I recently received the opportunity to review the RedEye remote control system. I want to say Thank You to ThinkFlood for sending me a review unit to borrow for this review. Many of you may be wondering what exactly is a RedEye? The RedEye is a system where you can turn your iPod Touch or iPhone into an infrared remote control. You can use this for media or other devices that use infrared signals. Please note for the interest of the review, I am conducting this test drive based on an average consumer.
You would think living in Maine with all the blackflies, ticks and mosquitos biting and buzzing around I'd be sick of slapping them all the time, but introduce Fly-flap (.99) and yup, I'm addicted.
The game is literally about slapping flies. The audio is kind of funny too. I like the graphics, since there's something almost surreal about their look - not lifelike but not really cartoonish either.
This seems to be the real thing. The back story is that the forthcoming iPhone was found in a bar in Redwood City. It was camouflaged to look like an iPhone 3GS. You can read all about it and see two videos on Gizmodo. If this is true, you have to wonder if the guy who lost it has also by now lost his job at Apple. The new phone has a front-facing camera for video chatting, a camera flash, apparently a 960x640 display, and a second microphone. The back is flat, and the whole thing has a bit more of a square shape. The article says they took it apart and it's the real thing.
Well, if you listen to the actual interview you'll see that this article by CNN is a bit of an exaggeration. The prime minister of Norway was stuck in New York, thanks to the volcanic ash that has stalled air traffic. And he was using his iPad to communicate. And for those travelers who are stuck someplace, Lonely Planet is giving away its app city guides until April 22 for the following cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Copenhagen, Istanbul, London, Moscow, Munich, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, and Vienna.
If I was stuck in Europe right now because of the volcano, an iPad would be a great thing to have. I could check flight, weather, air condition, watch movies, email, blog, write, Facebook, read the newspapers, read ebooks, play games, watch YouTube, find hotels or hostels and most important, find an exit route!
A friend stuck in Paris is trying to get to Africa, to fly to Tel Aviv to fly to JFK. Yep, an iPad would definately come in handy.
The Fabrix Sleeve for the iPad is custom built to fit. You can choose from several color choices including PINK! Love the Birdies!
It’s lightweight so it doesn’t add much weight – a definite plus.
The cushioned padding inside protects your iPad, and an inner flap helps to hold the iPad in the case. (I found that the inner flap is only minor protection. Don’t count on it.)
The biggest flaw to me is that there is no protection when you take your iPad out of the case.
When I received the Novophone in the mail, I thought, “Good grief, we’re going back to the old days.” It looks exactly like a phone I had in my “younger” days.
So I showed it to my 33-year-old daughter, Shelly. I was shocked to discover that she likes it and even wants one! I asked her why and she gave me this list of reasons:
- It makes it easy to work on something else while you are talking on the phone. She says it’s much more comfortable holding it between your head and shoulders than holding the iPhone by itself.
I'm so excited - I just received a PINK Pogo Sketch in the mail. Of all the stylus out there, I love the Pogo Sketch (see my review - Stylus Wars) and now I have one in my favorite color!
I use my stylus lots more now that I have an iPad. It helps keep the screen fingerprint-free.
I've seen some radiation protection products that seem to be snake oil. And that was my first impression when someone pointed me to the Pong website. But then I read the article in Wired in which they use some sophisticated technology to measure the radiation — and found that it did actually reduce the level from 1.18 to .42.
"..."Sindone”, the official application for the 2010 Shroud exposition, a personal guide in augmented reality, is available in the App Store.
It is an interactive navigator which guides the pilgrims step by step in the visit to the Shroud and to discovering Turin, but it is also a personal agenda." Get the app at the iTunes Link above...