I purposely waited for this one. Saddleback Leather Co. sent me their small Gadget Pouch a couple weeks before the iPhone 4 launched. I used it a bit with my iPhone 3G, but I really wanted to wait until the iPhone 4. My wait paid off and now I have a case that blends in with my current home in Texas. The fun and raw story of the company that is Saddleback leather can be found here, but rather then retelling stories that aren’t mine, I’ll just give my thoughts on their Gadget Pouch.
Recently, I asked the founders of Grove, makers of bamboo cases for the iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4 (as well as an upcoming iPad case) a few questions about their company. We’ll be picking up one of these iPhone 4 cases as soon as they are released, and will have a full review at that time. Here is a transcript of my questions and their responses. The responses are crafted by Ken Tomita. Enjoy. Interview after the jump. Continue reading
At times, using the iPhone as a video player in the car is difficult, especially if you are watching a movie. Personally, I tend to end up either holding it or having it angled on my lap – both of which are less than ideal. A few weeks ago, I learned about the Munkey, a sturdy stand that can be attached to a car’s headrest, a plane’s tray-table, or simply sat on a desk making it one of the most versatile iPhone stands on the market.
We’ve mentioned a few times before the importance of the $100 earphone market, but we’ve avoided one large small segment, the $100 iPhone earphones with all the bells and whistles. Why? There’s not really a whole lot of products to fill the large demands. There’s the Klipsch S4i and then… That’s pretty much it. The fashion-obsessed sound geeks at v-moda decided that changing this would be a good idea and they let us play around with their newest creation, the Remix Remote. Our thoughts after the jump.
When the “magical and revolutionary iPad” was released, there were two very popular accessories that accompanied it; Apple’s iPad Dock and the iPad Case. The disappointing and unannounced part? They do not work together. Now, the people over at Twelve South have created a stand that accommodates Apple’s iPad with and without a case as well as another stand for the MacBook line which also can accommodate cases. My only question is: why didn’t Apple think of this? Continue reading
Choosing the right laptop case is an extremely important decision – it can make all of the difference in the security, protection, and portability of your laptop. Recently, Pelican kindly agreed to allow us to test one of their extremely tough offerings – and not only is it tough, it’s also secure, and has plenty of storage for the things you’ll need. Our thoughts on the case after the jump. Continue reading
Secondary displays are a must for those of us who use laptops as a main computer, and since Apple is not a huge fan of VGA or DVI adapters, we have to grab an additional wire to connect them. At the Apple Store, these will easily set you back $30, and the quality of video can sometimes be less than ideal. Thankfully, the people at Moshi have created a product that wont necessarily be cheaper – costing up to $35 – but will definitely deliver superior image quality compared to Apple’s equivalent. Continue reading
In regards to my recent review of LoJack for Laptops, Stephen Brosche of Absolute (the company behind the software) has released an official response. I’d like to take this opportunity to allow you all to read his response, with myself providing some commentary and rebuttal. More after the break.
This will be the last case we review targetted at the 3G/3GS iPhone, but don’t worry there will be plenty of iPhone 4 cases that we plan to get our hands on. Some of them will probably be from CAZE. Why might you ask? Because CAZE makes a lot of cases. They make them in all colors, styles, shapes (we suppose) and just about any other variable you can place on the construction of iPhone cases. Today we take a look at the one that has to define “business professional”, the Classic Folder Pouch.
For the most part, we oddly seem to use the default Apple apps: Safari, iTunes and oh yeah, Mail. In case you haven’t had the joy of firing up Outlook recently – it’s terrible. Microsoft Entourage is also a wonderful mail client for those not in the enterprise market. The combination of price and functionality of Mail means that third-party mail clients on the Apple side of the world is really a bare market. One name gets constantly thrown around: Postbox. While it’s available on the Windows platform, we don’t venture into the dark side if we have to. Anyways, a couple days ago Sherman Dickman, one of the founders of Postbox Inc., sent us a sneak peak at their newest client, Postbox Express.