Archive for: accessory

Apple Patents “iGlove” For Touchscreen Devices.

  • January 25, 2011 9:04 pm

Love your touchscreen-enabled phone, live in a cold climate, and absolutely despise having to take off your gloves to do anything with your phone? Apple hears your cries for help according to a new patent that details a soft-cloth type of glove with thin wires hidden inside the glove. While we are thrilled Apple is thinking of their end users (especially considering they produce a ton of touchscreen-only devices), do they really need to enter the market and sell an overpriced pair of cloth gloves? Off the top of my head, I can think of the IsoToner SmartTouch gloves (reviewed here) and AGloves (reviewed here) — both of which whom have touchscreen compatible gloves, but approach the problem in two very different ways. The AGloves in particular retail for only $10, making them an awesome deal.

But hey, competition’s competition, right? Another slide of iGlove patent material after the jump…

MoGo Talk XD2 iPhone Case Now Available For Verizon iPhone.

  • January 18, 2011 6:41 am

The MoGo Talk XD2 iPhone 4 case that we reviewed back in December is coming in a newer, Verizon iPhone 4 friendly form. But don’t let the “2″ number fool you. It’s nothing more than a simple, subtle re-design to accommodate the Verizon iPhone’s slightly tweaked design (read: you won’t notice it). As a case, the MoGo was decent, and what we’d call above average. As a bluetooth headset, it was as good as any. And as a combo package it was great — the storing of the headset flush within the case was ingenious.

Regardless of the minor changes, Verizon iPhone users who spend half their day on the phone and live and die by a bluetooth ear piece will definitely want to check out this case. Release is scheduled for February 3rd at authorized retailers as well as Mogo’s website for $99.99.

Primo Power Core Promises Lengthy Smartphone Runtimes, “Charge Anything Attitude” Thanks to 8,200mAh Battery.

  • December 6, 2010 5:56 pm

In the world of smartphone users, there are users. And then there are power users. If you’re like us here at Gadgetsteria, you fall into the latter category. When your battery meter starts waving for help at 7:30 in the morning, you throw up your nose in disgust that it couldn’t keep up with your 3-hour stint of Angry Birds. For people like us, there are numerous battery cases and external battery packs that we can make use of. But none are perhaps as capacious as the PhoneSuit Primo Power Core…

At 8,200mAh, it’s certainly a treasure trove of electrons waiting to be gulped up by your high-maintenance gadgets. On that note, just about any gadget you can charge via USB can be charged by the Primo Power Core — that includes higher drain gadgets such as netbooks and tablets thanks to the 12v power adapter.

Considering everything you can re-charge with the Power Core, the $99.95 asking price seems rather reasonable. A true stocking stuffer if we’ve ever seen one…

Review: Spectronics iMainGoX #imaingox

  • November 26, 2010 8:24 am

Portable speakers for things like mp3 players and cellphones are generally not worth the trouble (or sound quality). So when I was presented with an iMainGoX by Spectronics, I wasn’t exactly jumping for joy. Yeah, I love getting new gadgets to review. I’ll never get tired of that. But tiny portable speakers generally sound like junk, are cumbersome, and all too often are overpriced. And for someone who cherishes audio quality, such a combination doesn’t bode well. But alas, I entered into this adventure with an open mind. The iMainGoX review awaits…

Review: iSkin Revo4 and Solo iPhone 4 cases.

  • October 10, 2010 10:40 am

So the Ballistic case is too rough and tough for you. No worries. I myself found that while the Ballistic case was fantastic at protecting my iPhone from life’s more extreme situations, I simply couldn’t carry that around in my pocket day in and day out. It’s far too big and clunky. But today is another day with two more new, unique iPhone 4 cases from iSkin. For those of you who haven’t heard of them — they’re great. They offer several different stylish and useful cases that span the iPhone lineup. But past victories don’t always translate into current ones. How do two of their newest iPhone 4 cases — the Revo4 and Solo — stack up? Jump inside to get the low down…

Review: Aviiq laptop stand.

  • September 28, 2010 9:57 pm

We’ve come to an interesting time in the world of computers. Whether you get a laptop or desktop, you’re bound to have a machine that’s more or less capable of running any piece of “normal” software or doing any task that you could ever possibly want. That of course depends on your definition of “normal”. But for the sake of keeping things easy here, we’ll rule out NASA scientist, nuclear physicist, and Antelope reproductive therapist (? — it’s late) as they aren’t so normal and require pretty beefy machines.

The growing trend in computers seems to be portable, lightweight laptops. The general idea is that you sit these thinking boxes on steroids on your lap. But what about when you want to sit at a desk or table for extended periods. A more “permanent” solution is wanted. Introducing: the thinest, most flexible laptop stand you’ll ever lay eyes upon — The Aviiq ->

Best iPad Case ever: Etch-a-sketch

  • September 22, 2010 8:44 am

Originality is something that excites me. If I had an iPad and an Etch-a-sketch case, I’d be excited x2. That’s how it works. If the knobs actually did something it might have even been x3. Oh well. I’d still spend $39 on one.

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Apple suing 3rd party accessory maker, HyperMac, for patent infringment.

  • September 21, 2010 1:31 pm

Uh-oh. If you like long running Macs or iDevices thanks to HyperMac’s excellent 3rd party external batteries, you better order one up while you can. Looks like their claims of “using actual Magsafe and dock connector parts from Apple” are coming back to bite them. As it turns out, Apple is non too pleased with HyperMac repackaging their proprietary parts — so the legal hounds must be unleashed. That’s a problem because HyperMac does make some awesome products that no one else (including Apple) does. It would surely be a shame to see them sued out of existance. Hopefully Cupertino and HyperMac can come to some kind of agreement/settlement and keep all parties happy.

The lawsuit as posted by AppleInsider:

“Defendants manufacture, distribute, and/or sell products that infringe patents related to Apple’s proprietary MagSafe connectors used to connect power adapters and other products to Apple portable computers, such as the MacBook,” the suit reads. “Defendants also manufacture, distribute and/or sell products that infringe patents related to Apple’s 30-pin connectors and receptacles , used to connect cables to Apple iPod, iPhone and/or iPad products.”

“Defendants’ infringing conduct has damaged Apple and inflicted irreparable harm for which Apple seeks, among other remedies, an award of its actual damages, disgorgement of Defendants’ profits from the sale of infringing devices and injunctive relief.

How many are you going to order…?

MusicSkins give away!

  • August 23, 2010 8:17 pm

Hey you. Yeah, you with the iPhone 4! Apple knows how to make a stylish product. I’ll give them that. But sometimes you want that extra flare that sets you apart from others. Skins do just that. If you get a quality skin, they’re easy to apply, protect your device from lesser scratches, and don’t leave any residue when removed. WIth that said, MusicSkins was kind enough to give me a Jersey Shore iPhone 4 skin to give to you, my dear gadget-crazed readers. They’re a pretty cool outfit as I got a chance to talk to a few of them at CES 2010.

So if you’ve got an iPhone 4 and can’t get enough of the MTV reality show Jersey Shore, you know what to do — drop a line below.