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Glow in the dark clickwheel stickers for iPod

ipod nano and video clickwheel glow in the dark. locate the ipod easily in the dark
These stick-ons attach to the iPod clickwheel and make them glow in the dark. So, you can easily find your iPod. Requires no additional batteries and charges itself with light. The stick-ons also double as scratch protectors.

Available for the iPod nano and the iPod Video editions from here for US $1.99. 

TuneJuice - iPod Battery Extender extends iPod battery life by 8 hours

TuneJuice iPod battery extender - extends your iPod battery life with a standard 9v batteryThe Apple iPod's can run for a long time on batteries but, what if you need more juice? And you are stuck on an airplane or a bus with no battery chargers or power. That's what the TuneJuice iPod battery extender is made for.

Simply plug in the TuneJuice into the iPod docking connector, put in a standard 9V battery and you can continue to enjoy the music and videos for another 8 hours of additional playback. If your iPod is completely drained of it's battery, you will still get up to 4 hours of playback with the TuneJuice iPod battery extender. Of couse, you can carry additional 9V batteries for more playback time.

The TuneJuice works with pretty much any iPod with a docking connector and it's available for US$ 18.99 from Think Geek 

How To: Download Music from the iPod

Getting music off from an iPod is not a thing most of us worry about until the inevitable happens - a desktop PC crash. Imagine  over 25 GB of music stuck in your iPod and a empty playlist in the PC. If you haven't yet experienced it, you cannot Sync iTunes and get all music back; iTunes will not sync back the music from the iPod to a crashed PC. Thankfully, there is hope - in two versions; iLinkPod for the Mac and EphPod for Windows.

 From the iLinkPod site:

"iLinkPod is first of all a unique tool that creates a permanent and direct access from your Desktop  (and your iPod or wherever you want) to the hidden folders in which iPod stores your audio files.  All this in the safest way, without modifying any file/folder or configuration file of the iPod!  Direct access means that you'll access your previously hidden audio files directly fromthe Finder, while they remain hidden! (remember: iLinkPod will not modify any properties of files on your iPod!). So you don't need iLinkPod or any other utility to access your hidden audio files on the iPod, you'll have access to them through a common folder on your Desktop (and iPod too). You don't need do execute iLinkPod again if you add or delete/modify songs on your iPod, you'll have access to your iPod as it is in that moment!" > Read more

RockBox: Hack your iPod with a new firmware

RockBox is an open source replacement firmware for hard-disk digital audio players, which include the Apple iPod, Archos Jukebox 5000, 6000, Studio, Recorder, FM Recorder, Recorder V2 and Ondio MP3 players. While it adds features in some cases the RockBox firmware improves on the player abilities.

On the Apple iPod for example, RockBox adds gapless playback, OGG/Vorbis, FLAC, AC3 file format decoding, a 5-band parametric equalizer, replay gain as features. On the Archos Rockbox improves playlist loading speed, provides automatic volume control and even adds a sleep timer.   > Read more

iPod nano cases that change color - automatically

Can't decide what color case to choose for your iPod nano? What about a white case? Okay, how about a case that changes color then?

Proporta's color changing iPod nano just do that; though currently they only change from a color to white, as the temperature rises or decreases; turning lighter as it get hotter and vice versa. The moulded case also protects the iPod nano and is currently available from Proporta in hot pink, deep blue and charcoal base colors for USD 19.95. 

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