It is easy to think all cables are the same, but that simply isn’t the case. Not only do high-quality cables last longer and perform better, but they can also enhance the experience of using your devices. Just Mobile’s Highway Max, AluCable Twist and AluCable Mini do just that. We got one of each for review!Read more
Equil’s smartpen offering, the Jot, is a truly useful tool, especially for those who often take handwritten notes. With Jot, your written notes are digitally translated to your iPhone, iPad, or Mac in order to collect and organize your ramblings. There are two free companion apps, one for writing and one for sketching. The Jot retails for $149.99.Read more
The Anker 5-Port Wall Charger will be coming in quite handy during my upcoming travels. Instead of needing to carry multiple wall adapters this small rectangle of electronics will let me take just one adapter but still charge up to five different devices at a time. Best of all the $45.99 accessory is currently just $19.99 in our Amazon StoreRead more
We reviewed the HEX Cabana Messenger Bag and were impressed. The $80 bag may look simple, but it has a trick up its flap. The HEX Cabana Messenger Bag was made with the iPad-lover in mind; it lets you carry a 15″ laptop and iPad. It even gives you access to the tablet on the go. We’re giving away the
The Best Case Scenario iPad 4 case is a nice-looking leather case for your iPad that serves a couple secondary functions past just protecting your iPad and making it look good. The Best Case Scenario iPad case is also perfect for taking photos of business cards, and it comes with a sound enhancement device. It retails for $59.95.Read more
It’s hard to beat the 20,000mAh external battery Judie just reviewed, so I’m not even going to try. Still, while the $59.99 Trent PowerPak Xtreme External Battery Pack offers “just” 12,000 mAh of battery power (“JUST”!! lol), it comes in a rugged shell that built to withstand pretty much anything you can throw at it. And it is underRead more
The Boomerang NFC Speaker is a crescent-shaped wireless audio dock that “offers a portable home-theater for your mobile device or tablet”. NFC technology makes pairing simple and the unique “Expansion Sleeve Design” lets it work with numerous devices. Available in two sizes, the large Boomerang ($79.99) has two 6W speakers, while the mini Boomerang ($59.99) has two 4W speakers; both
Once again our friends at Just Mobile just announced two new products. The Just Mobile HoverPad is a mouse pad with Just Mobile’s style and finesse. The Just Mobile AluPen Twist is a pen that fits in with a dual-digital/analogue lifestyle. These join Just Mobile’s growing portfolio of high-style accessories and are available now.Read more
I am on the go a lot — almost always without access to electricity. Whether I’m hunting or coaching, being a geek in the great outdoors can sometimes leave me with dead devices. The PowerBinder is a simple to use solar charging mobile power solution. I have the $199 PowerBinder in hand, so look for a full review soon!
Yesterday we took a look at the Just Mobile Gum++ Backup Battery. It’s a great accessory but requires you to supply your own cable. Today we are taking a look at TYLT’s POWERPLANT Portable Back-Up Charger Lighting. The $89.99 battery is small, powerful and includes a built-in Lightning connector and a universal USB port. Plus, it looks great!Read more
Check out Skooba Design’s collection of bags, and you’ll quickly see their penchant for East/West cases and briefs (devices are oriented in landscape inside the bag). That changes with their awesome new iPad/Tablet Courier V.3. This North/South bag has all kinds of Skooba goodness. It will be $89.95 when it arrives, but if you pre-order you can save 25%!Read more
I didn’t know what to expect from a pair of headphones coming from Griffin. After all, we love their great accessories but never really thought of them as a source for headphones or speakers. Add in the fact that the Griffin WoodTones headphones are under $100 and you can understand my initial skepticism. Thankfully, I was delightfully surprised.Read more
If you need a stylish way to carry and protect your MacBook air or iPad look no further than the new Booq Viper hardcase. It offers fitted protection for your tablet or laptop plus room for key accessories. Best of all prices start at just $39.99. The Booq Viper Hardcase is a stylish way to protect without extra bulk.Read more
Earlier today I posted about IK Multimedia’s new iLoud Bluetooth speaker system. This is their entry into the portable speaker market, but with a twist – rather than just releasing yet-another Bluetooth speaker, they designed an audio system with musicians in mind. I have had a chance for a first look, and it is awesome. Check out my first-impressionsRead more
Over the last few years the Bluetooth speaker market has gone from non-existent to absolutely amazing. At GearFest we listened to a number of speakers that were loud, paired easily, and sounded great. Today IK Multimedia released iLoud, another of the cool products revealed at CES. iLoud brings the musician’s sensibilities and needs to the world of Bluetooth speakers.
If you want to travel light, but still need to carry your compact camera, 10″ tablet, smartphone and a few accessories, then you might want to check out the Lowepro StreamLine 250. It’s an everyday bag from one of the leaders in camera bags and backpacks. Light and inexpensive, the $44.99 bag carries a surprising amount of gear!Read more
The Kingston MobileLite Wireless is a very interesting and handy gadget. With it, you’re able to read and write files to an SD card as well as a USB thumb drive, right from your phone with Kingston’s companion app. You can also use the MobileLite Wireless as a backup battery to charge your phone. Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless retails for $49.99.Read more
Logitech is bringing to market a bevy of accessories for the brand new iPad Air. The initial offerings include the FabricSkin Keyboard Folio, Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, Ultrathin Keyboard Folio and Folio Protective Case. Each “complements and completes the new iPad Air”. Just click one of the numbers at the top or the bottom of the post for a look.Read more
Sometimes the small innovations make the most sense. They can also make you step back and think, “Now why didn’t I think of that?” The Ventev Powerdash r900 is a 2.1A in-car rapid charger for your smartphone or tablet that it is also a 900mAh external battery you can grab when you reach your destination. Brilliant!
Are you, like me, finding the gadgets in your house multiplying? Our home now has an iPad mini, iPhones, an iPod touch, an iPod nano, Kindles and assorted review samples. All need charging and Griffin’s PowerDock 5 promises to be the one-stop charging solution. For just under $100 you can charge 5 devices at once! How awesome is that?Read more
Belkin has an entire line of iPad Air cases ready to help you personalize and protect the upcoming thin and light 9.7″ iPad. The collection features 10 different cases and folios that are “designed to match any style, activity or use”. There’s something for every style and budget. Here’s a quick look at some of them.Read more
WaterField Designs just introduced a brand new bag, the Outback Solo. Specifically designed for the new Apple iPad Air, the Outback Solo holds the iPad, an iPhone and a few essentials. That’s it… But that’s all you need. Rugged yet professional, the Outback Solo retails for $69. $19 adds an optional shoulder strap. Get it.
Belkin was quick to announce a slew of new cases and accessories for the upcoming iPad Air. Key among the offerings are a series of keyboard cases they are calling the Qode line. Three different price points mean there is something for everyone who wants to turn their thin and light 5th generation iPad into a productivity machine.Read more
If you’re stuck deciding between whether you want a new laptop or a new iPad, the iHome Type Pro Bluetooth Keyboard Case may make your decision a lot easier. The iHome Type Pro is an iPad case with an attached Bluetooth keyboard that turns the iPad into a clamshell similar to a laptop. The Type Pro retails for $99.99.Read more