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iPhone Case Review: Marware, Pong, and Otterbox

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While everyone's attention is (justifiably) on the iPad 2 and it's apps and accessories these days, manufactures continue to make excellent cases for the iPhone. It's my job to make sure these cases don't go unnoticed. Here are a few new cases I've tested recently:



Charge up from the Sun with the ECO Power Pak!

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Of all the charging accessories one might choose, there is a certain satisfaction in a charger that is also environment-friendly. A solar charger not only helps conserve our natural resources, but also empowers you to have a charging source with you in the field. The ECO Solar/USB Power Pak can charge iPhone, iPod and other gadgets, and in case the local star is uncooperative, the ECO includes USB input as well.


Otterbox Releases New Snap Series Cases

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Otterbox recently released a new series case for a variety of devices. You can find more details on their press link below. I'm looking forward to trying this out on the iPad and giving you my feedback.

http://www.otterbox.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-otterbox_us-Site/default/Press-ReleaseDetail?id=bcabgiaagKGVMaaacSkHwrLC58 

 

 



If you love your iPhone so much...

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Freedom is ringing out all over the world, and now it's come to our devices.  Have you ever heard 'If you love your iPhone so much, why don't you marry it?' Well now you can, with http://www.MarryYouriPhone.com.  Sure, it might seem unorthodox but it's a new world.  And who else makes for a more faithful companion?  Sure, you might sleep in because of a Daylight Savings Time glitch, but at least the news sites will report that your spouse was indeed wrong.  That's a great way to win an argument.



SuperTooth DISCO Product Review

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Bluetooth audio products have been on the market for years, though their momentum didn't really accelerate until the commercialization of the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) specification. Devices that support this uni-directional stereo channel streaming audio technology can wirelessly connect to a A2DP-compliant source. While most of these devices are phone headsets, a growing category is high-quality external speakers. SuperTooth's DISCO is one such product. Let's take a closer look at what the DISCO has to offer.

 



Turn your iPhone into a Digital SLR camera... sortof

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We usually write about products you can buy, but the iPhone4 Photography Kit is a concept that's on the drawing board, waiting for your support at Kickstarter.com.  The kit is a slider case in three parts, plus an optional neckstrap.  The left and right parts slide together and are sealed by a locking ring.  The end result looks like a digital SLR with the ring resembling the camera lens.  Actual photos are still taken with the iPhone 4's built-in camera.  White and black are planned with potentially five additional colors if the project takes off.



Review: V-Moda Remix Remote Headphones

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The Remix Remote is another headphone I just finished using. These all metal constructed headphones which come with Kevlar reinforced cabling as well as a built in microphone and remote. This set comes with all kinds of goodies.



Review: The Toddy

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We all love our gadgets but one of the things we despise is the fingerprints and smudges that are left on them. It’s a never ending battle to keep our little guys clean. Chances are you probably have a few or more microfiber cloths lying around. Some of them are nice and some are pretty cheap. Recently, I got to try out a new microfiber cloth called the “Toddy.”

It’s a very stylish 5”x7” cleaning cloth. But don’t let the pretty looks fool you. This guy can clean. The specs below tell you what this is made of.



Review: RichardSolo 9000 mAh Mobile Charger

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Richard Solo introduced another backup battery to their lineup, which is their 9000mAh Mobile Charger. There is enough power in this bad boy to give almost a 100% charge to your iPad or increase the amount of hours you can use your iPhone or iPod. According to their specs as it relates to the iPhone/iPod “the Mobile Charger can increase your movie viewing or Internet browsing time from 5-6 hours to 68 hours — or audio up to 325 hours.” For my review, I am using it exclusively with my iPad.



5 Stars for Portability - Verbatim Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard

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What I like:

It folds in half and stores in a nifty case, which makes it very convenient for me to carry it in my purse. I’m not sure that would be a benefit for men unless they carry their iPad in a large case, backpack or a “man” bag. But for me, it’s great. The Apple keyboard took up more room in my purse.

It uses 2 AAA batteries. I’d rather carry two extra batteries in my purse than a charger. Again, it’s the bulk issue.



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.