Ever wish you could get a little more functionality out of your iPod? Worried about protecting it from scratches? There are hundreds of accessories available for iPod music players. If you acquired an iPod this year, or if you’re simply looking to enhance your tried-and-true MP3 player, consider one of the following.
When I’m out, I’m often reduced to chasing Wi-Fi where I can find it. Intercity buses that pick up passengers near Penn Station, for example, are oases of connectivity in a city of slaphappy password protection. With Wi-Fi spilling out to the sidewalk, you’ll sometimes see me sprinting along 34th Street with my iPod Touch trying to stay in range of a bus as it heads to the Lincoln Tunnel.
Each year, millions of iPods and other MP3 players are sold around the globe. Most of them include a basic set of earbuds so you can listen to your favorite tunes right away. A lot of people keep those earbuds for years, but there are plenty of good reasons to ditch the bundled buds and step up to something better.
I'm often asked for recommendations on what headphones to use with an iPod or other portable media device. Recently, there's been a trend towards questions about "traditional" headphones from people wanting to listen to their iPods at home or in the office. So how do we choose a traditional headphone that's comfortable, offers good sound quality, and won't break the bank? Here are factors to keep in mind.
Home is no place for earbuds. They get in the way while shaving or when your family is trying to ask you a question during dinner. When earphones aren't cool but music is welcomed for all, options include putting your Wi-Fi network to work, broadcasting in FM, and leveraging the Wi-Fi compatibility of an in-hand or docked iPod touch or iPhone.
A wide range of products is becoming available, whose components enable you to tap into the power of an iPod in ways you may not have realized were possible. Integrating your iPod seamlessly with a sound system for live performance, presentations, and weddings has never been easier. In situations where multiple people share the same sound system, new rack-mountable iPod docks make it easy for everyone to get their music playing, a lifesaver for aerobic studios, theaters, rehearsal spaces, bars and restaurants.
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