According to Yanko Design, Apple may soon add an iBangle to its army of i-ness
The aluminum bangle will feature a trackpad so your finger can slide and tap its way through your music. There’s no screen, but designer Gopinath Prasana figures you can navigate just fine with an audio-oriented navigation system. As for the earphones, forget about it! The audio sound is transmitted via wireless earbuds!
Worried about fit? You see that blue inner band? Push a tiny button on the side and it fills with air, expanding to fit snugly around your wrist, particularly helpful if you’re taking it on a run or hike.
The iBangle currently exists in concept only and It might take a few years for this iBangle design concept to end up on your wrist.
Only a few months ago Orbino, makers of Italian premium technology cases, came out with its “Aria” series of bags for Apple’s runway-model-thin laptop, and now it’s introducing new iPod cases.
Orbino announced on Tuesday that it has launched the Strada Tre Case, Pantera Flap Case, and the Tasca Pocket Case for the iPhone 3G.
Strada Tre Case
The Orbino Strada Tre Case transforms your 3G iPhone into a premium Italian accessory with a case entirely stitched by hand in gorgeous Tuscan leather. Prices start at $99
Tasca Pocket Case
The Orbino Tasca Pocket Case for the iPhone 3G sheaths your phone in Premium Tuscan Black Leather. Traditional Italian artistry is partnered with high-tech design to create a perfectly simple, stylish pocket case. Prices start at $119
Pantera Flap Case
The Orbino Pantera Flap Case cloaks your 3G iPhone in a beautifully sleek luxury accessory. Prices start at $149
All cases are crafted by hand in Italy using the finest Italian materials.
If you’ve got money to burn and the gold dipped iPhone, or the white gold iPhone were just too cheap, why not check out the Apple iPhone limited Diamond deluxe Platin Edition.
This time it’s not Goldstriker but Sayn Design that has come up with a platinum edition of the iPhone. Topping it off with diamond studded crown, Sayn has placed the dazzling cherries on the precious icing.
Coated with pure platinum, the only significant change about this gilded iPhone is that the iPhone button on the front is replaced by the Sayn Design crown.
Good thing the new iPod Touch and 4th gen Nano come in 24ct and 18ct white gold now. The Nano starts at Â£349 ($640) while the second generation Touch starts at Â£449 ($820).
Although you can purchase a brand new gold iPod or iPhone, Goldstriker will also take an iPod or iPhone you’ve already purchased, encase the gadget in gold and get it back to you in 48 hours.
For those with golden parachutes, only !
The new iPod touch is out. It has a new design: chrome rim, with a tapered back similar to the iPhone 3G, but thinner.
It has a 3.5-inch display and built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b and g). Like the iPhone and unlike the previous iPod Touch, the new model has a built-in speaker and external volume controls. It has the sensors such as the accelerometer (that allows the display to change its orientation depending on you hold the device), and Apple’s Multi-Touch interface.
There is also internal support for the optional Nike+iPod feature (It doesn’t require a receiver but you still need the in-shoe transmitter) as well as on-the-fly genius playlist creation, all included in the new iPhone 2.1 software.
Apple says the device is smaller and lighter than the previous version. It has a rated battery life of up to 36 hours for music and 6 hours for video on a single charge.
It also comes with new prices: $229 for the 8GB, $299 for the 16GB, and $399 for the 32GB. That is $100 cheaper than before.
Upset that the Apple iPhone is no longer exclusive enough? Then, App Store has the perfect downloadable application for you, called I Am Rich.
The program displays a red gem, has no function but to display your wealth to others through ownership, and costs $1000.
The description in iTunes reads “The red icon on your iPhone or iPod Touch always reminds you (and others when you show it to them) that you were able to afford this. It’s a work of art with no hidden function at all…”
As kottke said, “For some, the iPhone is already an obvious display of wealth and I Am Rich is commenting on that. Plus, buying more than you need as an indication of wealth is practically an American core value for a growing segment of the population.”
Unfortunately you wont be able to download it anymore. It has since been removed from the Apple Store for no reason… Though, the “I am Rich” application is one of those reasons why you have to make sure your iTunes asks for you permission to buy apps before purchasing !