Charging on the go... One of the questions I get most often from folks embarking on summertime adventues with tech toys is: "How do I keep my devices charged while on my travels?"
That's a great and crucial question! To address that concern, I'd like to introduce to you two handy, affordable and very useful products: the goBAT II portable USB battery charger by Scosche, and the Mojo Armor external battery case by ibattz.
NFC is way cool. Imagine going to a store, filling up your shopping bags, and, instead of going through checkout, you simply tap your iPhone on a sensor as you leave the store. Voila, the items in your shopping bags are automatically charged to your credit card. And frankly, Apple is a bit behind in this area, with some phones already having this capability.
I've written before about the iCade retro arcade cabinet for the iPad, and again when I saw a preview of the mobile version for the iPhone and iPod touch, at the Consumer Electronics Show, but I've finally had a chance to play with that mobile version, and get some hands on time.
If you have been following my articles in iPhone Life Magazine and my blogs here at iPhoneLife.com, you know I am somewhat of a rugged case afficianado, and that I am known for testing heavy-duty cases thoroughly and aggressively in the field so that I can report back to you in detail on my findings. So it's with great enthusiasm that I share with you this incredible new case: the TAKTIK by LUNATIK.
Finding power can be a problem when you travel, especially when you go off into the wilds of some remote location. Take as much portable technology with you as possible is my advice. People often look at me weird when I suggest this. Should you carry more dried food, water and first aid gear? Sure, but a cached set of accurate and up-to-date digital terrain maps will lead you back to civilization if you get in a fix, or may even lead civilization to you. Modern humans use technology like apes use a stick to get ants out of a log, and let's face it, you might be less likely to panic if you have your handy iPhone and it actually works. The nPower PEG is your insurance against a dead battery! Using kinetic energy, you can keep that technology lifeline open... Read on for the full press release...
Check out the Featured App Store bundles if you haven't yet. Several of the best apps you will likely find on the app store, all nicely sorted into related bins can be had thus. Last night I found myself perusing the dinosaur related app/games bundle (under Game Collections), and of course there is a 3D FPS game in there called Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter that I couldn't resist. The game turned out to be a mere 74MB of totally cool, and immersive hunting of the prehistoric beasties, which ran just fine even on my old original iPad with it's old-school graphics! Also this week, played with the latest release of Album Flow (see previous review here), since the developer made some interesting tweaks to the new version. Album Flow brings Cover Flow to iPad (or now iPhone), in case you were wondering, but with some interesting new capabilities. More news from the gaming realm at the end--lot's to cover so let's jump in, shall we...?
Every weekend we will be raffling off tons of great apps and accessories for FREE. Here's how it works: Every Friday we will announce the prizes being given away through iPhoneLife.com, Facebook, and Twitter. To enter the giveaway, go toiPhoneLife.com/giveaways. On Monday morning we will randomly select the winners.