Griffin’s Survivor iPhone 5 Case is Rugged

2:00 PM, Oct. 8th, 2012 · · CES

Griffin Technology Survivor Case for iPhone 5

Griffin Technology has released the rugged and colorful Survivor case for iPhone 5, complete with belt clip which doubles as another layer of security. There are currently 11 color options and another eight will be available shortly. One problem noted was the difficulty in removing the iPhone from the case.

Day One of Macworld|iWorld: It’s Not CES

7:57 PM, Jan. 26th, 2012 · · CES

Day One at Macworld|iWorld

SAN FRANCISCO - It’s day one of the newly rechristened Macworld iWorld trade show, and Bryan Chaffin says thank goodness it’s no CES. He talks about the differences in the two hows and reports that Macworld|iWorld was packed.

I Have Seen the Future of UI, and It Is Gaze

5:15 PM, Jan. 16th, 2012 · · CES


Bryan Chaffin saw a lot of things at CES, but one of the coolest was Gaze, a technology from Tobii that allows you to control your computer with your eyes. In this column, he talks about why he thinks it will be an important part of the future of technology.

Reader Discussion: Apple, CES & Product Trends

10:58 AM, Jan. 16th, 2012 · · CES


Apple may not have been at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, but that doesn’t mean the Mac and iPad maker didn’t have an impact on the show. Today TMO readers are talking about the show’s technology announcements, how they impact Apple, and how the company might take advantage of recent chip advancements.

Forum Discussion

Reminder: TMO 2012 Editors Choice Awards Submissions

9:55 AM, Jan. 16th, 2012 · · CES


The Mac Observer will once again host its annual Editors Choice Awards at Macworld | iWorld Expo in January. Our editors will choose what they deem to be the best-of-the-best new Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod-related products released between Macworld Expo last year and the start of the show this year.

Editors Choice Awards

iOmounts: Stylish Magnetically Powered iPhone/iPad Stands

4:52 AM, Jan. 13th, 2012 · · CES

iOmini for iPhone

LAS VEGAS—We stumbled upon a small company called iOmounts in the Venetian Ballroom at this year’s CES showing some great looking stands and mounts for iPhones, iPads, or any other device with a flat back. The company has harnessed the power of magnets to make a stand that offers convenience, flexibility, and what we found to be stylish design to hold your device.

Photo Gallery: CES 2012, South Hall

1:44 AM, Jan. 13th, 2012 · · CES


LAS VEGAS—In this TMO photo gallery, Byran Chaffin takes us on a tour of the South Hall at CES and shows us speakers galore, headphones out the wazoo, cool gaming gear, more robots, and some gorgeous guitars.

Day 3 at CES in the South Hall!

Matias One Connects to Mac, iPhone in Single Keyboard

6:06 PM, Jan. 12th, 2012 · · CES

Las Vegas — Apple already make it easy to use your iPhone with your Mac, and Matias is making it even easier to use the two together with its One Keyboard. The full-size keyboard lets you switch from typing on your Mac to typing on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with a single button, and doesn’t require any special software.