"Awesome!" "Booyah!" "This is the BEST thing ever!" and similar exclamations were heard coming from my six year old after a few minutes with Hasbro's my3D accessory/goggles for the iPhone and iPod touch! If iDevices weren't already in the hands of many youngsters, Hasbro is doing their part to add to that phenomenon. And while Nintendo is trying to push a $250 3DS model, this add-on is just $35, less than the cost of most Nintendo 3DS cartridges!
You can get the gory details from the attached press release or watch the video, but suffice to say you will be able to easily transfer photos from your camera to your iPad or iPhone now directly (without a separate AP, see my Eye-Fi Connect X2 review here). Original Eye-Fi owners can upgrade their card's firmware free to get Direct Mode as well... read on for the full scoop on Direct Mode and the newly released Mobile X2 card...
If you were planning on getting one, it's currently on sale until Monday. Here are the details from the email I received.
For this week only, save big on the powerful RichardSolo Mobile Charger! This 9000 mAh backup battery connects by USB cable included with your device for charging iPad, all iPhone/iPod models (except shuffle), smartphones, and more.
Apple might control most of what you see when you turn on your iPad, but that shouldn't stop you from customizing the exterior. I recently had the opportunity to try three distinct customization options for my new iPad 2, and it was a lot of fun! I thought it would be neat to have my iPad look like an actual printed issue of iPhone Life Magazine! So I used our Buyer's Guide as my image. It worked well because the black background could mask any seams and be expanded or cropped as needed.
If you like playing games, especially first person shooters like me, then I think the Fling is one of those must have accessories. The Fling by Ten One Design is a Joystick for your iPad (both versions). The installation is as simple as two suction cups. I used it over my existing screen protector and it worked fine.
This is an interesting case by Innopocket which fits the original iPad. It’s called The Transformer. This case is a full front, side and back protector which is made of clear polycarbonate. I like it because it allows you to show off and see the iPad design in full, and still keep it protected.
When you receive the case, it is protected with a plastic sheet on it. Just peel it off, slip the iPad in, and you are ready to go.
This case is also designed for both right and handed people.
One of my favorite apps is Paprika Recipe Manager. I use it in the kitchen almost everyday, but I worry about getting food or liquid on my iPad. But now, with the FridgePad, I can hang my iPad on the refrigerator out of the way of food and liquid spills. Perfect!
You can use the FridgePad to read recipes; check your email, the news, travel info, and weather; listen to music or watch videos.
Mission Workshop is a company in San Francisco that designs and makes messenger bags and backpacks (and apparel too). All of their products are proudly made in America. They sent me over a Rambler backpack to try out and this thing is a beast (a good beast). I have a Swiss gear backpack that I have used for years.
I just finished trying out another set of headphones. The Plattan is a medium sized headphone from URBANEARS. This stylish headset comes packaged in a cardboard box which is accompanied by two cable extensions. These extensions allow compatibility with many devices.
There are a lot of features designed into this unit.
While everyone's attention is (justifiably) on the iPad 2 and it's apps and accessories these days, manufactures continue to make excellent cases for the iPhone. It's my job to make sure these cases don't go unnoticed. Here are a few new cases I've tested recently:
I've seen lots of iPhone and iPod touch mounts here at Macworld but this is one of the more unusual. It's a mount that you place on your thigh called a Thiphone (accent mark over the i). It has a suction cup for your device While it may seem a bit odd at first, it really has many uses. If you commute and want a stable place for your iPhone, just stick it on and go. It's really handy for frequent flyers, the disabled, and private pilots who need to have their iPhone near them at all times. They cost $24.95 and can be bought through their website www.thiphone.com
Of all the charging accessories one might choose, there is a certain satisfaction in a charger that is also environment-friendly. A solar charger not only helps conserve our natural resources, but also empowers you to have a charging source with you in the field. The ECO Solar/USB Power Pak can charge iPhone, iPod and other gadgets, and in case the local star is uncooperative, the ECO includes USB input as well.
Otterbox recently released a new series case for a variety of devices. You can find more details on their press link below. I'm looking forward to trying this out on the iPad and giving you my feedback.