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Hey all, I am a huge Lance Armstrong fan and just earlier today found this cool picture of him using his iPod. On a TV documentary of his preparation for this year's Tour de France, they showed him using his iPod multiple times, such as hooked up to inMotion speakers or listening to music while training. Since he is not sponsored by Apple, I thought that it was cool to see him using it simply because, as we can pretty much all agree, it's the best. To see someone like him who I look up to with great admiration using the same device as me is a pretty cool feeling. Just felt like sharing. Take care (and go Lance)!
 

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they may actually be the new earphones for the forthcoming g4 iPod : ) and you see your playlists etc on the lens (visual interface)...!!
 

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Yeah I love seeing celebs using iPods all the time. Makes me think I've completed step 1 to becoming a celeb :) lol...I love all the music videos like Frankee and 50 Cent videos which have iPods :D
 

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but it wouldn't be too difficult to modify a pair of glasses to hook in a pair of earbuds would it?? i'd quite like to see someone have a go at that...
 

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in your pocket? or were you thinking of something more cunning?
 

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Normally, when I hear someone saying that they stand corrected, they are saying that they stand by their previous statement. But I like your interpretation better alex c :)
 

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"I stand keerected", in midwestern English has always been a polite slang way of saying,"I beg your pardon, I was incorrect."

My communications background led me to jump to the conclusion that the postal service team may have some new, sophisticated rider to rider gear.
 

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Well I guess if our man lance decides to have a go working his ipod into his sunnies we won't have too much trouble seeing where he hides his music judging by what he wears!!

Just to clarify...this is not something I am eager to see!!!

Haha
 

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SolidGun said:
Normally, when I hear someone saying that they stand corrected, they are saying that they stand by their previous statement. But I like your interpretation better alex c :)
Huh. I have never heard it used that way before. I have always heard/used it as 'Oops, I was wrong earlier' or something like that as well.
 

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Here's the scoop from Oakley on the shades Lance Armstrong was wearing:

ThumpT - The MP3 Oakley's

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., July 12, 2004 - Oakley, Inc. (NYSE: OO) today announced the introduction of ThumpT, the world's first performance eyewear combining patented optics with an internally integrated MP3 music player.

Oakley will launch ThumpT in December for the 2004 holiday season under an exclusive distribution arrangement with Circuit City Stores, Inc. for the consumer electronics channel. Thump? will also be offered by Oakley's own O Stores?, online at Oakley.com and through limited specialty retailers.

"Oakley believes that Circuit City is the ideal retailing partner for this product launch during the 2004 holiday season," said Oakley's chief operating officer Link Newcomb. "We have the utmost confidence in their highly-trained sales specialists to demonstrate the unique features and unsurpassed benefits of ThumpT to customers."

"Oakley remains on the cutting edge of product development and ThumpT solidifies that position," said W. Alan McCollough, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Circuit City Stores, Inc. "We look forward to being the primary holiday retail distribution partner for Oakley's venture into electronics and offering one of the coolest holiday gifts to our customers."

"ThumpT reinvents the experience of on-the-go music," said Jim Jannard, chairman and CEO of Oakley. "The audio circuitry is built inside the eyewear frame, which means there's nothing dangling from your body and there are no wires to get in the way."

Oakley's digital music player mounts the speakers to the eyewear frame with miniature extendible booms, enhanced with pivots. They allow the wearer to adjust speaker position for optimal ear placement and to reposition the speakers away from the ears whenever necessary. By pivoting the speakers, the wearer can control the balance between environmental sound and digital music. "When you want to carry on a conversation, you simply flip up the speakers," continued Jannard. "We even designed the lenses with a pivot mount, so you can flip them up for low-light conditions."

Oakley engineered premium analog and digital sound processing to match its new world-class design innovation. The integrated circuitry features a high performance 18-bit Sigma Delta DAC for high fidelity acoustics including a signal-to-noise ratio of greater than 90dB. An on-chip 75MHz Digital Signal Processor is optimized for extended battery life and tailored to decode high quality audio algorithms. Custom-engineered Mylar? speakers offer a wide range of frequency response, up to the 20kHz limit of normal human hearing. Anti-pop and short-circuit protection are included. Volume, song selection and power are controlled via a convenient and intuitive five-button interface located on the earstem.

The new device plays MP3, WMA (DRM - both enabled and disabled) and WAV file formats. Its 128MB or 256MB NAND flash memory minimizes power expenditure.

File transfer is completed with a simple "drag & drop" in Microsoft Windows? and Apple OS X operating systems via a high-speed USB 2.0 connection that is backward compatible with USB 1.1. Although available storage capacity varies, the device also can store non-song file formats of virtually any kind, making it a convenient means of backing up important files and transferring files between computers.

Powered by an internal lithium ion polymer battery, a full charge is completed in just three hours, and an 80 percent fast charge requires only one hour. Depending on volume level, file compression mode, external temperature and other factors, the internal battery offers approximately six hours of play time between charges. For added convenience, Oakley included both an audible and visual charge indicator (via LED).

The electronics are fully integrated within a lightweight O Matter? frame. The flip-up lenses are raked-back with 8.75 base lens curvature, maximizing peripheral view and improving pro_tection against sun, wind and side impact. Oakley's patented XYZ Optics? maintains precise clarity at all angles of vision, even at the lens periphery.

ThumpT will be available in Circuit City stores nationwide for the December holiday season via Oakley's exclusive consumer electronics distribution arrangement and will also be offered by Oakley's own O Stores?, online at Oakley.com and through limited specialty retailers. Distribution is expected to expand further in 2005, including a global introduction through Oakley's international offices.

The suggested retail price of ThumpT is US$395.00 with 128MB of memory and US$495.00 with 256MB of memory and polarized lenses.
 
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