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Here’s the solution for when you can’t quite see your iPhone screen

on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Okay, I recently reviewed my new Satechi ReadMate LED Desktop Magnifier, which I bought to help my aging eyes see small details, but I’m not ready to admit I need this magnifier.  The iPhone5-compliant Magnifier from THANKO, also called the Raku Raku Magnifier,  slides over your iPhone 5 to magnify the screen.  Although it specifies the iPhoneRead More…

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iPhone selfies made easier with the HISY Wireless Smartphone Selfie Remote

on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

For all those selfie addicts out there who can’t go even one day without posting a picture of themselves to Facebook or Instagram, I have a tiny gadget that will make it even easier for you to annoy all your friends with your attention seeking photo habits. It’s the HISY Wireless Smartphone Selfie Remote forRead More…

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Add wireless charging to your iPhone 5/5s

on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

I never used to understand the allure of wireless charging, but frankly I’m getting tired of the tangle of wires on my bedside table.  This RichardSolo iPhone Wireless Charging System could remove at least one wire from my tangle.  The charging case looks as sleek as any I’ve seen for iPhone, and it’s available inRead More…

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A big name for a small device, the FAVI Swivel Screen Portfolio Case with Bluetooth Keyboard

on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Ok, I realize not everyone is as enamored with the iPad as I am, but since it is my tablet device of choice, I do like to present interesting options and accessories for it when I find them. The FAVI Swivel Screen Portfolio Case with Bluetooth keyboard (hence forth known as the FAVI case) isRead More…

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Wally holds a few cards while piggy-backing your iPhone

on Monday, March 24th, 2014

Two of the items I always have on my person (other than a religious medal and my wedding band) are my iPhone and my wallet. Since I am always looking for a way to slim down my carry, and in particular a way to combine my wallet and phone, the Wally Stick-On from Distil UnionRead More…

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Take your iPhone case to task with the myTask iPhone utility case

on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Multi-taskers, I love them. They come on keychains, in wallets, heck even phone cases. But the one thing most phone case multi-taskers lack is versatility. The myTask, a Kickstarter project from TaskLab hopes to change that. Unlike other phone cases of this type that have a built-in set of tools, the myTask set up isRead More…

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ToneFone – The world’s healthiest (and heaviest) iPhone case

on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Most people want their smartphones to be light weight and sexy, so they buy barely there cases that won’t cover up their phone’s slim lines. Those thin cases may look great, but they are doing nothing for your not so thin physique. Imagine if there was a way to use your phone in a normalRead More…

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It may not give you direction, but the Compass 2 can hold your iPad while you search

on Monday, March 17th, 2014

I am a big iPad user. It is my main device for writing. So, when I updated to a new iPad Air, I found myself looking for new accessories to use with it. I was especially looking for a new mobile stand. In my search I happened across the Compass 2 from a company calledRead More…

Arq Dock

It won’t hold two of every animal, but the Arq Dock will hold your smart device

on Monday, March 10th, 2014

The title of this post is kind of funny because my household seems to have amassed two of every smart device we use, two iPhones and two iPads you get the picture. And like every household, the way we protect or enhance these devices varies by user. Anywhere between full-blown rugged protection to skinny andRead More…

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Keep your grocery list organized with the Hiku Scanner and your iPhone

on Monday, March 10th, 2014

The Hiku Scanner is a small handheld scanner that recognizes both barcodes and your voice. With a real 1D linear imager like the ones used at grocery store checkouts, the Hiku Scanner instantly adds items to your shopping list without any need for writing or typing. When you finish that last box of Rice Crispies, just pressRead More…

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Add an eInk screen to your smartphone

on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

OAXIS produces cases for your iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy Note II that incorporate a 3.5″ ePaper screen into the back of the case.  The ePaper screen connects via Bluetooth and serves as an auxiliary screen.  Using a special app “allows users to control and manage the second screen to display images, notifications, reminders, andRead More…

Heming iPad Case

Would this be what Dr Jones uses for his iPad, the Heming leather iPad case?

on Friday, February 28th, 2014

If you have an iPad chances are you go to some lengths to protect your investment. But, if you are like me you don’t want a run of the mill, everyday, everyone else has one type of case. You want something a little different as well as something that is quality made. The Heming aRead More…

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Belkin MIXIT dock for iPhone 5

on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Belkin has a nice looking, reasonably-priced charge and sync dock for iPhone 5/5s.  The MIXIT ChargeSync Dock for iPhone 5 has a built-in Lightning connector and a 4-ft cable.  Plug it into a wall charger (not included) to charge your iPhone or 5th-gen iPod touch, or plug it into your computer to charge and sync.Read More…

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Give your device some hold while on the road with the Kanex Foldable iDevice stand

on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

We live in an ever-increasing mobile society, so I am always looking for items to help me function on the road. One item in particular is a decent portable stand for my iPad or iPhone. I have reviewed one stand here that is my current travel buddy, but it’s kind of big and bulky. Recently,Read More…

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Take your iOS gaming to the next level with the SteelSeries Stratus

on Friday, February 21st, 2014

So, I am moving up in the world, I am upgrading to an iPad air from my old iPad2. Better graphics, better weight, better gaming just to name a few advantages. Speaking of gaming, one area that the iOS devices lack in the gaming arena is a decent hand-held game controller. The SteelSeries Stratus hopesRead More…

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Listen to your favorite FM station on your iOS device

on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

I listen to the radio in my car, but that’s about the only place I can listen these days.  I don’t have a radio in my house anymore, and my iPhone doesn’t have a built-in radio.  With the 8 Pin Lightning Compatible FM Radio for iPhones and iPads from Allputer, you can listen to the radioRead More…

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Keep your eyes on the road with Garmin’s HUD+

on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Using your smartphone to help you navigate while driving is obviously commonplace these days. But the problem with using your phone or even a stand alone GPS is that they require you to look away from the road to view navigation information. Garmin’s new HUD+ is a small device that uses Bluetooth to pair withRead More…

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Ladies, forget about backup batteries, the Everpurse is all you need

on Saturday, February 15th, 2014

We covered the Everpurse iPhone charging purse back in 2012 when it was a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign. Now the folks at Grand St. have teamed up with Everpurse and the designers of New York based Stitch Collective to create a new version of the handbag which offers a built in Lightning charger dock thatRead More…

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An iPhone 5/5s case so minimal, it’s almost not there

on Thursday, February 13th, 2014

This Kickstarter project is seeking funding for an iPhone case so minimal that it almost doesn’t exist.  Instead of a case that engulfs the sides and back of the iPhone or even a bumper case that covers the sides, and sometimes impacts cellular reception, the Bumprz case simply covers the corners.  The designers contend thatRead More…

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Carry a Lightning cable on your keychain

on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

You know the drill, your iPhone or iPad is warning you that the battery is about to die, forcing you to go on a scavenger hunt to try to find a Lightning cable. If you’re tired of having to scrounge around in a drawer or gear bag to find a cable every time your deviceRead More…

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Did the Cadillac of smartphone car mounts just get even better?

on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Several years ago NKMOS introduced the Ultima, their top-of-the-line, CNC machined aluminum smartphone car mount. Well the designers/engineers at NKMOS have just raised the bar and are beginning a new Kickstarter project, the Ultima S. The Ultima S is even sleeker, more minimalistic and easier to use than its predecessor. While still made from high gradeRead More…

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Forget Bluetooth pairing with this speaker

on Friday, February 7th, 2014

The FAVI audio+ Set to Connect Wireless Speakers uses “induction technology to amplify the sound of your tablet or smartphones’ onboard speakers. The audio+ amplifies your device’s speaker by 6x, while also adding treble and bass-booster technology, giving you powerful sound without the added frustration of cables or pairing through Bluetooth. Simply set it on theRead More…

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You don’t need to be a magician to use Scosche’s magicMOUNT

on Friday, February 7th, 2014

Scosche has recently announced their new magicMount magnetic mounting system. The magicMount system has a cradle-free design that uses high-powered magnets to hold/secure your device where you want/need it. The magicMount was a finalist for the “Best of Show” at CES this year. It is available in surface ($15), car dash/desk ($20), window ($25), and poweredRead More…

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Pad & Quill takes bookish to the next level with their new Author Series iPad cases

on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Pad & Quill are well known for their book style iPad cases made to resemble a hard back books. They just launched their new Author series cases for iPad Air and mini, where you get to build your very own case from an assortment of colors and unique patterns. You get to choose the outsideRead More…

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You can answer your phone through the cover of this iPhone case

on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The Sensecover case for iPhone 5/5S from Moshi allows you to answer your phone without even opening the cover.  The “hybrid leatherette” front cover has embedded “proprietary SensArray pads” that allow you to slide to answer a call without opening the cover.  There are also openings in the front that allow you to check theRead More…