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What to Expect During Apple’s March 9 Media Event

4:30 PM, Feb. 27th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

Two of the best minds that follow Apple got together and worked out what we can expect to see during Apple's March 9 media event. Jeff Gamet and Kelly Guimont (with some inspiration from Chris Breen), take their best shot at predicting what else we might see besides a major Apple Watch palooza.

BrydgeAir Keyboard for iPad Air/Air 2: Almost Perfect

12:20 PM, Feb. 23rd, 2015 · John Martellaro · In-Depth Review

The original Brydge Keyboard was a nice product, but the company had grave customer service issues. Now, under new ownership, Brydge Global, the BrydgeAir BT keyboard for iPad continues its tradition of physical excellence with a model for the iPad Air and Air 2. Color matching and many small refinements have been added. 

What Will That Mid-Range, Sapphire Apple Watch Cost?

5:00 PM, Feb. 17th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Editorial

All Apple has given us is that the Apple Watch will start at $349. It's been widely assumed that's the Sport model. Plus, there's been a lot of conjecture about the price of the gold Apple Watch Edition, but John Martellaro is more curious about the one in the middle with its stainless steel case and sapphire display.

CoeLux Artificial Light Panel Mimics Blue Sky and Sun

12:40 PM, Feb. 16th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Cool Stuff Found

The CoeLux light panel looks like a skylight, but is actually a sophisticated optical panel, a system that mimics blue sky and the illusion of the sun at a distance. It's designed for indoor spaces that would benefit from natural sunlight. From the website: "CoeLux is an optical system based on nano technology to artificially reproduce the natural light and visual appearance of the sun and sky. CoeLux offers a breakthrough opportunity for indoor architecture by creating the sensation of infinite space." It was developed by scientists in Italy. Current pricing, however, is high: US$61,000 and another $7,600 for installation. However, some corporations (or hospitals), for example, in special conditions, might consider it essential. The video is amazing.