Archive for: dock

Motorola Atrix Dock To Only Cost $60?

  • January 31, 2011 6:56 am

If the above image is correct in terms of pricing, the Motorla Atrix is getting better by the day. With a price for the phone itself rumored around $150 and now the dock — Arguably the coolest accessory for the device as it basically turns it into a laptop! — seen here at only $60 means your $200 is going to go very, very far with the Atrix. Initially, we thought that Motorola and 3rd party accessories would price the Atrix out of the realm of possibility for a fair portion of interested consumers. But as we’ve been seeing over the last couple of weeks, our initial beliefs are (thankfully) being proved wrong. Consider us more excited than ever. Looks like we’ll have to wait until the rumored February 11th launch date to see just how wallet friendly this little gem is going to be.

Motorola Atrix Android Phone Passes FCC Certification.

  • January 20, 2011 7:39 pm

Hands down the coolest Android device of 2011 is the Motorola Atrix. With the bleeding edge hardware and unique docking station that turns the phone into its own laptop, the certification above is certainly cause for celebration. Because once we start seeing the FCC’s paper trail blessing, public release can’t be too far behind. As awesome as the Atrix is, does anyone out there have a phone they’re even more excited for? It’s ok to put the Atrix down a few spots from #1, we won’t judge you.

Motorola Atrix Launching On AT&T March 1st?

  • January 13, 2011 5:59 pm

If the leaked screen capture above is anything to go by, we could be seeing one of the years hottest Android devices in in the not too distant future, specifically March 1st. But as Android Central highlights, March 1st is a Tuesday which would break from AT&T’s traditional Sunday release schedule. But hey, anything is possible. Regardless if it launches next week or ten weeks from now, we’ll be just as excited. What do you guys think — Will the Atrix launch by March 1st, before, or after?

Review: iDapt i4 Mobile Device Charging Station.

  • October 27, 2010 3:29 pm

Ah, electricity. The life blood that keeps us electronic-toting, gadget-loving nerds alive. Well, ok. Actual blood keeps us alive if you want to get all technical. But for all intents and purposes, it’s electricity that keeps us moving. But unlike our gadgets when we venture too far from a power outlet, we manage to keep going…and going. Our unlucky gadgets on the other hand don’t fare so well — the permanent standby claims them. Of course, a fresh outlet and 1-2 hours later is all that’s needed to resurrect those beloved electron-loving devices we cherish so much.

But if you’re like me, you don’t have one or even two gadget mouths to worry about. Noooo sir (or mam). You’ve got 7, 8, 10, or more gadgets all clamoring for digital juice. Most of us don’t have six outlets by our end table. Power strips work wonders but lead to wires all over the place. The next best solution is a multi-device docking/charging station. And today, that’s exactly what we’re taking a look at — the iDapt Mobile Device Charging Station.

“Multitasking Time” adds time and battery meter to multitasking tray [iOS4]

  • September 26, 2010 9:52 am

With iOS 4, Apple removed a lot of the reasons people used to jailbreak. The tinkers in the crowd will of course disagree, as iOS 4 still doesn’t allow for much of any customization — simply changing wallpapers isn’t enough. For that, jailbreaking is still the way to go. One nifty little plugin you can now add to your jailbroken beauty is “Multitasking Time”. It’s a simple mobile substrate plugin that does nothing more than add the current time and battery meter to the multitasking tray when the home button is double pressed. It’s nothing huge. Though I’m sure plenty of people will find it’s simplicity a welcome addition.

You can find “Multitasking Time” through ModMyi’s Cydia repo.

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…?

JBL Snowflake speaker: The coolest iPod accessory that doesn’t exist?

  • July 29, 2010 10:07 am

The world of iPod docks and accessories is probably never ending. If there were one brave soul who decided to catalog it all, it would be a monumental undertaking that would more than likely be the death of him. Poor guy. There’s just so much junk out there. In order to keep your own product from not blending in, you have to be different. Is the Snowflake Speaker different enough?

Sadly, this is nothing more than a concept from the head of designer Sylvain Gerber. But if it were real, would you buy it? To my eyes, it looks like a Ferris Wheel at the fair. You?

iPhone Jackpot Slot Dock ensures you can lose money from the comfort of your couch!

  • July 19, 2010 11:01 am

The iPhone Jackpot Slot Dock — Say that five times fast… — is probably the coolest iPhone accessory I’ve seen to date. Steering wheels and other handheld controller-cases of sorts are nifty, but this is so much better. On one hand, it’s a simple iPhone dock, charging your beloved gadget. On the other, it’s a not so covert gambling machine that will extract as much money as possible from your shallow pockets. Either way, it’s sweet. The hardware itself will set you back $39.99. Perhaps a bit steep for a simple phone accessory. However, the accompanying app that co-exists with the hardware is FREE! And from what I’ve seen, the app is fairly robust and full of hours upon hours of gaming entertainment. Just don’t blame me when you gamble away your 25th anniversary money with the apps online tourney mode.

[Product Page: New Potato Tech]

7 different gadgets, wait, I only have 4 outlets!!! NOOOOOOO!

  • July 18, 2010 10:21 am

“I wish there was something I could use that would charge everything I owned all at once!!”

Don’t fear extremely tech savvy older lady, iHome has got you covered!

Yes, you heard right, or if you can see, saw the picture, and you now know that iHome isn’t some white or black alarm clock radio thing that you can plop your iPhone/iPod into anymore. It is now the He-Man of bedside gizmos. If you have things that need to be charged, and are cussing the designer of your humble abode for not including more than only a few outlets, iHome punches him in the face and saves the day. The folks over at iHome understand you can’t be bothered with multiple cables, charging a different gadget in every room, they know you need every Apple product you can think of cluttered onto your nightstand, or next to your toilet.