A lot of you are going to find a new iPad under the tree tomorrow, and before you put it through its paces, you might want to encase that expensive gadget in a safe case.
The nüüd case from LifeProof offers something no other rugged case does. Of course it's rugged, but it is also waterproof... So far, so good. But LifeProof does something no other case maker has tried. The achieve waterproof protection yet leave the glass screen exposed! The dock and the audio jack are sealed and protected, of course.
I hope Santa is prepared for snowstorms as he travels the globe tonight. One way might be to bring along an Eton Hand Turbine AM/FM/Weather Alert Radio
. I got to try one and it's just the ticket for snowstorms, picnics, or blackouts. The model I used has these features: AM, FM, WB digital radio w/display, Weather alert, USB smart phone charger (dump charge), Solar panel, Dynamo motor/Hand turbine, LED flashlight, Glow-in-the-dark locator, DC input (mini USB), AUX input, Headphone output, and Internal rechargeable Ni-MH battery.
Many iOS users are also Mac users, like myself, so if you have a Mac, and an Apple wireless keyboard, and an Apple Magic Trackpad, pay attention! I have all of the above, but I found that I didn't use the trackpad that much. Rather than slide my hand off to the right, past my Magic Mouse, to the trackpad, and lose time, and risking Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, I prefer the design of Apple's laptops, with the trackpad just below the spacebar.
I am constantly amazed by the advancements in graphics and gaming in the iOS world, and Real Boxing
is the latest example. From the colorized red, black, and white cinematic 'cut scenes' reminiscent of Frank Miller's Sin City
, to the photorealistic gameplay, the experience is breathtaking.
The folks at Route 66
have developed a very cool combination phone mount and companion app that could revolutionize how you drive. So how does such a lofty goal become reality? Let's review:
This is one for the ladies. Or for those of you with a special lady in your life. As long as she has an iPhone!
The Joy Factory makes some great accessories, so I was excited to see why they would come up with for the iPhone 5. Just like with restrooms, the ladies always get the better end of the deal. While men get a step above an outhouse, from what I've heard, ladies rooms have couches, perfume, etc. Ladies get some neat options for cellphone cases as well.
The iPhone and iPad do a lot of things well, but if you agree that the built-in microphone could use some improvement, you should check out the Mikey Digital add-on from Blue Microphones.
Blue is known for the very high quality microphones for Mac and other uses, so it's nice to see them bring their expertise to the iOS world.
When I first saw the product name, AudiOffice
, I was expecting a mobile office for an Audi automobile! But don't let the name fool you. AudiOffice
is an elegant, well-built, well-designed Bluetooth speakerphone system for your office.
My youngest daughter was nicknamed 'The Factory' at nursery school, due to the sheer volume of artwork she turned out. Sure, we are proud parents, but if I kept everything, I'd be labeled a hoarder. As a parent, I'm guilty of secretly depositing those works of art in the recycle bin. But you simply can't preserve everything your kids create, in school, camp, or at home.
I've written about Mapi's iPad cases
before, and I'm a fan of their materials and quality. They make cases for iPads that learn from Apple's SmartCover concept and take it a step further.
Like Apple's SmartCover, the flap folds in a triangle, to offer a couple of viewing angles. But you can rotate the stand to use it in portrait or landscape mode, which even Apple's case doesn't do.