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Add some extra light on the subject with this iPhone camera flash accessory

on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

iPhones have decent cameras, and you can snap even better photos with the built-in flash.  That flash does have its problems, though, because it’s fired directly at the subject.  Photos can look harsh if you were too close to the subject, or they can be dark if you were too far away.  The Nova externalRead More…

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Snappgrip adds DSLR-like controls to your iPhone

on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

It can be hard to hold the iPhone steady while you reach for the virtual button on the screen or find a volume button to trigger the camera to snap a picture.  If you like taking pictures with your iPhone but you’d like controls that are easier to find and use, consider the Snappgrip iPhoneRead More…

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Use your iPhone as a remote mouse, a trackpad, or even as a media remote for your Mac or PC

on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Of course, you’ll probably find an actual mouse or actual trackpad easier to use, but at least having the option to use your iPhone as a Magic Trackpad or a mouse in an emergency situation could save the day.  With the Remote Mouse app, you’ll have multi-touch gestures, and you can even use the iPhoneRead More…

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iPhone gaming gone flat? Get the thrill back with the Junglecat iPhone 5/5S game controller

on Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Ok, so you could say I am a gaming junky when I am not writing or recovering from my various ailments. The one thing that has eluded me in my gaming is a decent game controller for my iPhone 5. Enter the Junglecat from Razer an iPhone 5 and 5S compatible phone case and gameRead More…

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Get more GOOOOALS with the miCoach Smart Ball

on Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Adidas has created the miCoach Smart Ball for young and adult soccer players who are serious about improving various dead ball shot skills (i.e. penalty kicks, goal kicks, corner kicks, etc.). The sensors inside the ball monitor statistics like speed, power, spin, impact points, and trajectory, which are then sent via Bluetooth 4.0 to theRead More…

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Give Dad a handmade leather case for his iPad Air for Father’s Day

on Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The Walden case for iPad Air from Pad & Quill is luxurious in its simplicity.  It’s handmade in Minnesota using Spanish bonded leathers in onyx black or whiskey.  The interior is available in a selection of coordinating colors, and you can choose an optional interior slip-in pocket, if desired.  The case is held closed by anRead More…

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This Lightning cable has beauty and brawn

on Saturday, May 24th, 2014

The AluCable Flat Lightning Cable from Just Mobile has slim connectors encased in aluminum for extra strength.  The flat cable is four feet long – one more than standard Lightning cables.  It’s Apple-certified, so you know it will work with your iOS devices.  It’s available in three color combinations:  black cable with gray connectors; whiteRead More…

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Drop protection for your iPad minus the case

on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Two of my favorite things about the iPad Air and iPad mini are their size and style. Even though I’m more drawn to Android devices these days, I still really prefer the way Apple products look and feel. No one does product design like Apple. That’s why I never can figure out why you would ever wantRead More…

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Improve photo and video quality with the Olloclip iPad 4-in-1 Photo Lens

on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Someone once said that your best camera is the one you happen to have with you.  Sometimes your iPad is the camera you happen to have, and for some people, the iPad is the only camera they have.  The iPad’s back camera is pretty good, but it could be improved, and that’s the purpose ofRead More…

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Nutrition becomes easier with the Prep Pad smart food scale

on Friday, May 16th, 2014

If it’s time to get serious about what you put into your body, consider the Prep Pad from The Orange Chef Co. The Prep Pad is a smart food scale that pairs with your iPad and the Countertop iOS app to show the nutritional breakdown of food in a simple, easy to understand way. TheRead More…

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The Sparkbeats case for iPhone 5/5s shows you incoming calls

on Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Did you know that your iPhone 5/5s has an accessibility function that causes the back camera’s flash to light up to indicate an incoming call?  Combine that function with the Sparkbeats case, and you’ll have a cool, geometric incoming-call indicator.  The Sparkbeats case simply channels the flash’s light, so it doesn’t require a battery ofRead More…

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This USB-to-Lightning adapter promises to let you transfer images directly between iOS devices

on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Granted, the description is a little confusing, but Allputer has a USB-to-Lightning adapter that’s only a fraction of the cost of the official Apple adapter ($5 vs $19 for the Apple version).  You should be able to connect a USB stick to the adapter and transfer photos from the stick to the iPad or iPhone.Read More…

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This full-sized keyboard for iOS devices isn’t Bluetooth

on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

You want a keyboard for your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, but you don’t want to deal with the usual undersized keyboards with non-standard, cramped layouts that are the norm.  The Griffin Wired Keyboard for iOS Devices is a full-sized keyboard with the standard layout and tactile feedback you’re used to with Apple keyboards.  ItRead More…

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Your smartphone or 8 inch tablet will stand out with the Cooler Master JAS Mini aluminum stand

on Monday, May 12th, 2014

The JAS Mini aluminum stand from Cooler Master is made of light weight aluminum and is available in several colors including: silver, gold, espresso brown, sky blue, and forest green. This an attractively designed table top stand that can accommodate most smartphones up to an 8 inch tablet like the Nexus 7 or iPad mini. TheRead More…

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Put your phone front and center with this steering wheel mount

on Sunday, May 11th, 2014

If you like to use your phone’s GPS capabilities to help you navigate to your destinations, here’s a universal steering wheel mount from Allputer.com that looks easy to use. This mount uses a rubber strap that wraps around your steering wheel and offers a clip with jaws that open a max of 75mm, allowing itRead More…

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iRing is the first motion controller for iOS music apps

on Friday, May 9th, 2014

The creative folks at IK Multimedia have announced the availability of the iRing touchless motion controller for iOS, which was first unveiled at CES earlier this year. The iRing is a double sided “ring” that fits between your fingers. On one side of the ring there is a linear pattern of three dots, on theRead More…

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This phone case has a built-in remote control for the camera

on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

iLuv has created a new product category called “PROTECHnology by combining outstanding protection with intuitive technology.”  These Selfy cases not only protect your phone with a dual layer of shock-absorbing TPU and impact-resistant polycarbonate, but they incorporate a wireless remote control for the camera’s phone.  You’ll be able to take pictures and videos with youRead More…

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These gadgets will make your Spidey senses tingle

on Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Tell the world that your favorite superhero is Spiderman with these useful USB / smartphone gadgets from Brando. There’s a 6000mAh power bank, a tiny OTG (On the Go) micro USB adapter for Android smartphones, a dual card reader for Android or Macs and PCs, and a USB flash drive with light up Spiderman eyesRead More…

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This iPhone 5 case will make you smell like roses

on Friday, May 2nd, 2014

It must be kooky case week. First it was an iPhone case with a built in cigarette lighter and now this. The latest iPhone 5/5s case that makes me scratch my head in wonder is the Atomyzer, an Indiegogo project seeking $20,000. What makes this case so kooky? Because the Atomyzer houses a refillable cartridgeRead More…

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Reclaim your valuable desk space using the IDAPT Wireless Charger i4w Qi

on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

At one time or another throughout a day, desk space can easily become cluttered with gadgets galore sitting and charging (has anyone seen the mouse?). Rediscover the surface of your desk with the IDAPT Wireless Charger i4w Qi. When using this charger, you will use only a small amount of space to charge up toRead More…

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Your electromagnetic personality may not show through, but your iPhone’s can with the Lunecase

on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

We all have them, cases for our phones. They come in plastic, metal, with batteries, with lights, some are thin and some are fat. So what’s the next technology in cell phone cases? The folks at Concepter think it is the Lunecase, which is a Kickstarter product seeking funding right now. Designed to use theRead More…

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This iPhone case will give you cancer

on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Ok, that was harsh… The Supernova Lighter Case for the iPhone 5/5s won’t really give you cancer, but if you use this case to light and smoke cigarettes, you’re gambling with your health. Having said that, this iPhone case has a USB rechargeable electric lighter built into the back of it. It doesn’t use flamesRead More…

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Martian Watches introduces their new Notifier smart watch

on Monday, April 28th, 2014

The new Notifier watch from Martian Watches still has the attractive analog watch face that makes telling time a snap.  It also has a 96 X 16 pixel graphic OLED display that’s used to display notifications from your iOS or Android smartphone – “caller ID, texts, Facebook, Twitter, Weather, Email, Calendar, Instagram, Pinterest, favorite games, yourRead More…

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Bluetooth keyboard and universal stand case for Windows 8 and Android devices

on Friday, April 25th, 2014

Although Adesso mentions Windows 8 in the title and Android in the description, the Compagno X Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard with Universal Case Stand for Windows 8 Tablets should work with any mobile device with Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology compatibility (backwards compatible with  2.1, 2.0, 1.2 & 1.1).  The aluminum keyboard has an 84-key US layout with scissor-switchRead More…

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Now Apple iOS users can get 100GB of backup and sync cloud storage for $1 a year from IDrive

on Thursday, April 24th, 2014

IDrive had already made 100GB of cloud storage for $1 available to Android users earlier this year, and now they are extending the offer to iOS users.  You’ll need to download the IDrive mobile app and sign up through it for the $1/year deal.  You’ll automatically get 50GB backup space by default, and you’ll get 50GBRead More…