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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Get the Zune AV Dock for Only $8.77

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Accessories" @ 10:47 AM


A sad sign of a crumbing platform is when the accessories go on fire-sale prices. You can grab the Zune Home AV Pack for a mere $8.77, though it looks like supplies are quite limited to grab them while you can!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Smartphone Coasters: Stainless Steel Phone Stand

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Accessories" @ 11:35 AM


"Ask any Evo 4G user what they love about their phone, and eventually the word kickstand will come up. Having an easy way to hold the phone so it can be viewed is simply great, and is one of those things you wonder how you ever got along without. Fear not, non-kickstand enabled smartphones, the latest product from newPCgadgets.com called "Smartphone Coasters" has you covered. These sleek and attractive stainless steel stands compliments any setting to provide an easily accessible base for your phone. The Smartphone Coaster holds all Smartphone's; including the popular iPhone, Droid, Windows 7, BlackBerry and dozens more."

That old adage about the simplest things being the best ideas? I think that applies here. There's really not much to the product - it's a simple stainless steel stand, but if you're the kind of person that likes to have their phone/PDA/PMP/small tablet standing up at attention, this might be exactly what you're looking for. At only $3.99 per stand, and you can buy 'em in a six pack, they're affordable, functional, and a nice use of the "KISS" principle. The company also has some other clever products that you might be interested in.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

ZuneOne Leather Flip-Style Case for Zune 30

Posted by Adam Krebs in "Zune Accessories" @ 06:00 AM

The ZuneOne leather case ($15 USD) is a folio-style case with a magnetic closure mechanism and a rotating leather belt clip on the back. The magnetic closure feels very "Zune" (in line with other accessories like the headphones and car pack v2). While the overall construction is solid and has held up under a good deal of almost continual punishment, the stitching between the back of the case and the belt clip feels weak, and several of the seams started to open up after only a few weeks of normal usage. Additionally, the cutouts for the play/pause and back buttons are quite hard to get at, though both the screen and d-pad benefit from their generously-sized holes. Read more...

Sunday, April 22, 2007

ClicZune.com Reviews Belkin TunePower

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune Accessories" @ 09:18 PM

When I first heard about the Belkin TunePower I was very excited. While the battery life of the Zune is more than adequate to carry me through my normal day of usage, I knew that there would be situations that would leave me powerless. At work I mainly listen to music all day. Even if I do decide to watch video I always have the ability to charge the Zune while I listen or watch. On an airplane, however, this would not be possible. ClicZune.com has posted their review of the TunePower and I would recommend reading it over to decide for yourself if this accessory is right for you. ClicZune seems to like it and I think that anyone who travels with any frequency would probably benefit from this one.

Belkin TunePower

I plan on getting one myself before I go on a big trip in August. Hopefully I'll be able to give my own thoughts on this one soon. But don't just take it from me, go read it for yourself!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Free Your Inner Drummer!

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune Accessories" @ 09:30 AM


ClickZune has found a rather interesting Zune accessory. It actually isn't Zune specific but for all MP3 players. It's a pair of drumsticks that you play air drums while you listen to your music. Actually, I'm not sure what's scarier; that these exist:

...or that someone would be willing to caught using them in public! If you're one of these brave, drummer obsessed individuals than this is for you. Me? I'm going to hold out for the karaoke attachment!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Must Have Zune Accessory

Posted by Aaron Roma in "Zune Accessories" @ 05:00 AM


"The amplifier comes with 4 vacuum tubes. This amplifier uses directness heat up kathode, which can provide more than 3000-5000 working hours. You can feel the special taste from tube headphone amplifier which is different from other normal headphone amplifier."

Ah, what a shame that we missed out on the auction for this sweet accessory for our nice shiny new Zunes. Look at that styling! Can't you just imagine how nice that would look plugged into your brand new brown Zune? Thanks to Matt for pointing out this humorous Zune "accessory"! What is the strangest audio player accessory you've seen?

Friday, November 3, 2006

Belkin Goes Crazy Over Zune

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Accessories" @ 01:30 PM


A great case and car kit: those are two accessories I'm on the lookout for, and the ones that Belkin is preparing for Zune launch day seem like a good fit. A couple are featured below, but if you want to see them all, check out the Gizmodo news post.

TuneBase FM ($79): a car kit with an FM transmitter, programmable memory, and LCD display that plugs into a vehicle's cigarette lighter port (and judging by that green light, we're assuming it makes juice). Also included is a line-out port, if your stereo happens to feature a line-in port.

Folio Kickstand Case ($29): Soft, leathery goodness with a kickstand to enhance that portable video experience.

Other accessories: TunePower ($59), Acrylic Case ($29), Holster Case ($29), Neoprene Sports Armband Case ($29), Sports Jacket Case with Armband ($19), and Zune Screen Protector ($14). If Belkin's Pocket PC screen protectors are any indication, we suggest you stay right away from its Zune screen protector (unless you like a bit of goo).

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Zune Offers New Opportunity for iPod Accessory Makers

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Accessories" @ 09:19 AM


"iPod killers have come and gone, but even Apple acknowledges that its popular multimedia player is going to face some stiff competition from Microsoft’s Zune this holiday season. And when the $249 device debuts next month, it figures to draw attention not just from consumers, but from companies that have enjoyed a booming business making accessories and add-ons for the iPod."

Accessories have always played a huge part in the digital media industry - even more so over the past few years following the success of the iPod. A number of accessory makers have leveraged the power and portability of the iPod and extended the music listening experience to the gym, cars, and even shoes. With the Zune set to be released next month, there's a new window of opportunity for said makers to expand even further. And we're already seeing that. A good handful of them have already partnered with Microsoft and promised to deliver third-party accessories, so the industry is about to get a whole lot more bigger.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Speck Preparing Tough Case

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Accessories" @ 07:51 PM


Zuneguy's Bill Wittress has posted an image of an upcoming Zune "Tough Case" from Speck, a company well-known for its iPod accessories. Alas, it's nothing more than a teaser at this stage. No details on price, size, or toughness have been revealed. Although, as far as the latter is concerned, we expect a "Tough Case" to live up to its name and withstand the force of a monster truck, Strong Guy's fist, and even Godzilla. We'll fill you in on details as they come in.

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