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Review: WeKreat Bento Part 2 of 3 (iPad 1)

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I’m going to get right into it. As I stated before, it is compatible with the iPad 2 and 1.

The iPad 1 can be placed in this battery pack in the glass down position. It sits in there well, just like the Zaggmate. Your iPad does need to be naked.



Review: WeKreat Bento Part 1 of 3 (unboxing)

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The WeKreat Bento is a multifunctional accessory for the iPad 2 which is also backwards compatible with the iPad 1. This is going to be a three part review over the next couple of weeks. I have been using this for a few days now. I will post my thoughts at the end of the week.

 

 

  1. General un-boxing and product specs
  2. iPad 1 Usage
  3. iPad 2 Usage

In the package you get a lot.



Review: ZAGGsparq 2.0

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The Zaggsparq 2.0 is the latest external battery pack I was testing out with the iPad. This is also the first battery from Zagg that I have tried.



Gearing up for WWDC, thanks to Scosche

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Scosche is one of those rare accessory companies that thinks up new items you didn't know you needed.  They also tend to build a better mousetrap such that you don't want to go back to the old one.  As I pack and prepare for the cross-country trip to Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference in San Francisco, I'm trying to pack light.  No MacBook, just my iPad 2.  I'll bring my Apple wireless keyboard, for lengthy typing sessions, but that's about it.  The iPad's ten hours should suffice, pending nightly recharges, but to be safe I'm bringing the following Scosche gadgets:



Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPod Touch 4

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I saw yesterday that Mophie released their Juice Pack Air for the iPod Touch 4. While I do not have the 4th Gen device, I did pick the Juice Pack Air up during the holidays for my Gen 2 iPod Touch. I originally had their first version which was  like a sled. It did not offer full case protection like the Juice Pack Air. I really like this air design as it is essentially a case as well.



How do I replace my battery?

If your device's battery can no longer hold a charge, you need to have it replaced. Use one of these options:

Within warrantee period

If you are still within Apple's one-year limited warranty, or have purchased and are within the extended AppleCare Protection Plan, Apple will replace your defective battery. (They define "defective" as a battery that drops below 50 percent of its original capacity.)

Warrantee expired

If your device is no longer under warrantee, you can use Apple's Battery Replacement Service and pay a flat fee to have your battery replaced.


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My battery won't charge. What do I do?

ChargingBefore you send your device in for service, here are some things you can do:

  • Use the AC power adapter that came with your iOS device to charge it. (A battery icon will appear on the screen indicating that your device is charging.)

The battery icon appears on your Locked screen, indicating that you are connected to a power adapter and charging.


  • You can also charge your device from your desktop computer using the USB sync cable. However, make sure you connect to a USB port on the computer.

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How do I show the battery percentage in the status bar?

iPhone, iPad only

batt percentageIf you like keeping track of how much battery life your iPhone or iPad has left, you may want to choose to have the remaining percentage displayed in the status bar at the top of the screen.


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How do I conserve battery life?

iPhone, iPod touch and iPad


Although the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad come with a decent battery life, it's possible to run out of power during a normal day's use, especially on the iPhone. Here are some general ways you can conserve battery power:


  1. Dim your screen: The brighter the screen, the more power you're consuming. Open Settings>Brightness to adjust it to the lowest level you are comfortable with.

  2. Turn-off Wi-Fi when you're not using it: Whenever you are not using Wi-Fi, turn it off to conserve power. Open Settings> Wi-Fi and slide the button to the right of Wi-Fi to the OFF position.

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