(1) XtremeMac IPD-MCP-00 Portable Battery Pack for iPods
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We've never personally met a marketing department hack who ever
dubbed a product "extreme" (or "Xtreme," or any other variation). Which
is kind of weird, really, considering how many there must be. For a
while, there, you couldn't gleek without moistening an "extreme"
lifestyle accessory, clothing item, or packaged food.
the hypemasters figure that calling something as ordinary as a tepid
fast food quesadilla "extreme" was enough to get us all keyed up? Did
it work? Not on anyone we hang out with, as far as we know--but then, we
don't really run with the snowboarding, BMX-riding, skateboarding, base-jumping, crappy-vermin-infested-taco-joint-going crowd.
here we are all the same, years after "extreme" marketing has (thank
goodness) mostly much run its course, pushing XtremeMac's portable
battery pack for iPods. At least this gizmo actually boasts a few
features to which you could fairly apply the moniker. It's extremely
portable, thanks to its low profile and lightweight rechargeable
Lithium-Ion batteries. It has extremely good endurance, providing up to
80 hours of audio or eight hours of video playback. And it's extremely
snobby about the company it keeps, as this power-pack will only work
with iPods--no off-brand media players need apply.
worry, though--even the 'podless might derive some entertainment from
this MicroPack if they've got friends with iPods of their own: There
are dual headphone jacks, volume controls and digital amplifiers on
this dock, so y'all can share.
Oh, and another thing. Today,
the XtremeMac Portable iPod Battery Pack is also extremely inexpensive.
Extremely. We're talking so totally in-your-face inexpensive, it will
melt your tongue, bra. Uh, gnarly?
Warranty: one year
Rechargeable lithium battery pack with up to 80 hrs audio/8 hrs video play time
Dual headphone jacks, volume controls and digital amplifiers
Ideal viewing angle for watching video; Audio/Video line out
Syncs and charges iPod with Apple USB or FireWire cable
Compatibility: iPod nano (1G and 2G), iPod mini, 4G iPod with click wheel, iPod Color, iPod Video
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makes a mistake now and then. Those soft brown eyes were looking right
behind you. That job offer wasn't everything it looked like. That new
town never really accepted you after the move. It wasn't the right way
to take the band. Sometimes all you can do is look out at your faithful
companion and think about how you've gotten to where you are. Will
anyone ever understand, or will they just whisper and laugh when you
pass? Hindsight is 20/20, after all, and some people will always wonder
what it feels like to take a chance or make a leap of faith.
But, my God, what if you'd gotten it right?
This shirt was designed by:
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as Shakespeare, but not on the same day. That should keep you thinkin'
for a bit.
Wear this shirt: at a coffeeshop in summer, sitting down to write your first novel with a golf pencil and some paper napkins.
Don't wear this shirt: hidden away in secret. If you fail, at least fail boldly.
This shirt tells the world: "Sometimes the best part was the way it felt to try."
We call this color: The Side That Was Less Green
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S-WS: 10.31" x 4.29"
Color(s): - Pantone Black C - 364 C - 376 C - 360 C
It's time to stop the madness before somebody gets shot. Just
because we've only featured California, Oregon, and Washington wines
here doesn't mean that we're taking sides in the East Coast-West Coast
feud that has rocked the hip-hop and wine worlds alike. So we're
extending the olive branch of peace to our East Coast brothers by
putting the spotlight on our first-ever New York state winery.
that Standing Stone is merely the beneficiary of geographical
affirmative action. Just check out the long list of raves they've
received from Wine Spectator and the like. They didn't get to
be one of the oldest planted wineries in the Empire State by relying on
the kindness of strangers. And if you think the relatively chilly
climes of the Finger Lakes region are an impediment to crafting
exquisite wines, it's time to get hip to the ice wine trip.
of the ice-style wines in these three bottles are made thusly: the grapes are
left in the fields well into hockey season, long after the leaves have
fallen off the vines and the Washington Capitals have started
rebuilding for next year. The grapes freeze, thaw, and refreeze several
times. Don't freak - it's all part of the plan. Then, after they're
picked, the chilly fruits are put into subzero storage until they
freeze into rock-hard, delicious little BB's of pure flavor. When
pressed, these frozen grapes come out syrupy-thick and syrupy-sweet. A
few months of careful, small-lot fermentation later, and holy Syracuse,
you've got yourself a resplendently sweet dessert wine, with a touch of
the rimy hoarfrost about it.
You've probably gathered that
ice wine is kind of a pain to make. An expensive, labor-intensive pain.
That's why they come in these skinny little half-size bottles. You want
bigger bottles? Make your own. Anyway, with all this flavor, you won't
miss the extra milliliters.
While these two bottles of
Standing Stone 2006 Vidal Ice were just released, their 2001, 2002, and
2004 forebears all received 90 scores from Wine Spectator.
The Vidal grape specializes in two things: producing high sugar levels
in cooler climates, and blowing your freaking mind. With its apricot
nose, hazelnut and pineapple palate, and lightly lingering finish, the
Standing Stone 2006 Vidal Ice succeeds on both counts.
lone bottle of Standing Stone 2006 Cailloux takes its name from the
slate and limestone beds under the vineyards where it's grown. (Yes, cailloux
is French for "stones".) That's where this Chardonnay-based blend gets
its mineral tang and sturdy structure, in pleasing contrast to its rich
banana and melon flavors. At last, you can stop drinking Mountain Dew
with your cr�me br�l�e.
About New York, someone once said,
"If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere." But he wasn't
talking about ice wine - good luck getting your vineyards to freeze in
Lodi, especially with all the global warming and whatnot. These
luscious dessert wines could only have come from a place like the
Finger Lakes area in upstate New York, and a winery like Standing Stone.
The ice wine cometh!