The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are a formidable duo. The iPad Pro is fast, has a crisp, bright display, and the response of the Pencil on than display is something to behold. I don't use the pencil much, but I do like to have it with me. If you've not seen it, it is [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews, Styluses
applelogo I just finished listening to this iOS 10 review from Jonathan Mann (Song a Day Man) and the guys at iMore, and now I want every review I do and read to be musical from now on. This review also makes me excited to try the iPhone 7 with iOS 10 when I hopefully [...]

Posted in: iOS, News

ExoLens has recently announced professional grade camera accessories for the iPhone 6/6s, iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus, and iPhone 7 (I'm not sure why there's no love for the iPhone 7 Plus, but here's hoping they will offer these new accessories for that model as well). The Wide-Angle kit comes with a ZEISS Mutar 0.6x Asph [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News

Last week I ordered a cute little Android pin from Dead Zebra. When it arrived, there were a couple of Android stickers also included in the package. I was so excited that I took a picture and shared it with Dave Rees (my Gadgeteer BFF). What he said next made me both laugh and think. [...]

Posted in: Android, Articles, iOS

Wallet phone cases have been around for a while. Not the slip-a-few-cards-in-the-back cases, but the fold-over, cover-the-screen type wallet cases. Most have an elastic band to hold them closed, but they are all fraught with difficulties, not the least of which is holding your entire wallet up to your ear during a phone call. Enter [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Wallets

If you've ever tried to shoot iPhone videos at night then you've surely run into problems. The iPhone has a great camera, but it has a teeny tiny aperture which makes night shots problematic. You can overcome this limitation by shooting at a wide angle; iPhone also tries to compensate by adding gain, but mostly you end up [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News
mogees The Mogees sensor will turn a table into a drumkit, a skateboard into a harp, a shovel into a guitar, etc. The sensor is a contact microphone that connects to an iPad or iPhone and creates music from the vibrations within a variety of materials such as woods, metals, plastics, and glass. But it [...]

Posted in: iOS, Music Gear, News
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The iPhone 6/6s Plus, the largest of Apple's iconic smartphone, has gotten a bit of a raw deal in the case market. Time and again, Julie has sent out review product notices, and they will be for every iPhone on the market - except the iPhone 6/6s Plus. Well, the artisans at Distil Union have [...]

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews, Wallets

Final Fantasy?

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I have this conversation from time to time with people when they see the name of my iPhone: "Final Fantasy?" "Yeah." "What's that mean?" "Well, when I got this phone, it completely checked off everything on my whiz-bang gadget list. I don't have anything else that I really want a phone to do." Sometimes I [...]

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I like simple phone cases.  Unfortunately, most cases kind of detract from the original, simple lines of the iPhone.  The Terrapin TPU cases are simple and effective.  Let's take a look. I was sent a white and a black sample. The cases are smooth and shiny on the outside, and unusually matte on the inside. [...]

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What do you get when you pair old world craftsmanship with modern day techno gadgetry? The Nomad Horween Leather Charging Wallet, that's what. Nomad's leather wallets feature a built-in 2400mAh battery and a Lightning cable. These wallets can hold your cards and cash, but remain thin enough to fit in your pocket so you'll always [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, News, Wallets

The GoPower Watch from Kanex is designed especially for the Apple Watch to keep it charged when you're away from home. This portable power pack features a 4,000 mAh battery that will charge the Apple Watch up to six times before needing to be recharged. The Apple MFi Certified GoPower is the first portable battery [...]

Posted in: iOS, News, Watches and Clocks

As some of you may know, I love to tinker around with making music on my iPad. I have bought, traded and reviewed a number of products that allow me to interface with programs like Garage Band on my iPad to create and record music. I have had various amounts of success with these products, [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, iOS, Music Gear

So, you've asked your iDevice's voice assistant to do something for you and it did something completely different. Who's to blame - you or Siri? Like most relationships, it may have a lot to do with how you phrase your questions. A new site - - tries to cover the ever-growing lexicon of Siri commands. [...]

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Selfie takers take notice, GOATcase has developed an anti-gravity case that will stick to any smooth surface. To accomplish this it uses "nano suction technology" which is really just a fancy term for many tiny suction cups. GOATcase claims that the case will adhere to smooth surfaces like wood, a whiteboard, metal, mirrors, and a computer screen. They [...]

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