It’s the combination of the dock and the case, then, that allows me to heartily recommend the PowerShadow i5d. There are less expensive, more attractive options available, but if you hate having to take your phone out of its case in order to dock it, the PowerShadow i5d is the most convenient option I’ve tried yet.
Ultimate Ears has released a few limited-edition runs of their UE Boom wireless Bluetooth speaker, the latest of which is a collaboration with artist Don Pendleton. Continuing the company’s aim to blend people’s passions for music, design and art, the limited-run Jettison Edition is designed with Pendleton’s distinct organic cubist graphic style.
Back at Macworld/iWorld 2014 in March, one of our most surprising finds was the FLIR ONE thermal imaging camera. This iPhone 5/5s case—when paired with its iPhone app—displays live infrared imagery, allowing you detect heat energy that is otherwise invisible to the eye. And staring July 23rd, pre-orders are being accepted online.
Back to school. Three little words that are a delight to the ears of parents and the sound of unending doom to kids everywhere. Time is drawing near to get everything in place for the upcoming school year, and that may mean making sure everything is clearly marked and easily identifiable. Or, maybe you just want to organize your own life/work. In that case, Epson’s LabelWorks LP-600W label printer offers complete portability, allowing you to get organized anywhere that needs it.
Earbuds are many things: wireless, sweat proof, noise isolating, stylish, and custom fitted. But they aren’t all these things at once, forcing you to choose different earbuds for different situations. OwnPhones, which recently launched on Kickstarter, aims to change that by giving you a pair of custom fitted, personalized Bluetooth earbuds that are built to match your ear and your style.
If you’re looking for a portable speaker that comes at a fair price, be sure to check out the iHome iBN27 bluetooth stereo speaker. I couldn’t ask for better sound quality at this price point; the bass and treble combine for good sound quality in a compact system that’s designed for portability.
The Primovisto bamboo iPad Mini case makes a statement; natural beauty protecting a high tech gadget. This is a book-style case with a solid flap that protects your iPad’s screen, and an internal frame made of maple to hold your iPad securely in place. Despite its good looks, the Primovisto case emphasizes appearance over utility. As a result, the case can limit your iPad’s usefulness.
Square format pictures are currently in vogue on social media and elsewhere, but they go back a lot farther, and some of us just like the symmetry and compositional simplicity. I’m a longtime fan of square photo compositions, having cut my serious photographic teeth on medium format 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ twin lens reflex (TLR) cameras using 120 or 220 rollfilm back in the 1970s.
The IDL46 is the latest in the line of affordable clock/radio docks from iHome. Out of the box it comes with a Lightning connector, a USB port for accessories, excellent sound for the price, and a slew of alarm functions for the sleep and nap enthusiast. Paired with the iHome connect app, it becomes even easier to configure.
Nowadays, music is easily accessible from your iPhone, iPod, and similar devices, but what about sharing it with others? Those built-in speakers don’t go far in providing quality audio in large, open spaces. To that end, Divoom offers the Voombox Travel as a rugged, portable, wireless speaker that you can take just about anywhere to get hours of decent audio for everyone to enjoy. We got our hands on one to try out.
You’re heading home from work, or perhaps from dinner with your date, and you want to make sure your home is nice and cozy when you get there. Okay, but what about the mood? You might want a little music, maybe set the lighting, but you’re driving, right? You can’t be disrupted by apps. Allure Energy can handle that with their EverSense system, which goes into action just because you’re getting close to home.
Blue Microphones has been the go-to source for PC and iDevice audio recording for quite some time now. Those who love their portable Mikey Digital, however, have had to wait for a Lightning equipped model or use a Lightning adapter on their old model. Well, no more of that. Blue has announced availability of the Mikey Digital with Lightning connection.