Twelve South has released the BaseLift, a pad that attaches to the bottom of your laptop and offers both elevation for typing and protection for your legs. After a couple of weeks of use, Kelly has the scoop on whether or not you need one.
Penclic has released a mini wireless keyboard with normal size keys that can be used with either battery power or connected to your Mac via USB for continuous use. There are a lot of really good things to say about this keyboard, however there are also a couple of important issues that Penclic could have addressed to make it much easier to use.
The Satechi 10 Port Premium Aluminum Hub has seven USB 3.0 ports and three USB charger ports, one of which provides 2.1 amps. It is compact and sleek and its aluminum finish matches Macs beautifully. Best of all, each port is clearly labelled and there is ample space between the ports.
X-Doria has released a beautiful new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus case called the Defense Shield. It meets military standard 810G for drops, features an aluminum outer bumper, and is available in silver, gold, and red. The IPhone is easy to insert and remove.
Kenu's Stance Tripod is small, folds up, and in a pinch, will (wait for it...) open bottles. It is small as a pack of gum, very sturdy, and lightweight. The Lightning connector's design holds the iPhone securely.
There are many things to like About Apple. There are also plenty of things for Apple enthusiasts to criticize when the company makes mistakes. However, even if you really don't like Apple, for any reason, it's still important to not only pay attention but even embrace its technologies.
Boinx Software has released their crowdfunded app PartySnapper. Kelly spent some time with it and has the scoop on this new way to share and stream photos.
iBOLT has released a new car dock for iPhones (5 thru 6 Plus) called the iPro2. Many people will find that it is the perfect dock for their needs. iBOLT seems to have thought of everything, even including an integrated Lightning connector. It even works with an iPhone in a heavy duty protective case.
Pyle Audio has released a digital thermometer that works with iOS devices. It allows users to take a temperature in seconds without difficulty for the user or trauma to the patient. The free IOS app keeps a log of each patient's history. There are no moving parts that a child could remove. Amazon's price is very good, and Nancy recommends it.
The pattern is becoming clear now. Apple knows better than to merge iOS and OS X, but there are other options for the family of products. First we saw interoperability with Yosemite and iOS. Now we're seeing similarity in connectivity options. It's back to the future. Meanwhile, some fret.
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