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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.

Review: Otter Box Utility Series Latch for iPad

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The Latch is a utility accessory for the iPad 1. It can be used in conjunction with the Defender or Commuter series case, or it can be used by itself. The system comes attached on a cardboard sheet. It reminds me of a backpack for your iPad when you are looking at it. But don’t let that picture fool you.



ZAGGmate for iPad 2 is availbale for Pre-Order

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Pre-orders are being taken for the ZAGGmate for iPad 2. Head over to Zagg.com to do that.

You can also check out the review I did on the Zaggmate for iPad 1 in the below link

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5811/review-part-2-zagg%E2%80%99s-zaggmate-case-keyboard 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Richard Solo Battery Deal

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Richard Solo has a great deal going on this week for their 1200 MAh backup battery with flashlight, for iphone and iPod.

(Please note: this deal expired on March 14th, 2011, but you can still purchase through the link below)

"To obtain the discounted price for this week’s special offer, you must enter the code word "hot" in the coupon code box (then hit APPLY) during checkout."



Fabrix Sleeves

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If you are looking for protection for your new iPad 2 that can be used with Apple Smart Case, Fabrix may have a solution for you with their sleeves.

http://www.fabrixcases.com/products/ipad-2

Cindy Downes reviewed their sleeve last year which can be found in the below link.

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/2884/fabrix-sleeve-ipad-good-first-case-im-looking-more

These sleeves are compatible with both iPad versions.

You can also check out my past Fabrix Bookle



iPad 1 & 2 Accessories

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Over the past year, I got to play with a lot of iPad Accessories. While I will not be getting the iPad 2 in the near future, I thought I would put a list together of the accessories I reviewed that should also work with the iPad 2 out of the box.



Review: Scosche flipSYNC II

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The flipSYNC II is a “keychain Charge and Sync Cable for iPod & iPhone.” It’s designed so it’s compact and can be used with your keychain. But there is nothing saying you have to use a keychain with it.



Who’s Upgrading from an iPad 1 to iPad 2 ?

I saw the specs and features today of the iPad 2. I think they are some very good updates, I’m not sure if I myself am going to upgrade (at least this year). Based on my CURRENT iPad usage, there is really nothing different that I could justify doing on an updated device. My core uses are PIM, documents, web surfing, iTunes, and some games. (That’s not to say my usage would not change with new features though).

 

Cost is the other factor for me personally. I have a lot of money invested in my machine. Selling it on craigslist does not seem to be an option right now. Apple dropped the prices by $100 on all iPad 1’s today. They are even cheaper if you buy a refurb. You can by a 16GB Refurb from Apple directly for $349.00.



Review: ZAGGaquabuds

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One of the things I like to use my devices for is music and movies. I don’t usually watch movies unless I’m traveling, but I do listen to music more frequently. I prefer to use my Bluetooth headset when I am walking or doing yard work. I do occasionally use wired headset in these circumstances, but most of the time use the wired sets when I am stationary.

I tried the ZAGGaquabuds while I was on vacation, mostly in the airport and on the plane.



This and That

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I went to Florida for a week so I am catching up on things. Here are some misc thoughts from my trip and email catch-up.

My iOS Gear I took was fairly light. I brought my iPad as well as the GNS GPS receiver I just reviewed. I used my dedicated TomTom car unit but brought the GNS as backup. TomTom stayed in the rental car pretty much the whole time. (I did not want to leave the iPad in the car.)

I debated on bringing a keyboard with me for the iPad. I ended up not and I did not regret it at once. I used the iPad heavily at the airport and on the plane. During the week, I was busy enjoying the various amusement parks in Orlando and trying to get a sun tan.  I would have used it more during the week when I was at the place we stayed but there was no internet service.



Updated RedEye Mini App

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Last Year I reviewed the RedEye Mini from Thinkflood. There was also a manufacturing recall of the unit shortly after that as well but I never heard any updates directly since. I am assuming they got everything all straightened out as they have released an updated app for it.

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5811/review-thinkfloods-redeye-mini

 

Part of the press release is as follows:

"ThinkFlood has released a new dedicated application for their popular RedEye mini device today.



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