Gear & Accessories for iPhone and iPad
Top Tips and Tricks for Extending the iPad Battery Life
There oughtta be a law against battery-sucking devices that don't have the energy to get through the day. The iPad is the newest darling of our erstwhile representatives in Washington, according to Politico.com, so maybe they will take on the task of mandating that tablets as awesome as the iPad come with extended battery life — or at least enough juice to get through two PowerPoint presentations, 10 chapters of a favorite book and 6-10 addicting hours of our favorite games.
Super Stylus: Use Pogo Sketch for iPad Drawing Apps
While testing out a drawing app on the iPad recently, I was sadly reminded that oversized fingers are not the best tools for creating fine art details.
There are so many fantastic drawing apps for the iPad that I don't want to be held back by my clumsy pointers.
Altec Lansing's Back Beat Pros are Better than Apple's Cheapos
Altec Lansing Back Beat Pros — What really matters when it comes to earphones for the iPhone and iPod touch is: “Which brand of earphones sound better than the cheapos that came with the Apple iPhone or iPod touch I just bought?
OS 3.0 Puts More Automation into the Smart House with Universal Remote Controls
Ever steadily, the iPhone and iPod touch are transforming into universal remote controls for home automation gear such as home theater PCs, lighting, security and other hardware systems.
Golla Guard Pouch for iPhone
Golla Guard Pouch for iPhone -- One of the first things I did when I bought my iPhone last year was to buy a case. It’s since broken down so I decided to replace it with something more durable and flexible.
Mobi Products Touch Screen Stylus Pen Makes Typing Better
Touch Screen Stylus Pen - If, like me, your biggest gripe with iPhone and iPod touch is the tedious process of touch-to-type on a tiny keyboard, check out Mobi Products Touch Screen Stylus Pen.
Mr. Handsfree Family Charger is Ideal for Organizing
With all the devices floating around my house – and there are a lot – I sought out a way to keep them better organized while they charge. Instead of having them lay around on the kitchen counters, end tables and dressers while they charge and having the cords hanging out all over the place where the dog can chew on them, I decided to give Mr.
Griffin Technology'sTuneJuice Gives You More Go Go with Lady Gaga
Griffin TuneJuice -- If you count on your iPod (standard, mini or nano) to provide a nonstop soundtrack for your life, then you know there will come a time when you’ll be hearing your music machine wheeze to a stop instead of listening to Weezer.
Smartphone Experts Screen Protectors Aren't Brand-X
Smartphone Experts Screen Protectors (3-Pack) for iPhone — When I unboxed my iPhone for the first time, I caressed its gleaming surfaces and I said to myself, “Yo, this is a thing of beauty!” I would have kissed it except I didn’t want to smudge its immaculate reflection.
BlueAnt V1 Bluetooth Headset: Excellent Audio Quality in a Lightweight Package
BlueAnt V1 Voice-Controlled Bluetooth Headset for iPhone 3G, iPhone – I haven’t been a big fan of Bluetooth headsets. I’ve tried a couple and I’ve never managed to get comfortable with them.
Sonos iPhone App Makes Multi-Room Sound System Even Better
What could be better than accessing your entire music library from a set of high quality speakers in any room of your home? How about adding internet radio, local radio stations, Pandora, Last.fm and the ability to connect to subscription services such as Napter, Rhapsody and SIRIUS? Now, what if you could also ditch your remote and control all of these music services from your iPhone? Welcome home to Sonos.
PhoneView Does File Storage and so Much More for iPhone
PhoneView (formerly MegaPhone, formerly Phone Drive) is the simplest way we've tested so far to access all the files, notes, music, videos, photos, contacts, call logs and sms messages. In short, it's a cool drag-n-drop tool to access all the data on your iPhone or iPod touch.
Eos Wireless Speakers: Deck the Halls with Sound
I have a love/hate relationship with external speakers. Cheap speakers aren't much better than what's included with your device — computer, iPod, iPhone, etc. High end speakers are, well, they're high end which often translates as expensive and difficult to set up.
iPhone Gifts for Road Warriors
Does someone on your list spend too much time in the car? These gifts can make their trip a little easier. We're not saying it's safe to play Crash Bandicoot while driving, but iPhone does have many car-friendly features. Google maps, iTunes, Bluetooth — these are all features that can be utilized to make commuting more tolerable with the right equipment.
iPhone Gifts for Media Junkies
Media junkies — whether they love movies, tv, games or music — share a couple of traits: they enjoy being on the cutting edge of technology and they have lots of gadgets. For both these reasons it can be hard to shop for these high-tech folks.