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Todd Bernhard is founder of No Tie Software, an app developer specializing in Ringtones and Sound FX including AutoRingtone.

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip, but over the years, Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62.

In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.

I wanna hold your pad #MacWorld2011

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When people ask me what to get the person who has everything, I always reply "something to keep it in!"  So if you or someone you know is fortunate enough to have an iPad, you're probably looking for a case and/or stand to keep it in.  Vendors at MacWorld were happy to oblige.  In fact, there were several products that overlapped each other in functionality that I repeatedly experienced déjà vu!  Here are four such products designed to let you hold your iPad in one hand and/or display it on a stand.  I have included a handy (pun intended) chart that shows the similarities and differences.



Dreaming of unlimited power, thanks to dreamGEAR at #CES

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A consistent theme at CES has been battery life, or the lack thereof.  iPhone Life has covered a number of gadgets and cases that can double or even triple the battery life of an iOS device thanks to a 2,000mAh battery.  So imagine the technolust when we saw a device with eight times that capacity!  They promise 480 hours for five devices!



Your iPad might not survive being driven over, but the 3feet stand will #CES

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iPhone Life does NOT recommend driving a car over your iPad or iPhone or over anything other than paved roads for that matter, but if you should drive over the "3feet stand" it should survive.  The 3feet is rugged, flexible, and compact.  You can use it with an iPad, iPhone, iPod, Kindle, Nook or similar device.



LensPen offers the perfect sidekick for touchscreen devices at #CES

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We love our touchscreen devices but they can get dirty in an instant.  Parkside Optical, the folks behind the LensPen, a patented carbon cleaning based device originally created for cameras, have put their technology to work for touchscreen devices.  Unlike a simply chamois cloth, their SideKick Screen Cleaner uses chemistry to remove smudges and fingerprints.  But unlike liquid cleaners, the SideKick is a solid substance so there's no mess and you can throw it in your gadget bag without worrying about airport security.



Life imitates Apps at #CES

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Pocket God, I am T-Pain and Angry Birds have taken the app world by storm, and I guess it was only inevitable that the real world would want their own versions. Pocket God now has models of their characters available for purchase. You can act out your own scenes of destruction (or benevolence) as you see fit, or just display them in a glass case, the way your grandmother displayed Hummel figurines!





Unleash your inner artist with ArtRage at #CES

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I've written about Drawing Pad for the iPad before and it's great for kids, but for the serious artist, check out ArtRage. ArtRage is almost like Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator in the sophistication, yet they are able to accomplish this with an elegant iPad interface.



Canopy wants you to push their buttons at #CES

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Remember the fiasco when Tap Tap Tap added undisclosed functionality to their wildly popular Camera+ app?  Apple learned of this and removed the app from the app store.  What was this functionality?  The ability to override the volume buttons to use them as a shutter button.  It's a great idea, because touching the touchscreen can wiggle the camera ever so slightly, messing up the shot.



The most unique iPhone case at #CES

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The most unique case is the case you make yourself and the PixCase from Jaymo.co is a perfect example.  The picture frame case has an insert for you to place your own photo or image.  You print the image using their template as a guide.  You could use a photo of loved ones, a family pet, or a work of art.  You could even change the insert to change the look of your phone, depending on the occasion!



Elvis spotted in Las Vegas at #CES

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It was only a matter of time before Elvis was spotted in Las Vegas, and in addition to several impersonators, an officially licensed set of Elvis earbuds and headphones were on display from Section 8, along with other branded earbuds including Ray Charles, KISS, and more. In each case, the earbuds and headphones feature official logos and images of the artist or band. If those artists aren't your thing, they also offer Hip Hop and Rap artists as well. Elvis is synonymous with Las Vegas, and so is the opportunity to win big, so customers can visit www.TheSection8.com to win 100's of prizes such as iPods, CD's, concert tickets, T-shirts and more.



Hand it to Telefingers at #CES

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Smartphones with multitouch are great, but they require bare fingers to work. Apple's reliance on as few hard buttons as possible means the touchscreen interface is so important for daily use. Combine this with cold weather, when many users wear gloves and it becomes difficult if not impossible to answer your phone let alone use apps. Several vendors have offered gloves that include conductive metal thread that works with today's touchscreens, but many have that material only on the thumb and forefinger. Telefingers offers gloves with three conductive fingers on each hand, making it easier to perform more sophisticated gestures. Telefingers are available in assorted sizes for $20.



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