iOS device docks with streaming capability are a hot category these days. I’ve tried out quite a few of them, and Pure’s Contour i1 Air is one of the best. It provides all the functionality one wants from this sort of product, with a great look and at a fair price. With the Contour i1 Air, pure has come up with a very functional, easy-to-use and cool-looking streaming product.
Packed with functional scanning and expense tracking features, Haave Oy’s Piikki for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch allows you to scan and upload receipts to popular storage and productivity tools like Google Drive, Dropbox, and Evernote for easy archiving and record keeping.
Mobile musicians in the know are likely familiar with IK Multimedia’s iRig KEYS mobile keyboard already. Today, IK Multimedia has two announcements. The first is that the iRig KEYS mobile MIDI keyboard is gaining Lightning cable support, which is fantastic news indeed. But even more exciting is the announcement of IK Multimedia’s even better mobile MIDI keyboard for iOS: the iRig KEYS PRO.
Sometimes the old saying is really true: simpler is better. Taking an absolute minimalistic approach to game play, Unravel from Aleksandrs Zavalnijs is a deceptively easy game to play, but will draw you in to work out each puzzle. Simply designed and brilliantly executed, Unravel is a must-have in your collection!
When you’re an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch owner, every day is Cyber Monday! (Except for Tuesday. Or Wednesday. Or Thursday. Or Friday. Or Saturday. Or Sunday.) Listen, the point is that there are always deals to be found, and you’re always shopping online. But this Cyber Monday is special, because there are some great deals for apps and accessories. Head inside to see what deals are worth wasting your precious work hours for.
This review is largely about my wife and her iPhone. Having spent her every winter in Ohio, she doesn’t mind being out in the cold, provided she’s dressed to handle it. Her latest gloves of choice, in this regard, are the Moshi Digits touchscreen gloves. They keep her hands fairly warm, but more importantly, they allow her to use her iPhone without exposing her fingers to the cold.
If you’re looking to buy a gift this year for a musician, your iPhone and iPad options have never been better. Digital input adapters for connecting instruments like guitars and the like to iOS devices are now much easier to find, but this year also brought us other musical accessories. And thanks to Apple’s Core MIDI in iOS 7, many of these accessories are able to interact with just about any musical app on the App Store (as long as they support Core MIDI). Let’s cut to the chase, here are my favorite iPhone and iPad accessories for musicians released this year.
There is a plethora of digital audio interfaces available now to connect your guitar to your iPhone to use with all sorts of wonderful audio apps, but there aren’t a lot of accessories that allow you to easily change settings or presets inside of those apps. It shouldn’t be this way. Good news is, it doesn’t have to be this way any longer. IK Multimedia’s iRig BlueBoard is a Bluetooth MIDI pedalboard that makes using your iOS device as an effects processor easier than ever.
One Advent tradition, not limited these days to practising Christians, is the Advent Calendar; usually a laminated card or poster with windows that can be opened, one for each day of Advent, revealing symbols or images associated with anticipation of coming Christmas. However, Advent calendar apps to be viewed on a computer, tablet or smartphone are increasingly popular.
Motrr’s Galileo robotic dock provides you a controllable iPod dock that swivels and rotates, allowing you to capture panoramas or time lapse photos, control your own telepresence, or perform monitoring—all remotely. The dock connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to the device you’ve placed in the dock, and you control the motion of the dock from another iOS device.
Cyber Monday deals may not be all that amazing, but a lot of retailers are moving ahead of consumers by offering these deals before Black Friday has even passed. Walmart has already posted some of its Cyber Monday deals, with some decent savings on televisions, Apple’s iPod touch and iPads, and some other tablets under $100 (though I’m not sure how great those are).
Black Friday is upon us, and the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app and accessory deals have built up like you wouldn’t believe. We’ve got apps on sale and we’ve got apps for free, we’ve got some excellent discounts on all kinds of accessories, and iPhone 4/4s owners can get themselves a StealthArmor skin for free! Head in now for the details, as this’ll be our last update until we see what carries over to Cyber Monday.