Spotted: unreleased ‘Nike Amp+’ wrist-mounted Bluetooth iPod remote (with image)

Several MacDailyNews and iPodDailyNews readers have noticed a little device called the “Nike Amp+” that’s featured in Men’s Health’s “2007 Tech Guide.”

Back in May, at the introduction of the Nike+iPod Sport kit, Nike CEO Mark Parker and Apple CEO Steve Jobs called it a ‘great start’ and said that the two companies would develop more products as part of an ongoing partnership. Obviously, they weren’t kidding.

Men’s Health says:
Playlist miscues can ruin a run. That’s the impetus behind this wrist-mounted Bluetooth remote, which lets you browse through songs on your iPod or check your run times without fumbling with the player. It syncs up with the Nike+iPod running system via Bluetooth wireless connection, displaying information on an illuminated LED readout hidden beneath the matte-finish face of the bracelet. Just stash your iPod in your pocket—no more fiddling with the sweat-slicked dial. MSRP $80.

This product not yet released.

On the Men’s Health’s “2007 Tech Guide,” select “Media Players” and scroll down past the soon-to-be-defunct (if Microsoft has any brains left, which we seriously doubt) Zune MP3 Player, just below the iPod shuffle to see the Nike Amp+ here.
Steve Jobs can’t be too happy about this slip-up, but we are – this looks cool! As expected, there’s no sign of it here or here, yet.

Related articles:
Nike+iPod Sport Kit runners log over 1 million miles in 10 weeks – September 20, 2006
Marware debuts Sportsuit Sensor+ for iPod nano: Nike+iPod wireless sensor holder for non-Nike shoes – September 18, 2006
Apple sells 450,000 of Dvorak’s ‘nutty’ Nike+iPod Sport Kits in under three months – September 13, 2006
Singer-songwriter John Mayer tests Nike+iPod Sport Kit onstage – September 02, 2006
Chicago Tribune: Nike+iPod Sport Kit puts fun back into burning calories, it’s a great system – August 01, 2006
Will the New Nike+iPod Sport Kit sell more iPod nanos and Nike shoes? – July 27, 2006
USA Today: Clever Nike+iPod Sport Kit makes running more fun – July 21, 2006
Time Magazine’s Gadget of the Week: Nike+iPod Sport Kit – July 20, 2006
PC Magazine review gives ‘Nike+iPod Sport Kit’ 4.5 out of 5 stars – July 18, 2006
Using Apple’s iPod Sport Kit with non-Nike shoes – July 17, 2006
Apple’s Nike+iPod Sport Kit officially released today (link to High-res photos) – July 13, 2006
Apple releases iTunes 6.0.5 with Nike+iPod Sport Kit sync features – June 29, 2006
Nike+iPod Sport Kit now available for order at Apple Store – June 13, 2006
Video: Dvorak admits to baiting Apple Mac users for hits – June 10, 2006
Dvorak thinks iPod+Nike Sport Kit is ‘nutty’ – May 24, 2006
The making of Apple iPod+Nike Sport Kit and there’s more to come – May 24, 2006
Nike+iPod Sport Kit sensor’s battery will outlast the shoes – May 24, 2006
Analyst: Nike+Apple = iPod as a platform – May 23, 2006
Apple and Nike shares rise folowing Nike+iPod announcement – May 23, 2006
Nike and Apple team up to launch Nike+iPod, footwear that talks to your iPod – May 23, 2006


  1. I think the gadget industry is different than the iPod world. The people who read about this stuff need a heads up. These are the people who wanna be first to get it, but they need to know when it’s coming.

    So, my guess is, not a slip-up.

    The iPod is not a gadget. Apple doesn’t make gadgets. Anyone?

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