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…Apple is colorblind?

iPod Nano

Apple went iPod crazy on Tuesday, and released an updated Nano, a new Touch, a larger (and cheaper) Classic, and Shuffles in all new (for them) colors.

The tech blogs have all managed to beat this news into the ground already, so I’m not going to dive into the details, but what I am going to wonder aloud about is this: Why did it take Apple so long to release an iPod in a rainbow of colors? (Or Nano-Chromatic in Apple speak.)

While Apple was busy doling out doses of iPod five flavors at a time, ColorWare managed to make an entire business out of taking your iPod and adding color to it, and they even charge an extra fee to do so.

It’s obvious that the demand for colors has always existed, as evidenced by Apple’s decision to release their products in various (limited) colors along the way, and the mere existence of ColorWave, so why hasn’t Apple jumped on this bandwagon before?

The world may never know…

[Apple – iPod]

[ColorWare]

…The iPod Shuffle loves to touch?

iPod Touch Shuffle SaleIf you’ve had your eye on a new iPod Touch, then it’s time to pull the trigger, because Amazon is offering up a free 1GB Shuffle with the purchase of a 32GB Touch.

(It’s also a good time to note that the Shuffle is now just $49, with a $69 2GB version in the works. I used a Shuffle a lot for running, and it was the perfect player until I decided to get the Nike+ kit (which only works with the iPod Nano), so if you’re looking for a no hassle, easy to use MP3 player, then the Shuffle definitely gets my recommendation.)

[Via: iPodNN]

…Your iPod packaging can be useful?

Bird-Electron EZ17-B iPod Recycling Speaker

The Bird-Electron EZ17-B iPod Recycling Speaker has got to be one of the coolest iPod accessories that I’ve seen in quite some time.

By utilizing the packaging from the 1st & 2nd Gen. iPod Nano or the 2nd & 3rd Gen. iPod Shuffle, you can turn what would normally become garbage into a usable accessory.

The speaker panel simply snaps in place, and then connects to your iPod without the need for an extra power source.

When you’re done, just tuck the wire and the iPod behind the speaker panel, and away you go.

Nifty!

[Bird-Electron EZ17-B iPod Recycling Speaker]

[Via: Acquire]

…There are ten reasons why Apple should hire Paris Hilton?

Paris Hilton

In response to reports that people are paying for their stories to reach the front page of Digg, Webomatica said that rather than paying, all you need to get to the front page is a story titled “Top Ten Reasons Why Apple Should Hire Paris Hilton”. So, I’m going to run an experiment to find out: is that all you need?

Here are “The Top Ten Reasons Why Apple Should Hire Paris Hilton”:

Paris Carl’s Jr.

10. She already promotes every other product in the world.

The Apple Life

9. She could star in “The Apple Life”.

Hilton

8. She could put an Apple store in every Hilton hotel.

One Night In Paris

7. She makes a lot of “private videos” that would be great for product placements.

Tinkerbell

6. She could attach a Shuffle to her Chihuahua.

Paris Hilton Bentley

5. She could advertise on her Bentley.

iTunes One Night In Paris

4. She could sell One Night In Paris through the iTunes Movie Store.

Paris Jobs

3. She would look good in a black turtleneck and jeans.

Silhouette

2. She has a very distinctive silhouette.

I’m A PC

1. She would make a great PC.

[Via: Webomatica]

…SwimMan makes a waterproof Shuffle?

SwimMan

Most of the time, if you want to swim with some tunes, you have to rig up some kind of waterproof case and hope that it doesn’t leak all over your precious ‘Pod. Now, a company called SwimMan has created a waterproof iPod Shuffle that is good up to depths of 10 feet. The second generation Shuffles are disassembled, and the innards are fortified with some kind of waterproof magic dust (probably not, but I’m not exactly sure what they do to them). You’ll still have to find a pair of waterproof buds (though SwimMan does sell a pair), but if you’re a swimmer or a triathloner, there’s no better (or smaller) way to get your waterproof music than with a SwimMan.

[SwimMan]

[Via: UberGizmo]