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Scosche boomCAN Review

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Scosche designed one of my favorite headsets, so I was looking forward to hearing what their inexpensive external rechargeable battery-powered speaker sounded like. Does the boomCAN do audible justice to projecting high-fidelity sound for portable devices like the iPhone and iPad? Read on to find out.

Let's face it — the external speakers on iOS devices are adequate for short bursts of close proximity listening, but they're not the best when sharing the sound with others. The audio quality is pretty good, but volume is a problem.



Griffin Stylus + Pen + Laser Pointer Review

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Even though the iOS devices are stylus-free, there are growing numbers of artists, note takers and business users who are more comfortable using a stylus when navigating and creating data and imagery with their iPhones and iPads. But given the single purpose-built functionally of such rubber-tipped styli, its yet another item that has to be carried around. Griffin Technology, a company that knows all about iOS accessories, has combined a tablet stylus with a pen and a laser pointer. It's three separate pointing devices melded into a standalone multi-purpose product. Read on for the full review.



Reaction to the new Otterbox Reflex – Genius!

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When informed I was receiving the new Otterbox Reflex case for the iPad 2, I was skeptical that they could improve on an already superb product – the Otterbox Defender (See my previous review. Was I in for a surprise!

The Reflex is a totally new design that is perfect for the iPad 2 owner who doesn’t need the extremely rugged protection of the Defender, but does want protection for everyday use.



Review: Maroo iPad Case

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The iPad 2 has been a big hit to say the least.  I think after acquiring the iPad the next thing on your mind is protection.  I think we all want to protect our $500+ investment.  Matter of fact, I want the most protection possible while offering faction to go along with it.  To me, protection is very important but I want my case to be nice as well.  I want go as far to say it must be fashionable but I think I've made my point.  As customers, we want the most protection, while looking good at the least possible price.



Review: Just-Mobile Gum Plus Portable Battery

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Just Mobile sent me their Portable Battery called the Gum Plus to check out. This stylish looking battery can be used with iPhone / iPod / iPad(s) and any other USB-powered device. The kit includes:

 

-The battery itself

-Carrying case

-USB to Mini USB Power cable (you need your own power brick)

-USB to Apple 30 Pin connector cable

-Instructions and sticker



Just Mobile AluPen+AluCube and Horizon Reviews

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Just Mobile, a company that is on a prolific iPhone and iPad hardware stand accessory roll, recently released their newest members to the iOS lifestyle family. The AluCube is a stylish rubberized-tipped aluminum pen with matching stand, and the Horizon is a wall mount for iPad and iPad2 devices. Read on for more details on each.

Just Mobile AluPen+AluCube



Better protection for iPad than most - but READ the fine print!

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The G-Form Extreme Sleeve features a patented "impact absorption" material that is soft, flexible, lightweight, and water-resistant.



ZooGue "Genius" iPad Case

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  Zoogue’s, leather-folio style "Genius" case for the iPad is a "HOMERUN".  The Genius case is a great case with many features to accommodate the user’s needs.  This company has constructed one of the finest leather folio iPad cases to date.  It has features for most every situation.  I really liked the idea of being able to fasten the iPad case to the headrest of an automobile.  When my iPad is in the Zoogue case I am confident that it's safe and secure. 



HyperShield is Hyper Cool in Denim!

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Sanho is one of those accessory vendors that makes the Apple ecosystem better.  They don't try to rip off Apple or other accessory vendors with cheap knockoffs.  They either build a better mousetrap by improving on an existing accessory or they invent something new that you didn't know you needed until you saw it!  You might know of them under their brand name HyperMac and their HyperJuice external batteries for MacBooks, iOS and USB devices.

 



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.