Satechi’s awesome Bluetooth remote arrives for iPhones, iPads

iPhone,iPod | Thursday May 31 2012 2:08 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Satechis awesome Bluetooth remote arrives for iPhones, iPads

Compact, lightweight, and just plain cool, the BT Remote is great for controlling your iDevice.

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Satechi)

Last month, CNET reported that Apple was granted a patent for a steering-wheel remote, a clever-sounding gizmo that would allow drivers to control audio playback without having to look at or interact with their iPhones.

Of course, who knows if or when this product will see the light of day. (more…)

Inventor crafts $20 ‘electronic viewfinder’ for iPhone

iPhone,iPod | Sunday May 27 2012 5:14 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

Inventor crafts $20 electronic viewfinder for iPhone

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Paul Anderson)

Paul Anderson, an inventor based in Oregon, has created an iPhone accessory called the Daylight Viewfinder, which blocks out stray sunlight and improves your ability to see images on the screen when framing your shots.

The device is made up of two components: an eyepiece attachment and a dedicated camera app. Users first need to launch the app, and then affix the eyepiece attachment to a specific (more…)

Twig: Most innovative iPhone docking cable ever?

iPhone,iPod | Friday May 25 2012 6:06 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Twig: Most innovative iPhone docking cable ever?

You can pre-order a Twig by contributing as little as $18 on the product's Kickstarter page.

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kickstarter.com)

Several other blogs have already highlighted a new Kickstarter project, Twig, a Gumby-esque iPhone docking cable, but I thought I should also throw some props its way as well.

As you can see from the video below, Twig has a few things for it. For starters it’s compact. It also bends (more…)

Charge your iPhone with a tea candle

iPhone,iPod | Wednesday May 23 2012 9:07 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

Charge your iPhone with a tea candle

The optional companion battery is on schedule for the fall.

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Tellurex)

Think of all the things you can do with a tea candle. You can light a jack-o-lantern, set some mood lighting, or keep food warm. Soon, you’ll be able to use one to recharge your iPhone or other small electronic device.

The tPOD1 stands for “thermoelectric power on demand.” It’s a Kickstarter project from Tellurex that aims to (more…)

Tivoli adds Bluetooth to PAL radio, intros NC headphones

iPod | Monday May 21 2012 4:34 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Tivoli adds Bluetooth to PAL radio, intros NC headphones

The Tivoli PAL BT, which comes in multiple colors, ships in late summer for $299.99 (click to enlarge).

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David Carnoy/CNET)

Tivoli Audio’s PAL radio has been out for several years and while it’s pretty pricey, it remains one our favorite portable speakers.

Over time Tivoli has done little to change the PAL except to offer it in more colors and stick an “i” in front of its name for a white model (more…)

iHome iP76: Chameleon LED Bluetooth tower for your iPhone

iPhone,iPod | Thursday May 17 2012 5:48 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

iHome iP76: Chameleon LED Bluetooth tower for your iPhone

The iHome iP76, which pulses and strobes, ships in July for $199.99 (click to enlarge).

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iHome)

This one’s for the kiddies, tweens, or anybody who wants to go clubbing at home.

Yes, iHome’s upcoming iP76 LED Color Changing Speaker Tower with Bluetooth has 16 multicolor LED clusters that do all kinds of fun stuff. That’s right, this pedestal-style iPhone /iPod speaker dock can be customized to feature (more…)

Sony releases Unlimited Music app for iPhone

iPhone,iPod | Thursday May 17 2012 4:16 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , ,

Sony releases Unlimited Music app for iPhone

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Sony)

Sony is going up against Spotify by releasing its first Music Unlimited app for iPhone offering Apple users a streaming catalog of about 15 million songs this week.

The Music Unlimited app will launch by the end of the week after debuting more than 12 months ago on Sony devices.

At CES 2012, Sony initially announced the app would be released in summer.

The Music Unlimited app is only (more…)

Apple granted patent for iOS steering-wheel remote

iPhone,iPod | Monday May 14 2012 7:09 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

Apple granted patent for iOS steering-wheel remote

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Patently Apple )

Discovered by Patently Apple in a group of 21 patents issued to Apple by the Patent and Trademark Office, the in-vehicle remote-control patent describes a product designed for drivers wishing to control their iOS devices more easily.

Related StoriesApple doesn’t want jurors to see Samsung logo at trialGoogle patent app points to possible Nexus slider phoneLarry Ellison takes the (more…)

Building an iWristwatch: What smart watches need next

iPod | Saturday May 12 2012 4:51 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Building an iWristwatch: What smart watches need next

From left: iPod Nano watch, Swatch Microsoft/MSN watch, Fossil Wrist PDA, Sony SmartWatch.

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Sarah Tew/CNET)

My watch is an iPod Nano. It’s not perfect. In fact, there are many ways I’d like it to be better. But, it works. It also looks cool.

Those are two seemingly small details that are in fact quite major when considering a smart watch these days. “Working” is a matter of opinion and design (more…)

Games that make you want to throw your iPad (don’t do it!)

iPhone,iPod | Monday May 7 2012 2:24 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , ,

Games that make you want to throw your iPad (dont do it!)

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CNET)

I play a lot of video games. I have a Windows gaming rig and an Xbox 360, and my iOS devices are filled with games from every genre. I would consider myself a fairly skilled gamer, but there are certain types of games designed to challenge even the most seasoned fans.

Back in January, I wrote a similar post called “Games that make you rage on iOS.” One of the games I’m focusing on today is the sequel (more…)

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