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The Cdock is an elegant dock that would make Steve Jobs proud!

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Steve Jobs was a fan of Dieter Rams of Braun fame.  So is Jonathan Ive, head of Apple's Design team.  I think they would both be proud of the Cdock, which encloses the beloved iPhone 4 but doesn't obstruct the phone's design.  Instead, the Cdock complements the iPhone 4, with several different design options, specifically black, white, brushed aluminum (or as Ive would say "Aluminium") or walnut.  Any of these would look right at home in the Apple store.  Indeed it makes decided hard.



mophie pulse pumps up iPod touch gaming!

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If you're really into 3D games like Galaxy on Fire, Shadow Gun, Dead Space, and Real Racing (and who that owns iPod touch isn't), then you need to check out the mophie pulse, or add it to the holiday gift list for that touch-toting loved one. It not only pumps out stereo volume through tiny L/R speakers embedded on each side of the unit, but serves as a handy gamepad holder and protective case as well. The pulse is not just a great gaming accessory. It turns iPod touch into a mini entertainment center, and I do not exaggerate. Attention iPod touch users, this is a decent sound accessory. Read on for full review and video demo...



Looking for Christmas Gifts? Check out Woogie 2 - the first huggable iPhone Case!

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Imagine this: You’re sitting in the doctor’s office waiting and waiting and waiting. Your three-year-old is beginning to eat the plants, dig in the trashcan, or climb on the receptionist’s desk. You have nothing but your iPhone with which to entertain them. Do you let them use your phone?

Normally, the answer is no. It’s much too expensive and delicate to let a small child play with.



Logitech's ever expanding keyboard line includes an expanding keyboard!

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Logitech has a ton of accessories for your PC, Mac, and tablets, and it just got bigger with Logitech - Fold-Up Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple® iPad® 2.  Speaking of getting bigger, the keyboard gets bigger, expanding to a full-size touch-typable keyboard.  It's a trick right out of a Transformers' movie and it doesn't get old.  I used it a recent TED conference and my iPad-toting colleagues were appreciative... and jealous.  I even brought it out at a Microsoft Windows Phone event, just for kicks!

 



The best iCade / iControlPad games Part I

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I've always liked ­playing on my mobile devices, even back in the Pocket PC / Windows Mobile / Palm OS days. They revitalize me quite a lot, particularly after a hard, exhausting day.

Playing without physical controls (buttons), only using the touchscreen, is pretty hard. This includes a lot of game types, particularly ones where quick direction changes are needed and / or you can't make the smallest mistake and must be absolutely sure even the smallest movements on the directional pads (D-pad for short) is registered. In games like these, physical D-pad / button feedback is of extreme importance.


Tom Bihn Synapse: Review

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The Tom Bihn Synapse backpack is one of the best backpacks I have had the privilege of using. It's about 70% the size of a regular size full-sized backpack. However, it does offer a large main compartment for carrying a laptop or your iPad. Sometimes, size doesn’t really matter.  The main compartment is divided into two compartments making it easier to find items inside. The Synapse also offers five outside, zippered pockets. The inside of the backpack is made of a stain resistance type material. The inside compartment is a yellowish color making it easier to see objects inside the backpack.



Make your iPad comfortable, with ePillow.net

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I must admit I was skeptical of the ePillow, when I first saw it. After all, the Internet is full of wannabe vendors, who take everyday items, add an i or e prefix, and charge twice the price, hoping to capitalize on the iPad frenzy.





Much Needed iPad Case Diversity......

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IPad’s are being integrated into our lives more each day.  The Apple app store has over 300,000 apps available for download.  



Otterbox Defender iPhone 4S: Review

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The most important decision after purchasing an iPhone, can be deciding which case to purchase for the best protection. I have had the privilege of using many different types of cases.  If I had to choose only one case from the many I have used it would be the OtterBox Defender. The OtterBox Defender does add a little extra weight to the device. It's not very noticeable after you begin using the case. It does make the iphone a little bit thicker. I know many people are very proud of how thin and sleek the iPhone 4S is. However, I think protection has to be top priority.



The Battle of the Cases: Defender versus Ballistic

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There are two cases that protect your iPhone from just about anything: The Ballistic Hard Core and the Otterbox Defender.  So which to buy? 

 



IK Multimedia Review Extravaganza

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IK Multimedia has been a company on a roll lately, with a slew of hardware and software products tailored for amateur and prosumer musicians. Whether its stands and clips for iPhones and iPads or multitrack recording and sampling software for the iOS platform, IK has been expanding their catalog at a prodigious rate. Their latest releases include a MIDI hardware connector for the iOS platform, a sound sampler app and a iPad version of their popular VocaLive software. This review will take a closer look at each.

iRig MIDI



J-Phonics Ear Monitors: Review

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  I enjoy listening to many different types of music. I think with merging all the different types of mobile platforms it help bring music to everyone. We can listen to music almost anywhere at any time we choose.  Our music is usually no more than an arm length away.   Regardless, of the type of music you like, it must sound good to you personally for you to enjoy it.

 



The Samson Meteor Mic - perfect for anyone looking for a simple solution to recording

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Some of us are looking for recording solutions that are simple to use. We’re not sound engineers or experts in electronics. If that’s you, check out the Samson Meteor Mic.

Here’s why:



New mophie outdoor juice pack!

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Trailblazers, and rugged outdoors types looking for a power pack that adds advanced GPS app features (mophie introducing their own app to go with the new juice pack) need look no further than the latest Juice pack product, called the "outdoor edition". Access to enhanced map sets, and GPS tracking features are among the features the app will offer... read on for more PR info, or go to the link above...

 



Stabile Pro Pivoting iPad Stand: Review

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The Stabile Pro is one of my favorite stands on the market.  The Stabile Pro stand is twice the weight of the iPad at 4 lbs.  The extra weight provides the adequate needed balance to secure the stand.  One of the greatest features of this stand is it’s built in the U.S.A from solid steel.  It has a pivoting head for viewing in either landscape or portrait view.  It has a slit cut in the back for cable positioning.  The stand brackets that hold the iPad secure are covered by protective rubberized tips. 



Writer Bluetooth Case by Adonit: Review

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Adonit has developed a new Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad called, Writer.  They offer a model of Writer for both versions of the iPad.  The Writer Bluetooth case is quite different from most others I have used in the past.  It not only looks a bit different but feels differently as well.   I think what makes it look a bit different is the fact the iPad simply snaps into the Bluetooth case along a bracket type hinge.  It doesn't have its own back persay.  The Writer has several on board keys such as play, rewind, fast forward, and more.



Review: ZAGGkeys Solo Bluetooth Keyboard

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Not too long ago, Zagg came out with the ZAGGkeys Solo. This is a bluetooth keyboard that works with many tablets, some smartphones, iPhones and iPod Touches. It works with both iOS and Android.



Review: STM Stash

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In one of my previous posts, I had mentioned that STM had just released their new bag called the Stash. This shoulder style bag is compact and designed to fit an iPad or most other 10" tablets. This comes in the colors black and berry.

 

 

 

The bag is made of microfiber and has soft padding in the device compartment. The strap is adjustable and removeable.



Bracketron Universal Tablet Headrest Mount and Twist360 Reviews

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With the rapid ascent of tablet popularity, headrest mounts are quickly becoming a means to convert a tablet into an inexpensive, high-end in-car entertainment system. Getting a bracket that is durable, reasonably priced and firmly holds the tablet in place can be a challenge. Do Bracketron's two headrest mount products exceed these baseline expectations? Read on to find out.



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