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Accessories

Rest easy this holiday shopping season, and get them an iRest from Rain Design

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When the iPad came out and ushered in the era of the tablet, I thought it might eliminate the laptop accessory market, but in reality, it just transformed it. Instead of laptop cooling pads, we are now being offered tablet stands.  I'm naturally skeptical and there are a lot of vendors taking photo frame easels, adding the prefix "i" and charging ten times as much.


 



Stocking Stuff: Powerskin

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If you are a gamer, and you like to go mobile with your IOS, Blackberry, or Android phone, you'll want to take a look at Powerskin. It not only protects you device, but it makes the handheld gaming experience more exciting and longer lasting. Two gaming buttons, one on either end control the action.



iFrogz Mix - Edge protection without the bulk!

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Looking a little like a Kevlar vest for iPhone, the new iFrogz Mix is a polycarbonate hybrid case with a thicker TPU edge. TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane) is a choice material for it's resistance to abrasions, oil and grease, while retaining excellent elasticity. It's better than traditional rubber in some respects as it is lacking in overly adhesive properties (easier to pull out of the back pocket), with the added benefit of anti-microbial properties. Wow that sounded scientific... I need to stop researching and reviewing all these darn cases...



IV Therapy Helper!

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One of the best things about being obsessed with applications for the iPhone, is discovering new things and learning more about them.  Recently I was introduced to this application and learning about it was definitely a process, but worth it.  So if you want a challenge of learning about something new, check out this interesting IV Infusion Controller.

 

When you open the application, there are six options: Set Mode I, Set Mode II, Check Mode, Treatment Timer, Drop Factor and, Help. 

 



The Impossible Gift

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Previously I wrote about buying a gift for the person who has everything.  My suggestion was something to keep it in.  But perhaps the most exotic thing to get someone is a thing that doesn't exist.  So how do you solve that conundrum?  Well, Prank Packages to the rescue!



What to give the person who has everything?

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Because I typically have the latest and greatest of everything, people always ask me 'What should I give to the guy who has everything?'  My canned response: 'Something to keep it in!'  And it's true... as I get new gadgets, like smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc., I'm always on the lookout for the right case or bag to keep it in.



Looking for Stocking Stuffers? Check out the Qmadix Twin Tablet Charger

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If you're looking for gift ideas that your family and friends will really like, check out the Qmadix USB Twin Tablet Charging Kit 4.2.

Why I like it: 

You can charge two different devices at one time while driving down the road - two iPads, iPhones or iPod Touches or a combination of any two. 



Gum Max Review

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Just Mobile, a company predominantly known for their iPad and iPhone stands and holders, also has a line of products to provide backup power to those devices. With the release of their Gum Max backup battery, Just Mobile offers iPad users a solution that's hard to pass up. What makes the Gum Max better than the various other external battery backup solutions? Read on to find out.
 
The Gum Max is compatible with not only the iPad and iPad 2, its included USB-to-Apple dock connector can be plugged into iPods and iPhones. Also included in the package is a USB to micro-USB cable to recharge power to other portable devices like Android phones and Ebook readers. This micro-USB cable serves double duty, since you will need to use it to recharge the Gum Max.


Get the Skinny on this Slim Keyboard Case for iPad 2

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I am typing this on the beautifully designed and well-crafted Skinny Slim Keyboard case for the iPad 2, from Hatch & Co. ($90 at http://www.HatchnCo.com)  Unlike most bluetooth keyboard and case combinations, the Skinny is sleek, svelte, and is almost as slim as traditional folio cases that lack a keyboard.  This is possible because the keyboard is a membrane style, with almost no height to the keys whatsoever, just a slight raised outline for each key.



Kogeto Dot captures the big picture

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Kogeto: The name is inspired by, and reminiscent of Cogito Ergo Sum, Latin for "I think, therefore I am."  But the phrase that comes to mind when I tried Kogeto's DOT camera gizmo is "A picture is worth a thousand words."  Indeed, the Kogeto is worth more, because it lets you create panoramic views that are really interactive videos.  You can swipe your finger to pan in any direction and see the view as if a videocamera was pointed in that direction, at that time.  This is accomplished through a special lens attachment that snaps right on to your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S.



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