Proporta Mizu Shell, $39.95
If you’re looking for protection with minimum coverage, check out the Mizu Shell by Proporta. This super tough, silicone shell protects the back and edges of the iPad against impact damage and scratches.
It fits like a glove and feels great in your hands. Available in three stylish colors: red, black and pink.
The dream of thrashing out a hot guitar lick as a rock star is as pervasive today as it ever has been before. For the Baby Boomers and Gen X'ers whose teenage years didn't have the imaginary benefit of plastic guitar controllers connected to videogame consoles, they had to learn the dream the old fashioned way - acquiring an electric guitar, an amp and the skills necessary to play the fundamental power chords. Today's younger generation are being introduced to this dream first by basic basic rhythm and colors on a Guitar Hero or Rock Band controller, but next generation games in this genre are already taking the concept to the next level by connecting an actual guitar with actual strings and frets with the ultimate goal of teaching gamers how to play a guitar. Hence a
Here’s a case that allows music lovers to take music with them – ANYWHERE! I'm talking about the Eco-EXTREME, Rugged All Terrain Speaker Case.
Take it hiking, fishing, or rock climbing! The waterproof case connects to your mp3 player with a universal 1/8” headset jack and works with most mp3 players. (See website for a list.)
I am SO excited about the new iPhone 3GS case called the Tango. Made of full-grain leather, the Tango looks beautiful, and it’s functional, too. On the outside, the case has two storage pockets for business cards and a built in clip to carry a Pogo Stylus. A snap closure fastens the case closed, keeping the iPhone secure.
Macworld has an article about a new offering from Metaio that excites me: image-basd augmented reality. The whole idea of augmented reality is so cool: point your phone's camera at something, and when you view the live image on your iPhone you'll see related information or content superimposed on that image. Think of how useful this would be to tourists: you point your phone at the Eiffel Tower, and your phone superimposes information about it. Augmented reality has already been available, but it was GPS-based.
If you like to show off your new iPad and are always looking for neat apps that demonstrate what it can do, check out Gosar Episode One. It is a well designed app that combines simple game play with fun music, cool sound effects and beautiful graphics. I was pleasantly surprised in a couple of ways. First, when the app launches, it shows a GameSalad screen. GameSalad is basically a solution for non-programmers to create their own apps, by supplying graphics, sound, and most importantly, ideas, and leveraging code widgets to create a custom app, typically a game.
I’ve never really understood the appeal of the sliding puzzle games. Aside from the picture on the front of the tiles, once you’ve played one they all seem the same. Fortunately, given the right developer even this type of game can rise from the mundane to become something interesting. Enter Bugsy, the sliding tile game with a purpose. Instead of a picture the tiles are composed of tracks, and you must guide a friendly little lady bug so that it can cause all the buds along the edges of the board to bloom into flowers. It still suffers from a couple of the issues that always made this type of game frustrating, but in the end there are enough interesting aspects to Bugsy to make it worth delving into the genre at least for this game.
It has been pretty much the white whale of my reviewing career...custom earphone. Sure, I have been able to check out quite a free higher end earphones, many of which were very nice. Custom earphones, or in ear monitors, are in a whole different league though, and I have been chasing a pair to review for as long as I have been jotting notes about mobile technology these past four years or so.
Don't have an iPhone 4 yet but are dying to get one? Here is the fastest and quickest way to get a black one (sorry white iPhone 4s aren't available anywhere yet except in Cupertino) - sign up for the "iPhone 4 priority list" at your local Apple Store. I was one of those unfortunate souls who wasn't able to pre-order their iPhone 4 before AT&T's network collapsed. Going to my local Apple store on launch day was a nightmare and absolutely futile. Not too mention a crazy mob scene. So, after checking my local Radio Shack and AT&T store with no luck either, I went into the Apple Store about a week later to return something.
Electronic engineers and enthusiasts seeking a comprehensive collection of electronics calculators and fundamental electronics reference materials will want to take a closer look at a new iPad application called Electronic Toolbox HD. Based on a previous release of the utility for the iPhone, Electronic Toolbox HD contains over 20 different categories from a resistor color code calculator to a comprehensive (though not exhaustive) list of integrated circuits (ICs) and their corresponding chip diagrams. The application covers a spectrum of electronics features: