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VIP Orbit: Groups, circles and orbits, oh my!

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I wrote about VIP Orbit a while ago, but they've made some enhancements that leverage the real estate of the iPad, and address some of the cosmetic concerns I raised in my initial review. As Hannibal used to say on the A Team, I love it when a plan comes together. Well, Mike Muhney, the creator of both VIP Orbit and of the highly popular ACT database program must love how the world has migrated to both circles in the case of Google and the cloud in the case of Apple and others.



Protect that new iPad

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If you're like me, you ordered the new iPad as soon as Apple's servers allowed, and you are waiting patiently (or perhaps impatiently) for it to arrive. Now is the time to think about protection. In fact, I sold my old iPad at SellYourMac.com and got full price because it was in such good shape. I keep my iPads and iPhones in cases pretty much full time and they look brand new. Now keep in mind, the new iPad is slightly thicker and heavier than the iPad 2, and has a bigger opening for the camera, so there's a chance your old case might not work.


iBattz gives your iPhone enough mojo to last for days!

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For centuries, man has searched for a perpetual motion machine... Unlimited power that never runs out. Now a true perpetual motion machine doesn't exist but with the iBattz Mojo Battery Case, you can come close.



Get ready for the iPad 3, by selling your iPad 1 or 2!

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All signs point to a March release of the iPad 3, with an enhanced Retina display and potentially a faster processor and LTE/4G data speeds.  Any one of those would probably be enough for me to upgrade from my iPad 2, so in preparation I looked into selling my old iPad.  When I upgraded to the iPad 2, I handed down the iPad 1 to my kids.  I plan to repeat that pattern, and that frees up the original iPad.  Even though it will be several generations old, my 16GB WiFi iPad 1 was worth over $200 at SellYourMac.com.  I've written about them in the past, so I thought I'd put my money where my mouth is.



A Tale of Two Bags: One a Retro Military-Inspired Satchel, the Other a Futuristic Earth-Friendly Messenger Bag

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Two distinct messenger style bags arrived this week, and they presented a nice contrast. The Trench Runner from M-Edge is a retro, army surplus-inspired satchel with several compartments for cables, chargers, and, of course, an iPad. The Narwhal from GreenSmart is an eco-friendly messenger bag (backpacks and duffels are available as well) with a strong emphasis on recycling.


 



Keep the music playing, the light shining, and the phone calling with Eton self powered radio, flashlight and USB charger #CES

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Eton has made some cool self powered radios over the years, with cooperation from Grundig, but their latest offerings incorporate enhanced designed including aluminum accents that complement the American Red Cross red and white enclosure.



Erase your iPad's fingerprints and smudges with the iEraser #CES #MadeInUSA

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There are a lot of sprays and chemicals designed to eliminate smudges and fingerprints on touchscreen devices, but they have heir drawbacks. If the bottle is too big, you can't carry it on a plane and they run out at the most inopportune times.



If the Pelican i1075 is just a case, then Fort Knox is just a playground fort #CES #MadeInUSA

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I don't think it's fair to call the Pelican i1075 HardBack IPad Case a "case" when it is so much more rugged and substantial than typical iPad cases. Perhaps a better term is "safebox" or "strongbox!"



A case for beating cancer thanks to OtterBox #CES

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If you watched the news lately, you may have seen the uproar when a certain charity with a noble purpose gets involved in politics.  It might make you jaded and give you pause before you make a donation or buy another "pink" item.  So when I saw today's press release from OtterBox, I read it carefully.



Find your iPhone in the dark with the Alter Ego glow in the dark case from M-Edge #CES

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Have you ever fumbled for your iPhone in the dark? The Alter Ego case from M-Edge is not only brightly colored, but it is made from glow in the dark material that 'recharges' when exposed to light. It's a smart idea that should be standard in more cases.


The Alter Ego has a cool geometric design that takes its styling cues directly from Apple and the opening for the rear facing camera lens and flash.


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