK t4 and a smooth silicone skin with a removable sport armband.