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A jumbo name for a small product: the pocket-sized Elephant Steady iPhone video stabilizer

on Sunday, July 27th, 2014

I find as I am getting a little older, my hands just aren’t as steady as they use to be. Now for most things this is not an issue, but for shooting videos with my iPhone, this becomes a real problem. Elephant Steady, a Kickstarter project from ADPLUS Co., hopes to help the un-steady likeRead More…


A stand for your headphones and phone

on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The Beats Station from iSkelter is a display stand to hold your headphones safely off your desk until you need them.  It also has a slot to hold your iPhone or iPod.  The stand is handmade in the USA of bamboo, so it’s eco-friendly.  It will begin shipping on June 30, and iSkelter is takingRead More…


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…


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…


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…


Ovision underwater housing for iPhone review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Friday, December 20th, 2013

In this day and age, many young people have given up using a point and shoot camera and rely solely on their cell phone cameras for taking pictures. With the advances in camera technology in phones, minus having zoom, the quality can be on par with many point and shoots. But what happens when youRead More…


Gift ideas – Five accessories for the iPad and iPhone user

on Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Julie asked me to suggest some gift ideas for the iPhone and iPad users in your life.  I thought about how I have used my original iPad mini, the new iPad Air I owned for a short while, and the iPad mini with Retina display I replaced the Air with, and I came up withRead More…


Cellet iPhone 4/4s belt clip review

on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

During the 90’s, when cell phones were becoming all the rage, the belt clip for phones became a status symbol of sorts. Since phones started out so large that they wouldn’t fit in a pocket, clipping them to a belt (or hiding them in a fanny pack) was an acceptable way to transport them. EvenRead More…


View and shoot 3D on your iPhone

on Friday, July 5th, 2013

This new project, recently launched on Kickstarter, should look a little familiar to any kid of the 80s.  Taking inspriration from the design of a ViewMaster and the technology behind sterographic images, Poppy is a lightweight, low cost peripheral for the iPhone that will let you produce and view 3D stills and video. Poppy works withRead More…


Most of the time it is the little things….

on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

…that make all the difference. Even though I get the opportunity to try/review more than my fair share of very nice smartphone cases and accessories, I prefer to keep my iPhone as minimalistic as possible – using my iPhone ‘naked'; embracing how Apple designed it to feel and operate while accepting/living with the risk ofRead More…


Brighten up your photos with the Manfrotto ML120 Hotshoe LED Panel and KLYP Case For iPhone

on Thursday, June 13th, 2013

The iPhone has a decent camera, but the built-in flash isn’t always up to the job.  ThinkGeek has a setup for your iPhone 4/4S with a powerful LED light to brighten up your photos.  The Manfrotto ML120 LED panel has 12 LEDs that are more capable of spreading a little light on your subject (colorRead More…


Ideal Notepads are a “backpack” notebook for your iPhone or iPad

on Thursday, June 13th, 2013

No matter how many electronic gadgets you carry with you, sometimes you just need to write something down on paper.  With the Ideal Notepads, you can attach a notebook to your iPhone or iPad so one is always with you if you need it.  They have elastic bands that slide over your device and leaveRead More…

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Penpower Worldcard Link pro Complete Contact Management Solution review

By: Paul Grunwald
on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

In both my personal and professional life I have collected stacks of business cards. When I was offered the opportunity to review the Worldcard Link Pro business card scanner and software from Penpower, I jumped at the opportunity.  Let’s see how it works.


Can you hear and see me now?

on Friday, January 4th, 2013

Tired of watching videos on your small iPhone 4/4S screen?  Here’s the most whimsical approach to increasing the image size and sound volume from any device.  The Mini Cinema for iPhone 4/4S from OhNeed is a very low-tech approach to turning your display into a bigger screen.  The Mini Cinema has an old-fashioned horn toRead More…


Keep track of your wallet with your iPhone and Phone Halo

on Monday, November 26th, 2012

Hmmm, this seems to be a crowd-funding project, but it seems Phone Halo has set up their own funding site instead of using one of the established ones.  Anyway, Phone Halo has created a smart device you keep in your wallet to help you keep track of it.  Put the Wallet TrackR in your wallet,Read More…


Professional sound quality for iPhone HD video with Apogee MiC and Zacuto Zgrip iPhone Jr. handgrip kit

on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

If you’d like the sound on your iPhone videos to match the quality of the visuals, you will need to use an external microphone.  Then you’ll have two pieces of equipment to juggle while you film, unless you use the MiC and Zacuto Zgrip iPhone Jr. handgrip kit from Apogee.  The MiC is a studio-quality cardioidRead More…


Clarion’s Next GATE Presents a Smarter Way to Stay Connected in Your Vehicle

on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

The Next GATE from Clarion is an in-vehicle intelligent controller for  your iPhone 4/4S.  “Clarion is proud to launch such an innovative product that enables consumers to conveniently access their information and communicate while on-the-road,” states Frank Pierce, Vice President, Clarion Corporation of America. “The Next GATE offers an in-vehicle information solution delivering value-added connectivityRead More…


Organize Your iPhone Charging Cable with The Wrap

on Friday, July 27th, 2012

The Wrap, designed by Michiel Cornelissen, is a charging cable organizer that fits over the US/Canadian version of the iPhone charger.  You simply place the Wrap over the USB end of the iPhone charger, with the USB plug connected.  The Wrap mirrors the charger’s prongs, to create a convenient way to store the charger cable whenRead More…


Trident Case Kraken AMS for iPhone 4/4S Review

on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Smartphones.  Useful, expensive, and indispensible.  An entire secondary market has arisen to provide smartphone accessories, the most prolific being protection devices.  Cases, skins, covers – there seem to be almost as many of them as there are users of smartphones, and they serve purposes ranging from fashion to actual hard-core protection.  The Trident Kraken AMS Case falls intoRead More…

PoP Video pico projector – Big Picture in Your Pocket

on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Want to share those photos or videos you’ve just taken with your iPod/iPhone with friends?  At 112.8 X 48.0 X 16.0mm (4.4 X 1.8 X 0.60 in) and  98g (3.5oz), the  PoP Video pico projector  is small enough to carry in your pocket and turns your iPod 3G/4G or iPhone 3GS/4/4S into a portable projector.Read More…


Wahoo Armband Review

on Monday, May 7th, 2012

As a follow on to Andy’s review of the Wahoo Run/Gym Pack, I decided to order (and review) the Armband for iPhone  to get the most out of my Wahoo running pack.  I 100% agreed with Andy’s assessment that a compatible armband is a must to best utilize Wahoo’s running fitness gear for the iPhone….

iPhone Boom Mic

Perfect Picture Deserves Perfect Sound

on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

I love my Droid, but sometimes I see an iPhone gadget that makes me just a little envious.  Add this boom mic to that growing list.  There are, at last count, about three million iPhone lens attachments, wheels, filters and other doo dads for capturing the best visuals from your phone.  Unless you have anRead More…


Turn Your iPhone into a Speakerphone for Home or Office with the iFusion Smartstation Dock

on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

The iFusion Smartstation Dock for iPhone connects to your iPhone with Bluetooth and turns it into a desk phone or a full-duplex speakerphone.  It’s compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, and 4S, and the integrated 30-pin connector charges your iPhone.  Connect the iFusion to a PC or Mac via USB, and you can sync yourRead More…


CalypsoCrystal’s CalypsoPad Is The Tempur-Pedic For Your iPhone

on Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Owning an iPhone comes with the responsibility of taking care of it as well.  Most of us Gadgeteers would tell you to get a case or protective stickers to protect your iPhone.  That’s like one of the first things you do when you get an iPhone.  But what if you want a naked iPhone inRead More…


ODOC: An iPhone Dock with a Twist

on Friday, March 23rd, 2012

The ODOC iPhone dock is another Kickstarter project.  The ODOC is made of aluminum, with glass inserts in the ends and stainless hardware.  This dock weighs 2.7 pounds, so it’s heavy enough to allow one-handed removal of the iPhone.  The ODOC accommodates most cases, and the cylinder acts as a passive amplifier for the iPhone’sRead More…