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Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Sound Sofa iPod Dock

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

"If you want to use your iPod in the living room for ambient sound, but abhor the look of a black, plastic dock, then you should check out the Sound Sofa by CSL."

Interesting concept, and the couch doesn't look too bad. But at $1600.00 USD it's not cheap, and only available in England. You can find out more here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I Think It's an iPod...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 12:30 PM

How can you not laugh?

Tags: hardware, ipod, gift

Monday, November 14, 2011

Careful! Your 1st Generation iPod Nano May Overheat!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 02:00 AM

"Apple has begun a new replacement program for some of its first-generation iPod Nano units, which, the company says, contain batteries that can overheat."

Batteries in units sold between September 2005 and December 2006 pose a possible threat as they could overheat. The problem is with the battery apparently, and if you have one of the units (find out by going here) you can get a free replacement. The details are outlined here.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy 10th Birthday iPod!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Classic Apple" @ 01:00 AM

"Today On October 23, a full ten years will have transpired since the very first iPod was announced in 2001."

What a fantastic ride the last 10 years have been yes? I remember the first time I picked one up and started using it, and how it really brought music into my life like never before. What are your thoughts on the last 10 years since this incredible device was introduced?

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bring the Power Along with the Tekkeon TekCharge MP1860A

Posted by Ron Hostetter in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 07:00 AM

Product Category: Mobile Power
Where to Buy:
Price: MSRP $69.95
Specifications: Please see manufacturer website.


  • Easily provides power for your devices;
  • Can charge two devices at once;
  • Long lasting battery.


  • Cheap on/off switch can accidentally be switched;
  • Flashlight seems gimmicky.

Summary: Like power windows in a car, this little battery is the product you never thought you'd need, but once you have it, you won't want to live without it. The MP1860A gives you a pocket full of juice for your devices. Read more...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lawsuits Filed Over Location Tracking...You Saw This Coming Didn't You?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

"That didn’t take long… Bloomberg reports that two Tampa, Florida-based iPhone customers have sued Apple over the controversial iPhone location tracking issue."That didn't take long... Bloomberg reports that two Tampa, Florida-based iPhone customers have sued Apple over the controversial iPhone location tracking issue."

This was bound to happen, I just didn't think it would happen this quick! This story says it is two Florida residents, but the story over at iLounge claims it is one person from Florida for the iPhone tracking and one person from New York for the iPad tracking that joined forces in filing this lawsuit.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Handy Dual Charger From Kensington

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 10:30 AM

"An increasing number of us have more than one iDevice, which makes the US$34.99 Kensington Dual USB Wall Charger useful."

A rather slick modification, allowing you to charge two devices from one charging head, and includes a detachable USB cord so that you can use it to sync your device. This would really be handy if it also came with a cigarette lighter adapter, perhaps in time they will also have one of those!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pose Your Gadgets with the Friendly Neighborhood Spiderpodium

Posted by Anjuan Simmons in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 07:00 AM

Gadgets are usually in one of two places: a hand or a storage location (pocket, carrying case, purse, etc.). However, there are many times when a gadgets needs to be in a "third place". For example, a digital camera may need to be put on a table to take a time delayed picture of a group of people. Or, a smartphone with GPS capability may need to be positioned on a bicycle handle in order to measure speed, pace, and distance along a trail. The Spiderpodium ($19.99 direct) by Breffo seeks to be the accessory that you reach for during these "third place” moments. Read more...

Monday, February 21, 2011

WALDok, Nifty Charging Device With a Speaker

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 04:09 PM

"Remember the WALDok? It sounded like the unholy cybernetic offspring of WALL-E and Iron Man's creepy hypercephalic floating robot head nemesis, MODOK, but the WALDok was actually a Kickstarter project for a gorgeously compact speaker dock for the iPod nano capable of outputting some truly impressive sound while simultaneously juicing you up."

Initial versions were iPod Nano only but now they work with all iPod models and iPhones from 3G on. From the KickStarter Project website, the description tells the story:

"The WALdok is a small form-factor speaker/charger dock for the iPhone 3G/3GS/4 and iPod nano/classic/touch that plugs DIRECTLY into any standard wall outlet. The WALdok allows you to plug-n-play and plug-n-charge in the bathroom, kitchen, office, or anywhere there is a wall outlet. It takes complete advantage of modularity. Go from jogging with ear buds to filling the bathroom with same music in an instant!"

Very cool project and now that it's been funded, it appears your $59.00 USD or more will get you a pretty cool accessory.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Apple: The Newest Corporate Darling?

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Talk" @ 09:30 PM

"The LA Times posted an interesting story on the iPhone and iPad in business this weekend. In a nutshell, Apple is winning over many corporate converts because it is good enough as an emailing device but does so much more ..."

Interesting to think that more and more Apple devices are showing up as 'approved devices' in the enterprise. From iPhones to iPads to Macs, it is no longer a rarity to see an office with Macs alongside Windows computers, and iPhones and Blackberries living in relative business harmony. As devices gain enterprise capabilities, the old knock against Apple ('a device that we don't know how to support') is becoming ancient history. As the author states, the line between business and personal use is blurring - good riddance I say! Use what you like, and like what you use! So, what's in your office?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Jam Out on Your Harley

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 07:30 PM

"Designed for the Harley rider with an iFetish, Hell's Foundry has introduced the Dashlink Docking Console for the iPhone and iPod touch."

I suppose if you had your bike all tricked out with an audio system this would be a cool addition. I don't own a motorcycle but I imagine that you could set it up to use blue tooth headsets that would fit under your helmet. I know I've seen several couples riding that use headsets to communicate with each other so I suppose it would be something along those lines. Anyway, if you are interested, this works on 1996 and newer FLHT, FLTR and FLHR models. Here is the link to Hell's Foundry.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

And Today's Bit of Philanthropy...

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 03:00 AM

"After over 68 days of hell, the Chilean miners that are being rescued today will have a nice surprise when they finally see the light of the day again. LeFigaro has just announced that each of them will be getting a brand new iPod to cheer them up, courtesy of our venerable leader Steve Jobs himself. Yes, they come as a personal gift."

Nice gesture, but I agree with the author, hope it is at least an iPod Touch. Wonder if they even know who Steve Jobs is? Or care at this point, I'm sure they are just glad to be out of that hell hole!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Use This to Hold Your iPhone While You Fight Crime!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 02:00 AM

"If you're an Apple purist that laments the fact that wearing a pair of the company's iconic white earbuds in public could grab a mugger's attention and lead to a nasty thrashing, we've got great news for you: Universal Designs is offering replicas of Batman's belt from The Dark Knight that come complete with a holster for your iPhone or iPod."

I sometimes wonder where I'll put my iPhone when I'm wearing certain pants, but I don't think I have been in such distress that I'd even consider this option, especially since it retails for $149.00 USD! But check out their site [link] if you are so inclined, and just so you know, the belt will go up to a 52 inch waist so they thought about us big guys.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

iHome iB969, For All of Your Charging Needs

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 10:00 AM

"iHome has just come out with the iHome iB969 Charging Station to help you "Charge Your World!" The charging station is a compact device that will charge up to four devices."

The hard thing to find these days, with so many electronic devices that have different connectors, is a charging solution that works for anything. But it appears iHome has come up with one. The iHome iB969 [affiliate link] is truly an all-in-one solution, with capability to charge just about anything, from iPods to Kindles in a compact device. It will also, depending on the type of protective covering, charge devices without having to remove the case. And it comes with two Apple docks built in that can also be used for iPods or iPhones, to allow for charging and/or syncing. The device is supposed to be available later this month for $59.99 USD, which seems pretty reasonable to me for an all-in-one device such as this one.

iPod Ninja!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPods" @ 03:00 AM

"We here at TUAW fortunately passed on reporting the obviously fake story of Steve Jobs being denied access to Japan because of ninja stars he was reportedly carrying in his luggage. But we did like this fake Apple page from the folks at Scoopertino, featuring the iPod ninja, a brand new throwing star-shaped iPod. If Steve was carrying around ninja stars (and he wasn't), maybe he was just testing a more weaponized iPod prototype."

Nice! This would have been perfect for Steve Jobs when he got himself into this situation.

Tags: ipod, jobs, star, humor, ninja

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Audyssey Audio Dock for iPod and iPhone

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 07:30 AM

"Most iPod docks make an effort at speaker separation for true stereo sound but, truth is, you're not going to get much physical separation of speakers in a 12-inch-wide chassis."

If you're in the market for an iPod dock, and are looking for something a little more impressive than then the standard speaker dock, the Audyssey Audio Dock: South of the Market Edition might be for you. The NY Times favorably compares it to the Bose Sounddock. It has two woofers and two tweeters, and provides the illusion of separated stereo sound. The Audio Dock has bluetooth and microphone jacks, allowing you to use it as a speakerphone when an iPhone is docked. It can also be used as a computer speaker. All in all, it sounds like a great system. It is priced at $399.

Tags: ipod, iphone, docks

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

So, How Good Are the New iPods?

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple iPods" @ 08:30 PM

"With the latest iPods shipping this week, you'll be wanting to know whether an upgrade is necessary-or whether to take the plunge into the wild world of iPoddery. So far, this is what the reviews are saying:"

Quick reviews of the new iPod Touch, the iPod Nano and the iPod Shuffle express a variety of opinions on the latest iPod generation, and they're mostly very positive, with a couple negatives thrown in. From the reviews:
  • The iPod Touch: not a replacement for a camera or videocam; the camera is not as good as the iPhone's camera; the speakers are lousy; the screen is less bright.
  • The iPod Nano: feels cheap, like an iPod clone; volume buttons are small and hard to operate; no more watching video, and no more camera.
  • The iPod Shuffle: using the clip, sometimes the controls (track back skip) are hit by mistake; audio a bit flat.
Overall, more positives than negatives, so it looks like Apple has another generation of winners. Also, the Nano displays a a digital representation of an analog watch, so there is already a clamor for a watchband for using the Nano as a watch replacement.

Timeline From Apple

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 05:00 AM

"Apple has set up a little history lesson/ timeline in their PR section of all of the iPods and iTunes versions they've put out. They even include hi-definition imagery."

It's actually an interesting timeline of the iPod and iTunes through the years, posted on the PR section of Apple.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

All You Need to Know About Yesterday's Apple Event

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Events" @ 05:30 AM

"Too busy to read our liveblog coverage of Apple's September iPod Event? Everything you need to know about Apple's new products is below the fold, including details about the new iPod Shuffle, Nano, iPod Touch, AppleTV, iTunes and iOS update."

Pretty good summary of yesterday's Apple event, in case you weren't following along on any number of the live blogs or the live streaming by Apple. As you may have guessed, I was pretty excited about the Apple TV portion and I think they are on the right track with it. The price point is low enough, I think, that this will become more than just a "hobby" for Apple, and topping it off with the Netflix integration is icing on the cake. Definitely a big step in the right direction. The other high point for me was the update to iTunes with Ping. Seems like a logical way to keep track of your favorite artists and find out information on their next concert. The social aspect of it wasn't that big of a deal for me, but I can see how it might be for others. And of course the fixing of the proximity sensor was a big deal, especially since reports had it that it would not be fixed with this update. How about you? What were your highlights from yesterday's event?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

... New and Improved from Apple ...

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple News" @ 02:30 PM

"As expected, Apple refreshed its iPod lineup Wednesday, unveiling redesigned versions of its iPod touch, iPod nano, and iPod shuffle music players. But the company didn't stop there, using its annual fall music event to also announce an update to its iTunes software and an overhaul of its Apple TV set-top box."

Lots of new and improved products from Apple announced today. Almost everything available today, with the exception of the new $99 smaller Apple TV, shipping in about four weeks. Some additional welcomed news: iOS 4.1 will be available shortly and will include bug fixes and GameCenter; iOS 4.2 will be available in November, and will bring the iPad feature-set equivalence with the iPhone, and will also introduce iPad printing. Details can be found here [ link ].

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