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Review: Mobile Cloth

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The folks at Mobile Cloth sent me over their screen cleaning tool called, “Mobile Cloth” to test out. This accessory comes in two sizes and has a special pattern that they call “Nubs.”  “Each nub acts like hundreds of tiny suction cups to pull fingerprints smudges, and germs away from the surface of your device and into the cloth with one or two swipes.”

Don’t let the shortness of this review fool you, as I feel this is a pretty effective product.



V-MODA Crossfade M-80 Headphone Review *Revisited*

Readers may recall my initial review of V-MODA's Crossfade M-80 Headphone and the less than stellar reception it received. Consequently, V-MODA founder Val Kolton contacted me about his authentic concern regarding my listening experience and graciously sent over several competing on-ear headsets to compare to the M-80. Here are my results.

In addition to the M-80, the other headsets Val sent (all of which were either as expensive or more expensive than the M-80) were:



What I played this week - My favorite games with the JOYSTICK-IT!

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Out of town on business, and didn't have much time for games, but when I returned this weekend (to be greeted by Hurricane Irene) I had finally received a package with 2 JOYSTICK-IT Arcade stick game accessories (bought one for my daughter) from my fav geek site ThinkGeek.com! So, after battening down the hatches, I wasted no time trying one out on several of my favorite games (Galaxy on Fire 2, Jet Car Stunts, and Paper Racer), and wow is this a simple yet worthy add-on! Read on for more info and to check out my action videos...



Review: AViiQ Portable Charging Station

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AViiQ recently introduced a portable charging station that also adds organization to your mobile world. Wrapped up in a neat fabric case, you’ll find a wall outlet that plugs into a 4 USB hub. Three of these USB slots are powered via the wall plug. The fourth slot is USB data capable. In the hub itself, is a male end USB plug that unzips and can be attached to your computer. From there it’s a charge/data plug.

The case has various pockets that allow you to wrap up and stow away your cables. This keeps them organized and useful at the same time. In the last two weeks, I found that this worked very well for most of my devices.



Make your iPhone "Life Proof" with the right case

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Being a perfectionist isn't easy.  But when it comes to making a waterproof iPhone case, it's a requirement.  That's why it was nice to see that personality in the folks from LifeProof.  I met them at MacWorld in January 2011, and they showed me a prototype of their upcoming iPhone 4 case.  It was waterproof, dirtproof, shockproof, and even snowproof, hence the name "LifeProof."  I have seen and tried other waterproof cases before, but they were much bulkier and they obstructed the various ports, so you had to fully remove the case to charge them.



V-Moda Crossfade M-80 Headphone Review

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Most discerning listeners of music emanating from an iPhone or iPod Touch prefer lightweight earbuds. But for many, wearing them is uncomfortable as their one size fits all never quite fits them. There are also times when the more traditional on or over-the-ear headphones are appropriate, such as in noisy environments and times when you don't want to fuss with earbuds falling out such as when vigorously exercising. Whether these were the primary design tenants in mind when DJ-centric V-MODA crafted their Crossfade M-80 On-Ear Headphones is hard to say, but one thing is for certain - these headphones are the most durable I've ever placed over my ears.



The Key to a good Bluetooth Keyboard

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The gold standard for a Bluetooth keyboard for an iPad is probably Apple's wireless keyboard. But gold can be heavy and expensive, and the Apple keyboard is pricey at $69. A competing keyboard needs to be smaller or lighter, or cheaper or have more features like specialized keys. With that in mind, I tried out some alternative Bluetooth keyboards.



iPhone 4 Case Review: Linear SGP Crystal Series

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This is a very nice way to express yourself.  You can mix and match over 1,000 different combinations.  Its very lite material that doesn't add any weight to the iphone.  It has three parts, upper frame, lower frame, and back cover.  These all come in different colors that can be matched however you wish.  The Crystal series comes with a protective covering for the front glass.



Sonos Play:3 Review - Unboxing and setup!

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The Sonos Play:3 is a compact wireless speaker that packs a sonic punch, can be controlled from your iPhone/iPad or Android device, but does oh so much more! As part of a larger wireless system, you can push your fav music, internet audio streams to multiple rooms (aptly named "party mode"). In this post, I'll detail configuration and setup of the new Play:3.


Pioneer SE-CL331 Water Resistant Headphones Review

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Summer is here in the Midwest, and it's been an especially hot week so far. Outdoor sporting activities like biking, hiking and jogging during such weather conditions produce copious quantities of sweat. And on those rare occasions when getting caught in a sudden downpour is a thankful cooling off experience (as long as your electronics are not affected as a result). These are just some of the conditions that Pioneer's SE-CL331 headset was designed to handle.



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.