Andy Simmons

Geek Up Your Party With a Live-Updating Slideshow

If there’s anything that I love as much as getting my hands on a shiny new gadget, it’s taking old gadgets and repurposing them to accomplish something completely awesome.  I recently combined a low-end Eye-Fi card, a 2008 Mac Mini, and a little elbow grease to turn my home theater system into a slideshow displaying …

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Spy Gadgets Infrared Spy Camera Cube Clock Review

At one point or another, we all find ourselves in a situation where it would be beneficial to be a fly on the wall; whether it’s to figure out who it is that keeps stealing Netflix envelopes out of your mailbox, to keep an eye on the babysitter, or to reveal an even more unfortunate …

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iHub Brings Wireless Sync to iDevices… Kinda

Of all of the obvious features that users clearly want on their iPhones/iPads/iPods, but that Apple has so far refused to provide, wireless synchronizing is easily the most popular.  Nova Media has announced a software solution that, for Mac users, takes a few small steps towards solving this problem. Nova Media’s iHub is an OS …

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Modulr iPad Case System Gets Pre-sell Date, Photos, Pricing

Modulr has recently updated their site, providing new information about their interesting — and by all apearances, very flexible — iPad case and mounting system.  The rendered examples have mostly been replaced with actual product photos, and dates and prices are now available for some items.  You will be able to pre-order the Modulr Case …

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BBP Industries High-Back Messenger Bag Review

About six years ago, my employer presented me with a laptop to use as my primary work computer.  It was handed to me along with an ugly little basic black laptop bag, and soon I was carrying this bag with me to and from work every day.  It wasn’t long before I abandoned that bag …

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Quirky Cloak iPad case/stand available for pre-order

Crowdsourced product development site Quirky has just made its fresh-out-of-development Cloak iPad case available for presale orders. The site describes the Cloak as being made of non-slip rubber, and features a hinged protectived cover.  The case also doubles as a stand for the iPad that works in both portrait and landscape orientations. If you aren’t …

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The iPad: What It Means For You, What it Means For Apple

It has now been several weeks since Apple officially announced the iPad, and everybody and their dog has taken the opportunity to voice their opinion on it.  Some people think that it’s undeniably the future of computing.  Some people think that it’s a flash-in-the-pan fad that will fail miserably, taking Apple down with it.  Having …

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Read SD Cards On Your iPhone With zoomIt

With the release of the iPad, Apple also announced a number of accessories, including one that would allow users to connect a SD card to the device.  This left a number of us scratching our heads, wondering why this accessory wasn’t already on the market, allowing us to do just that with an iPhone or …

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Eye-Fi Pro X2 adds 802.11n, 8GB capacity, Endless Memory

If you like to share your photographs and you don’t have an Eye-Fi card, you are missing out.  I just bought my first one about a month ago, and I love it. Fortunately for us mobile shutterbugs, Eye-Fi just announced their latest model, the Pro X2.  At 8GB, it doubles the max capacity of their …

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AirStash promises portable wireless storage

Wearable Inc. has put up a barebones website for their new AirStash device, which is billed as a “wireless media server” for mobile devices (the iPhone is mentioned specifically).  Not much information is given, other than the fact that the AirStash will be officially unveiled at CES 2010 — no price, no availability date, no …

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Aliph Jawbone Prime and Earcandy Edition Review

For a long time, I flatly refused to own a Bluetooth headset. They were expensive, the sound quality was mediocre, and the available designs were unattractive, ranging from “wannabe telemarketer” to “hey, I’ve got a Happy Meal toy stuck in my ear!” But for every product category, a standout product always emerges and becomes the …

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Vestalife unveils three new iPod speaker docks

Vestalife recently revealed three new models of their line of insect-inspired iPod and iPhone-compatible speaker docks.  The Ladybug II ($100) is larger than the previous Ladybug model, and claims enhanced sound over its predecessor, while the Firefly (pictured) promises a wider soundstage and features a very appealing organic design for $130.  The top end is …

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