Category: Gear Reviews

Quickdraw iPad Cable is Lighting Up Kickstarter

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A new product from Woodford Design is something you need to check out this weekend because it is the first new cable design I have seen that has really impressed me and it has impressed the Kickstarter community by meeting its goal in 5 days and is nearing twice its asking amount. Why is it so special? Its simplicity and quality will impress you and everyone should support this project.

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iPad Powered Teddy Bear is Magical Toy For Kids

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Roam & Wander toy company is building on the success of their iPhone powered plush toy rabbit by developing an extremely charming iPad powered teddy bear. Aimed at helping kids integrate digital tech with traditional toys, these products are fun, engaging, and worth every penny.

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iPad Battery Case Lets You Charge Multiple Devices on the Go

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Apple designed the iPad to be as light as possible, but when the battery dies you might as well have a desktop computer plugged into the wall. A new Kickstarter from Fang Wang provides additional battery power for up to two devices on the go. The battery also functions as an iPad case which provides protection and a 360 degree stand.

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Apple iOS Patent Aims to Block Teens from Texting while Driving

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I saw far too many people driving while using their phones on the way to drop my kids at school this morning. Sometimes I wonder why there aren’t stricter laws about distracted driving, especially in school zones where there are small children crossing streets. In an Apple patent discovered this week it seems that Apple has figured out a way to create a text free zone in the driver’s seat, through communication with the car and by using data available to the phone to determine motion and location.

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Apple TV Rumored to Get Motion Detection

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The Apple TV is one of my favorite products and it’s likely the most used Apple product at my house. It has proven itself as a popular media streamer and Apple has consistently added new features over the past few years. According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, the Apple TV is on the verge of receiving its biggest update since its initial release.

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Amazon Fire TV Versus Apple TV: Hands-On Review

Amazon Fire TV 5Last week, Amazon announced the launch of its newest device. The Fire TV hopes to compete in the living room with the likes of set-top boxes like Roku, Boxee, and most importantly, Apple TV. I am a sucker for new gadgets and had already purchased one before I had even finished writing the news announcement. I spent some time with Fire TV over the weekend and have a few comments on what is good and bad about it, and whether you should get one yourself.

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Kensington Releases New iPad Cases Designed for Business Users

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iPads in the marketplace are growing more and more popular because they are relatively affordable and very flexible. While they can easily do more than traditional cash registers, they are also more fragile and if not protected they can easily be dropped and broken. A new product line from Kensington is designed with point of sale applications in mind.

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iPad Connected SITU Food Scale Aims to Help Us Eat Healthy

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I love cool iPad gadgets and I also love Kickstarter, which is why I think it’s hard to go wrong with an iPad connected food scale that is currently seeking funding. The scale is called SITU and it is a powerful way to track the nutritional content of the food we eat.

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Bump Your iPad Storage to 2TB with LaCie’s Fuel Wireless Drive

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One of the things holding me back from adopting my iPad as my primary computer is its storage capacity limitation. I’m too cheap to get the LTE version and then pay for a bunch of cloud storage but perhaps there are other options which can provide a one time financial investment. LaCie, for example, offers a portable hard drive which is both wireless and battery operated, which might be the perfect solution for someone like me.

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Another Patent Links Apple to More Technology Around Wearable Devices

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Evidence continues to mount that Apple is working on a new ‘wearable’ device, either in the form of an iWatch or some other exciting new product. A patent application was published today that points towards Apple getting into the finer details of what it is going to take to make a really great device.

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