These days, you can't turn on the TV without being subjected to commercials pointing out how much better this smartphone or that is to the iPhone. The iPhone isn't usually mentioned directly, of course, but it's clear that it's the target as the commercials usually concentrate on what are perceived weaknesses of the iPhone.
When you watch those commercials you'd think the iPhone's lacking and surely it must be toast now that the competition is so much better and so much more advanced. But is it? Honestly, even as a tech writer and reviewer I just don't know. For example, I've been reading about Google phones for a year now. Each was billed as an iPhone killer, but from what I can tell, Google phones really haven't gained much traction.
And it’s more convenient than other battery backup systems. Before I received the Mophie Juice Pack Air, I was carrying around a battery that plugs into the bottom of my phone. It was effective, but extremely awkward.
With the Mophie, my battery backup IS my iPhone case. When the battery on my iPhone is used up, I simply flip the switch on the Mophie. Now I have double the usage time on my iPhone between charges.
It comes in four colors and works with 3G and 3GS. The red case has a softer case, which is a bit less slippery than the other colors.
I had the Gorilla Mobile sitting on my desk ready to write this review when my cousin, visiting from New Jersey, grabbed it and exclaimed, “I’ve been looking for one of these to give Jim for Christmas!”
The Gorilla Mobile is one of those gifts that's not only well appreciated, but it’s fun, too! The unique device has bendable legs that attach to most anything from bikes to treadmills, even to airplane seats. Once attached, you can clip on your iPhone, iPod or even a small camera. Lock into position and now your hands are free for other tasks!
I'm not sure how many of you know about this, but Dan Lyons (the fake Steve Jobs) was trying to get people to attack AT&T by having a tons of people run a heavy data application, like uploading video, or downloading a really large file, all at the same time. BTW, this is also known as a
Bing is now on the iphone. Now live in the app store. Its a nice looking app, very well designed.
I don't think we'll ever get tired of The Beatles -- they're racking up CD sales 40 years after breaking up!
Now you can cover your iPhone or iPod Touch with a Beatles Music Skin, featuring images on the face of the phone and on the back. They help protect your device with style, even if it is the style of the 60's or 70's.
Music Skins are scratch resistant, lightweight and durable. I ordered mine from one of the first outlets to get a shipment: The Fest for Beatles Fans, at the Fest's online store.
If you're really into these guys, you can get skins for your laptop, too.
I was always a John Lennon fan, so when I saw some Lennon skins from his New York days, I had to have one. We stayed on Staten Island during our most recent trip to NYC, and passed the Statue of Liberty twice a day. The pic of John in front of Lady Liberty, with text reading "Imagine Peace" above his signature sold me.
More information (and other, more contemporary selections) can be found at the Music Skins site.
Designed for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS, the new Bandshell - http://www.bandshellcase.com/ - is unique among the pantheon of cases. The affordably-priced unit (U$19.99) is constructed of impact-resistant polymer and comes in twelve pleasing colours.
Wall Dock by DLO - $24
Mount and charge your iPod or iPhone at any AC wall outlet
Delivers more power for a faster charge
I took this on my last road trip. It was very handy in a small hotel room when charging my iPhone near the sink. It kept it up off the counter away from any splashes. It delivers a nice, quick charge - maybe due to no cords?
It doesn't feel as if it's very stable on the wall dock. I feared that if I bumped it, it would snap off.
Bottom Line: 5 out of 10 iPhones
I wouldn't buy it, but if I got it as a gift, I wouldn't return it.
I just recieved the P-Flip™ 7 in 1 Bundle Pack Foldable Power Dock for review. I'm putting it to the test as I type. I will update the results as I go......
Dexim.com - (retails for $74.90 @ SkyMall.com)
P-Flip™ Foldable Power Dock is world's first foldable, portable, multi-functional and rechargeable power dock. This is a desktop holder with charging & sync, and is also a rechargeable back-up battery pack for Video/Game.
Charge your iPhone/iPod Touch on the go. Extends up to 8 hours Talk time,15 hours Video/Game or 60 hours Music.
Day 1: Very quick recharge of my iPhone. Held the iPhone stable when I watched video.
Day 3: The P-Flip charged up a 1st Gen iPhone from empty to half-full in 12 minutes. Impressive!!!