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iPhone 4 Case Review: Linear SGP Crystal Series

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This is a very nice way to express yourself.  You can mix and match over 1,000 different combinations.  Its very lite material that doesn't add any weight to the iphone.  It has three parts, upper frame, lower frame, and back cover.  These all come in different colors that can be matched however you wish.  The Crystal series comes with a protective covering for the front glass.



Sonos Play:3 Review - Unboxing and setup!

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The Sonos Play:3 is a compact wireless speaker that packs a sonic punch, can be controlled from your iPhone/iPad or Android device, but does oh so much more! As part of a larger wireless system, you can push your fav music, internet audio streams to multiple rooms (aptly named "party mode"). In this post, I'll detail configuration and setup of the new Play:3.


Bowers & Wilkins C5's not for Stupid People

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Bowers & Wilkins was kind enough to send me a pair of their new C5 headphones ($175). These are B&W's first attempt at ear buds. They will be available for purchase starting in August. 



Review: Coloud Captain America Headphones

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Do You like Captain America? Do you like listening to Music? Then I got something to show you. Coloud has a pair of Marvel Captain America headphones that work pretty well. These headphones have some cool marvel artwork on them and are adjustable, so they should fit most heads. These are basic headphones so they will not have a microphone or remote, but they sound pretty good. They are comfortable and fit very well on my ears. Their build seems pretty solid.



Review: WeKreat Bento Part 3 of 3 (iPad 2)

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Here is part 3 of the WeKreat Bento review by my friend Joyce. As I mentioned in a different review, she’s a new iPad 2 user. She has given the Bento a very thorough evaluation. I had tested this out previously with the iPad 1.



Pioneer SE-CL331 Water Resistant Headphones Review

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Summer is here in the Midwest, and it's been an especially hot week so far. Outdoor sporting activities like biking, hiking and jogging during such weather conditions produce copious quantities of sweat. And on those rare occasions when getting caught in a sudden downpour is a thankful cooling off experience (as long as your electronics are not affected as a result). These are just some of the conditions that Pioneer's SE-CL331 headset was designed to handle.



Headphonies make it fun to share tunes

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"Awesome!" and "Adorable!" and similar pronouncements were shouted when I displayed the Headphonies® "Stryker" Portable Micro Speaker to my kids!  At first, they thought it was a cute little toy like their plethora of figurines from Disney and Hello Kitty, but when I showed them that it was a portable speaker, that actually performed a useful function, they were really into it.



SwitchEasy iPad 2 Case Review

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SwitchEasy Folio Case for iPad 2



What I played this week - Bonjiovi DPS!

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iLounge recently reviewed the Bonjiovi DPS app, and gave it a positive review (B-), so figured I would check it out (esp. being free). I agree that the app improves iOS sound quality, at least coming out of my iPad (due to Digital Power Station's real-time audio re-mastering), but maybe not enough really to make me give up the built-in player apps. In other "what I played" news, Paper Racer and Jet Car Stunts are still my picks for casual game time. Read on for my review of the free DPS app.



Two Reviews: Cocoon GRID-IT Wrap and Skooba Design Cable Stable Mini

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Not too long ago I used and reviewed the Waterfield Keyboard Travel Express. Today I wanted to talk about two more organizational products I have been using. These are designed to help organize and transport your electronics and accessories. I will show you Cocoon’s product called the Grid-It Wrap and Skooba Designs Cable Stable Mini. While they have some different purposes, they both share a common goal or task of helping to keep your stuff organized.

The Grid-It Wrap I have been using is for the iPad.



Withings Blood Pressure Monitor and App

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I bought the Withings scale about a month ago and love it. Between it and the WiScale app my iPad and iPhone, I keep tabs on my weight loss progress. It's easy and convenient. Today, I received the Withings Blood Pressure Monitor for review. Here's what I like about the unit:



iPhone Case Review: RokForm "Military Ruggedness"

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Case Review: RokBed by RokForm



SENA leather cases for iPad - they're like buttah!

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Leather is one of those guilty pleasures.  So if you're going to indulge, do it right.  I've been enjoying the latest  SENA (http://www.SENAcases.com) for my iPad 2 and they are exceedingly well made.  SENA cases are "handcrafted from the finest quality, full-grain genuine leather" and you don't have to take that with a grain of salt... it's true!



Quick tip: This is why you should and how you can transfer a whole directory structure to your iDevice

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UPDATE (20:15 CET, the same day): a reader at MacRumors, Night Spring, has mentioned I've forgotten to point out the other and, in this case, Phone Disk-less and even Windows-friendly way of quickly transferring a complete directory structure to GoodReader running on the iDevice: zip all the files up into one big ZIP file and drop it into the File Sharing frame of GoodReader in iTunes. I've even prepared a video showing this:


My Zagg!

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I wanted to talk about Zagg's Invisible Shield and a great customer service experience I had this past Thursday. You always hear about the negative experiences people have in general so, I thought I would share a good one.

For Father's Day, my wife had ordered me a custom ZaggSkin for the back of my tablet. There is a mall in Holyoke MA called the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside. It's about an hour away from me but I go here once and a while because they have an Apple Store there also. On one of my previous trips, I spotted a Zagg Mall Cart.



Stem TimeCommand alarm dock review

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Dock choices for your iPhone or iPad, are seemingly as numerous as apps. We have reviewed a ton of them here on the blogs or in the mag, and it's easy to get overwhelmed picking one. The Stem TimeCommand dock is "simple-smart" gear (coined that term just for this review) to charge your iOS device in the wee hours, and wake your butt in the AM (the simple part). It does the essentials as well as pump out crisp audio. It also has some very cool features (the smart part)...



Bracketron All-Weather Soft Case Bike Mount Review

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Avid bicyclists rejoice! Bracketron has created a case for your iPhone, iPod Touch and various other mobile devices that securely mounts on your bike handlebars. Does the bracket hold up against a rugged day-long road trip? Read on to find out what shines and what, if anything, needs more polish with this bicycling enthusiast mobile digital lifestyle accessory.



Wrapsol ultra drop + scratch protection review!

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Wrapping your device in a clear protective shell is not as difficult, bulky or as cumbersome as you may think. There are some options that make it a sleek and simple proposition. Recently, I tried the Wrapsol ultra protective wrap on my iPod touch, and it really does give you exquisite protection without looking and feeling like a mini bank-vault. What I really like about the Wrapsol is that it is thin enough to allow me to still use most of my covers and skins, but by itself can protect from drops of up to 6 feet (uh...I did not field test this, but there is a video at the end).



Review: Arkon MyHandstand™ iPad Hand Holder

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Arkon has just released their MyHandstand iPad Hand Holder. This comes in both the original iPad and iPad 2 flavors. I had the opportunity to try the version for the iPad 1 out.

Essentially, there is an adjustable hand strap with a swivel attached on the back of a flexible TPU case. The iPad installs pretty easily and is held securely in place. But it’s also very easy to remove it. That’s important because this may not be a case you would use as your every day case.



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