The Signal 44: CTIA Wrapup and EarPollution Timbre Earbud Giveaway

Yeah, yeah, we know, we’re a little late.

Sorry for the delay, y’all – between recovering from CTIA, and some technical difficulties, the podcast fell to the wayside for a few weeks, but we’re back on track now.

San Diego had a few treats in store for us, like the Samsung Moment and the Behold II, but there was a lot happening with T-Mobile both before and after CTIA: the details of Project Dark came to light, so Will and I hashed out what hardware financing means for American wireless (mostly good things). On the downside, T-Mobile Sidekick data outage was a big blow to the brand’s credibility, and we wonder if cloud computing really is all it’s cracked up to be.

Of course we have more toys to give away – this time two pairs of in-ear headphones from Ifroz, specifically the EarPollution Timbres, with in-line microphone. Wooden gadgets are pretty sweet in terms of style alone, but in terms of sound quality, reviewers have been largely happy with ’em. They normally retail for $49.99, but you can get two chances to win by A) dropping a comment in this podcast post, and B) tweeting using the hastag #intomobile. U.S. readers only please, international shipping will cost as much as the headphones themselves.

Music by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, as featured on Tap Tap Revenge for the iPhone.

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  • iamclayscholes

    hello lads!
    dropping my name in for the drawing.

    location: Los Angeles, CA

  • Rob

    Nice podcast comeback, gentlemen. Thanks for the coverage re Project Dark, that was illuminating, but I’m not sure how the arrangement is so different. I realize you spoke about the phones being “open” and “unlocked”, but doesn’t buying a high end handset mean you’ll still be tied to the carrier that offers your handset the 3G access it can use, even if you’re not bound, legally, by a contract to T-Mo? I guess there’s something I’m not grasping, but I wouldn’t want to get a new N900, pay it off, then decide I can switch to another carrier so that I can enjoy my awesome new phones capabilities on eye-poppingly slow 2G!!

    • Rob

      …and those earbuds sound awesome, and I like the looks, and the “contribution” the wood makes to sound quality.

  • Steve Richter

    I need new headphones. Pick me please.

  • peach

    my earbuds are totally falling apart. but these look much cooler. i love anything with woodgrain.. never thoght i’d see it in earbud form though, very cool!

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