C-Dock Review

C-Dock for iPhone Review

Upon wandering around the virtual shelves of the App Store, you’ll notice there are no shortage of clock apps. Sure the iPhone comes with a fairly decent clock app, there are an assortment of clocks that offer an expanded feature set, different clock faces and everything you’d want from a clock. To the thousands upon thousands who are downloading these apps, they are likely using some sort of dock to recreate or should say replace the good old fashioned bedside clock. A good number of docks are multi-fuction, doubling as a mini stereo and then there are lower cost options like the Kensington Nightstand, which simply allows you to charge your iPhone in a landscape mode, a more familiar stance for a clock. A relatively new product, borne out … [Read more...]

Element Vapor Comp Case for iPhone 4S Review

Element Vapor Comp iPhone case review

One of the more interesting iPhone cases available on the market has to be the line of aluminum cases from Element. Europa, one of our forum moderators, recently purchased the Element Vapor Comp and was kind enough to share her thoughts. Read on for her complete Element Vapor Comp review to see if this is the case for you.Design and Quality The Vapor Comp is a precision-crafted aluminum and polycarbonate case with Element's signature aesthetics. It works with all models of the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S. It is CNC machined from a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum, anodized, and has laser-engraved graphics rather than graphics that are just printed on. The Vapor Comp cases are made in the USA, one at a time, and are hand … [Read more...]

Incipio Feather Case for iPhone 4 Review

Incipio Feather iPhone 4 case review

Incipio offers a number of iPhone 4 cases and one of their more popular offerings is the Feather line. With a vast array of colors and finishes, the Incipio Feather Ultra Thin Case measures less than 1mm in thickness, making it one of the thinner cases available for the iPhone 4.Design Incipio makes no bones about what they are trying to convey what their selling with this case. When you title something a “Feather”, it had better be light, which is exactly what you get with this particular case. In addition, the case truly is ultra-thin, yet the carbonate shell is firm and rigid, providing some added comfort that your iPhone will have suitable protection. Having used a number of these cases, I can tell you that the colors are well … [Read more...]

Kensington Nightstand Charging Dock for iPhone Review

Kensington Nightstand Charging Dock for iPhone Review

There are no shortage of docks for the iPhone, a good number of which help double as speaker systems, in addition to charging your iPhone. These are great if you enjoy waking up to music from your iPod or using it as a stereo somewhere in your home. For travelers who need a simple nightstand clock and those not looking for an audio system, the selections for a simple charging dock are minimal. We might just have found one, so read on for our comprehensive Kensington Nightstand Charging Dock for iPhone review.With the 30-pin dock connector at the bottom of the iPhone, a good number of docks require your iPhone sit in portrait mode. If you are trying to utilize your iPhone as a bedside clock replacement, then you probably want a … [Read more...]

Ballistic Life Style iPhone 4/4S Case Review

Ballistic Life Style iPhone 4S Case Review

When it comes to iPhone cases, there are more options when it comes to rugged protection. Let’s face it, who wants to drop $400 on an iPhone 4S only to have it shatter into a million pieces. One such case maker in this category is Ballistic. They offer a customizable protective case called the Ballistic Life Style.The Ballistic Life Style is not a hard plastic case, but a gel skin. I found the case to be very rigid. While feeling solid, it retains some of the flexibility you’d find in a silicone case. Next to the display, the most vulnerable areas on the iPhone are the corners. Drop your iPhone and there is a 33% chance it lands on one of those corners. Ballistic has done something interesting in that they have bumper inserts for … [Read more...]

iPhone 4S Review

iPhone 4S review

For the first time since the inception of the iPhone, Apple chose to break out of their normal yearly update schedule. Almost 14 months after the release of the iPhone 4, the company has released what all would consider an evolutionary update in the form of the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S shows no distinguishable changes to the physical appearance from its predecessor, but that’s only half the story. Read on for our full iPhone 4S review.Physical Appearance Despite rumors of an all-new design in the form of an iPhone 5, this year’s new iPhone utilizes the same design as the iPhone 4. Apple chose to retain the form factor design of the iPhone 4. The outward physical appearance of the iPhone 4S is no different than the iPhone 4. The … [Read more...]

Steinheil EX Ultra Fine Shield for iPhone 4 Review

Steinheil Screen Protector Review

When I purchase a new gadget, the first thing I normally do is seek out some sort of shield to protect it from scratches. I’ve used a number of products in the past, most of which required wet applications. They require a some sort of Windex-like substance and prior to application, I felt like a doctor scrubbing in for surgery. On the advice of my podcast compadre Marianne Schultz, I decided to give to trial the Steinheil EX Ultra Fine on my iPhone 4. … [Read more...]

Review: Tweetbot Twitter App for iPhone

Tweetbot Review

During the past few years, I’ve grown obsessed with Twitter clients for the iPhone. The number of quality Twitter apps for the iPhone dwarfs those available on other platforms. For many, myself included, Tweetie had been my tweet weapon of choice. After Twitter bought Atebits, I transitioned to the official Twitter app, which was essentially an upgraded version of Tweetie. Great features and at the always fantastic price of free. Now under the corporate branch of Twitter, there have been some questionable decisions regarding features (see Quick Bar) and you have to wonder just how long before they introduce another new ‘feature’. Thankfully, the wealth of Twitter increased by one with the release of Tweetbot from Tapbots. These are the … [Read more...]

“Groceries” Shopping List for iPhone App Review

Groceries iPhone App Review

Trips to the supermarket are not exactly rife with excitement. For some it’s a torture chamber, while others enjoy browsing the aisles of Frito’s and frozen foods. Regardless of what group you fall into, both share the frustration of arriving home without an item or two or three. Thankfully, there are apps to help you make the most of your shopping trips. One of these apps is appropriately titled “Groceries”. We took it for a spin around the supermarket and our review follows. … [Read more...]

Selecting the Best Bluetooth Keyboard for iPhone or iPad

Bluetooth keyboard for iPhone

So, you have an iDevice and would like to take advantage of a Bluetooth keyboard. Well, there are options, but not as many as you would think. Plus, costs vary from product to product. Here are a few things to consider when looking for the best Bluetooth keyboard for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. … [Read more...]