It's going to happen. You can be sure of that. Maybe not today or
tomorrow but eventually. That little darling of yours will come out and
look at you with her prettiest smile and say "someone did a bad thing"
with a quiet voice and a finger in her mouth. And when you go look,
you'll find toast in the VCR. Or applesauce in the hungry Blu-Ray. Or the PS4 will be stuffed with green beans. As certain as death and taxes.
what will you do? You'll smile and sigh, to begin with. And then you'll
have to plan a trip to the electronics store over the weekend. And, if
you're smart, you'll have a Sonic Impact V55 Video Player for iPod hidden in your closet.
Assuming you've got a fifth generation iPod, the Sonic Impact V55 Video Player is a handy way to watch movies and listen to music in a pinch. There's a 7" 16:9 LCD screen built right in, so you don't have to worry about finding a television. However, if you want to worry about finding a television, the V55
has Video and Audio Output, and you can watch a full size picture with
a stereo quality sound. The Video-55 A/V Cables are included, and so is
the infrared remote control. No more deadly ultraviolet remotes for
The Sonic Impact V55 Video
Player for iPod also runs while the battery is charging, so you don't
have to wait. You'll get an AC adapter and your cigarette lighter
adapter as well, so you can watch at home or on the road. It'll help
keep your little angel distracted while you get that new player in the
Every parent knows what every child remembers:
sometimes stupid things happen. The question is, should a chance for
growth and learning interrupt a pre-planned Battlestar Galactica
marathon? It's your choice, but we think the clear answer is no. So be
prepared with the Sonic Impact V55 Video Player for iPod and let your spouse be the bad guy this time!
Works With 5th Generation iPod Only
Warranty: One Year Sonic Impact
7 inch LCD screen is built into a slim and compact yet durable folding design.
approx. 2 pounds, the Video 55 is small enough to go just about
anywhere, while having a big enough screen to enjoy even at home.
digital quality sound which is crystal clear at both high and low
volumes. Audio can also be played through the standard headphone
The Video-55 is compatible with 5th Generation iPods that use the standard iPod dock connector
"Video and Audio Output" feature allows you to hook your Video-55 up to
any TV and watch your iPod videos in a full size picture with stereo
Included standard AC power connections
connect to any power outlet. The Video-55 is capable of being used
while charging the battery at the same time.
The Video-55 Portable iPod Video and Audio system features a 7-inch 16:9 wide screen LCD display with DVD
resolution and stereo quality sound. It's fully rechargeable extended
life battery makes it perfect for watching or listening to any iPod .
included Video-55 A/V cables can be used to connect your iPod media to
any television or stereo system. Control the iPod through the Video-55
menu buttons, or from across the room using the included infrared
Inputs: iPod dock connector, 1/8-in./3.5mm mini stereo jack
Frequency response: 100Hz-20KHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: >60dB
Impedance: 16 Ohms
Speaker channel: Two-channel stereo output
Output power: 1.2W per channel
Speaker drivers: Neodymium magnetic drivers
Battery: Rechargeable lithium
Battery capacity: 4000 mAH
Playing time: Approx. 4 hours
Charging time: Approx. 5 hours
Contrast and brightness: 400
Response time: 10/20ms
Weight: 2.375 lb./1.08 kg
Special Note: Using iPod Classic / Nano 3G with Video 55
Due to a recent change in Apple iTunes software, the Nano 3G and the
iPod Classic will no longer broadcast a video signal to the Video 55
when docked in the docking connector.
The cable would be used by plugging one end into the 30-pin plug on the
iPod or Nano and the other end into the "AV In" plug on the side of the
Please note that this software change by Apple does not
affect the ability to play music from the iPod or Nano through the
Video 55 speakers. Previous versions of the iPod are not affected by
this change. All previous versions that have video capability can play
video through the Video 55 when docked.
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Listen, you can't tell anybody, OK? You promise? Here's my cheesy
little secret: I only pretend to like brie and camembert and Jarlsberg
and Gruyere so people won't think I'm some kind of narrow-minded yokel.
Truth is, I've never had a cheese experience that compares to melted
American served between two slices of buttered, grilled white bread. A
good grilled cheese is my platonic ideal by which all other cheeses
must be judged. Maybe I'm immature. Maybe I have bad taste. Hell, maybe
I am some kind of narrow-minded yokel. But I'd rather have a grilled cheese in Hell than all the taleggio in Heaven.
Some wines merely taste good. Some transport you to another time,
another place. (And we're not talking about drinking so much that you
black out until the morning after.) A time before the world had ever
known a World War. A place where advertising posters and high art could
be one and the same. A world where a naked woman could fly down the
street with a bicycle, crazy Frenchmen painted on the beaches of
Tahiti, and lovers passed severed ears in the mail like valentines. And
they called it la Belle Epoque.
The scandalous label
on these bottles of Cycles Gladiator reproduces an 1895 poster
advertising that very model of modern conveyances, the bicycle. It's
not easy for us jaded 21st-century folk to understand the dizzying
feelings of freedom that this novel contraption aroused, especially in
crowded, class-bound Europe. Imagine if, suddenly, everybody could
afford their own helicopter. Or better yet, just try any or all of
these four Cycles Gladiator wines. Their uninhibited energy evokes the
thrilling time when the bicycle was joined by inventions like the
telephone, the phonograph, motion pictures, the airplane, and yes, even
Not that you'll taste any cellophane. Making their
world debut, the two bottles of Cycles Gladiator "More Reserved" (the
2006 Cab and the 2006 Merlot) were born in the dry, cool 2006 growing
season, and harvested late for darker colors and more developed
tannins. You won't find any reviews of these two yet. And anyway, who
cares about reviews? Any Belle Epqoue painter could tell you that real
genius is cruelly unappreciated in its own time.
Gladiator only harvests their Chardonnay at night, and the 2005 Central
Coast Chardonnay shows how successful this eccentric method is at
keeping bitterness at bay. Cool fermentation in new and neutral French
oak makes for brighter, richer, fruitier, Chardonnay-ier flavors. The
cool-climate aromatics of peach and pineapple! The ripe, fresh white
stone and tropical fruit flavors Bright acidity setting the fruit aloft
like a zeppelin! As golden as the sunrise over Le Havre, this
Chardonnay will leave you wondering whether to keep it in a wine cellar
or in a museum.
Simplicity can be deceptive. A seemingly crude
scene of a couple of South Pacific women lounging on a beach can hold a
world of meaning and subtlety. So it is with the Cycles Gladiator 2007
Central Coast Pinot Grigio. Sure, you can sip it while you do the
dishes, in classic Pinot Grigio style - or you can savor the symphony
of fruit and floral notes being played on your nose and tongue. Sweet
grapefruit, lemon zest, and honeydew notes are lifted by an avant-garde
splash of Orange Muscat, for a Pinot Grigio that refuses to be ordinary.
the world has moved on from the joyous, creative zenith of the Belle
Epoque. But one sip of this Cycles Gladiator Four-Pack will have you
wondering: who says you can't save time in a bottle?
2006 Cycles Gladiator Merlot
Varietal Composition: 78% Merlot 15% Petit Verdot 7% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cooperage: 80% new French oak barrels
Total Acidity: 0.59 grams/100ml
Total pH: 3.60
2005 Cycles Gladiator Central Coast Chardonnay
Appellation: Central Coast
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Cooperage: 60% new French oak 40% stainless steel
Total Acidity: 0.58 grams/100ml
Total pH: 3.48
Release Date: June 2006
2007 Cycles Gladiator Central Coast Pinot Grigio
Appellation: Central Coast
Varietal composition: 96% Pinot Grigio 4% Orange Muscat
Cooperage: 100% stainless steel
Total acidity: 0.54 grams/100ml
Total pH: 3.65
Release date: May 2008
2006 Cycles Gladiator Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Central Coast
Varietal Composition: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah
Cooperage: 70% new French oak, 30% neutral French oak
Total Acidity: 0.67gm/100ml
Total pH: 3.76
Residual Sugar: Dry
Release Date: May 2008