Now Both iPod Nano’s Are Gone

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The iPad Nano with my LunaTik were the perfect combination for the longest time, especially when riding. I remember when I first got the LunaTik in May 2011, it was the main reason I got the iPod Nano, it was the perfect fit for riding and controlling the music, right from my wrist, I can make changes without having to open my jacket.

The iPod Nano with the black plastic strap died in December of 2012, but the Nano with the Red LunaTik frame died this past weekend, exactly two years since I started using it and now I have no use for my LunaTik even though I love it and still use it, the only place I can find iPod Nanos at this stage is on Ebay, I’m annoyed that it barely has a two year life span. I plugged it in and said ERROR in 8-bit font, went off and never came back again. I’m not getting the new Nano, no use for it, I still have to stuff it in my pocket to use it so in that case I’m better off using my phone.

Gadget Overdose

This month has turned into the month of Gadgets.

I seriously think I overdosed on a lot of these things and I don’t think I will have enough time to totally play with them.

On the way:

  • Google Nexus 10
  • Apple iPod Touch
  • Google Nexus 4 (Got It From Ebay)
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9″

Those are too many gadgets at one time, I feel like a gadget whore, and I wasn’t expecting all of them to come at the same time. This is going to be an overload of geekiness at this rate. My last iPod touch was from 2009 and I said I wouldn’t get one unless they made it with more space or overhauled it, well they overhauled it and I liked it, so I placed an order after Apple kept cancelling because of my account. The Amazon Kindle Fire HD I ordered a while back so I wasn’t expecting it to coincide with the Google products that were coming out, and now they are all out for delivery.

Too many boxes to rip open! The only delay I’m facing is my Nexus 4, delayed three weeks, damn you Google!

Remembering Steve Jobs

Would you believe that it has been a year since Steve Jobs passed away, I honestly never thought about it. He was the heart and soul of Apple, and even if I didn’t like everything he did I respected him and I admire his passion towards his products. Apple only became what it is because of him and I hope that it continues down this path.

On that note it made me think of my next Apple Purchases, and that is already in my head:

  • iPod Touch 64 GB
  • iPod Nano 16 GB
  • iPad Mini (When It Comes Out)

I haven’t gotten any of them yet, but I really do want the iPod Touch, for once they really upgraded it to what it’s supposed to be.

LunaTik – AnTik & Lynk

The guys from LunaTik are back at it again, the ones who made the crazy CNC machined custom watch mount for the iPod Nano, and luckily when Apple made their update they didn’t change their design. They grown from their days of Kickstarter into a full fledged product developer for Apple products and a few other things. I’m still using both of my LunaTik & TikTok when I go riding or outdoor activites, and with that line they are developing other accessories for the iPod Nano.

They have come up with two new products:

Simply the Lynk is an all aluminum machine wrist band for the LunaTik which looks really cool. The AnTik is an analog watch which they developed to fit into the place of the iPod Nano in the LunaTik case which seems to be a smart idea. I like the clean look of both their new products and it seems they have a few new designs for the LunaTik that I might be checking out.

The original LunaTik premium conversion kit is now available for pre-order in an all aluminum version called Lynk. The Lynk is available in silver or black and features the same aerospace grade aluminum frame as the original LunaTik, but the silicone band has been upgraded to an anodized aluminum band with a silicone underbelly and full butterfly clasp. The Blackout version will feature PVD plated buckles and hardware as well as a black clasp. The Lynk band’s lightweight construction offers the comfort of silicone against the skin, combined with the look of precision-machined aluminum.

We thought our fans might appreciate the flexibility of wearing TikTok + LunaTik as an analog watch. Introducing AnTik, an analog watch module with 30 meter water resistance designed to fit all TikTok + LunaTik watch kits. The module is crafted from machined aluminum with a two-handed analog Japanese quartz movement. Now you have the option of swapping between your iPod nano or a contemporary timepiece, depending on your mood.

My LunaTik & TikTok

A little while back I came across Kickstarter and saw that its a website with people pledging for innovating products and designs. Lunatik was product that was getting a lot of press and for good reason, its an amazingly designed and simple. I pledged for it right away because I liked it even though I don’t have a Nano.

I pledged and got the LunaTik & the TikTok and I picked up a Graphite 16GB Nano when the LunaTik went out for delivery, and then I got a Silver Nano as a gift later on. The funny part is I never had a reason to buy a Nano, I had the old Nano and it was perfect for my riding needs but when this came along I went ahead got one. So I was just waiting for the delivery of the LunaTik to come along.

I got a notification of the arrival in my mailbox at myUS. Right away I had it sent to Kuwait and was looking forward to getting my hands on it. Opening the box right away I love the packaging, so simple and nice design to display the product, and they send you the tools to dismantle the LunaTik. Right away I opened up the TikTok and placed the iPod Nano in it, and started syncing it. Then I opened up the Lunatik

Link: LunaTik


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BeoSound 8 iPod Dock

Bang & Olufsen always comes up with the most interesting products, this dock is aimed to be amazing in design and specifications. The BeoSound 8 docking station features two 70w active speakers, each including two amps within, and the speakers themselves can be changed to fit different colors. Mainly made for the iPod, iPhone, and even fits the iPad, it has a USB flot and an Auxiliary-In for other products. It sells in the UK for around $1500, I’m assuming it probably sells cheaper in the US.

Bang & Olufsen has made a very nice looking product which seems it can be wall mounted, but with them its always a hit or miss with their products with specifications or design. I want deny they make quality products but they are also insanely priced. You can buy two to three iPads for the price of that dock, and there are a lot of docks currently out. Overall I bet it will sound great, but its too expensive for a dock.

Link: TheDesignBlog


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Libratone Beat

For that wireless speaker you have been looking for the Libertone Beat has the answer. I really like the style of this speaker and its different forms of connectivity. A wireless speaker with a 50W bass and two 25W tweeter/midrange drivers. Just plug in the USB transmitter to your PC or the bundled 30-pin connector to an iOS device and you’re good to go. Plays audio from iPod, iPhone or iPad using the wireless 30-pin transmitter (range 10 m) or from a USB equipped MAC/PC using the wireless USB transmitter (range 30 m).You can even have a wired option if you would, you can play wirelessly over your iPad, iPhone, or iPod and controller multiple Beat Speakers. I think this is the best wireless speaker I have seen yet, and for $595 it’s worth for those who need a speaker such as this.

Link: Libratone


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Playlist 10/10

While I was in California I picked up on a few songs as well as adding to the usual list. Eminem, Rihanna, with Lil Wayne topping most of list. I loved listening to these songs while driving and riding in California, good music blasting in the car and in my headphones. Enimen’s new CD is just amazing, I downloaded the whole thing a while ago but didn’t have a chance to listen the whole CD except on this trip, and Rihanna just keeps getting better and better. Enjoy the music.

Playlist:

  • E-40 Feat. 50 Cent & Too Short – Nigga Don’t Act Like A Bitch
  • Enimen ft. Kobe – Talkin’ 2 Myself
  • Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
  • Enrique Iglesias ft Pitbull – I like It
  • Trey Songz ft Nicki Minaj – Bottoms Up
  • Nelly – Just a Dream
  • Lil Wayne ft. Drake – Right Above It
  • Sean Kingston ft. Nicki Minaj – Letting Go
  • Wll.I.Am & Nicki Minaj – Check It Out
  • Lil Wayne & Nick Minaj – What’s Wrong With Them
  • Lady Gaga, Space Cowboy & Flo Rida – Starstruck
  • B.o.B ft T.I. & Playboy Tre – Bet I Bust
  • New Boyz ft Iyaz – Break My Bank
  • Rick Ross ft. Drake & Chrisette Michele – Aston Martin Music
  • Lady Gaga – Monster
  • Hwood – Could It Be You
  • R. Kelly – Be My #2
  • Jabar ft. Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em – Daze