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iLine Mobile Music Cables Review

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Most audiophiles and budding musicians can recall a panic-ridden episode with a missing audio cable, ending in a speed run to the local music store to find a cable or adaptor to connect to their amplifier or mixing board. IK Multimedia's iLine Mobile Music Cables ($59.99) intend to make those situations a thing of the past. iLine is a package of mobile music cables designed to hook your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or standard jack audio device into a variety of audio input and output devices. 



Rumors and Patents: Satellite iPhone, Smart Pen, 4.5-inch Polycarbonate iPhone

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Recent rumors and patent applications reinforce Apple CEO Tim Cook's announcement to nervous investors last week — Apple is hard at work on new technologies and will be coming out with new products.

Satellite iPhone



Q&A: The Making of The Amiigo Fitness Monitor

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I love that in this day and age, a great idea can go from relative obscurity to overnight success thanks to the power of the Internet and the funding of the general public. Crowd-funding resource Indiegogo is one of the top websites where great ideas get brought to life, and the Amiigo Fitness Bracelet ($99) is one of its latest success stories.



How To Navigate Your New York Urban Adventure with iOS

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I spent most of the day traveling from Seattle to New York. We left a little late as the cold weather precipitated the need to deice our plane's wings. 



Speck PixelSkin for iPod Touch 5G Review: Part 2 of Mini-Series

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Those of you who read my last post know my son and I are writing a mini-series comparing four iPod Touch 5G cases made by Speck. Last week we reviewed Speck's Kangaskin with its built-in storage pouch on the back, and this week we're reviewing Speck's PixelSkin.



ECBC Offers Exceptional Design and Durability with its Lance Backpack

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ECBC, based in Southern California, designs some of the best computer-oriented backpacks and messenger bags I have come across of late. Dan Curtiss, the creative genius behind these top quality bags, has designed for REI, Samsonite and Mountainsmith, among other popular brands.



Wren V5AP Review — Superior Design, Sound Quality Plus AirPlay Streaming

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This year's Consumer Electronics Show had its share of wireless audio components, several of which I included in iPhone Life's coverage of the event. I found several new Wi-Fi AirPlay compatible speakers. Of the lot, I finally received a Wren V5AP ($399) review unit last week. Of all the Wi-Fi speakers I’ve had the chance to review in recent years, I must say this one truly gives the Sonos Play line a run for its money.



New Bluetune Solo Speaker for IOS

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Bluetune-solo is a small, cylindrical, portable Bluetooth speaker system with a big sound print. Its portability makes it a perfect travel companion or handy auxiliary speaker. Some of my toys just don't have that great of sound ability, and this little guy solves the problem very nicely.

It's not just a speaker for enhancing music and videos, it also functions as a handsfree device with the push of a button. So, you could even use it in your car, on your desk, next to your bed, or TV chair. It has a built-in microphone for this purposem, which activates automatically.



Munitio's New SV Earphones: Precision Sound, Luxurious Style

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"To hear a full frequency of a recording, you don't even have to turn it up loud!"

-Kool Kojak, multi-platinum songwriter who produced Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, Katy Perry

Recently, I had the opportunity to connect with the team at Munitio, a precision sound brand specializing in lifestyle electronic accessories. Pronounced “Muni-she-yo,” as in the Latin word for fortification and defense, Munitio audio gear embodies strength, authenticity, and style. Before this year's Consumer Electronics Show, I must admit, I wasn't familiar with this small San Diego-based company. Now that I am, I am excited to tell you more about it and share my review of one of its flagship products, the new SV earphones.



Crossfade M-100 Headphones by V-Moda

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Just released, these incredible quality headphones are the Rodeo Drive of sound purveyors. Inspired in Italy and designed in Hollywood, they are the result of years of collaborative effort among audiophones, journalists, producers, DJs and engineers. This is truly a Crowdsourced product.



iPhone Accessories, iPad Cases, iPod Car Mount | iPhone Life Magazine

iPhone accessories is a growing market and knowing where to start looking is half the battle.  Whether you're looking for an iPhone accessories, iPad accessories or iPod Touch accessories you can find articles here on the latest products. For example, here's a snippet from an Arm Bands Review

"Have you ever tried to run with your iPhone in your pocket? It's more awkward than running with scissors. Your phone smacks against your thigh during every step or worse, falls out every few feet. Running with your device in hand is not much better. The headphone cord flops everywhere, and your hand is uncomfortable the entire time. The first step to taking your iPhone or iPod Touch on a run (please don't run with your iPad) is securing it to your body. Armbands can take a little getting used to (it feels slightly like running with a blood pressure cuff) but they are definitely much better than keeping your iPhone or iPod Touch in your pocket. Here are some solutions I've tried out..."

Here's a 2 Cases Comparison article: "There are two cases that protect your iPhone from just about anything: The Ballistic Hard Core and The Otterbox Defender.  So which to buy?  Both provide the best protection you can buy. The Ballistic provides five layers of protection. The Otterbox provides three. However, the three layers are all that's needed for most people. If you're a telephone repair man or think you might drop your phone three stories, then you might want the extra layers of the Ballistic..."

Perhaps you want to know more about Advanced Power Packs: "Trailblazers, and rugged outdoors types looking for a power pack that adds advanced GPS app features (mophie introducing their own app to go with the new juice pack) need look no further than the latest Juice pack product, called the "outdoor edition."Access to enhanced map sets, and GPS tracking features are among the features the app will offer... read on for more PR info, or go to the link above..."

All of these articles shed some more light on the topic of iPhone accessories and will help you todiscover what is out there on the market.