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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!

 



Bring a Bag of Rhythm to Your Next Jammin' Party this Summer

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Phil Spector gave us the Wall of Sound. Julie Andrews gave us the Sound of Music. Now, Bob Marley's family wants to give us the Bag of Rhythm. I've written about the House of Marley before, and their commitment to both quality audio equipment and charitable efforts through their 1love foundation, named after Bob Marley's classic song.



Review: Incipio iPhone 4/4S Stowaway

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and let me add..."Credit Card Hard Shell Case with Silicone Core".  That's the official name of this case on Incipio's website. For brevity I'll just call is the Stowaway.

The first thing I always ask myself is "who is the case made for?" In the case of this case, I've selected three audiences:

  • men with gym memberships
  • men out on the town, particular at clubs
  • teenagers

A review for each.

Men with gym memberships



Breath=Battery Power? An Innovative iPhone Charger Concept

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Yesterday I came across an article on the Huffington Post about a device (still in conceptual form) that charges your iPhone by converting your breath into electrical energy. Theoretically, it would allow you to charge your iPhone while sleeping, running, or performing any other act of breathing. The only catch? You have to wear this Storm Trooper-esque mask (shown at right).

 



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