iPod Touch

iPod touch unboxing & first-impressions (late 2012)

iPod touch unboxing & first-impressions (late 2012)

Apple's 5th Gen iPod touch has landed, and it marks quite a departure for the touchscreen media player. What once was described as a phoneless-iPhone has evolved into a device with a distinct focus of its own, building on the gaming prowess of its predecessor and adding in a capable digital camera to this latest generation. The first batch of new iPod touch units are winging their way to preorder customers, but one has already landed on the SlashGear test bench, so read on for some first impressions.

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Nike+ FuelBand expands with new colors and iPhone 5 compatibility

Nike+ FuelBand expands with new colors and iPhone 5 compatibility

Though it would seem that the Nike+ FuelBand would have been compatible with the iPhone 5 right out of the box, Nike has reassured users that it is indeed with a second wave launch of their FuelBand active user wristbands. These bands will be coming in two new colors: White ICE and Black ICE, these becoming the third and fourth versions of the device. The original ICE FuelBand also has a Black Steel companion out there in the wild now as well.

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5th-gen iPod touch now shipping

5th-gen iPod touch now shipping

Apple has begun shipping the new iPod touch, with preorder customers receiving shipping notification emails for the 5th-gen media player. Thrown up for sale last month, after Apple revealed the new model - with its larger, 5-inch display - alongside the iPhone 5, the new iPod touch has a 5-megapixel camera and front-facing iSight camera, along with a new brushed-metal chassis available in multiple colors.

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Parrot Zikmu Solo keeps the gigantic mobile accessory trend hot

Parrot Zikmu Solo keeps the gigantic mobile accessory trend hot

With speaker docks getting as giant as a coffin this year for devices galore, it's no wonder that accessories like the Parrot Zikmu Solo are as living room-worthy as they are. What we've got with the Zikmu Solo is a tower-like speaker that works either wirelessly or connected to your iOS device - or any speaker-cord-capable device with 100W of power under its hood. This device works with stereo output, a single unit speaker, and three loudspeakers on the upper part - as described here in detail, of course.

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iNUKE BOOM Junior shrinks the iPhone speaker beast

iNUKE BOOM Junior shrinks the iPhone speaker beast

Right at the end of last year the iNUKE BOOM was announced by behringer as the most ridiculously gigantic iPhone dock ever created - now the group has a much more reasonably sized companion. Instead of working with an 8 x 4 x 4-foot coffin of a speaker, one that cost $30k, you've got 8.7 x 16.5 x 9.8-inches of bulk at a much more reasonable $179.99. This device works with 2 x 1-inch tweeters, 2 x 3-inch midrange speakers, 1 x 5.25-inch woofer, and 10.6 pounds of weight - even if it is smaller, its still no pipsqueak!

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iOS 6 updates hit 15% of devices in first 24 hours after release

iOS 6 updates hit 15% of devices in first 24 hours after release

Well this is interesting: it seems that a lot of iDevice owners were quick on the uptake with iOS 6 when the new mobile OS launched yesterday. A new report from analytics firm Chitika (as reported by TechCrunch) says that in the first 24 hours since the release of iOS 6, 15% of iOS users have already downloaded it. That's a significant bump up from the adoption rate of iOS 5, which only managed to arrive on 20% of devices after the first five days.

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