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mophie duo review - Dual power for iPad mini and iPhone!

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You'd think squeezing 6000mAh into a sleek container roughly the size of a pack of cards would be cool enough... Only if you've never seen the stupendously excellent range of high-quality power accessories from mophie. The mophie powerstation juice pack duo (available in white exclusively from the Apple store here) is just one of many, but I was able to get the new white duo charger to test out with my new black iPad mini. If you travel a lot with iPad and iPhone in tow, this is an attractive and powerful battery option that will keep your stuff charged up..



Just Mobile HeadStand Review

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Just Mobile is one of those companies that, like Apple, consistently designs elegant products. The simplicity of their product, from iPad and iPhone stands to styli and device chargers, masks the thoughtful hours of design and number of internal iterations that they created to bring the final version to market. Does their stand designed to hold headphones continue Just Mobile's commitment to functionally beautiful accessories? Read on to find out.



STM Velo Bag & Tracer Deluxe Stylus

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The following post talks about my usage of the above two STM products over the last few weeks. I want to thank STM for sending these review samples over, and apologize for the delay in getting this posted. All my photos will be at the end of the quick review. I’m always looking for a good shoulder/messenger type bag. That’s essentially my portable office. Between working at home and multiple store locations, I don’t have my own office. This is it and I really like to be organized. The Velo (I’m using the medium size, mushroom color.) is a shoulder bag that has loads of storage.



Outdoor Technology's Adapt: Turn anything with an audio jack into a Bluetooth speakerphone.

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Outdoor Technology’s Adapt is one of those clever inventions that seem self-evident after the fact. Once you see it, it just makes sense, and almost immediately your mind begins to think of numerous ways it would be convenient to have around! In fact, the Adapt by Outdoor Technology is a relatively simple device; a Bluetooth relay with a built-in microphone, which recieves and transmits a Bluetooth signal between any devices equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack. But that succinct description doesn't do this handy gadget justice.
 
Google it. See for yourself. There isn't really anything else on the market quite like this. Yes, there are a few bulky Bluetooth recievers or transmitters floating around out there, but noting this balanced between being a reciever, a transmitter and a microphone, all in a self-contained mini-adapter. Definitely nothing else this tiny or ruggedly built! This is a unique gizmo, in part because it doesnt attach to the transmission (iPhone) side of things, it attaches to the reciever (earphone) side of things, making your speakers, headset or car stereo Bluetooth enabled, just like that! The trailblazers at Outdoor Technology have an original product on their hands, one that sets a high bar for any such versatile Bluetooth adapters to come! Read on for more deatils on this amazing little invention!



Scosche's IDR Audiophile Earphones Certainly Pack a Bang for the Buck!

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From my experience, I know that generally speaking, Scosche makes great products! So I knew that when I sampled their Increased Dynamic Range (IDR) noise-isolating earphones that I'd be in for a treat!  Little did I know!

 

These audiophile grade earphones are crafted to let you get the most out of your music, “with brilliant highs, silky smooth mids and powerful bass for all music genres”. The IDR-656 are fully Siri compatible and include Scosche’s patented tapLINE III total-control-system. The mic is intelligently positioned and the speakers are equipped with powerful 11mm drivers to produce crystalline sound quality. A high-end set of earphones that are a good deal less than many others of similar calibur, available HERE for $80.00.



The MacCase Flight Jacket: Elegance and Style with a Relaxed and Rugged Feel.

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We all love a good accessory bag, something that fuses style and functionality in a way that is comfortable to wear and practical, all at the same time.

 

With that in mind, I'd like to introduce to you, a company called MacCase. MacCase are the manufacturers of an excellent line of leather carry bags that would suit both the modern, technologically savvy traveler, as easily as the fashion-forward cowgirl/boy type. With their sharp looking leather exteriors the MacCase line of leather iDevice bags give a decidedly modern twist to a classically elegant carryall.

 



Introducing The EcoXBT: The Toughest Speakers To Beat!

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Welcome to a whole new world of rugged mobile gear! Meet the EcoXBT: The premier rugged mobile Bluetooth speaker you can take anywhere and do anything with. The XBT is a heavy-duty and gnarly-as-all-get-out, mini boom box for all of your EcoXtreme adventures!

 

I've covered EcoXGear’s line of high-quality products for years now, and its safe to say, they have garnered quite the reputation for bringing out some of the best, extreme-rugged, mobile gear on the scene. The XBT is their latest addition to a quality product line, and an adventure's dream come true.



GoSmart Stylus released in 27 European countries via Amazon U.K.!

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One of my fav iPad accessories, and one I use on a daily basis is now released in several EU countries, and also available here in the U.S for $24.95. See my full GoSmart review here, or read on for the full PR scoop on this elegantly designed stylus... This is a perfect stocking stuffer for the artsy or geeky iPad user in your life...



Flex your artistic muscles with the Nomad Brush Flex stylus

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I've written about Nomad's artistic brushes before but their newest line, the Flex series, adds a nice twist. As with all of their styluses, they use capacitive hairlike synthetic threads as a paintbrush would, but thanks to their conductivity, you can use painting apps, like ArtRage, with greater control. With the Flex line, you can add a second tip and flip the stylus around and have a thicker or thinner brush tip, depending on your needs.



iPieces ushers in a new generation of interactive games

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I attended the CES Preview in New York City this summer and got to see a cool merging of app and board games, thanks to iPieces from Pressman Toy Corp. They offer a wide variety of physical game pieces that interact with their free iPad apps.



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.