iPhone Life magazine


Under $50: Good Noise Reduction Headphones


 I travel quite a bit, and love to listen to my iTunes music and audio programs. Trying to listen on planes and other noisy environments with standard earphones takes away much of the pleasure. I’ve been tempted by the ads for the $300 noise reduction headphones, but that seems awfully steep.

Wanted: Foldable, Portable iPhone Keyboard


 Attention product developers at MacNally, Belkin, etc. For the love of all that is holy can someone please develop a foldable, portable external keyboard for both the iPhone and iPod touch. Am I the only one who has been dying for one of these to be out on the market? I know that MacNally had created a bluetooth external keyboard last year that never made it to the market due to the fact that it required a Bluetooth connection which was not available until this past week when the iPhone 3.0 was released.

Hot iPhone Games and Accessories


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It’s truly amazing how many games and accessories come out each week for the iPhone and iPod touch, making it tough to keep up on which are hot and which are duds (and there are plenty of both). Functional and Fun are two words that come to mind with the following, check them out!

A new case for my iPhone


 I purchased a new case for my iPhone yesterday. My old one was getting tired from use! I love the color - green! It's made by Incase, and has a rubberized edge for better gripping. I especially like how the back is translucent and shows off the Mac icon!

Overcoming Those Battery Life Blues

Third-party portable batteries extend the usability of the iPhone.

We may love our iPhones, but many of us are less enamored with its battery life. The iPhone 3G is powered by a 1150 mAh rechargeable battery, which would keep a standard cell phone going strong for days. However, the iPhone is not your normal everyday cell phone; it’s more of a handheld mini computer whose complex engineering and powerful capabilities require a bit more power and drains the battery faster. Users are beginning to realize this and the complaints about battery life are dying down.


Best Accessories on My Desk

New Products Editor highlights favorite accessories

Working for iPhone Life magazine has many perks, but my favorite one is having new and exciting accessories sent to me from developers around the world.

Below, I describe a few of the best ones—accessories that will make your 
iPhone or iPod touch experience easier and more enjoyable.

Just Mobile Xtand

Price: $39.99
Web site: Just-MobileOnline.com


USB Accessories Improve iPhone Experience

Display the iPhone on your TV; power devices four at a time

A powerful yet sometimes overlooked feature of the iPhone is its Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectivity port. These days, most smartphones and many other mobile devices incorporate USB connectivity. But its utilization by Apple—a company known for its proprietary connectors—shows that they recognize the importance of this standard interface in modern mobile computing.


Mobile World Congress 2009 iPhone, TV broadcasts, new multiplatform games

iPhone games, Web apps, streaming video, and more

Mwc 2009aThe February GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona combines the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry with a series of meetings, lectures, and panel groups that bring together prominent leaders and personalities from mobile phone, mobile computing, Internet, and entertainment world. Several iPhone software developers attended the conference and were displaying their apps.


Consumer Electronics Show Report CES Las Vegas, January 2009

Plenty of news and new products were on display at CES '09

Headphones and earbuds

iFrogs Nerve PipesThere was plenty available at CES for those who prefer more traditional headphones or earbuds. (Although “traditional” may not be the right adjective for some of these accessories.)


David Pogue on pocket projectors for the iPhone


The coolest invention of 2008? Pocket projectors, according to a review by David Pogue in the New York Times. I'm hoping Santa will bring me one of these. Here's how he describes the Optoma Pico Projector: "a video projector so small, you can carry it in your pocket.

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