iPhone accessory

Kickstarter continues to be one of the places you find items that device manufacturers should have included with their new items. My most recent sponsored item is the ILDOCK for iPhone 7. While I don't have an iPhone 7, I do use a 6s Plus, and really want the ability to use SD, TFT, or lightning [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News

Great pictures require great lighting, and that includes selfie pics. iPhone owners who want to capture that perfect Blue Steel pout should check into Pyle's new Lite-Me Selfie Lighted Smart Case for the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. The Lite-Me case features bright LEDs that are built into the case's frame and a 1750 mAh [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Cases and Covers, iOS, News

If you've ever dreamed of turning your mobile device into a microscope (who hasn't?), then here's the add-on phone accessory that you've been wishing for. It's the Bodelin ProScope Micro Mobile. The ProScope is designed to snap into a special sleeve for the iPhone, iPad or Samsung Galaxy S4. The Edmund pro level glass optics provide [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News

The camera on my iPhone 6 Plus is okay, but it's no where as good as my Nikon D5100 DSLR.  The camera on my iPad is no where near as good as the camera on my iPhone.  Sometimes you have to use the camera you have with you, and often that's not the Nikon because it's [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News

For the first time in quite a while, Apple is offering a phone dock.  The white plastic iPhone Lightning Dock works with iPhone 5 and newer and with iPod touch 5th generation.  It's even compatible with all Apple cases for these devices.  You'll need to use the Lightning cable that came with your iPhone or iPod [...]

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

If you have been reading my posts on The Gadgeteer you probably already know that I have increased the amount of travel I do, if you haven't, I have increased the amount of travel I do. The reason I mention this is because I have previously reviewed iPhone 5 cases that either had built into [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews

Although the iPhone has a built-in flash, it's often not bright enough to provide sufficient illumination in really low-light conditions.  Add a Knog [expose] smart light to your iPhone, and you'll have 9 LEDs shining an extra 130 lumens on your subject.  The [expose] has a built-in lithium-polymer battery, so it doesn't drain your iPhone's battery. [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News

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 like [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News

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 taking [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News

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 external [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News

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 iPhone [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News

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 iPhone [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News

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 you [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, Reviews

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 with [...]

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Posted in: Articles, iOS

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. Even [...]

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews