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Old 09-22-2005, 01:26 PM   #1
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U2 ipod accessories & advice

So I got the new U2 ipod last week (my wife is the best!), and I was wondering two things:

1.) What accessories are available that are specifically designed for the U2 ipod (black & red). Links would be helpful.

2.) Any advice from ipod owners. What is something you wish you would have done differently when you first got your ipod?

Many thanks!!
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They made a black iTrip. I it.

Incase made a black leather case with red suede lining. I it also.

Altec Lansing has black inMotion speakers...but I just opted for the regular JBL On Stage speakers. I them as well!

As for advice...don't wait on getting a good case. You will be sorry. Also, get a car charger if you get an iTrip. They say that the iTrip uses little battery life, but it's a lie, I tell you! A lie! I haven't seen any black chargers, so I just got a white one (that isn't a really big deal, I don't think).
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Yeah, i saw the black itrip. Looks pretty cool. I'm probably going to get one soon.

I'll look for that case, too. Thanks!
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If you haven't already, get a case/protective covering for it. The back of the U2 iPods scratch easily. I have had mine in a protective cover since the moment it came out of the package and I have not had a scratch on it.

Personally I use the iSkin in the "transparent" color. While not totally clear, you can see the black/red color scheme.

http://www.iskin.com/evo2.html
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I'm having a mad love affair with my iPod. It has to be the coolest thing I've ever owned. No more carrying a million CD's anywhere! I have the iTrip, which means my iPod goes to work with me every day I agree with BC about the iTrip using little battery power. I was told the same thing and it's not true at all! I also have the black and red case.

Next on my iPod accessory wish list is a charger for my car and maybe some better speakers for at home.

I don't wish I would have done anything differently other than maybe buying mine 3 weeks later because the new color screen thing came out right after I bought mine But I love having an iPod and can't imagine going to work each day with a bag of CD's or going on a trip with tons of batteries on top of all of the CD's. Money well spent!
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They don't make the Incase special U2 ipod case anymore.

I guess there's always ebay.
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did you check apple's website? That's where I bought mine.
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Yeah, it's still up there. But when I clicked on it, it just took me back to main the accessories page.

http://www.apple.com/ipod/u2/accessories.html

If you can get it to work, let me know.
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yeah it did that for me too...I bought mine in June so maybe they are out of it.
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We just had a discussion about the case availability recently:

http://forum.interference.com/showth...hreadid=137811

In summary...try the Apple Store in Novi.
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I BC!

I just called, and they do have some in stock. I'm so there tomorrow after work.
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For those of you with the iTrip, do you like it? I talked with someone yesterday who lives near me, and he said that it doesn't work well in a place like Detroit with so many radio stations. He eventually returned his and bought a different kind that had to be installed. Any thoughts?
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I my ipod! It's probably my favorite possession period

I do need that case JessicaAnn mentioned

The itrip doesn't work at all for me! It's mostly static. I thought it might be because of my location in so.cal with so many radio stations but I tried it driving across the country this summer and was never happy with the reception.

Do you know what kind your friend ended up getting?

I wonder if I can still return mine...
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He didn't give me the specifics. I know that it had to be professionaly installed and cost around $70, with installation. I'll ask him today and see if i can get the details.
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For those of you with the iTrip, do you like it? I talked with someone yesterday who lives near me, and he said that it doesn't work well in a place like Detroit with so many radio stations. He eventually returned his and bought a different kind that had to be installed. Any thoughts?
I have had more problems with mine now that I live closer to Detroit and Ann Arbor. I often don't even bother with it for short little trips around town and to and from work anymore. I had almost no problems up in Saginaw and further north. Dad and I made a trip from Saginaw and all the way across the U.P. to Wisconsin and never had a problem. The same station was fine the whole way. Location really does make a huge difference.
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