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a-Jays 4 Voice Optimized Ear Phones

 

There's always a pleasure in reviewing a quality product. The a-Jays ear Phone set is a winner in craftsmanship and sound quality.

The most difficult part was figuring out how to open the packaging. It comes in an oval plastic sleeve that seems to be tightly sealed top and bottom with no windows, doors or latches visible. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I finally got out my pliers and broke off the top. After that the innards slid out easily, and I was in business.

It is an attractive job of packaging though. Inside are replacement ear buds in three different sizes and the actual ear buds with a 3.5 mm stereo speaker/microphone jack on one end. There is a small manual to get you started in several languages.  



Hold it right there: Arkon Products

 

I just returned from a road trip that was made more pleasant, productive, and convenient thanks to Arkon's versatile line of mounting products. It seems they have anticipated every mounting problem for digital devices possible and have solutions to suit your needs.

Whether you need to mount an iPhone, Android, or other Smartphone, Arkon has the answer. If you need to mount an iPad or tablet PC, Arkon can help you in the front seat or the back seat so the kids can be entertained.

I like to use my iPod and Android as GPS devices while driving. Arkon to the rescue.



Quadlock Mounting System

 

As a recumbent bike rider, I am always on the lookout for a foolproof mounting system for GPS, MP3, and Smartphone devices. Too many times I have hit a bump only to have one or more of my devices go flying, usually to its ultimate demise. Well, I have found a great solution in the form of Quadlock by Annex of Australia. Unfortunately, it only works with iPhones and iPod touch.

The kit comes with four pieces. The main device holder is made of sturdy black plastic into which the iPhone or iPod touch snaps securely. And, when I say securely, I mean securely. It is difficult to pry out the device with a crowbar. So, it's not likely that it will pop out when you hit a bump.



TinyLightbulbs.com is a home for all of those cool Kickstarter crowdfunded, indie developed products

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Regular readers of my articles will know I am a big fan of Kickstarter and crowdfunding, and I do my best to find the coolest projects and share them with you. But I can't always find the best items, and once they have been funded, they fall off my radar. Fortunately, there is TinyLightbulbs.com.



M-Edge's SuperShell iPad case now available for iPhone!

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I wrote, favorably, about M-Edge's SuperShell protective foam case for the iPad, before, so it is great to see that they've added a version specifically for the iPhone.



Crimson's Pocket EAZL transforms from pocket-size to full-size tablet stand

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Sometimes iOS product vendors overstate their product's abilities. So it's refreshing to see Crimson's Pocket EAZL which, if anything, underestimates what it can do.



Edifier Tick Tock Dock sounds as good as it looks

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I'm a sucker for classic, old-school styling married with modern technology. The juxtaposition of old and new just satisfies something in me. So I was really excited when I saw the Edifier Tick Tock Dock.



Don't break anything - they don't make replaceable parts!

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I love my XtremeMac InCharge battery case for my iPhone 4 and gave it great reviews; but today, I am disappointed with the manufacturer. I dropped my iPhone, hitting the top of the case of the street which broke the small part on top that covers the on/off switch for the iPhone (the opening on right). This piece was used to control the phone's on/off switch.



A Must Have Travel Companion: The Geneva XS Speaker System

 

For fear of dating myself, I remember not leaving home without a folding, windup, analog travel alarm clock.  Now, there's probably not a hotel room in the world without a radio alarm clock. Now most people probably use their phone for waking up in the morning. But there's a better way.

I've discovered a speaker system to die for that does it all. The Geneva Sound System Model XS is highly portable. It folds into a study case measuring 6 1/4" x 3 3/4" x 1 1/2" making a compact unit in your suitcase. It weighs about one pound. The XS comes in red, white or black.



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