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.
We all love our gadgets but one of the things we despise is the fingerprints and smudges that are left on them. It’s a never ending battle to keep our little guys clean. Chances are you probably have a few or more microfiber cloths lying around. Some of them are nice and some are pretty cheap. Recently, I got to try out a new microfiber cloth called the “Toddy.”
It’s a very stylish 5”x7” cleaning cloth. But don’t let the pretty looks fool you. This guy can clean. The specs below tell you what this is made of.
Richard Solo introduced another backup battery to their lineup, which is their 9000mAh Mobile Charger. There is enough power in this bad boy to give almost a 100% charge to your iPad or increase the amount of hours you can use your iPhone or iPod. According to their specs as it relates to the iPhone/iPod “the Mobile Charger can increase your movie viewing or Internet browsing time from 5-6 hours to 68 hours — or audio up to 325 hours.” For my review, I am using it exclusively with my iPad.
- The new Folders feature, which allows users to organize their documents in the folder hierarchy. - Search all PhatPad documents for characters or words. - File sharing feature now allows users to specify the remote access password. - Support for background playback and recording for voice notes and the remote control.
The GorillaMobile Ori case is a combination of aluminum and polycarbonate with a design inspired by origami. At first glance, it opens up folio style. The inside cover has a soft protective material that will not scratch your screen. The iPad itself slips into a white hard shell case which has rubbery silicone on the edges.
It folds in half and stores in a nifty case, which makes it very convenient for me to carry it in my purse. I’m not sure that would be a benefit for men unless they carry their iPad in a large case, backpack or a “man” bag. But for me, it’s great. The Apple keyboard took up more room in my purse.
It uses 2 AAA batteries. I’d rather carry two extra batteries in my purse than a charger. Again, it’s the bulk issue.
Over the past year, I got to play with a lot of iPad Accessories. While I will not be getting the iPad 2 in the near future, I thought I would put a list together of the accessories I reviewed that should also work with the iPad 2 out of the box.
The flipSYNC II is a “keychain Charge and Sync Cable for iPod & iPhone.” It’s designed so it’s compact and can be used with your keychain. But there is nothing saying you have to use a keychain with it.
One of the things I like to use my devices for is music and movies. I don’t usually watch movies unless I’m traveling, but I do listen to music more frequently. I prefer to use my Bluetooth headset when I am walking or doing yard work. I do occasionally use wired headset in these circumstances, but most of the time use the wired sets when I am stationary.
I tried the ZAGGaquabuds while I was on vacation, mostly in the airport and on the plane.
If you are looking for a secure, very easy to configure and use, remote desktop app (and I am happy to report it works well with Linux), check out TeamViewer. If you don't mind the app reminding you to upgrade it--and the lack of a few features--it is completely free. You can grab everything you need here (DLs available for Mac, PC, and Linux), and the app store link above. The config for Ubuntu geeks is pretty simple (download the debian package, run the desktop app, and perform similar actions on iPhone to connect).