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.
Freedom is ringing out all over the world, and now it's come to our devices. Have you ever heard 'If you love your iPhone so much, why don't you marry it?' Well now you can, with http://www.MarryYouriPhone.com. Sure, it might seem unorthodox but it's a new world. And who else makes for a more faithful companion? Sure, you might sleep in because of a Daylight Savings Time glitch, but at least the news sites will report that your spouse was indeed wrong. That's a great way to win an argument.
Men. If your wife owns an iPad 1, and they have a birthday or you have an anniversary coming up, you need to look at this purse. Women. If you really love your iPad like I do and want to take it everywhere, take a look at this clutch.
Bluetooth audio products have been on the market for years, though their momentum didn't really accelerate until the commercialization of the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) specification. Devices that support this uni-directional stereo channel streaming audio technology can wirelessly connect to a A2DP-compliant source. While most of these devices are phone headsets, a growing category is high-quality external speakers. SuperTooth's DISCO is one such product. Let's take a closer look at what the DISCO has to offer.
Revolve is a company specializing in sustainable chargers for electronic devices. All their products are manufactured sustainably, and they look and feel really cool. I had a chance to catch up with them at last week's CTIA show in Orlando. Here are a couple of cool products they showed me:
We usually write about products you can buy, but the iPhone4 Photography Kit is a concept that's on the drawing board, waiting for your support at Kickstarter.com. The kit is a slider case in three parts, plus an optional neckstrap. The left and right parts slide together and are sealed by a locking ring. The end result looks like a digital SLR with the ring resembling the camera lens. Actual photos are still taken with the iPhone 4's built-in camera. White and black are planned with potentially five additional colors if the project takes off.
The Remix Remote is another headphone I just finished using. These all metal constructed headphones which come with Kevlar reinforced cabling as well as a built in microphone and remote. This set comes with all kinds of goodies.
If you like using your iPad with no case it, then this accessory may be for you. The Pad Strap is a hand strap for your iPad. It secures onto the back of your device. The strap is made of two leather pockets with strong elastic in the middle. The leather pockets go over two of the iPad corners. You can use this is portrait or landscape mode.
The elastic is a tight fit on the device which is good.