This week at iLounge: Win an iPhone... or an Apple TV! Yes, that's right — we're giving away some crazy prizes in our latest contest. In Wallpaper Yourself an iPhone, Apple TV, or iPods, you have the chance to win one of Apple's latest and greatest consumer electronics products — or two iPods — if you submit one of the winning desktop/wallpaper artwork entries to our ever-expanding iPod Wallpaper Art gallery.
In Reviews: We've tested a ton of new products in the past week, including everything from $10 iPod cables to high-end speaker systems. VUUM's $700 vacuum tube-packed VTi-B1 audio system went up against $300 competitors and didn't do so well, while Chestnut Hill Sound's all-in-one, $549 George finally had its first true review and did a bit better. We also looked at and liked Atech Flash's combination USB 2.0 hub and iPod dock iDuo Hub, and shared some interesting new insights into v-moda's Vibe and Bose's TriPort IE In-Ear Headphones.
In Commentary: Our Backstage section looked this week at Apple's brass-balled iPhone name grab from Cisco, and asked why the company didn't try to seize the "iTV" name it announced last September for Apple TV. We also checked out Wal-Mart's most recent iPod and accessory knockoffs, inspiring some interesting reader discussion.
In First Looks: First hands-on details of Harman Kardon's futuristic $350 Go + Play Boombox, plus dreamGear's more affordable alternative, i.Sound Concert to Go. Speck has also unveiled TechStyle Puck, a earphone and iPod case for the second-generation iPod shuffle that might look a bit familiar to fans of Shure earphones. As always, there are lots of other items on iLounge worth seeing in our full First Looks section.