Sure, your Mac can produce some sweet sounds. (And we’ve dug up the audio accessories to prove it.) But you can find Mac software and gadgets that do more than expand your musical enjoyment—you can also use them to broaden your mind. That’s why this installment of the
Goody Bag profiles more than just four cool iPod accessories—we’ve also got the scoop on software programs, hardware devices, and online destinations that will boost your brain power.
A Better Remote
$20 to $100;
The riffraff are sporting your once überhip white earbuds. Regain your avant-garde edge with iPodJewelry. Your iPod Shuffle will go from drab to fab when you slip it into a sleeve of beads, ribbon, or yarn.—
Scholle Sawyer McFarland
There have been many just-for-iPod portable speakers, but Klipsch’s new iFi is the first dockable sub-sat system for the home.
It delivers 200 watts of true stereo sound while charging your iPod, and the remote lets you control iPod playback and audio levels without leaving your couch.—
Form and Function
$50; mini version, $45;