iPod and iPhone Accessory Reviews
Low End Mac reviews are subjective - they are the reviewer's response to software and hardware that we've worked with. If we haven't tried a product or don't think it merits a review, you won't find it reviewed here.
Beginning in April 2003, Low End Mac began using a ratings system with some product reviews. Reviewed products will receive from zero to four LEMs. The scale goes something like this:
- Buy this and you will want your money back.
- Possibly useful if you are in need of a product of this specific type, but it may not be worth the cost or effort.
- Okay, but has a few shortcomings or deficiencies.
- A solid, capable product that performs as advertised.
- Wow! A truly stellar, impressive product.
Products might receive ratings with "1/2" increments from time to time.
In keeping with the focus or this website, when rating products which are for use directly with or on a Mac, a factor in our evaluation will be how well it works with lower-end Macs and the Classic Mac OS.
- A tale of two cases, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac, 2010.01.11. The OtterBox iPhone Defender and iPod Classic Defender cases provide excellent protection, but each has a significant drawback as well.
- Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth headset, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2009.08.17. This Plantronics Bluetooth headset is lightweight, comfortable, and has good sound quality.
- InvisibleShield great protection for iPods, notebooks, cell phones, PDAs, and more, Tommy Thomas, The Review Vault, 2009.04.15. The InvisibleShield is nearly invisible and adds virtually no size or weight to your electronic device.
- Listen to just the music with the V-Moda Vibe earbuds, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh, 2008.09.05. Well built, the noise reducing earbuds will let you hear all the nuances of your music without letting through background noise.
- Charge your iPod with Griffin's $30 PowerBlock, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh, 2007.08.08. Griffin's PowerBlock is a well designed, simple power brick especially made for charging your iPod.
- Core Case: Solid protection for your iPod, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh, 2007.07.31. Solid aluminum construction, a soft liner, dock port protection, and a screw-free design make the Core Case a winner.
- Hat trick: 3 top quality iPod accessories from Matias, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh, 2007.06.14. A look at Matias' aluminum Armor for iPod nano, slim USB power adapter, and 100-year belt clip.
- 2 earbuds and 2 headsets for music and gaming, Charles Moore, Miscellaneous Ramblings, 2007.06.11. Colorful, good sounding earbuds, retractable earbuds, and a pair of gaming headphones that include built-in microphones.
- Griffin TuneBuds 'a vast improvement' over Apple's earbuds, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh, 2007.03.23. Where Apple's earphones lack bass, the TuneBuds provide plenty. A great replacement for the iPod's earbuds at just $30.
- Tripping the light fantastic with Griffin's disko iPod case, Tommy Thomas, Welcome to Macintosh, 2007.03.07. Griffin's disko nano case not only protects your iPod nano - it gives you a light show as well.
- $15 device turns iPod into a personal radio station, Dan Knight, Mac Musings, 04.25. Hate driving with headphones on? The RoadTrip FM transmitter lets you listen to your iPod using your car stereo.
- iRock!, a gadget we can't live without, Steve Watkins, The Practical Mac, 2003.04.03. Clever, low cost device lets you listen to your iPod (or other portable music player) on any FM radio.
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