Insanely Popular POP Kickstarter Killed Due To Apple Lightning Restrictions [u]


Remember POP? It was a very popular Kickstarter project that raised three times what it was looking for to create a mobile charging station. Unfortunately, Apple's restrictions around the new Lightning cables means that the project has had to be cancelled, and the people behind POP are now having to find a new way of refunding all the money they gained. … [Read more...]

Apple Announces iPad mini Smart Covers

iPad mini Smart Cover

Apple today announced that iPad mini Smart Covers would be the first accessory available for the new smaller iPad. The Smart Covers are not yet available in the store, but will be priced at $39.00. The iPad mini is available for pre-order starting this Friday and the Smart Covers should be available for purchase. Color options for the iPad mini Smart Covers include black, blue, green, pink, gray, dark gray and Product Red. Smart Covers for the iPad mini are designed to offer protection from scratches to the display, without having to add a bulky case. It has the added benefit of turning on your iPad by simply folding back the Smart Cover. Likewise, it will also put the iPad mini to sleep when the display is covered. The … [Read more...]

Lightning Accessories Sell Out Amidst Claims Of Free Adapters With iPhone Purchase

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By far one of the most controversial aspects of the iPhone 5 is the switch to the new Lightning port from the old 30-pin dock. It's been called an "enormous insult", and it's been hard to gather what the adapters to handle the new port can actually do. However, that hasn't stopped their being a run on the Lightning related accessories, pushing back their availability. The Lightning to 30-pin Adapter has already sold out, and won't ship until October, and likewise the Lightning to USB Cable will take 2-3 weeks to head out. During the massive pre-order rush last night, some users were seeing that Apple was claiming to include a free adapter with the iPhone — which would be an awesome move on Apple's behalf. Unfortunately, under the cold … [Read more...]

iPhone Dusk To Dawn Dock Provides For A Distraction Free Sleep

Dusk to Dawn iPhone dock

Douglas Wood's 夜間night dock (translation: Dusk to Dawn) is not your typical iPhone dock. There is no speaker, nor is there a way to see the display, so it would be less then effective if you use your iPhone as an alarm clock. The 夜間night swallows the iPhone whole and in the morning, you'll have a fully charged device. Wood's thinking different about docks is directly related to how it handles notifications. With the iPhone barely visible, a notification will result in a pulsing light, a vast departure from the default glow. This is a not so subtle reminder that perhaps you should turn off your iPhone, preventing you from being disturbed by pesky notifications. This is great if you: a. Remember to turn off notifications (which might … [Read more...]

Clarion Next Gate is an iPhone controller for your car

Clarion Next Gate

Clarion today introduced the Next GATE, a product that is dubbed an in-vehicle intelligent controller for iPhone. Connecting to your iPhone using the dock connector, this takes the windshield space often taken up by a portable GPS. The aim of the product is to make easy to access apps using the 7-inch WVGA display. As for apps, Clarion has said that the Next Gate will launch with a handful of vehicle-friendly apps that includes TuneIn, Pandora, Vlingo, INRIXTraffic and  InfoGation. This also doubles as a Bluetooth calling device, supporting voice dialing and voice activation. The Clarion Next Gate will be available starting on June 1st, priced at $269.99. Clarion Debuts Next GATE, a Revolutionary In-Vehicle Intelligent Controller … [Read more...]

Kickstarter: Galileo, The iOS Controlled iPhone Mount


How's this for a cool Kickstarter? The Galileo will be a remote controlled iPhone mount that can be steered via another iOS device. It can rotate in all directions, allowing whoever is on the other end of a connection to point and aim the camera. The project is already funded, but you can still get in at this point, and pick up a Galileo for $95. Full list of features (and a video) after the jump. … [Read more...]

Hasbro Games Get iPad Integration With zAPPed Editions


Having trouble getting the family together for games night? How about adding a $500 chunk of technology to the game board, figure that'd help? Hasbro has decided that simply app versions of their classic games isn't enough, they have to meld the two together with a format they're calling zAPPed. First out of the gates will be Life, which costs a cool $25, and has an accompanying free iPad app. The app will serve as the spinner, and play humorous video clips while playing. … [Read more...]

Spigen SGP GLAS.t for iPhone 4S Review

SGP GLAS.t Review

The iPhone screen protector industry has seen steady improvements in quality. You can select from wet application, dry application and the film themselves are also available in different finishes. Product quality varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, but it’s largely been the same product, often cut differently for the latest iPhone. Spigen SGP has a new spin on an old product with the release of Glas.t, marketed as a premium tempered glass screen protector for the iPhone 4S/iPhone 4. Is it the same old, same old or are they on to something. Read on for our full SGP Glast iPhone review. … [Read more...]

Otterbox Already Has iPad 3 Cases?


Remember last year when one of the biggest hints for a redesigned iPhone 5 was a major leak from the folks at Case-Mate? In fact, that leak was what sold me on the fact that the iPhone was going to be completely new looking — which ended up being totally wrong. Well consider us once bitten, twice shy — but Otterbox seem to have something for the next iPad. In fact, this didn't come from a leak or anything like that, they straight up emailed CNET, saying they have iPad 3 cases: … [Read more...]