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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.

Quick Look" mGifts List Manager

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I was looking for an app for my iPad so I could manage gifts, such as for Christmas. I used to have one for my iPod Touch which was free, but was only basic and only did a few things. I found an app called "mGifts List Manager" that I purchased last week that I wanted to share with you. There are probably others out there that may have more features but I thought this was perfect for me. There is a full feature listing in the itunes page that you can check out at your convenience. There was an update yesterday that made this a universal app. Below are only a few screenshots.



Review Part 2: Kensington PowerBack™ Battery Case with Kickstand and Dock

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This is part two of my test drive of this unit. The original sneak peak can be found here:

 

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5811/review-part-1-kensington-powerback%E2%84%A2-battery-case-kickstand-and-dock

 

This case reminds me of the old Mophie style battery pack for the iPod Touch, where you slide the device in but the top part of the device stuck out. In this case, it's not as bad as the Mophie design. This case and battery pack is one piece.



Review Part 2: Kensington KeyFolio™ Bluetooth Keyboard and Case for iPad

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Last week I posted a sneak peak of the Kensington Folio case for iPad.

 

http://www.iphonelife.com/blog/5811/review-part-1-kensington-keyfolio%E2%84%A2-bluetooth-keyboard-and-case-ipad

 

The setup is pretty straight forward. Slip the iPad inside and secure it with the flap that prevents it from falling out. You just need to place the flap under the back of the iPad. This keeps it from slipping out. Also, mark sure to charge the keyboard with the included mini USB cable.



Halloween Getaway

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I took a three day getaway to Boston and Salem for the Halloween weekend.  I took this opportunity to really put my iPad to use.  It was very handy and convenient to have in my bag when we were out and about. The only thing that was a real downer was that the hotel wifi was very slow. But besides that, it worked great for downtime and for directions and event info. I did not use it for any work purposes. It worked great with the wifi when I was on the train into Boston on my first day.

Here are a few of the Apps that I have used this weekend as well as on previous visits there.



Review Part 1: Kensington PowerBack™ Battery Case with Kickstand and Dock

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Here is another preview/unboxing that I wanted to share with you. This is another Kensington case loaner that I actually just received yesterday afternoon. This case has a built in battery and a 3 position kickstand that supports portrait and landscape.


Review Part 1: Kensington KeyFolio™ Bluetooth Keyboard and Case for iPad

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I just received my loaner unit for review of the new Kensington Folio for iPad. Instead of doing one large review, I decided that I would break it down between an un-boxing / sneak peak, and then my follow-up review on the actual usage next week.

You can find out more on the product here. It's not released yet but it's available for pre-order.



Review: Just Mobile AluPen

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The “Just Mobile AluPen™ is a chunky pencil-shaped stylus” that you can use on your iPhone, iPod Touch or your iPad. In my review, I was using it with the iPad, as I do occasionally write notes and jot down ideas.



Review: Krypton Screen Armor and Dreamcoat Case

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Krypton Products is a company who is and wants to be environmentally friendly and who also loves to accessorize our electronics.   They recently released two products for the iPad, the Screen Armor screen shield and the Dreamcoat case.

The Screen Armor comes in two flavors: Anti-Fingerprint and Ultra-Clear.



Review: Fabrix Cases Booklet Case for iPad

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Fabrix Cases just recently released their version of a book style iPad case called the "Booklet Case for iPad." This is a book style case that is hand sewn and seems to be very well constructed.  You will receive the case in a plastic box. Just remove it and you're ready to go. As soon as I slid the case out of the packaging, I knew I was going to enjoy this. The case has texture to it, and I have been trying to think of a way to describe it. But for the life of me, I just can't find the appropriate words.



Arkon Product Accessory Reviews (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and More)

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Below are three Arkon products that they kindly sent me for a test drive.  Whether you are interested in the iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, there is something for everyone below. Arkon has been around since 1988 and provides various mounting solutions for a wide range of products and devices. Three such products are below.

 

 

Portable Fold-Up Stand for Apple iPad



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