· 15 GB: $299. Holds up to 3,700 songs. Weighs 5.6 oz. Color: white.
· 20 GB: $399. Holds up to 5,000 songs. Weighs 5.6 oz. Color: white.
· 40 GB: $499. Holds up to 10,000 songs. Weighs 6.2 oz. Color: white.
· iPod mini: $249. Holds up to 1,000 songs. Weighs 3.6 oz. Colors: silver, gold, blue, pink, green.
Available from the Apple Store, 103 Prince [Greene] 212.226.3126 and Tekserve, 119 W. 23rd [6th/7th] 212.929.3645, J & R, B & H, and other electronics retailers.
· Rumored next iPod: 50GB with color LCD.
Voice Recorder. This $59.99 iPod add-on allows you to record and playback (on the recorder or on your computer) notes, lectures, et al. (Not compatible with the mini.)
iTrip. For $35, the iTrip allows you to hear your iPod music from any FM station on your car radio. Really. Works with all iPods and needs no batteries.
iPod Armor. Protects your Pod with an additional pod; namely, a foam-padded aluminum case. $49.95.
Belkin Media Reader. Due out shortly is this accessory (about the size of an iPod), designed to transfer pics from your digital camera to your iPod, to be transferred later to your desktop. What's the big deal? Well, if you're off somewhere on a trip, you'd have to use additional memory cards to keep taking pics once your camera is full. Additional 256 MB memory cards run about $80 each. With the Media Reader and a 40GB iPod, you can hold up to 20,000 images on your iPod. You'd need 160 memory cards to match that. The Reader will cost $89.99.
For Mac users, a new piece of software called Pod2Go allows you to sync news, movie listings, stock quotes, driving directions, song lyrics, and more on your iPod. Freeware.
JukePod is a new NYC service geared to restaurants, bars, retailers, and salons. Sign up for the service and you get the use of a 15GB iPod, which you get to loaded with your choices from over 3,000 albums, and which gets updated monthly. Subscribers to the service need to have a license from ASCAP or BMI.
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