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I was disappointed that the new iPhone 5s didn't include NFC (Near Field Communication) for several reasons. First, it would be nice to have a feature that a number of a Android devices do, and second because it would be nice to pay for things with a swipe of my phone. But also I could try out the new Mo' Beats HD speaker from iLuv ($99.99).
If you're like me, you carry your iPhone everywhere. And sometimes you just need to carry a few credit cards and some form of identification. Instead of a dedicated wallet, you could get a case with a built in slot for cards. I've tried a few such cases. But they're typically too bulky too make it worthwhile.
Just as Apple found a way to enhance the iPhone 5s camera without changing much of the packaging, the folks at Ollo have done the same with their popular Olloclip. The accessory clips on to the corner of a naked iPhone, positioning a set of lenses precisely over the built-in camera.
In-ear headphones are not my favorite, but the SteelSeries Flux In-Ear Pro Headset ($49.99/$129.99) has a tangle resistant, top-of-ear design that works better than most others I have tried. Once you get these lightweight earphones situated comfortably, they will fill your head with an immersive, full-bodied sound that many in-ear headphones just can't muster. However, the trick really is getting them to seat in your ear properly. Good thing plenty of tip options are provided in the kit.
I just got my gold iPhone 5s, and while I hate to hide that golden back, I know it will get scratched if I don't keep it in a case. Fortunately, I just came across a rugged, waterproof, yet relatively compact case from Concord Keystone called the SealCase.
Alien Shooter Ex Free) is the new mobile launch from RNTS Media, and this ambitious 3D alien annihilation adventure aims high. An expansive 3D environment, missions similar to RPG quests, major character development, a complex storyline, tons of savage slaughtering, and so much more. It’s a lot to pack onto a small screen, and an even greater challenge to end up with something as immersive as the end product. Alien Shooter Ex is a continuation of the Alien Shooter franchise, which some gamers will be familiar with from its PC incarnations. The original game became an instant cult classic. Perhaps the best decision RNTS Media's made for the game was to port it to a variety of mobile platforms. Alien Shooter Ex is the new mobile expansion on the Alien Shooter theme, which involves an alien invasion via teleportation experiments gone wrong.
Having previously reviewed Phiaton's high-end wired Bridge MS 500 Headphones, I was looking forward to giving their top of the line Chord MS 530 series a try. If you own a top-of-the-line iPhone or iPad and know the quality and features it delivers, you will appreciate the high-end sophistication Phiaton has packed into their premiere wireless Bluetooth, noise-canceling headphones. But are they the ultimate headphones that you have been looking for? These are my conclusions after using the headphones nearly non-stop for the past few days.
I reviewed the Magnetyze case for my iPhone 4, previously, and my daughter has decided to make that her go-to case for her iPhone. It's understandable, thanks to the ease of charging just by placing the phone near the magnetic charging cable or base. But now that I'm getting an iPhone 5s, and my daughter will likely get my iPhone 5, it's nice to know there is an iPhone 5 version of the Magnetyze ($59.99).
When a new phone hits the market, along come the cases to accommodate it. My desk is cluttered with new cases with more pouring in every day. So, rather than an endless stream of individual case reviews, I’ve decided to cluster some together for a case round up.
I have two Findables cases to review the FlexStand and the FlexWrap. Findables cases are truly unique. They are called findable for a reason. If you lose your phone, and it’s in a Findable case, all you have to do is go to the free Findables app (what case comes with its own app?) and change the status of your phone to lost. If someone finds it, they will undoubtedly scan the embedded QR code on the back of the case. They will then be instructed how to return the phone. Chances are you will get your phone back. Pretty slick.
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