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EyeTV Mobile Review

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For those old enough to remember portable handheld TV's that captured video broadcasts over the air with an antenna, Elgato's EyeTV Mobile offers a tinge of Déjà vu. For everyone else, the product provides a way to watch real-time local area digital TV broadcasts for free (that is, no additional data charges incurred). So is this price of freedom worth the nearly hundred dollar cost for the hardware? Read on to find out.



Satechi uCharger Review

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A great case... from a bag manufacturer, STM Bags

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For a company that goes by STM Bags, they offer a lot more than just bags, and they do a great job of it. When I first got my iPad mini, as nice and small and light as it is, I knew I wanted to keep it in a case. At first, I bought a cheap case on Amazon, but it was bulky, and the magnets weren't lined up correctly, so the automatic sleep/wake feature didn't work.



Urban accessories meet old world charm in Portenzo’s iDevice cases.

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If you were not already familiar with the Alano family of deluxe leather cases by Portenzo, I’d describe them as a great combination of rustic, old world charm and a modern-classic appearance. These high-quality leather iDevice cases are absolutely exquisite and bring an earthy, organic feel to our all metal and glass iPads. The simplicity and practical functionality of the Portenzo cases will suit many an iPad and iPhone user perfectly. Anyone who appreciates a little old world, country flavor with their iDevices, will certainly appreciate these cases.

 

The Alano cases for the iPad and iPhone remind me of magical leather bound books, the likes of which you might see in Victorian, early Western or Medieval times, straight out of King’s Landing. Urban gypsies, modern cowboys and renaissance classicists (anyone out there a Hobbit fan?) will all feel comforted and at ease with their high-tech devices elegantly ensconced within a Portenzo iDevice "book" case.



Introducing the strongest, most accurate, most authentic screen protection for your iPad.

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The Vitreo from Seidio is a breakthrough new iPad accessory that I have absolutely fallen in love with! If you want to utilize a screen protector with your iPad there is perhaps no better option when it comes to preserving the graphic integrity and touch-responsiveness than the Vitreo.

 

The Vitreo is a tempered glass alternative to the plastic sheets that are so common in the world of iPad screen protection. With a 9H hardness and optical clarity that rivals the iPad’s own a Gorilla Glass screen, the Vitreo is the most accurate interactive experience you can hope to have with your iPad if you, like me, prefer to have a screen protector of some sort to protect the iPad’s touchscreen at all times.



Case-Mate's Tough Extreme: Redefining Rugged Fashion. [Review]

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Those of you who follow my articles know that I'm both an outdoor enthusiast as well as a person who likes to bring my mobile devices into the field with me. So I get to test the reliability, durability and ruggedness of many products that claim to be just that; reliable, durable and rugged. I'm always keeping my eyes open for any new accessories that can help keep our iDevices safe in potentially unfavorable circumstances, whether they occur in the urban jungle or in the great outdoors.

 



2012 Holiday Shopping Guide: Great Gifting Tips for iDevice Lovers.

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Featuring 50 great gift ideas in ten categories! You are sure to find something for everyone on your holiday gift list here...

 

Like most everyone else, I've got the holiday season on my mind. Honestly, there's nothing I love more than a good celebration of family, friends and togetherness. It's the time of year when so many traditions come together in the spirit of love and joy to exchange both good will and gifts of gratitude and appreciation. With the holidays now in full swing, I thought it a perfect time to offer my “Top Ten” list of holiday shopping ideas for that special Apple iDevice lover in your life.   

 

I've streamlined this article in the hopes of making things easy for you, especially if you are doing any online shopping, as this article is rich with valuable links that will provide you with a good variety of options within each category. In fact, you may want to bookmark this page, which features 50 different items in the Top Ten gift categories.   

 

You can use this article as a handy reference guide over the coming weeks; your one-stop, one-click resource for iDevice holiday gifting.   

 

Happy Holidays everyone, and now without further adieu, an iPhone Life Top Ten: Holiday Shopping iOS Guide Guide.



Keep the party going with HMDX Jam Bluetooth speaker, and myCharge portable battery pack! Black Friday specials!

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I've written, glowingly, before about the HMDX Jam Wireless Portable Speaker that uses Bluetooth to pump out solid sounds and act as a speakerphone.  And it does so in a solidly built, beautiful design, that, when packaged in its clear jar, is suggestive of jelly, hence the name Jam!

 



Give your iOS devices a HyperBoost of storage with the iUSBport

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Sanho makes a variety of battery packs under the HyperJuice name that give you extra power for iOS, Apple, and other USB based devices, but I was intrigued by their latest offering. The iUSBport is a hockey puck sized device that takes any USB hard drive or flash drive and turns it into a wireless storage device!



Tempo USB Condenser Microphone works with iPad, and Macs and PCs

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The built in microphone for the iPad leaves a lot to be desired. It's not for professional audio recording, and unfortunately, most professional microphones are designed for desktop use only. So it was refreshing to learn about the products from MXL Microphones. They make high quality microphones that connect via USB. so how does that help ipad owners?


Best iPad Accessories, Reviews, iPad Cases

Best iPad accessories: there's lots to choose from and cases, stands and car mounts are just the beginning. We have the reviews that you need and 
let's face it; the iPad isn't a bargain item.  It is expensive, and it requires protection if you want it to last a while.  To get more value out of your device, however, sometimes you need to cough up a few more dollars and invest in some awesome gear.  That's where we come in.  We don't want you spending your precious money on worthless items. Here are our picks and reviews of the best iPad accessories for 2011.  Read on to find the absolute best gear and best ipad accessories.


Most iPad owners purchase a case to protect their device. The type of case you choose depends on how you'll be using your iPad and how much you want to spend. In this section we look at a variety of the best protective iPad accessories: cases, bags, shells, and sleeves, as well as stands. The descriptions not only include the list price but also the price on Amazon, so that you can get a sense for how much they're selling for through other online retailers.


New audio accessories are constantly evolving for all iOS devices, and starting earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), there were some great ones in action. Most prefer something compact, with good quality sound, and affordability. An integrated app is nice, but not crucial. 

The Bose MIE2i wired mobile headset

 are perfect examples of earbuds that are compact, have great sound quailty and are affordable. They are highly rated for both sound quality and comfort. They come with three sizes of StayHear silicon tips and an answer/end button on the inline microphone. The reviews say the quality of sound is tops. Note that these are standard earbuds - no noise-isolating to block unwanted sound.
 A comparison of these earbuds and other great accessories are in the 2011 Best Gear article.