MacCast 02.01.2006 – VidBit 002: Skullcandy Link

Written by: Adam Christianson

Categories: Podcast

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vidbit003.jpg A podcast about all things Macintosh. For Mac geeks, by Mac geeks. VidBit 003. Our friend Mike Caputo from Animation Bureau is back. This time he has a product to help reduce some of the gadget clutter we all suffer from. Skullcandys new line of Link headphone products allow you to connect any iPod and almost any cell phone to one set of headphones or earbuds. I say any product designed to help me reduce the number of wires in my laptop bag is a good one. Enjoy.

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There are 17 comments on MacCast 02.01.2006 – VidBit 002: Skullcandy Link:

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  1. Matt Hoult | Feb 02 2006 - 02:46

    Great little tip; thanks to both Adam and Mike. As always a great little video and a really helpful tip; I will be recommending them.

  2. Gerry | Feb 02 2006 - 03:15

    Adam, please, no advertisements in the feed!

  3. Max | Feb 02 2006 - 06:02

    Only the commercial (gasp!) plays. File stalls after commercial (gasp!) plays (iTunes 6.02, non-video gen 4 ipod)

  4. Mike Caputo | Feb 02 2006 - 09:41

    Oops…one correction — the headsets are under $40, not $30. Still a good deal, and they sound great. Enjoy!

  5. Sebastian | Feb 02 2006 - 12:05

    What advertisement are you guys talking about? I just got the video and thats it.

  6. Jwahar Bammi | Feb 02 2006 - 03:46

    Love your show, loong time listener: Please NO more crass commercials, only the regular content that we know and love.


  7. macosx.4 | Feb 02 2006 - 05:38

    isn’t it vidbit #003?

  8. Damien | Feb 02 2006 - 09:42

    I can’t believe I just voluntarily downloaded an ad. Crap. I thought there might be some content.

  9. Jordan | Feb 02 2006 - 09:07

    That guy has the craziest eyes ever lol.

  10. Robert Vaessen | Feb 03 2006 - 04:37

    This is unconscionable. You have served me advertisement in the guise of MacCast content. If this happens again, I will promptly unsubscribe.

  11. Gribouille | Feb 03 2006 - 07:56

    Not sure where we’re going with recent changes of content and additional “goodies”. Call me “Mr No Progress” but I liked what we had and the relatively unbiased comment and news we previously enjoyed. Feel we’re getting a little lost somewhere. Sorry Adam.

  12. Matt | Feb 03 2006 - 08:14

    Mike- great tip I did not even know these headphones existed. Nice job in pointing us mac geeks to a cool little known product.

  13. DavidBH | Feb 03 2006 - 09:26

    I think there’s some confusion. The “ad” IS the video. This was actually a product review. Michael Caputo, the guy who offered this, also did a similar product review for MacCast earlier.

    Because he does computer animation, he embellishes his review with lots of graphics. It does make the review resemble an ad. But I’m pretty sure this guy is not promoting this product. He’s just a satisfied customer.

    Personally, I appreciate these video reviews. It’s a great way to find out about products I otherwise might not have heard of.

    Great job Adam and Michael C. Keep ’em coming!

  14. Joseph Nilo | Feb 03 2006 - 09:56

    Great vidbit Mike (and Adam)– thanks for the product review!

  15. David | Feb 03 2006 - 11:57

    that was pretty lame.

  16. Arkady | Feb 04 2006 - 12:05

    I agree that this is more of a Product Review than Ad… Also, I love this product and I have been using it for a few years. Except, what Mike forgot(?) to mention was this: there 2 kinds of Skullcandy: the one that Mike showed is the hardwired ear buds. The one that I prefer is a LINK,and one can plug in ANY earphone into it, including the WHITE WIRES EARBUDS that come with iPods — i.e. the customer has a choice of using ANY earphones — it’s the same Input as it is on iPod itself.

    Also, unlike the HORRIBLE similar item from Plantronics, that sound TERRIBLE, with my Scullcandy LINK I can listen to Music while talking on my cell phone, i.e. It’s not either or… I can turn the music volume very low, without stopping the music, and it has no effect on the conversation volume… With Plantronics and Motorolla’s iTunes phone (the 1st one), it was either music or call, but not both at the same time…

    When the call comes in, there is a distinct signal(not a ring) in the earphones to alert you of incoming call.

    The New Skullcandy Link, unlike the 1st generation, has longer Y cable part, giving a greater slack for both iPod and Cell phone…

    In short, I hardly EVER walk outside my home without my Skullcandy Link…

    I don’t work for those guys, I just have LOVED this product for years!!!

    I pray that one day they’ll figure out a WIRELESS Link — Bluetooth, or whatever… That would be a NIRVANA!!!

    I think Mike Caputo did a great job with this little video! Bravo! If I had Video Chops like that, I would have done the same, and added some more info about Skullcandy, like I did above. Also, there is no reason why Mike Caputo shouldn’t get some self-promotional value out of this short video — he ABSOLUTELY DESERVES IT!!!

    We ALL love our iPods, and we use our cell phones. Somebody had to tell the world about Skullcandy, and Mike beat me to it, although, I’ve been telling the world about it for years.

    IMPORTANT!!! While driving you can still use Skullcandy, but hook up your iPod to your car’s stereo SEPARATELY!!! Why? Cause, if you get stopped by the cop, and they’ll see your ear buds in your ears, that way you’ll be able to prove that those ear buds are your HANDSFREE KIT for your cell phone, and not for iPod, or anything else, and that your iPod is connected to your car’s stereo, not to your earbuds… OTHERWISE, you’d be getting a ticket on the grounds that you were listening to music through your earphones while driving, which is ILLEGAL!

    Happy Skullcandy everyone!

  17. LCD guy | Jun 19 2009 - 09:15

    I have to agree with Arkady. I had the same issue with my crappy Plantronics buds. I bought some Skullcandy buds for my Iphone and have been in heaven ever since. Pandora + IPhone + Skullcandy= Euphoria!

    Arkady, thanks for the pointer on the headphones and driving. I haven’t tried that yet but will. Regardless, I hope to avoid a cop.