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Roundup of Incipio iPad 2 cases

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Incipio sent me a few cases to look at recently and here are my thoughts.



The future of printing is 3D according to Sculpteo

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Forget 3D movies and television, the real future is 3D printing! It's not cheap, yet, but the folks at Sculpteo are trying to pioneer a new way to create truly personalized items from ceramic and other materials. Naturally, they have an app for that, and it supports the iPad as well. It lets you choose from an existing collection of designer-created 3D printable objects or create a personalized item like a mug with your child's silhouette built-in or an iPhone case with your custom message. I'm tempted to say the custom images or text are embossed, but that's technically inaccurate. The item is crafted in 3D with your edits. You have to see it to understand, and you can download the app for free and play with it.


Cord Cruncher: a must have

 

Sometimes throughout history, there have been significant inventions or discoveries that have changed the course of history such as the bow and arrow, the wheel, and beer. Sometimes they are so simple you hit yourself on the forehead and say, "Why didn't I think of that?"

Well, I'm here to tell you that I discovered an invention that is so obvious, so simple, and yet so earth shaking that I had to say to myself, "Why didn't I think of that?"

It's the Cord Cruncher. I'm sure we've all been beyond frustration trying to untangle ear bud cords. No matter how carefully we may store them, they inevitably get all balled up in an inextricable mess. I've thrown away more than one spider web of interlocked cords.



Review: Arkon Mobile Grip Mini Fold-Up Smartphone Tripod (Model MG600)

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The Mobile Grip Mini Fold-up Tripod from Arkon is a neat accessory to carry with you, especially if you use the camera function on your device a lot. This is a universal design so it should fit most smartphones, as well as an iPod Touch and similar devices that sport a camera. With the exception of the adjusting screws, the kit is all plastic which is one of the reasons it's so light. Check out the video from Arkon below for actual use of the stand.

 The stand consists of three pieces. The tripod mount, mobile grip adaptor, and mobile grip holder.



Fūl's PaulRevere eBook-iPad Bag Broadcasts that Cool is Coming

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I'm getting ready to go on one of those urban trips. A rare trip where I spend more time in the city I'm visiting that at its airport.

That requires a different kind of bag. I now have the bag for that trip: Fūl's PaulRevere eReader Messenger Bag (hereafter known as PaulRevere).



XSKN Booth Showed Innovative Accessories at Macworld

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As you wander around Macworld, you see many variations on a theme.  Vendor after vendor with iPhone caes in every configuration possible were there. You saw several vendors selling the new gloves that work on the iPhone or iPod touch screen at several booths.  App vendors were everywhere. But I came upon one booth that was selling some new and innovative items which made them stand out from the rest. The company was XSKN.



Wireless Charging for iPhone and iPod touch

 A company called WildCharge are releasing the first wireless charging system for both the iPhone and iPod touch. The system consists of a special charging skin for the iPhone / iPod touch that you place on a charging pad without the need for cables or fuss. The skin for the iPod touch is available today. However, the iPhone charging skin will not be available until early July.

 

Here is a what WildCharge has to say:



Look to Livio to make your next car more iOS friendly

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Our readers know of Livio Radio (see my review here) for their Bluetooth in car radio hardware kit, available at your local Radio Shack, but you may not know that they have created Livio Connect, an API targeted at hardware makers and app developers. I had the opportunity to speak with Jake Sigal, CEO of Radio.



Love the game Battleship? Battle At Sea: OLD ALERT!

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Okay so does anyone remember the good old game of Battleship?  I love it!  I honestly remember playing with my great uncle on the porch during a rainy day.  The game was such a great one to teach strategy at a young age!  Well, if you are a fan of this game, then check out this application!

 



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