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A pen and stylus in one - the Braketron Style-iT is the perfect solution

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The new Bracketron Style-iT includes both a stylus and a ballpoint pen – how handy is that! Now, whether I’m working on my iPad or jotting a note down on paper, I have the tool to do it. No more searching for a pen or stylus in the bottom of my purse or computer bag.



Update: Waterfield Travel Express

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Back in June I reviewed the Waterfield Travel Express for the Apple Keyboard. I use it mostly during travel times so I wanted to give you a brief update and some news. It’s still going strong and is one of my favorite organizational accessories. It was designed for the Keyboard and additional accessories. But I have a secret to tell. SSSHHHH! I have been using it with my 7” Samsung Galaxy tab also. Obviously it’s too big for it, but it also holds my needed accessories at the same time. With that said, there are Travel Expresses designed for your iPad too.



Bring the arcade home with iCADE from ThinkGeek!

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I've been having a ball with the iCADE, $100 from ThinkGeek.com though I've also seen it at Toys R Us and Best Buy. Originally conceived as an April Fools Day joke, the idea was so attractive that they had it built as a real product... something that happens with remarkable frequency!



iPhone 5 cases show up at an AT&T store

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There's a whole lotta confusion among the various rumors, and adding to the mix is the appearance of iPhone 5 cases in AT&T stores. The cases suggest that the new iPhone will be thinner with tapered edges. You can read more and see photos on the cases in a post on MacRumors. The post still holds out the possibility, though, that Apple may not introduce a redesigned iPhone -- that other evidence is suggesting an iPhone 4S instead. It won't be long until the mystery is solved.



Richard Solo iPhone 3G/3GS MiLi Power Skin 50% off

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If you are looking for a power/battery accessory for your iPhone 3G/3GS, then this may interest you. Now through Monday Oct. 10 (while supplies last), Richard Solo is selling their MiLi Power Skin (1200 mAh) for 50% off, for $34.97.



Urbanears Adds Fall Colors to their lineup

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Back in April, I reviewed the Urbanears Plattan Headphones. These are still one of my favorite headphones.



For that special chick in your life, consider chicboom from chicBuds

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Between my wife and kids, I have several 'chicks' in my life but it was the youngest ones (7 and 11) who were immediately drawn to the chicboom keychain speaker from chicBuds.com. Available in various trendy female friendly patterns, there is more than meets the eye with this little gadget. Smaller than one half of a pair of fluffy dice, the chicboom can fit in your purse or gadget bag and you're good to go.



New mophie Gen 2 juice pack chargers announced!

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Mophie is packing serious wattage and clever design into their new universal line of juice pack chargers. No matter what your preference (massive power, or fits in pocket), they have an accessory charger perfect for the task. Read on for PR info on the new release.



Nav Mat II: The Ultimate Car Mount Solution

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I don't know about you, but I am constantly challenged finding a place on my cluttered dashboard and windshield to mount a digital device. It's always a contest to find a place that the mount will stick, a place where you can see the screen of the device easily, and a place that will not inhibit your view of the road.



Go Handsfree with Supertooth Buddy

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I don't know why it's not illegal to drive and text/talk at the same time, but there are still some states that don't seem to care. It's a lethal combination. Nothing give me shivers more that a soccer mom with a van full of kids yakking away on her phone.

It really doesn't matter if it's against the law or not; it's simply not safe. Everyone should have a handsfree device for mobile phones in the car. If only I could introduce them to the wonders of Supertooth Buddy. Let me tell you about it.



Review - iHome iW1 Wireless Speaker System

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The iW1 from iHome is a superb AirPlay compatible wireless speaker. I was the first person to get a review unit, so more or less the first guinea pig user. Consequently, I had some guinea pig type problems with it, but with help from the folks at iHome, was able to get it working quite well. It is arguably the best combination of features I have yet seen in a portable speaker system.



Review: Piel Frama iPad/iPhone Case

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Are you looking for an elegant iPad case?  A case that will make your friends envious.  I have just the case for the job.  A case of elegance and style is made by Piel Frama, not only iPad cases but a number of Smartphone cases and many other pda cases.  Piel Frama is located in Spain and makes all their cases by hand.  Each cases pattern is hand cut and then stitched by hand to form a case with great elegance and beauty.  These are awesome looking cases to say the least.  Piel Frama makes beautiful cases to say the least but they are made to last a lifetime as well.  They are made of quality cow hid



Review: SaddleBack Leather iPad 2 Case

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The most important part of owning an IOS device is protection.  We have to protect our investment from all elements of life.  The market is flooded with different types of ipad cases.  It's very easy to get overwhelmed by all the different types available.    I am going to introduce you to the most rugged and attractive ipad case on the market today.  We all know leather is one of the most durable materials available today.  Leather will never wear out over time.  The company I want to introduce you to is called Saddleback Leather Company which offers many types of products made of leather inc



SuperTooth Disco - Perfect for the iPhone and other Bluetooth A2DP devices

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The SuperTooth Disco is compatible with the iPhone and all Bluetooth-enabled devices that support Bluetooth A2DP. I use it with my iPhone and my Mac Pro laptop.



ik150 Kicker iPhone/ipod Dock: Review

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The Kicker ik150 is like nothing you have ever heard in the clock radio line of products.  This is an awesome product for many reasons.  One of the many great features of this product is sound of course.  It offers much more than just great quality sound as well.  It charges the iphone or ipod with its built in docking station as you rest.  When you get ready to go to bed attach the iphone or ipod to the top of the station.  Its very easy to dock  for charging.  Simply attach the iphone to the ik150 by sitting it in the dock bay.  Its that simple, really.



Scosche boomCAN Review

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Scosche designed one of my favorite headsets, so I was looking forward to hearing what their inexpensive external rechargeable battery-powered speaker sounded like. Does the boomCAN do audible justice to projecting high-fidelity sound for portable devices like the iPhone and iPad? Read on to find out.

Let's face it — the external speakers on iOS devices are adequate for short bursts of close proximity listening, but they're not the best when sharing the sound with others. The audio quality is pretty good, but volume is a problem.



iKlip MINI Review

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IK Multimedia have crafted a bracket for iPhone owners who are musicians and/or students of music. Like its iKlip for the iPad big brother, the iKlip MINI is designed for vocalists, guitarists and anyone else who uses the iPhone or iPod Touch for their digital set lists, lyrics or effects controller. Read on to find out if the iKlip MINI is something you'll need.



Griffin Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer Review

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Even though the iOS devices are stylus-free, there are growing numbers of artists, note takers and business users who are more comfortable using a stylus when navigating and creating data and imagery with their iPhones and iPads. But given the single purpose-built functionally of such rubber-tipped styli, its yet another item that has to be carried around. Griffin Technology, a company that knows all about iOS accessories, has combined a tablet stylus with a pen and a laser pointer. It's three separate pointing devices melded into a standalone multi-purpose product. Read on for the full review.



Callet iPhone Case Review

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If you're an iPhone user, you already know the convenience of combining functionality into a single package. The iPhone is a phone, a music and video player, a computer and a camera all rolled into one. So for those who prefer multi-functional design in a single, small package, the Callet case combines a protective rubberized slip case with two slots on the back to house credit and identification cards, cash, bus passes and more. Is this enough of a differentiator for the Callet compared to the catalog of other iPhone case options? Read on to find out.



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