If you measure a Kickstarter project’s worth by how much money it raises from backers, Chicago-based designer Scott Wilson’s TikTok and LunaTik wristbands easily qualify as a success story. But if you measure it by who comes sniffing around afterward wanting to sell your product, these wristbands--which turn an iPod Nano into a wristwatch--have scored something of a coup.
Well, the prophets were right: No App-let (Ta-pple, Ta-cintosh, whatever) today. The real news: Steve's back, the iPod nano is trying to kill Pure Digital's Flip pocket camcorder, and iTunes lets you copy files within your home network.
How do you keep the back of your iPod clean? Sandpaper and electricity
By Theodore Gray
Posted 11.19.2007 at 3:00 am 1 Comment
by Mike Walker: Mike Walker
I think Apple sells fantastic objects that look like they came from the future. And apparently, in that future we all live in velvet rooms and have no fingers-there´s no other way to explain the ultra-shiny mirrored backside of my new iPod nano, which got scratched and grungy with fingerprints in exactly three seconds. So I gave it a nifty scuff shield and, while I was at it, my own logo, using a superthin layer of electroplated copper.
By Sean Captain
Posted 09.14.2007 at 1:06 pm 10 Comments
Information on this is still sketchy, but Engadget has published a photo of a purported iPod nano clone (at left). For perspective, remember that Apple just announced the new fatty nano on September 5th. As PopSci reported in its September cover story, "Meet the iClone", Chinese manufacturers have became virtuosos of near-instantaneous imitation. But if this report proves true, the Nano clone appeared insanely fast even by their frenetic standards. —Sean Captain
By Gregory Mone
Posted 07.02.2007 at 5:21 pm 1 Comment
Though some of the lucky 525,000 to procure an iPhone have been concerned with getting the device activated, a brave few decided to crack it open instead. Several sites pulled the phone apart, but the gadget surgeons at ifixit.com offer a detailed photo diary of their dissection. Among the observations: The phone has 16 screws compared to the iPod Nano's 3. Which means it's approximately 5.3 times as cool.—Gregory Mone
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.