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Arkon Product Accessory Reviews (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and More)

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Below are three Arkon products that they kindly sent me for a test drive.  Whether you are interested in the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, there is something for everyone below. Arkon has been around since 1988 and provides various mounting solutions for a wide range of products and devices. Three such products are below.

 

 

Portable Fold-Up Stand for Apple iPad



Trident releases the Kraken iPhone case

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I am always on the lookout for the perfect case, and depending on the day's events, I might swap cases once or more during the day.  For example, this week I chaperoned for my daughter's Field Trip.  This was no visit to a quiet, cozy museum but rather an outdoor hike and 'Stream Study', in a muddy park.  And it was raining.  Fortunately, I had the Kraken case from Trident ($34.95).  While the Kraken is not billed as being waterproof, the case has rubber flaps that cover the various openings such as the dock connector and audio jack.  The camera and front glass are covered by clear durable film as well, making it dust resistant.



Moleskine Covers for iPhone and iPad

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Here is something that was announced not too long ago by Moleskine that's very interesting. They are making folios that combine the iPad or Iphone with their paper pages.



Review: Just Mobile UpStand

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I just had the opportunity to test drive the Just Mobile UpStand which I am going to review momentarily. When I first got my iPad, I questioned the need for a stand. But as time went on, I could see the benefits. I just recently purchased Apple's wireless keyboard and I can now see why having a stand (no matter what kind) is important. I am actually using the stand as I type the review. The review below is for one of the stands in the market today, and I must say, that it's pretty nice.

 

The stand itself comes packaged in a black box. Inside is the stand. There are no instructions, as there are no moving parts.



Review: STM Bags Jacket iPad

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STM Bags sent me the Jacket iPad for review. This is not a new product as it was released in June, but I must have missed it somehow. It was designed specifically for the iPad. When I received it in the mail, it was sealed in a plastic bag. You also get a detachable and adjustable strap with it. And as you will notice, it also has a built in handle. I received the black and teal version.



Personal Blog Update: Down to Business

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I have a bunch of updates here that I wanted to share. It’s a very long post so I apologize. Hey, I’m a talker, I can’t help it.

 

My birthday was last month and I was very fortunate to rack up a good amount of Apple gift cards. My plan was to upgrade to the new iPod Touch (I got a quick hands on today at the Apple store and it was neat). I was interested in the updates that my 2G does not have.

BUT just recently, my cell phone broke so I needed to get that replaced. Now I am a PAYG AT&T user.



The vue-console takes a stand for iPad ergonomics

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If you're like me, you're always on the lookout for the right accessories for your iPhone or iPad.  I found an iPad stand that, if you'll pardon the pun, stands out from all the rest.  Most stands are designed without much thought to ergonomics.  They raise the iPad about 2 inches at most.  The user has to bend their head down to view the iPad.  The vue-console from vue-products.com  is designed to position the iPad in a more ergonomic position, suitable for reading, viewing videos and even typing without neck strain common to desktop-level stands.  The stand is made out of a lightweight material an



Turn Your iPad into an Etch A Sketch!

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I was browsing the web yesterday and came across this neat iPad case.



Review: Ektopad F1 for iPad

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If you like playing games on the iPad then I think this review and product might be right up your alley. Enter the Ektopad, a case that encompasses your device and gives you really something to hold onto to. Whether you are playing games that involve flying, boating, or driving (on this planet or not), this case may help your overall experience.

I am going to quote this from their website because it’s the perfect description.



Review: RichardSolo USB Power Station for iPad / iPhone

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When you talk about extra power as it relates to your iPhone or iPod Touch, there is a good chance that you heard the name RichardSolo. We have covered and reviewed various power packs here at iPhone Life that RichardSolo has created. But what about that extra power for the iPad? You may not have thought about that since the iPad has long lasting power, but what about the times that you can’t get to that plug? Maybe you are traveling and have various flights to take? Maybe your power is out and you need access to your iPad 3G? There are lots of maybes we could discuss. I contacted RichardSolo to see what they were doing for the iPad.



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.