WaterField Designs is continuing its push into designing excellent products for not only Apple products, but for many other gadgets. Today, Waterfield introduced the Rough Rider Leather Messenger for users to carry around their laptops, tablets, smartphones, and any other gear that needs transporting.
When I mention mice and the 2014 Winter Olympics, you probably think I’m talking about the hotel conditions in Sochi, Russia. Not so! I’m talking about Logitech’s Global Fan Collection of flag-inspired designs for the popular M317 Wireless Mouse.
Instead of being ultra portable with smaller than typical keys, the KEYS Pro has regular sized keys along with all the same great features present on the iRig KEYS. Yes it’s still a very portable iOS MIDI keyboard controller; in fact, the iRig KEYS Pro is probably the best compromise you can make between portability and playability when it comes to a mobile musical keyboard.
Your football team may not have won the Super Bowl (mine did), but that doesn’t mean you should abandon them this off season. On the contrary, it’s more important than ever to show everyone what colors you bleed when you bleed colors other than the actual color. It’s what I’ve done for 30 years now, and it finally paid off. So, here’s your chance to get your NFL skins ready for the 2014 NFL season.
On Monday, Pebble introduced its long awaited app store for iOS and is also looking to introduce the Android version very soon. When Pebble launched its steel smart watch, its founders mentioned they would be launching an app store to allow users to download applications in one central location instead of adding new features from all across the Internet.
Before you brush off that headline as a simple but fine example of clever wordplay, know that I do think it’s a fantastic idea to literally show some skin this Valentine’s Day. I’m all for the romance and the sweet, sweet lovin’ and whatnot. More relevant to AppleTell, however, are skins for your Mac, iPhone and iPad products, and both DecalGirl and Slickwraps are offering some specials.
Last week, Zoom North America announced the release of three new products to improve the audio and video capture capabilities of your Mac and iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The Zoom iQ5 Stereo Microphone is a Lightning-compatible microphone for iOS, the Zoom Q4 Handy Video Recorder provides high def audio and video, and the Zoom TAC-2 Thunderbolt Interface brings blazing speed and ultra-low latency for the ultimate in high-resolution audio.
The HiddenRadio2 Kickstarter campaign is hot, and for good reason. This pint sized bluetooth speaker offers a great blend of functionality and design, and looks for all the world like something Apple would create if they chose to enter the mini Bluetooth speaker market.
Apple’s Macbook Pro is one of the best laptops Apple has to offer, and with its aluminum design and glass display, you can’t cover it up with just any case. Instead, it requires something like a Pad & Quill Cartella case with its excellent combination of wood and leather. Pad & Quill uses the highest quality leather with a Baltic Birch wood frame to hold the Macbook in place. The Cartella comes with two outer leather color combinations: bonded whiskey and black colored leather.
It’s combination throwback, eco-nerd, and DIY. The Berlin Boombox is made of recycled cardboard in a pack-flat design, and in order to use it you have to put it together yourself. Oh, and if you know all the words to the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” theme song, chances are it will look strikingly similar to a sound system you once used to listen to cassette tapes, too, but it lets you rock out to the tunes on your iPhone rather than carting around magnetic tape.
Nothing accents an all-aluminum Macbook more than a culmination of high quality leather, waxed canvas, and wood crafted into an insanely high quality product. Pad & Quill goes above and beyond in developing its products, and The Sleeve for the 13″ Macbook Pro/Air is no different. It builds upon every other product that PQ has to offer, and their quality and craftsmanship never wanes.
On Monday, Google acquired Nest Labs, the company behind the popular Nest Learning Thermostat and Protect smoke detector. Google paid a cool $3.2 billion for the company co-founded by Tony Fadell, the former senior vice president of the iPod division at Apple. I’ve already heard some grumbling from Nest consumers who say they don’t want Google to get information about their home.