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TYLT's cool accessories upends expectations of Technocel at CES

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In pinball, 'tilt' is a bad thing, but Technocel just launched a new brand/subsidiary called TYLT and it's a refreshing, overdue shift from their traditional line of black/gray boring but necessary power accessories. Indeed I wasn't planning to attend their press conference because what new or interesting products could they come up with? Longer coiled cables? Eco-friendly packaging? Ho hum. Surprise, surprise, surprise! It looks like Ikea or Frog Design had their way with the product line and the TYLT products could easily find a home at the Museum of Modern Art, let alone the Apple Store.


iPhone 4S battery issues...

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Many people still are reporting issues with their battery even after upgrading to iOS 5.0.1. I happen to be one of these people :(. I called Apple Support. I would have a fully charged 4S battery at the beginning of the school day, and with very little light use the battery would be around 25-30% dead 7 hrs later, not at all close to the up to 200 hours Apple claims. Fortunately I have been able to make it through the rest of the day with a Zagg Sparq 2.0 and I really do love it. Apple recommends that I turn off all location services (or at least the ones I dont need), that I turn on automatic brightness.



Gum Max Review

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Just Mobile, a company predominantly known for their iPad and iPhone stands and holders, also has a line of products to provide backup power to those devices. With the release of their Gum Max backup battery, Just Mobile offers iPad users a solution that's hard to pass up. What makes the Gum Max better than the various other external battery backup solutions? Read on to find out.
 
The Gum Max is compatible with not only the iPad and iPad 2, its included USB-to-Apple dock connector can be plugged into iPods and iPhones. Also included in the package is a USB to micro-USB cable to recharge power to other portable devices like Android phones and Ebook readers. This micro-USB cable serves double duty, since you will need to use it to recharge the Gum Max.


FlamingIgloo iPhone App Review

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The Flaming Igloo game is a fairly enjoyable yet challenging game.  The basic premise is you have to put out fires on your igloo by throwing snow balls at it.  If the fire goes on to long you’ll have to throw a large piece of ice at the igloo to fix it.  The makers of this game did a good job with the physics of the game making it challenging to throw the ice or snow at the right spot on the igloo.  There are many levels which get more challenging as you go and add in additional options. 



New mophie outdoor juice pack!

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Trailblazers, and rugged outdoors types looking for a power pack that adds advanced GPS app features (mophie introducing their own app to go with the new juice pack) need look no further than the latest Juice pack product, called the "outdoor edition". Access to enhanced map sets, and GPS tracking features are among the features the app will offer... read on for more PR info, or go to the link above...

 



The Best Battery Cases for the iPhone 4 and 4S (Comparison)

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There seems to be a growing number of users who are experiencing shortened battery life on their iPhones after upgrading to iOS 5. The cause is still unknown, but many people are chiming in with their ideas on how to fix it. One way to get around it for now, is to shell out another $50-$80 for a good battery extender case. These cases will keep you charged up for now, and when Apple fixes the battery issue, you'll just end up multiplying your battery life. 

Here are a few cases that can extend the battery life of your iPhone:

 

PowerSkin: $69.99

Power Capacity: 2000mAh



Richard Solo iPhone 3G/3GS MiLi Power Skin 50% off

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If you are looking for a power/battery accessory for your iPhone 3G/3GS, then this may interest you. Now through Monday Oct. 10 (while supplies last), Richard Solo is selling their MiLi Power Skin (1200 mAh) for 50% off, for $34.97.



Review: Just-Mobile Gum Plus Portable Battery

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Just Mobile sent me their Portable Battery called the Gum Plus to check out. This stylish looking battery can be used with iPhone / iPod / iPad(s) and any other USB-powered device. The kit includes:

 

-The battery itself

-Carrying case

-USB to Mini USB Power cable (you need your own power brick)

-USB to Apple 30 Pin connector cable

-Instructions and sticker



Review: Keystone ECO Solar / USB Power Pak

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I have been trying out and using a product from Concord Keystone called the

ECO Solar / USB Power Pak. What intrigued me about this product was the possibility of powering up using Solar Power as an alternative energy source. How cool and useful is that?

The Power Pak is a 1500 mAH battery that is made for iPhone / iPod, or any other smaller device.



Review: WeKreat Bento Part 3 of 3 (iPad 2)

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Here is part 3 of the WeKreat Bento review by my friend Joyce. As I mentioned in a different review, she’s a new iPad 2 user. She has given the Bento a very thorough evaluation. I had tested this out previously with the iPad 1.



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