There are plenty of cases and speaker accessories for iPods and iPhones, but rarely do you find these two accessory categories combined into the same product. That is what Portable Sound Laboratories' iMainGo X attempts to accomplish. Read on to find out how well this category mash-up succeeds.
The iMainGo X appears to be designed mostly for iPod Touch owners who spend most of their time listening to audio, but would prefer to do so on the go with a compact, conveniently portable, high quality set of stereo speakers. For that specific market demographic, the iMainGo X will be as close to a perfect match one could hope to find. The iMainGo X essentially turns your iPod Touch into something about the size of two original Sony Walkmans stacked on top of eachother.
The nice folks at Just Mobile sent me their most recent deluxe stand for the iPhone to evaluate. Read on to find out how well this futuristic-looking iPhone holder designed by the respected Danish design company tools compares to other iPhone stands on the market.
One of the most anticipated features in the recent iOS 4.2 release was the ability for properly programmed applications to print from an iOS device like the iPad. Known as Airprint, this new addition brought the idea of wireless printing to any printer on the network to many iPhone and iPad owners anxious to output web pages, iWork and PDF documents to paper hard copy. Unfortunately, due to the various technical and security issues around iOS and Airprint technology, Airprint is rather restricted in its current form. Supporting only a handful of new printers that must be connected on the wireless network segment as the iOS user, expectations for Airprint were rapidly deflated.
My love of gadgets is on par with my love of playing music, whether that be transmitted from a piano, guitar, flute, recorder, whistle or a number of other tone generating instruments. As such, I frequently combine the use of my iOS devices with my acoustic or electric guitars. My iPhone is clipped somewhere on my body when I'm playing in a band or solo at friends, family and neighborhood gatherings. That iOS device is there to help tune my guitar (especially helpful for those compositions that require open tunings) as well as provide instrumental accompaniment when a simple drum track or bass line can help embellish the performance.
The Apple iPad App Store is rapidly filling up with a slew of various text editing applications, each featuring their own unique approach to the job of entering and editing content. Edito is one such application optimized for the entry and interpretation of Markdown, a shorthand markup language co-created by Mac enthusiast John Gruber of Daring Fireball fame. Due to the endorsements of Markdown by notable personalities in the Mac community (Merlin Mann of 43 Folders, for example), and support of the syntax by various blogging sites and programming tools, Markdown is making its mark, so to speak, on the World Wide Web.
With the choice of iPad stands continuing to expand almost on a daily basis, iPad owners looking for the design that best suits their functional needs and aesthetic desires is becoming increasingly differentiated. Going beyond the simple easel, Just Mobile's UpStand takes a fixed pedestal approach and matches it with the kind of high quality aluminum frame composite material that has the look of Apple's metallic design.
With the iPhone 4's built-in GPS features, navigating as well as selecting music to play while driving can a dangerous proposition. Fortunately, iPhone accessory maker LUXA2 has created a car mount that makes such a task much less risky.
If you are looking for one of the best Real-Time Strategy (RTS) games for the iPad, look no further than Land Air Sea Warfare HD. Graphics and sound combine with gameplay that in many ways is better than the original game that launched the RTS genre, Command & Conquer.
Every so often, a game for the iOS comes along that captures that addictive "just one more round" quality to keep players locked to their devices well past bedtime. Halfbrick Studios' Fruit Ninja is just such a game.
The objective of the game is as obvious as any classic arcade title. Shoot (or in the case of Fruit Ninja, slash) the bad guys (in this case, fruit) while avoiding the bombs. Increase the number and speed of targets and bombs with each progressive level. Miss three targets and the game is over.
Readers of my reviews may recall my enthusiastic review of Electronic Toolbox HD. While that product provided a good deal of depth on basic electronic parts and calculations, it lacked a simulator to assemble such parts into a functional design. iCircuit fulfills this need exceptionally well.