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  • New wooden cases and speakers for the iPod

    Tokyo-based Marubeni Infotec [JP] sells two new stylish accessories for the iPod classic/nano/Touch. At the beginning of next month, the so-called “Alle STACK for iPod” speakers (1Wx2) will be rolled out for prices between $93 (for the iPod nano) and $102 (for the iPod classic). Marubeni promises high sound quality because they used precious wood to manufacture the speakers… Read More

  • VIA 'Isaiah' chips official, now called 'Nano'

    VIA’s 64-bit “Isaiah” processor, which we’ve reported here and here, has now been made official, taking on the “Nano” moniker. The chip uses a 65-nanometer process, measures 21mm x 21mm, and uses the same socket as existing VIA C7 processors, which should make things easier on OEMs. It’s being pitched for more mainstream desktop and laptop… Read More

  • Icebar waterproof speakers for your Nano


    These waterproof speakers seem to hit a pretty good combination of price, looks, and functionality — assuming they sound good. The set can hang by a strap for the shower, or you can use the built-in stand to put it in the soap dish if you’re the bath type. It’s only for iPod Nanos, but there are plenty of you with those out there. The touch wheel area has a little membrane… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Macally mTune-N iPod Nano headphones

    Got a first generation iPod Nano? Wanna look like the coolest kid this side of the Rio Grande? Then plunk down $10.59 for the ultimate head-mounted music system that is the Macally mTune-N. Just snap your Nano into the left ear cup and rock this town. In fact, rock it inside out. The town, not the headphones. Buy.com has the Macally getup for $10.59 with free shipping. Not bad, not bad at… Read More

  • Defective batteries causing iPod Nano fireworks

    Just caught news on the Today Show (in between some Eliot Spitzer segment and another, less interesting but more sensational Eliot Spitzer segment) of the iPod Nano batteries causing sparks to shoot out of units marked with model number MA099J/A (pictured right). Apparently the problem was found back in January but wasn’t reported by Apple to the Japanese trade and economy ministry… Read More

  • Purple iPod nano spotted in ad, due soon?

    [photopress:purplenano.jpg,full,center] Taking a close look at this Circuit City ad, we can see what looks to be a purple iPod nano. When you mouse over the electronic version of the ad, a separate model number pops up as well, further fueling speculation that a purple nano could be on the way. The last time an additional color was added to the nano lineup was five weeks ago when Apple added… Read More

  • Tata Nano, the world's least expensive car

    [photopress:tatanano.jpg,full,center] Meet the world’s least expensive car, the Nano. The car costs only $2,500, gets 50 miles per gallon and is supposed to bring the gift of rapid transportation to the world’s poor. It also looks a lot like Biggs’ car, which we often tease him about. Made in India, the manual transmission Nano, created and designed by Tata, has a 33… Read More

  • CrunchGear's Reviewing the Unknown Contest: Last Day!


    Readers of CrunchGear know full well that 95% of the time we have no idea what we’re talking about. Well, we want you to get in on some of that action by reviewing something you’ve never seen, touched, or even know exists on BFF. Two posters with the most comments, votes, and number of votes, wins either an 80GB iPod Classic or a 80GB Zune 2. Here’s what to do. Read More

  • CrunchGear's Reviewing the Unknown Contest Update

    Entries are rolling in and you guys are GREAT at making up stuff about stuff. Take this one, for example: The teenage years are by far the best and easiest part of parenting. At the age of 16, teenagers are finally able to get a job like they have always wanted. By that age, they are very responsible with money and will offer to use it to help their parents pay down the mortgage rather than… Read More

  • Make your iPod Nano box into a portable speaker set

    I still have the box for my 5G iPod sitting on some shelf somewhere, because it was just too nice to throw away. Of course, I’m a pack rat and keep worthless stuff all the time. But now I have a decent reason to keep the thing, at least if I buy a new Nano. Japanese gadget outfitter Bird Electron has a sweet little kit to convert your Nano’s box into a little portable speaker… Read More

  • iPod Nano sets man's pants on fire in airport

    This sounds kind of dubious but apparently an Atlanta man named Danny Williams was walking in an airport and his iPod Nano started to flame up. A “glossy piece of paper” protected him from life-threatening burns. Apple is being good sports about it and is offering him a new iPod after Willams went to the local news station with the story. The reporter got no quote from Apple… Read More

  • iPhone, iPod touch output video better than classic, nano

    Wow. Don’t expect top-notch video quality from the iPod classic or iPod nano while using Apple’s recently released Component AV Cable. Compared to the the iPhone and iPod touch, the classic and nano eat it. Whereas the iPhone and touch look fairly similar to iTunes-puchased video as played back on a computer monitor, the classic and nano distort the picture like nobody’s… Read More

  • Apple September 5th Event is a Go: The Beat Goes On

    Uh oh. Coverflow? Beat? Some sort of potentiall little Fat Nano? More news as it develops, but September 5th is definitely D-Day for Lil Fat. Read More

  • Bloops! Apple Legal Essentially Confirms Fat Nano Existence [Updated]


    Gizmodo got a letter from Apple asking them to take down the images of the little fat Nanos we’ve been seeing all day, which in legal talk means blood will soak the halls of Cupertino tonight as the leakers are tortured long into the morning. [Update: Apple’s lawyers came at us and demanded we remove the photo because it “violates Apple’s copyrights”. So… Read More

  • From The Fat Nano Fairy: New Nano To Come In 8GB and 16GB, Plays Video, Don't Call It a Nano

    According to the mystical Fat Nano Fairy, the following are facts about the upcoming Fat Nano: 1. The new, fat iPod Nano will likely come in 8GB and 16GB versions. 2. It will have video playback. 3. It will not be called “Nano” anymore. There will be a new product name. The Fat Nano Fairy isn’t sure what it’ll be called, though “Flower” is something… Read More

  • New Nanos in the Wild


    9to5Mac has some hot pictures of the new widescreen Nano that Apple may or may not be launching ever. Real? Fake? Who knows. We trade in rumor, here, and exchange rate is our sanity. Nano Spy Pics [9to5mac] Read More

  • Rumor: iPod Nano Gets Redesign, New Colors

    Well, it’s been 11 months since we’ve seen a new nano and there’s a bit of news, albeit from the rumor mill, about the new nano that is set to drop some time before the end of the year, possibly at the Apple Expo in Paris. The above chop photoshop job from 9 to 5 Mac is obviously not the real thing, but the new redesign will entail a screen that takes up half of its facade. Read More

  • When JP Morgan Talks, People Shouldn't Listen: No iPhone Nano

    JP Morgan has retracted Kevin Chang’s, statement about an iPhone Nano coming like in five days and it will have like so many cool things like maybe a phone that makes free phone calls to like your friends and that it will run on T-Mobile and have a cool file browser and let you put your own ringtones on it and it will have three screens, one on the top so you can see who’s calling… Read More

  • Patent Reveals Next-gen iPod and iPhone Nano

    Now that the iPhone has almost arrived, Apple is starting work on a new version of the iPod and possibly the iPhone. A recent patent filing reveals a new full-screen iPod that uses touch controls located on the back of the device. A user will slide his thumb along the back to browse through menus while applying pressure to act as a “click” or “selection”. Feel me so far? Read More

  • Mother's Day Gift Trade Up Contest: Win One of 2 iPod 4GB Nanos

    OK, guys. It’s six days until Mother’s Day and you don’t have anything for your mom. How about an iPod Nano and some chocolates, courtesy of Best Buy. Here’s what’s going to happen. I have two iPods lying around here and, in order to ensure they go out in time for Mom to get one, I need entries by 12:00 PM EST Wednesday, May 9 and we’ll vote until 12:00PM… Read More