For all those conflicted souls who say the iPhone is a piece of art that should not be covered by a case, but who wish they could really protect their gear, the AL13 aluminum bumper will allow them to have their cake and eat it too.
Everyone who's into theatrical movies knows the drill: what do I want to see next? What have I already seen? What's available now in theaters? iTunes? What's coming out soon? Let's view the trailer. And so on. ToDoMovies is an iPhone app that manages all that beautifully, and it's a must for movie fans.
Hang your iPad on an exercise bike, a microphone, a camera tripod, in your garage, or under your car while you work on it. Where is up to you. How is built into the Monkey Kit.
Satellite Safari is a realtime, visual guide to hundreds of satellites in orbit. This universal iOS app will tell when they pass overhead and where they are right now. You can follow along in orbit, with the satellite, see what it looks like, look at the ground track or watch it pass overhead from your location on the ground. It's also the official app for the Kickstarter SkyCube mission.
The MXL AC-406 Professional Series USB desktop speakerphone functions as a high quality speaker phone for web conferencing and as a speaker for playing music from your desktop in between those calls.
Those who want to charge an iPhone and an iPad, on the go, at the same time with one charger should check out the Gum Max Duo from Just Mobile. It does both and fits in most pockets.
Evomail, an iPad-only email client that aims to truly "re-invent email," was released today. I've been testing the release candidate they submitted to Apple, and from what I've seen it's a respectable first volley of a product whose path will be, in the words of its founders, "a marathon and not a sprint." Part of the reinvention is UI-related, and part is functionality, specifically allowing full-time push notifications from a 3rd party client. This reinvention, however, comes at a cost: you need to provide Evomail access to your email account so their servers can log in to check for mail and deliver these push notifications.
The Versastand from Ergotech provides a sturdy desktop stand for your iPad that provides 360 degree rotation when needed, and then folds to 1.5-in thick for portability. This one is a winner on many levels.
The Camera Clip from Trygger slips over the camera opening in an iPhone 5 and provides a polarizing filter to eliminate glare and unwanted reflections in your photos.
One would think that with more than 300,000 native iPad apps out there, everything that could be thought of has been thought of. Not quite. Status Board from Panic, Inc. creates a customizable display and platform in the form of a status board that's amazingly easy easy to use and will likely have all kinds of unanticipated uses. For now, out of the box, it's simple, fun, highly customizable and informative.
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