Protection is important for your iPad Air, but one doesn't want a case that defeats that airy feeling that it's known for. John Martellaro reviews three cases from iLuv, Newertech, and Speck that are in the 6 to 9 ounce range They're not the lightest possible cases, but the protection is good.
The Booq Boa Shift backpack has been designed specifically for Mac users. It will accommodate 13, 15, and 17-in MacBooks with plenty of room for everything else, even textbooks. There are elastic pockets for both left- and right-handed iPhone users. Each bag is fitted with a serialized ID tag to assist in case it's lost. The TMO rating is a perfect 5/5.
Need a change? Vern Seward points out 3 very cool apps that might help in this week's Free on iTunes. Modiface Virtual Makeover, Tattoo You, and Blenda.
The PowerPot uses water and heat to emit 5 watts of on demand power. It can be used in the wild or in your own home to charge your iPhone and iPod touch products. All you need is water and a heat source, for example, an open flame.
The SOEN Transit Bluetooth speaker is designed to be the very best speaker of its kind. Measuring just 32 cubic inches, it's designed to be taken anywhere, and it exudes class in packaging, accessories, design, features, convenience and sound. However, design constraints place limits on performance. John Martellaro sizes it all up.
This little external battery comes equipped with a USB port, a built-in 30-pin connector, a built-in micro USB connector and a built-in standard USB connector. It will charge a lot of things, but unfortunately it does not include a Lightning connector.
The Speck PixelSkin HD case for the iPhone 5/5s is not designed to let the iPhone's color show through, but if you don't care about that and want superior protection, ease of use, attractive color choices and great grip, this is a superb case.
How do you make a great tablet even better? In the case of Apple, you make it thinner, lighter, and faster, and the call it the iPad Air. This is the first big redesign for the iPad line since the iPad 2 was introduced in 2011, and it shows. Is the fancy new look worth the cost of upgrading? Read on to see.
Apple's long awaited updates for its Mac iWork apps are finally out, and one of the big new features they bring to the table are substantially better compatibility with their iOS counterparts. The tradeoff is that Mac users lose some functionality to gain that compatibility, and for Pages '09 users it may not be worth the price.
Booq has released the Complete Protection Kit for iPhone 5/5s. It includes an ultra thin case and a tempered glass screen protector. One version of the case is clear, thereby allowing all those shiny new gold and silver iPhones to, well, shine.
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