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Louis Senecal has been a mobile enthusiast since 2001 with the release of the HP Jornada Series Pocket PC. He reviews products for BostonPocketPC.com. He uses mobile tech to make his life more organized and entertaining. In addition to being a dad and a husband, Louis has a career in the Loss Prevention industry. He has been a volunteer firefighter for more than a decade and supports his community in various volunteer capacities.

Toddy Gear Makes Cool Stocking Stuffers

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Let me first start off by saying I love my devices. I use both iOS and Android and I love them both. I use them for work and I use them for fun. But there is one other aspect I go crazy for, the accessories. The best accessory in my opinion is the one that can be used on multiple devices and does not cost an arm and a leg.



Rock with Coda Forte Bluetooth Headphones by iFrogz Audio

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IFrogz, which is owned by Zagg, recently released a new Bluetooth headphone called the Coda Forte ($99.99). I have been enjoying the review pair sent to me by Zagg. Full disclosure: I am not a true audiophile. If it sounds good to me I like it. So this is a review about Bluetooth headphones from an average guy, who likes to listen to music and podcasts at home, walking the dog, and while mowing the lawn.



Carry Your iPad in Style with the OGIO Covert Shoulder Bag [review]

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In my never-ending quest to find the perfect bag to help me stay organized in my daily routines, I had the pleasure to try out OGIO's Covert Shoulder Bag ($79.99). This basic-looking bag is the 11” version, meaning it can hold iPad, tablets, netbooks, or small laptops. Multiple pockets provide ample storage room for my daily essentials (the flatter the object, the better, though). Anything that is really large or bulky will probably not fit in the bag. The bag is not designed to haul these items like a backpack or very large messenger would, as this design maintains a slim outline. But don’t get me wrong, you can still fit a lot of stuff in it.



Toddy Gear Wedge and Screensters Make Functional and Fun iPhone Accessories

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It’s been a little more than two years since I reviewed the original Toddy screen cleaning cloth. Since then I think that has been one of the better, if not best, quality (and affordable) screen cleaning accessories on the market. Recently, Toddy Gear came out with two new re-inventions of the screen cleaning system called the Wedge ($14.99) and Screensters ($9.99)

The Wedge is an all-in-one stand and cleaning system. Have a case on? No big deal. Just rest your device on the Wedge and you have an instant stand. Is your screen dirty? Use one side of the Wedge to clean it, and then polish your screen with the other silky side of the stand. This would make a great travel accessory, as it’s fairly light and multi-purpose. The design I have been using is called the Wiseguy Willy Wedge. Check out the product page below to view the various designs available. 



Piel Frama Classic Magnetic Case for iPod Touch 5th Generation

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First off, let me say thank you to Piel Frama for sending my son and I this review case to play with. The Classic Magnetic Case for iPod Touch 5G ($99) is a beautiful handmade leather case. If you have never heard of Piel Frama, it has been around for quite a while, all the way back to my Pocket PC days. You can find cases for all of your iDevices on the Piel Frama website, some already designed for you, some you can customize yourself.



Speck FabShell Case for iPod touch 5G

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This is the last installment in a four-part series comparing iPod Touch 5G cases made by Speck.

My son and I have had alot of fun trying out Speck's iPod Touch 5G cases. But all good things come to an end, and we'll be reviewing Speck's FabShell Case ($29.99) for our final installment of our review series. 

The FabShell has an overall similar shape to the other models we reviewed, but comes in your choice of 5 fun designs made out of fabric. The one we are using is Deadbolt Black, swathed in lightning bolts and skulls. 



STM's Linear Shoulder Bag Features 7 iOS-Friendly Storage Pockets

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As a shoulder and messenger bag aficionado, I'm constantly on the lookout for that perfect bag that seamlessly combines style and functionality. I pack light most days but keep all of my daily essentials with me. Normally, I pack my phone, tablet, notebook, glasses, paper planner (yes, some people out there still use these), and some power accessories.



Speck CandyShell Grip Case for iPod Touch 5G Review

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This is the third installment in a four-part series comparing iPod Touch 5G cases made by Speck.

So far in this series, my son and I have thoroughly tested and reported back on the performance of Speck’s Kangaskin and Pixelskin iPod Touch cases.



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.



Speck Mini Review Series: Kangaskin for iPod Touch 5G (1 of 4)

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Thank you to Speck for sending these cases out for review. Over the next few weeks, my son and I will be putting these Speck iPod Touch 5G cases to the test. The first one we are taking for a spin is called the KangaSkin, a rubber or silicone type case (more pictures are at the end). Its unique feature is that it has a built-in storage pouch on the back, like a Kangaroo, hence its name. The power and volume buttons are covered and there are cutouts for the ports, camera, speaker, and the loop that comes with the iPod Touch.



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