In the mood for turn-of-the-century nostalgia? You’re in luck, because Harman Kardon’s new Nova speaker system combines the see-through spherical design of Apple’s old Pro Speakers (which HK designed) with more modern technology like Bluetooth so you can appreciate their beauty using a more modern audio source.
Tiffen has combined their desktop photo editing software and digital equivalents of some of their most popular optical filters to make Photo fx. Basically a full blown photo studio that fits in the palm of your hand, Photo fx offers more than 75 filters and hundreds of presets to let you edit, tweak, and punch up your photos, then share them easily right from within one app.
In recent years, men have claimed the month of November to indulge in the fun of facial hair. Whether you call it a mustachio, mustache, or simply a ‘stache, now you can add one to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch as well. Bubble Buttons’ hilariously cheeky Mustache Pack of home button stickers lets you easily peel and stick a ‘stache to your iDevice.
Smart Water has a whole new meaning with the BluFit bottle. Combining a hydration tracking app with a water bottle that’s smart enough to know how much you drank and remind you to drink more when you’re falling behind, BluFit can help you stick to a goal for keeping yourself hydrated.
No longer a lowly 3-in-1 quick change lens system, ōlloclip has announced an upgrade that makes the system a 4-in-1 lens. The new ōlloclip for iPhone 5/5s still packs wide angle and fisheye lenses, but there are now two macro lenses available. The new macros offer more flexible shooting options, so you can get better lighting and depth of field effects in your macro shots.
For under $100, Blue Mic’s Nessie offers a flexible mic that’s easy to use even for the recording illiterate. It features an easily flexible design that makes placement a breeze, but more importantly it uses adaptive onboard software and custom recording modes to make your music or voice recordings sound their best with very little effort.
Got an old pair of speakers with a 30-pin Dock connector that are on the edge of being worthless? The auris skye upgrades them to a full AirPlay receiver with absolutely no work, so that old speaker dock becomes cutting edge in an instant. Though this Kickstarter project has already reached its funding goals, there’s still time to get in on the rewards before the campaign closes.
Photography purists will scoff at the idea of replacing filters with digital equivalents, but Tiffen’s Photo fx Ultra iPad app does just that, and it does it well enough that even serious photographers should consider this app indispensable. On just one iPad you can now carry 77 of Tiffen’s most popular filters, but the pest part is the price: 77 filters cost just five bucks.
Whether you’ve got an iPhone, iPad, Android, or any other smartphone/tablet device, EverDock’s goal is simple: to be your single docking solution. It and its dual charging brother, the EverDock Duo, provide you an interchangeable docking solution that can accommodate Apple devices with 30-pin and Lightning connectors, as well as Micro USB devices including phones and tablets.
Though ōlloclip started as a Kickstarter project way back in 2011, it has grown steadily and is now one of the top tier iPhone accessory makers. Having yet another way to get an ōlloclip is hardly a bad thing, however, and it’s now possible to get the company’s latest offering from BiteMyApple’s online shop.
PSiO is marketed as a relaxation tool designed to help your brain let go, which can allow you to reach a meditative state, focus your energy, and possibly help your brain perform better. That’s a pretty tall order for some LEDs and a pair of earbuds, so the real question is, does it work?
iOS 7 has been out in the wild a couple of days now, and we’re all still basking in the vibrantly pastel glow of new transparency effects, wiggling our phones to watch the parallax, and appreciating the subtle goodness of gradients in our icons. While Apple’s annual refresh cycle gives us something to look forward to every year, it’s worthwhile to pause and see what didn’t make it into the new version.