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Apple's Jam

The New Apple iPod Nano and iPod Touch (2012)

Unveiling a new iPod along with the new iPhone is becoming a bit of a tradition, so it’s no surprise that a shiny new iPod Touch and iPod Nano were rolled into today’s big iPhone 5 launch. As usual, the Fifth Generation iPod Touch ($299+) takes its cue from many of the features from the…

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Cool Bean

Denon Cocoon

The high-end speaker dock pool, already swimming with the likes of the B&W Zeppelin, B&O BeoSound 8, and the Bose SoundDock 10, just got more crowded with Denon’s Cocoon diving in. The Cocoon, available in home or portable models, represents Denon’s late foray into the iDevice market — while they have fielded systems with docks,…

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Roll up and roll out

Restoration Hardware Rollup Travel Charger

Highlighting electronics accessories from a company like Restoration Hardware will always be a little difficult for us, since making furniture that both Dr. Evil and Dr. Jones could feel comfortable decorating their offices with is clearly their main focus. Still, this tasteful roll up travel charger ($50) packs too much convenience in such a classic-looking…

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Double Duty

Twelve South PlugBug

The third rule of Roadgo Dynamics dictates that the more gadgets you own, the more power cables you’re saddled with when it’s time to travel. Upon your arrival, finding enough available wall outlets is then about as easy as telling your better half she’s gained weight. The fine mac accessory makers at Twelve South have…

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Bedstand Meets Bandstand

West Elm Parsons Audio End Table

One serious benefit of Apple’s decision to revamp only the guts of the new iPhone is that all of the iPhone 4 cases, accessories, and peripherals received an extended lease on life. West Elm’s new Parsons audio end table ($400) has an integrated dock for charging your precious iPhone or iPod and it’s apparently compatible…

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Tower Records

Revo K2 Digital Radio

Shrouded in gleaming aluminium and molded rubber, the Revo K2 ($470) tower not only out-looks other, plebeian docks, but also offers access to virtually every radio signal under the sun including old-fashioned over-the-air and internet streaming stations including last.fm. Perfect for your morning dose of NPR. Besides a dearth of plastics, the K2 also features…

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There's an App for That Too

iHealth

When you were a young boy, you could eat eight hot dogs at dinner, sleep two hours, run around for 12 hours without stopping, break your arm and heal in about fifteen minutes. As we mature that changes, and we are introduced to words like metabolism, prostate, ROTH IRA and hypertension. And in this culture…

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What You & Your iPod, iPhone, and iPad Need to Know

Apple iOS 5

IPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners will receive a ton of new features in iOS 5. The bad news is that the latest and greatest mobile operating system won’t be available until fall of this year for consumers. On the up side, we’ve made getting a knowledgeable head start on what’s to come super easy….

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Solid Wood Performance

Denon AH-D5000 Reference Headphones

The sealed-back Denon AH-D5000 headphones have been long known for their performance with a signature warm, lush mid-range and fantastic bass. The real mahogany wood-back ear cups are rare in the metal/plastic laden world of headphones (though we’ve seen some great alternatives exist). It’s a headphone befitting of the 100-year old Japanese audio company and…

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The Kitchen Sink, Minus AT&T

New iPod Touch

New iPhone, new iPod Touch. Right? Right. Not too unexpectedly, many of the new features on of the new iPod Touch ($229-$399) come from its well-connected sibling, but that doesn’t stop us from being any less impressed. Designed to be even thinner than its predecessor, the new iPod Touch packs the pixel-packed retina display, Apple’s…

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Lebron's Got Your Back, Kinda.

Nike Boom App

With music being the fundamental push behind the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android becoming a core workout accessory, all the major sports brands are looking to push the envelope with various workout companion apps. All with a focus to motivate and help track performance. Sometimes through old-fashioned techniques like, well, yelling. Nike Boom is a…

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Jaw Dropping

Vita Audio R4 Integrated Music System

Shelf friendly stereos with integrated iPod docks seem to be a dime a dozen these days, and subsequently we tend to steer clear of most of them. Something as sexy looking as the Vita RA Integrated Music System ($830) though is just too hard to ignore. Putting its gorgeous minimalist case design aside for a…

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Take Your TV With You

Elgato EyeTV HD

Newly minted iPad owners in search of more content for their device should take a long hard look at the Elegato EyeTV ($199). It’s designed to grab 1080i signals from a sources like a DVR or Blu-ray player via component connection, and record the HD video directly to your Mac. Unlike other computer based DVR…

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Still Does Not Part the Sea

iPhone OS 4.0

Steve Jobs and all his buddies at Infinite Loop just unveiled the latest (and long overdue) iteration of the iPhone operating system today. While it is (unfortunately for some) still exclusive to AT&T for the time being, and it is still not open source, over 100 new features have been added that will undoubtedly breathe…

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Take Charge of Your Charging

IDAPT I3 Charging Stations

Gadget fans know that with their love of technology comes an excess of chords and often a shortage of power outlets. So to cope with this unfortunate externality, IDAPT has released a series of compact charging stations designed to help reduce clutter while still supporting your various device charging needs. Capable of charging three separate…

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Transform Your Apple Mobile Device Into a Fully Functional Remote

RedEye Universal Remote Control for iPhone/iPod Touch

The ability to control every device in one’s home theater using the same remote control is a convenience well known hardware manufacturers like Logitech and Philips have built incredibly successful products around for years. Ranging from super slick machines equipped with color touch screens, to your run of the mill button crammed plastic wand, these…

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Let Your iPod's Tunes Take Flight

Belkin Bluetooth Music Receiver

Looking for a better way to get music from your iPod or iPhone to your home stereo? Preferably one that doesn’t involve a 20′ long 3.5mm cable? Recently, we’ve discussed excellent solutions from Sonos, but not everyone has that kind of cash. Fortunately, another far cheaper option was announced today by our friends over at…

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Sony NAS-Z200iR Compact Audio System

Complete Control in the Palm of Your Hand

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Finally, Someone's Improved the Car Charger

Belkin Micro & Dual iPod/iPhone Auto Chargers

Typically, car phone chargers are nothing to write home about. You stick them in what used to be known as the “cigarette lighter” (back before smoking became equated with terrorism), plug in your phone, and that’s about it. Seeing the newly attached polyp protruding from your otherwise aerodynamic dash was just a fact of life;…

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iStik

Magnets Are Good for Your iPod. Who Knew? Music is a great workout companion. Unlike your lazy friends, who won’t get up in the morning to workout with you, your iPod rarely lets you down. That’s more than I can say for that old, stretched out, dirty armband you’re using to strap on your Nano….

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B&W Zeppelin iPod Speaker System

[click on image to enlarge] Recently, Gear Patrol procured a B&W Zeppelin for testing. We wanted to know what all the hulabaloo was about and why all the critics were raving about what amounts to a $600 iPod dock and speaker system. Why, you might ask, would I ever spend that much on an periperhal…

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Apple iPod Touch, Classic, and Nano

The iPhone is a groundbreaking device. The iPod was an even more groundbreaking device. Throw those to into a virtual blender and you get the new iPod Touch. Long spoken about and anticipated, it’s finally here along with an updated iPod and iPod Nano for you to behold. Like the iPhone, the new iPod Touch…

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Apple iPod Shuffle, Orange

The world’s smallest digital music player, the 1GB iPod shuffle lets you wear up to 240 songs on your sleeve. Or your lapel. Or your belt. Clip on iPod shuffle and wear it as a badge of musical devotion.You know what they say about good things and small packages. But when something 1.62 inches long…