Last week I offered a first look and video of the Libratone Zipp. The airplay speaker fuses European aesthetics with Cupertinian technology. The round speaker works fine at home, but it also runs on battery power so you can take it on the go. Libratone, who already offered two different speakers designed for home use has now made aRead more
At long last, I have my entire staff using iPads. In addition, after months of planning we have finally set up our school’s iPads for use with the interactive Bar Mitzvah training program I have created. More and more I expect we will see the staff and school iPad being used for a host of different purposes. One of myRead more
Apple’s latest ad is for their now-shipping updated iPod line, which has the simple description: Every iPod now in color.
The commercial is about the cool and colorful iPod new line-up and offers seamless transitions between the Touch, Nano and Shuffle accompanied by a funky song. It is a positive, good-feeling commercial. Some things (good and bad) not mentioned in
A long time ago, in a service provider far, far away, I had joined the ranks of mobile phone users, sporting a Motorola Razr V3m back when it was de rigueur for mobile types. For a time I was content, and as technology evolved I migrated my mobile phones, ever searching for the trifecta of ease of use, reliability and
So we have lived through yet another iPhone announcement, the first one conducted by Tim Cook and out of the ‘shadow of Steve Jobs’. The conclusions? Some pretty sweet looking iPhone hardware, promising stuff for iOS 6, iCloud and iTunes, and a welcome refresh for the iPod line.
But if you look around at tech websites there is much
Are you ready to see the end of all the rumors and speculation regarding the newest iPhone? We are, too!
Let’s get something straight, although we do our best not to report on rumors, it doesn’t mean we don’t read them. We have, and we’ve gotten more and more excited. Sure it does seem like pretty much everything that needs
As Dan mentioned, Apple is rumored to be announcing several things this week, such as the iPhone 5, releasing iOS 6, and possibly the iPad Mini, new iPods, new iMacs, and who knows what else.
We don’t ‘do rumors’ at Gear Diary, but of course we have heard stuff – as has everyone – and we only have a
July 4th is long gone, but before you put away your flags and USA-themed partyware, check out Griffin Technology’s latest case line for iPhone 4 / 4S. Arriving just in time for the 2012 Olympics, this protective gear will keep your smartphone looking festive and patriotic. As a company known for their innovations in the world of electronic accessories, GriffinRead more
Fancy taking better images with your mobile devices? Trying to keep your mobile Apple gear super-stable while you snap some sharp images? Well then mosey on over to USBFever to take a look at two of their newest offerings for iPhones and iPads and start snapping away in stable bliss!
First up is the $18.99 Remote Shutter Release Cord for
12:50 EST: We’ll be following the news as it rolls in from the WWDC Keynote. Join us for a conversation in the comments below…
So the question of the hours as we are five minutes out… why ONE announcement are you most hoping for?
And we are off- Tim Cook is up on stage… no, wait, Siri is doing the
Apple’s WWDC 2012 kicks off tomorrow, and the keynote begins at 1pm EST. While we wish we were there, we’re going to do the next best thing — follow a number of the feeds simultaneously, and offer you the highlights on the day’s doings with a touch of colorful commentary and a full team conversation in the comments section.
The new… iPod Phablet
I blame Francis. After all, he got the ball rolling when he asked the team:
Apple 5″ device, how likely are we thinking? I still have my bets on a smaller iPad, but not sure about 5″.
Carly jumped in with: Unless they bump the iPod touch to 5in to differentiate it.
The Leap is basically a small iPod sized USB peripheral that creates a 3D interaction space of 8 cubic feet through special included software. The Leap will retail for $69.99, and a limited number are currently available for pre-order at LeapMotion.com.Read more
Ever have a busy day where it’s never really convenient to sit down and find a charger for your iPhone? Ever sit down on a transcontinental flight only to find out your iPod doesn’t have as much juice left as you thought? Ever wish you had a cable handy to charge or sync your device? Well, USBFever has the rightRead more
Every now and then a product comes along that makes me say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” iLuv has new “Premium Audio Cables and Charging and Sync Solutions” available as part of their myLink collection, and one of them fits the bill quite well.
Here’s what the company has to say about their new offerings.
iLuv’s audio and data
History and magic buffs may recall the unfortunate incidents surrounding the death of famed early 20th-century magician, Harry Houdini. Midnight Mysteries: Haunted Houdini by Mumbo Jumbo adds a twist Houdini’s death, that it was not mere chance and acute appendicitis that did him in, but a conspiracy. You know, the butler did it.
No, no, actually, you, the player, while
Everyone knows the iPhone has an amazing camera. You can take some amazing videos right out of the box with it. But one of the great things about the combination of a solid camera and a popular phone is that aftermarket case and accessory makers create ways to make the camera features even better. That’s the goal of the GoPano
Now that we are a two iPhone and two iPad household it makes more sense than ever to have a number of spots for charging our iOS devices. For example, I can see having a dock in the kitchen, another in the master bath and yet another in the bedroom. That way, whenever we are in one room or another
I posed a question to my fellow staff at Gear Diary, asking all iPhone users why Apple hasn’t really changed their UI since 2007. As a non iPhone user, my questions stemmed from a post that Carly had put up about her finding her original iPhone, when she posted a side by side of the home screens.
i-FunBox was a serendipitous discovery for me. An avid Windows PC, Pocket PC and Android user, I’ve been accustomed to connecting a device and using simple File Explorer drag-and-drop to send files to and from the target peripheral and vice versa. Not so with Apple iTunes. iTunes was a different beast altogether, one that took some getting used to for
We brought word last week that Sonos would be releasing new controllers for both Mac OS X and Windows computers. We had a chance to quietly check it out in advance of its release and I can tell you it is fantastic. Seriously, it looks great, as exponentially faster than the old version and it finally brings the computer controllersRead more
This post is completely and totally anecdotal but I thought it was worth sharing my experience thus far with iOS 5.1 and see if anyone else is seeing what I am seeing.
I recently upgraded all of my iOS devices to Apple’s new iOS 5.1 operating system. While it isn’t as bad as the initial upgrade to iOS 2.0 (that
Apple is about to hold its March announcement. We will have the news as it comes in…
12:59 PM Tim Cook is on stage.
12:59 PM Starting with “This is the post-pc era” and Apple is the leader of it.
“Devices need to be more portable”
post-PC Devices- iPod, iPhone and iPad
1:01 PM iPad created a category. 172 Post-OC
Since getting my JawBone JamBox some months ago I’ve had a “thing” for small Bluetooth speakers. Most recently I’ve been using two offerings from DBest. Here’s what DBest has to say about their products:
The most important thing in music are not the lyrics, but the way of recieving. The way music is transferred determines how much we like our
Grace Digital Audio’s Eco Terra Boombox lets you submerges yourself in music while also letting you submerge it in water. That’s right, it is 100% waterproof. The Eco Terra Boombox is shock resistant and waterproof and it even floats. IPX7 waterproof tested, the $149.99 Eco Terra Boombox is
the perfect portable music solution for your iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, Android, mp3