In case you missed them, here are the most recent product reviews published by Playlist . (For a complete list of reviews, check out the Playlist Product Guide:
• Altec Lansing inMotion iPod shuffle Adapter ( ): Adapter for using first-generation iPod shuffles with inMotion speaker systems.
If you’ve got a first-generation shuffle and want to use it with a dock-connector speaker system, this gadget is worth a look.—DAN FRAKES
• HandStands The Core ( ): Headphone-cable manager.
If your thin cable fits, and you’re looking for a way to keep it under control, the Core is a decent option.—DF
• Marware USB Travel Dock for iPod shuffle ( ): Portable USB cradle for syncing and charging the second-generation iPod shuffle.
If you’re looking for a second (or a replacement) dock for your second-generation shuffle for home, the USB Travel Dock is a good choice and is cheaper than Apple’s.—DF
• RadTech ProCable Second Generation iPod shuffle Charge/Sync ( ): USB-plug adapter for second-generation iPod shuffle.
RadTech’s ProCable is easy to recommend: It’s small enough to always carry in your bag, and inexpensive enough that you can afford to keep one at home, as well.—DF
• Speck Products TechStyle-Puck ( ): Carrying case for second-generation iPod shuffle and headphones.
The Puck is a bit bulky compared to the shuffle itself, but the Puck’s size lets it accommodate most earbuds and canalbuds, as well as many in-each-canal headphones.—DF
• Contour Design iSee nano V2 ( ): Transparent polycarbonate case for second-generation iPod nanos.
If you’re looking for a protective and usable case that still shows off your nano to good effect, the iSee nano V2 is an excellent choice.—DAN MOREN
• iSkin Duo for iPod nano ( ): Silicone interior skin-case with plastic faceplate for second-generation iPod nanos.
The Duo is an excellent case that offers solid protection, a sleek eye-catching look, and a design that doesn’t add a lot of bulk to your slim nano.—DM
• Marware Slyder for iPod nano ( ): Transparent polycarbonate hardshell case for second-generation iPod nanos.
The Slyder’s unique design will doubtless appeal to many, but the sliding mechanism may be more gimmick than greatness.—DM
• Mophie Relo Base Case ( ): Silicone case for second-generation iPod nano.
The Relo Base Case offers solid protection for a low price, but its biggest advantage over similar cases is its integration with the rest of Mophie’s line of accessories.—DM
• Pacific Design Contour Sleeve ( ): Leather case for iPod nanos.
The Contour Sleeve is a decent leather case, though not especially attractive or packed with features.—DM
• ( ): Neoprene case with elastic armband for iPod nanos.
The Active Sport Lite is fine for those looking to consolidate their cases, but if you’re looking for a dedicated armband, Speck’s standard Active Sport is superior at the same price point; if you’re looking for a standalone neoprene case, you have any number of better options.—DM
• Creative TravelDock 900 ( ): Portable iPod speaker system.
Creative has designed a super-compact speaker that can fit in a jacket pocket or bag while still sounding good.—DF
• mStation 2.1 Stereo Orb ( ): Desktop iPod speakers.
The Orb produces generally good sound, offers an appealing feature set, and is well-made. And you’re unlikely to find another system that takes up this little space on your desk, or looks this good, and puts out comparable volume.—DF