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Details emerge on Apple's January event in NY City

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Why does every Apple announcement generate so much buzz and anticipation? The answer is that Apple tends to revolutionize industries. And these revolutions directly affect our lives. More details are emerging on Apple's upcoming event in New York City. Clayton Morris says in a blog post that his sources are telling him that the event will focus on iTunes University and Apple in education.



Scosche fitRAIL Review

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Satechi R1 Tablet Stand Review

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In addition to cases, stands for iOS devices represent a very crowded market. There are many configurations and designs to chose from. In order to be seen above the ocean of products, a designer has to hit a sweet spot that satisfies what others have not. Has Satechi's R1 tablet stand hit that spot? Read on to find out.



Mosy Mount Tripod Adapter Case: Review

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Many of the iPhone tripod mounting solutions only work for the iPhone 4, and/or require the iPhone be used without a case.  This leaves the iPhone exposed to unwanted harm.  The Mosy Mount features a pocket friendly low profile design making it attractive & convenient – it’s always there when you need it, but not in the way when you don’t.



Looking for last minute Gift ideas?

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#1: SuiteGear Kit by Bracketron: Not sure you can get this by Christmas, but I just received this in the mail and wanted to share it with you. SuiteGear is the perfect gift for anyone that has an iPad 2. It comes with a Braketron stylus (not the pen version), a microfiber cleaning cloth, Clean-iT screen cleaning spray, and a clear back cover for the iPad 2 that works with the smart cover. Retail $19.95. 



Kensington Wi-Drive: Review

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Kingston Wi-drive is a portable, wireless storage for Apple products and other devices. The Wi-drive comes in 16 GB or 32 GB options. I think if you're going to purchase extra storage I would definitely go for the bigger 32 GB version. The reason being is it's only about $20 extra dollars and it's well worth it. The Kingston Wi drive is very simple to operate and connect to your network. Simply download an application from the App Store onto the Apple device that you're going to be using and it will walk you through the installation with ease.

 



Let this bird speaker 'tweet' your music thanks to Chic Buds

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The folks at Chic Buds keep coming up with fun and fancy accessories for an iPhone or any MP3 player and their latest, the Fauvette bejeweled bird speaker is no exception.  Available in several feminine-friendly colors and patterns, and shipped in a metal 'lunchbox' style case, it's an easy gift because no matter what phone or MP3 player a person has, it's compatible.  And cute!  My kids loved the one we got for their music teacher!



Rest easy this holiday shopping season, and get them an iRest from Rain Design

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When the iPad came out and ushered in the era of the tablet, I thought it might eliminate the laptop accessory market, but in reality, it just transformed it. Instead of laptop cooling pads, we are now being offered tablet stands.  I'm naturally skeptical and there are a lot of vendors taking photo frame easels, adding the prefix "i" and charging ten times as much.


 



Edifier TickTock Dock: Review

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The Edifier TickTock Dock is a great way to dock and set your alarm on your iPod/iPhone.  It’s a great way to start your day with the retro-styled Tick Tock Dock alarm by Edifier. The Edifier has two full range speakers allow for multi-directional rich sound that can be controlled with ease using your docked iPod/iPhone.  It’s also a simple way to control playlist navigation, FM tuning and volume control. A pivoting iPod/iPhone dock allows users to hide the dock and use the clock.  The



Buy a VooMote for each family member and throw away all your remotes!

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Here’s how simple it is!

1. Attach the VooMote to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch via the dock connector.

2. Download the VooMote app from iTunes



Scout iPad Shoulder Bag: Review

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The STM Scout shoulder bag can be used for carrying an ipad or netbook up to 11 inches.  This would be a great gift idea for anyone. The Scout has a removable shoulder strap and hand strap as well for carrying.  It has three different compartments for 



Stocking Stuff: Powerskin

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If you are a gamer, and you like to go mobile with your IOS, Blackberry, or Android phone, you'll want to take a look at Powerskin. It not only protects you device, but it makes the handheld gaming experience more exciting and longer lasting. Two gaming buttons, one on either end control the action.



TeemMeet iPad Case: Review

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The TeemMeet S.MA.R.T iPad 2 case is made in Switzerland.  It's made from high quality Italian leather. The iPad 2 S.MA.R.T case model has three primary positions for viewing and use. They are the standard position which you simply open the front flap and use the device. The typing position allows the user to comfortably type from a sitting position.  The third position is the viewing position, allows the user to position the iPad for watching a movie. The smart case is made of very high quality Italian leather.



Stocking Stuffer: Verbatim Ultra-Slim Keyboard

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The Verbatim Ultra-Slim keyboard really is slim. It measures just over 1/8" think by 8 3/4 x 4/3/4 and weighs about as much as a hummingbird beak. So, it's compact and easy to carry on the road, yet it's a full-size Qwerty board with lots of special key features. It makes the perfect stock stuffer for the dedicated road warrior or for at home/office use to increase productivity.



iFrogz Mix - Edge protection without the bulk!

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Looking a little like a Kevlar vest for iPhone, the new iFrogz Mix is a polycarbonate hybrid case with a thicker TPU edge. TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane) is a choice material for it's resistance to abrasions, oil and grease, while retaining excellent elasticity. It's better than traditional rubber in some respects as it is lacking in overly adhesive properties (easier to pull out of the back pocket), with the added benefit of anti-microbial properties. Wow that sounded scientific... I need to stop researching and reviewing all these darn cases...



GoPano micro - here's a unique gift for Christmas!

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The GoPano micro enables you to create 360 degree panoramic videos with your iPhone 4. It’s simple to use: Download the GoPano app (free on iTunes). Snap on the GoPano micro lens. Then, tap the record button. 



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