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Bitten by the Taipan


 Booq names its bags after snakes, and the Taipan Shadow XS ($79.95) is a killer.

Review: ThinkFlood RedEye


I recently received the opportunity to review the RedEye remote control system. I want to say Thank You to ThinkFlood for sending me a review unit to borrow for this review. Many of you may be wondering what exactly is a RedEye? The RedEye is a system where you can turn your iPod Touch or iPhone into an infrared remote control. You can use this for media or other devices that use infrared signals. Please note for the interest of the review, I am conducting this test drive based on an average consumer.

Fabrix Sleeve for iPad - a good first case, but I'm looking for more

The Fabrix Sleeve for the iPad is custom built to fit. You can choose from several color choices including PINK! Love the Birdies!
It’s lightweight so it doesn’t add much weight – a definite plus.
The cushioned padding inside protects your iPad, and an inner flap helps to hold the iPad in the case. (I found that the inner flap is only minor protection. Don’t count on it.)
The biggest flaw to me is that there is no protection when you take your iPad out of the case.

Novophone - RETRO is Back!

When I received the Novophone in the mail, I thought, “Good grief, we’re going back to the old days.” It looks exactly like a phone I had in my “younger” days.
So I showed it to my 33-year-old daughter, Shelly. I was shocked to discover that she likes it and even wants one! I asked her why and she gave me this list of reasons:
  1.  It makes it easy to work on something else while you are talking on the phone. She says it’s much more comfortable holding it between your head and shoulders than holding the iPhone by itself.

I'm tickled PINK!


 I'm so excited - I just received a PINK Pogo Sketch in the mail. Of all the stylus out there, I love the Pogo Sketch (see my review - Stylus Wars) and now I have one in my favorite color! 

I use my stylus lots more now that I have an iPad. It helps keep the screen fingerprint-free. 

Skip Apple's iPad Dock


Greetings folks. 

Last week when I picked up the Moses tablet I also picked up Apple's iPad dock. I wanted the iPad 10W USB Power Adapter but they were out. Purchasing the dock was a total waste. I read more about the iPad dock online and found out that the dock doesn't work if you have your iPad in a case. Big FUBAR on Apple's part.

Luckily, I didn't open it and was able to instead return it and exchange it for an extra power adapter. And the iPad power adapter comes with an additional usb sync cable and includes an extra 6 feet of cord. So folks, save the $29.00 and instead spend it on the iPad 10W USB Power Adapter for work or to keep in your bag. 

:: K



Rē not for me, not yet. Still prefer a dedicated Universal Remote Control.


While attending CES, I blogged about the trend of using an iPhone or iPod touch as a universal remote.  Since then, I have had a chance to play with the  from NewKinetix.

I really wanted to like the Rē.  I am the gadget guy, who always has the latest of everything.  I have owned numerous high-end universal remote controls, from Philips, Sony, Logitech (Harmony) and Monster Cable.  I am not opposed to spending $100 or more for a device that can connect all of my audio and video equipment and displace multiple remotes.

Feeling left out? Games & Gear for iPhone & iPod touch owners! Who needs an iPad?!


Feeling left out because of all the iPad news?  Here are some gadgets that can help iPhone and iPod touch users feel like an iPad owner at a fraction of the cost.

First, one of the nice features of the iPad is the bezel.  Yes, many folks complained about it, post announcement but before they actually got their hands on one.  The complaint was how wasteful the untouchable, black border was.  But once you use it, you can see how it's important to be able to grip the device without being detected as a "touch" on the multitouch device.  So for some games, this bezel makes a big, positive difference.

GizMag's iPad Accessories Round-up

Yesterday, GizMag's Jeff Salton published a terrific iPad accessory round-up: 

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, you might have heard that Apple has released its iPad. But what’s an iPad without accessories and, you’ve guessed it, they’ve already started hitting the shops to make the most of the hype surrounding the iPad's release. So far, there’s a nice keyboard dock, a camera connection kit, conventional docks, power adapters and chargers, and roughly as many different styles of carry bags and cases as there were units sold on the first day. We’ll give you a look at a few must-haves

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