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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Belkin's Leather Sleeve for Zune 80

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune Accessories" @ 08:00 AM


The acrylic case isn’t the only one that Belkin released for the second generation of Zunes. Another case released by them recently is their leather sleeve case for the Zune 80 ($29.99 USD MSRP) and Zune 4/8. Did this case meet the quality I’ve come to expect from Belkin? Read on! Read more...

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Belkin Acrylic Case For Zune 80

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune Accessories" @ 08:30 PM


Belkin has been a provider of Zune accessories since the Zune 30s were released about 18 months ago, the majority of which have been cases. I’ve wanted a case for my Zune since I got it since I managed to scratch the screen on my Zune 30 pretty good and I didn’t want the same thing to happen to my Zune 80. The only catch was I didn’t want to hide my Zune under a case. I have a Zune Original and it seemed like it would be a waste if I couldn’t see it! Fortunately Belkin released an acrylic case that looked like it fit my bill. So, does it? Read more...

Monday, April 21, 2008

Three New Zune Cases From Belkin

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune News" @ 07:25 PM


“Belkin has released a range of new cases for the Zune portable media players. Each case is made with a specific use in mind, but all aim to protect the player and its screen while making controls and connections easily accessible. Designed for use during activities (e.g. exercise) is the Sports Armband for the Zune 80GB, it is made of lightweight and stretchable neoprene material with a Velcro closure and is hand-washable. In addition, the armband case features a key pocket as well as reflective material strips for safety at night or in dim lighting conditions. A new water-resistant case is also offered for the 4GB or 8GB version of the Zune.” - Electronista

I really like what I see of the new cases. It’s really just three new cases with a version for both the Zune 4/8 and the Zune 80. I don’t really want to run with my Zune 80 but I would definitely consider a Zune 4 for working out with this armband. I love that it has the key pouch on it since that’s always a pain to deal with. I’ve been looking for a case for my Zune (I want to avoid what I did to my Zune 30 when I scratched the screen while working out) and I may have to pick one of these up to try out!

Tags: belkin, cases

Sunday, April 22, 2007

ClicZune.com Reviews Belkin TunePower

Posted by David Tucker in "Zune Accessories" @ 09:18 PM

When I first heard about the Belkin TunePower I was very excited. While the battery life of the Zune is more than adequate to carry me through my normal day of usage, I knew that there would be situations that would leave me powerless. At work I mainly listen to music all day. Even if I do decide to watch video I always have the ability to charge the Zune while I listen or watch. On an airplane, however, this would not be possible. ClicZune.com has posted their review of the TunePower and I would recommend reading it over to decide for yourself if this accessory is right for you. ClicZune seems to like it and I think that anyone who travels with any frequency would probably benefit from this one.

Belkin TunePower

I plan on getting one myself before I go on a big trip in August. Hopefully I'll be able to give my own thoughts on this one soon. But don't just take it from me, go read it for yourself!

Friday, February 23, 2007

Power Up With TunePower

Posted by Aaron Roma in "Zune Accessories" @ 03:30 PM


"We got a chance to play with the Belkin TunePower portable Zune battery, and found it's actually pretty handy for people who travel. The TunePower is essentially a large battery that latches on Yoda-style to the back of your Zune—except Yoda didn't stick his charger into Luke's dock connector hole."

Nothing like a bad (but funny) Star Wars joke to start off a review! Gizmodo takes a look at the backpack style battery add-on TunePower from Belkin. Man that thing sure is thick, but sure could come in handy for those long trips away from a charger.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Double Your Battery Life with Belkin's TunePower

Posted by Aaron Roma in "Zune Accessories" @ 10:40 AM


"TunePower keeps the music playing even when your Zune player’s internal battery is drained. It offers a great solution for long flights, train rides, hikes--any time you want to extend your music and video playtime."

Belkin's TunePower can help you out with those situations when you're unable to recharge your Zune for extended periods of time. The TunePower claims a battery life of 6 to 12 hours. Assuming those specs are 6 hours for video, and 12 for audio, it effectively double's your playtime between charges. TunePower is essentially a battery back which piggy-backs on your Zune by sapping onto the top and bottom edges of your Zune, and then plugging a small tether cable into your Zune's port. You can find a review of TunePower on the Gear Diary website here.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Belkin Releases the TuneCast 3

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Accessories" @ 09:00 AM


Belkin's latest universal FM transmitter, the TuneCast 3, is now available in North America for $49.99, and will be hitting Asia, Australia, and Europe before too long. Being universal, it's good for your Zune, iPod, and just about any device with a 3.5mm line out / headphone port. Of course, if you're after a more elegant, powered Zune-only solution, then you may want to wait for Belkin's TuneBase FM Transmitter for Zune.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Zune to Hit Australia in the New Year?

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Talk" @ 02:15 AM

http://www.smarthousenews.com.au/iPods_And_Devices/Players?Article=/iPods And Devices/Players/F6F4A7W5

According to a report at Smarthouse News (which, by the way, we're taking with a huge grain of salt), Microsoft Australia's Managing Director has let it slip that Zune will be in the hands of Australian consumers in the New Year (it's still uncertain whether this means New Year's Day or any time in 2007; we're inclined to think the latter). Belkin's accessories will also be launched with the Zune, and of course, there are already a number of Australian-based manufacturers (e.g., VAF and 22Moo) of Zune accessories, so it's likely that they'll be invited to the social as well.

Friday, November 3, 2006

Belkin Goes Crazy Over Zune

Posted by Darius Wey in "Zune Accessories" @ 01:30 PM


A great case and car kit: those are two accessories I'm on the lookout for, and the ones that Belkin is preparing for Zune launch day seem like a good fit. A couple are featured below, but if you want to see them all, check out the Gizmodo news post.

TuneBase FM ($79): a car kit with an FM transmitter, programmable memory, and LCD display that plugs into a vehicle's cigarette lighter port (and judging by that green light, we're assuming it makes juice). Also included is a line-out port, if your stereo happens to feature a line-in port.

Folio Kickstand Case ($29): Soft, leathery goodness with a kickstand to enhance that portable video experience.

Other accessories: TunePower ($59), Acrylic Case ($29), Holster Case ($29), Neoprene Sports Armband Case ($29), Sports Jacket Case with Armband ($19), and Zune Screen Protector ($14). If Belkin's Pocket PC screen protectors are any indication, we suggest you stay right away from its Zune screen protector (unless you like a bit of goo).

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