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This scale-model New Beetle convertible has working headlamps and taillights – and stereo speakers hidden in the wheels! Push a button and the back seat flips up to reveal the ZipConnect module (with retractable 18-inch cable) for playing your iPod, MP3 or any other audio source with a headphone jack. Added SRS WOW technology has greatly improved the sound quality.
This stereo features an AM/FM digital tuner with 20 presets and a digital snooze alarm clock. The time and settings appear in the LCD windshield! Includes wireless remote control that runs on a CR2032 button-cell battery (included). With optional Made for iPod “charge+play+remote control” interchangeable ZipConnect module (SI900, $9.95), the remote also will control basic iPod click-wheel functions.
Beetle measures 9″ long. Plugs into a standard outlet with included AC adapter. Comes with two sheets of decorative stickers – one to create a hippie’s “love bug”; another to make a racer! 90-day warranty.
The price of the Beetle ZipConnect Speaker System is $129.95
The MusicJam is a portable, studio-quality mixer that allows you to add live voice and guitar to the music being played on your iPod.
It’s all you need to have a professional mix of your live music! Simply start a song on your iPod and begin singing or playing along on your electric guitar. You may listen to the mix via your iPod headsets or send it to your stereo or PA System via standard RCA jacks. The MusicJam also adds a “karaoke” effect to the microphone to give your voice an on-stage sound and drive/tone/echo effects for your guitar, too.
The price of the Music Jam Mixer is $229.
The new iPod features a 60 percent brighter and more vibrant 2.5-inch color display perfect for watching TV shows and now Hollywood movies right in the palm of your hand. The new iPod features seamless integration with iTunes 7 and the iTunes Store which now includes over 75 Hollywood movies, 220 television shows and popular video games designed specifically for the fifth generation iPod.
The new iPod features Apple’s patented Click Wheel for precise, one-handed navigation, and is seamlessly integrated with iTunes 7 which now features gapless playback for enjoying albums the way they were intended to be listened to. iPod’s new Search and Quick Scroll feature makes it even easier for music fans to find exactly what they are looking for and Apple’s patent pending Auto-Sync technology automatically downloads digital music, podcasts, photos, audiobooks, movies, music videos and popular TV shows onto the iPod and keeps them up-to-date whenever the iPod is plugged into a Mac or Windows computer.
With its stunning high-resolution color display, iPod allows users to view album art and photo slideshows while playing music, or watch video and play games in full color. Popular video games designed specifically for the fifth generation iPod include: “Bejeweled,” “Cubis 2,” “Mahjong,” “Mini Golf,” “Pac-Man,” “Tetris,” “Texas Hold’em,” “Vortex” and “Zuma,” and are available for purchase on the iTunes Store.
The 30GB model features up to 14 hours of battery life for music playback and up to three and a half hours of video playback, and the 80GB model features up to 20 hours of battery life for music playback and five and a half hours of video playback. The new iPod features brightness control allowing users to easily change the brightness.
The new 30GB iPod model in white or black is available for $249, and the new 80GB model in white or black is available for $349.