Archive for the ‘Reviews’ Category

Review: Ten One Design’s Fling for iPad

  • April 22, 2011 9:30 am

Ten One Design had added a way to enhance your gaming experience to the iPad (both versions). The Fling is an analog joystick that attaches to the touch screen of the iPad and allows you to control a game with a slightly different feel than using your fingers/thumbs alone. Simply start the game, lightly press the Fling’s suction cups to the screen (no licking required) in the area of the directional sensor and you are off and running, or shooting.

The feel is very good with the Fling. It was used with Angry Birds and Meteor Blitz (two games as suggested on Ten One Designs web site Angry Birds was decent, but it took a little getting used to at first. However, the Fling really came to life on Meteor Blitz. Being able to rotate the spaceship worked so well, I could have used  a second one to run the guns. It was almost as if buying just one was a tease.

Ten One Design has a hit with the Fling as it performed better than expected.  I like how they have a link on the Fling to a compatibility guide with notes on how it works with a certain game and would recommend it for iPad junkies as myself.

My only recommendation is to buy the two pack ($29.95 for two) so that your right hand doesn’t feel left out with multi-funtional games (direction and shooting).

Check out Ten One Design’s site to find more cool products for Apple and Android. Gallery inside…

Review: Wireless Ground iPhone 4 Shell + Holster Combo

  • April 18, 2011 6:36 am

Besides a slew of developer support, there’s one big thing the iPhone has going for it — cases. There’s literally too many to count (or even keep track of for that matter). While we’ve all likely heard of the bigger names in iPhone accessories including but certainly not limited to Speck, Incipio, SwitchEasy, Griffin, Incase, and iFrogz, there’s a slew of more obscure companies all lunging for your attention and hard earned dollar. More times than not, the products be these lower-priced competitors are decent, though ultimately come away looking and feeling cheap. Every once in a while, however, we’re surprised.

Will the iPhone 4 Case + Holster combo from Wireless Ground impress us in quality and price? Hop inside to find out.


Review: IM+ For Android.

  • April 17, 2011 6:28 pm

Besides a differentiating coat of paint, multi-account IM clients aren’t all that different these days. A small feature here or there are the only deciding factors left for feature hounds to stew over. But a few times a year we as consumers are treated to major revisions which bring about massive UI changes and/or new features.

Shape Services recently released IM+ 4.0 for Android. With it comes a thoroughly revamped UI and promises of faster, more intuitive interaction. Is the new update really worth it’s weight in cheap currency paper and not so precious metals stamped into coin form? Gadgetsteria investigates…

Review: BeatStudio For iOS.

  • April 11, 2011 1:08 pm

Creating music 10-20 years ago was a more complicated, time consuming, expensive process. Modern technology has drastically simplified such things as well as lowered the cost to music creation. The most perfect example that immediately comes to mind is Garage Band for the iPad. If you haven’t checked it out, you should. It’s robust yet simple. Example: The indie band “Ultramods” created an entire album using nothing but an iPad 2 and GarageBand. But Garage Band is hardly the only app available to iPad (and on a broader scope) and iOS users looking to expand their digital music horizons.

Today, we’re going to look at BeatStudio, an app created by Frontier Design Group (GuitarStudio and iShred) and see just how useful it is in bringing your musical creations to life. Hop inside for the full review…

Review: Film Director Pro For iOS

  • April 6, 2011 7:08 am

Whether you’re a home movie junkie or professional on a mission, iOS has quite a wide assortment of video apps to suit most if not all your needs. Anything from simple home movies to full-on short movies can be captured, edited, rendered, and published on something as small and simple as an iPhone. With that said, today we’re taking a look at Film Director Pro to see if it is worth your time, and most importantly your money. Hop on past the break…

Review: ECO Sound Engineering V268 Bluetooth Headset

  • April 1, 2011 6:37 am

Bluetooth earpieces are a dime a dozen these days, with most options being at least of average quality. That wasn’t always the case, however. Several years back when Bluetooth earpieces were just starting to catch on, it used to take a heavy toll on your wallet if quality was what you cherished most. But the ECO Sound Engineering V268 we have here today only costs $10. Is it really all that great? Gadgetsteria investigates…


[Review pt. 2] Apple Haters Rejoice – HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon

  • March 29, 2011 8:36 am

Big, beautiful and nicely packaged, how else do you describe the HTC Thunderbolt? This was the first Android phone I have gotten my hands on, so I was excited to put it through its paces to see how Android compares to other phone operating systems. Hop on past for the full rundown…