Posts Tagged ‘review’

Belkin Tunebase Direct Review

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

The process of iPod to car integration has traditionally taken atleast 2 steps. This is due to software restrictions of Apple. Getting the music to play is one issue but to attend to phone calls in the middle of a drive is a completely different problem. It is simple to plug in the Dock Connection Accessory to the car stereo. FOr phone calls using the iPhones Bluetooth or headphone port is required.

The Tunebase Direct costing $70 changes much of this problem. Not only does this accessory work with the iPhone, it also works with current generation iPod Nano and Touch models. This accessory is made, so that you can hear both your music and your phone through the car speakers, the Tunebase Direct mic picks up your voice.

AAXA P1 Pico Projector For iPod and iPhone Review

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Many practical considerations add to the utility and appeal of the P1 Pico Projector. This baby costs $239, who should buy it and why is discussed here. About the size of an iPod and twice as thick, there is a lot to speak of in this little device. There is a speaker, lithium ion rechargeable battery pack, and LED light and a LCOS Imager.

You can use this to create a relatively large video wall wherever you are. This is not the norm, so much so that it is appealing. So conceptually you can use this device to watch moveis and TV on a large dispaly and present photo-galleries on the road. All that is needed is a flat surface and a dark room.


iHome iP9 iPhone iPod Dual Alarm Clock Review

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The iP9 for the iPhone and iPod cost $100. It is slightly different from the iH9. The iP9 has less bass and more treble. But they are mostly the same. The iP9 is about as good as the iP99 soundwise though it costs less. The sound difference is mostly imperceptible.

The iP9 works with the iPhone as well. The iP9’s power brick is small in size and wieght. The iP9 screen is bright and good. The other features are like the iH9. You get the iP9 in silver and black.

Incipio Silicrylic for iPod Touch 2G Review

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Silicrylic a rubber case – X shaped rear plastic frame combination is priced at $20. Three new caases have been released by Incipio for the second gen iPod and Silicrylic is one of them. The name sounds slick so is the case as good as it sounds? Lets find out. There is a video stand and a clear screen protector. The Silicrylic is available in three colors.

The idea is to combine the good points of plastic and rubber and benefit from their individual advantages. Non distinctive, yet a tad appealing overall, this case has a matte finish that makes it stable in the hand.  A reasonable amount of bulk is added to the iPod by this case. It adds more bulk than Feather and Duroshot.

Incipio Lloyd Adapter Review

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Nowadays iPhone and iPod accessory prices has hit the roof. This has become so evident that the problem has been even acknowledged by Apple. Add on microphones are an example of this. Stereo only mics appeared on the iPod scene two years ago starting at 50 dollars. Now monaural mic equipped earphones are available for just $29. Inpicio retails a dedicated microphone add on for just $18 now.


Core Cases Aluminum Slider for iPhone 3G Review

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Many metal bodied iPod cases have been released in the last four years by the iPod. The iPhone and iPhone 3G are probably more challenging to make cases for because of their build. This $30 case is highly evolved and is a new perspective on such cases altogether.

The signal is a bit weaker due to the case but this is more important for users in areas where the signal is weak. This is one good looking metal case…gives your 3G the cover of a tank.

Just Mobile Xtand for iPod touch IG + 2G

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Close on the heels of Xtand for iPhone comes the Xtand for the iPod Touch 1G + 2G. This baby will cost you $40 and is definitely worth thinking about. It is an A rated product. Almost exactly the same as the Xtand for iPhone and iPhone 3G, The Xtand for iPod Touch comprises an aluminum table stand, a rotating iPod touch mount and a screw set that joins these two. Also included are rubber edge clips 4*2 which keep the iPod in place.

Access to the Dock Connector and headphone ports as well as Sleep/Wake button is available when the iPod is inserted into the mount. Assembling the Xtand is a simple procedure and not one to worry about. It works well with both 1G and 2G Touch’s.

Griffin Clarifi Case with Built in Close Up Lens for iPhone 3G Review

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Griffins Clarifi case costs $35 but provides great value for the price. The design seems inspired by Slider. It works with every accessory without removing it from the case. Also included is a full screen protector and cleaning cloth. This case offers great protection and we can see that a lot of though went into its making.

One feature of the Clarifi makes it completely different. It has a sliding macro lens that can help the camera take clear close up pics. The color rendition is not magically enhanced but the ability of the device to focus on nearby objects is. There is definitely finer detail in the pic.

DLO Slimcase Review

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

Recently a huge number of cases and accessories have made their way into the iPhone/iPod market. The DLO Slimcase costs $35. This leather covered hardshell has a detachable wrist strap. This Slimcase has two clear film screen protectors. This is a desirable and positive change. On the sides the design is more open. Also on the top it is more open.

The iPhone 3G top surface – most of it is exposed. Usually the Slimcase does not work inside Universal docks. If you want to keep it inside speakers then you will have to remove the iPhone 3G. In some other cases of this type, there is a way around this inconvenience.

Case Mate Vroom Case Review

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

The iPhone 3G has been out for a couple of months. A number of accessories have appeared on the scene to accessorize this iPhone. If you want to encase your iPhone 3G, and that too without spending too much, consider the Vroom Case from Case Mate. It costs just $15. This rubber case will remind you of your car tires and is probably one you would like to take your iPhone on the road with as well.


This case has treads on the bottom, with a hole for the 3G’s camera. The bottom hole is nicely proportioned and there are small ones on the top and side as well. There is protection for the volume as well as Sleep/Wake buttons. The negative part about this phone is that dust gets attracted to it easily. The chrome bezel of the 3G lies exposed


JAVOedge Indented JAVOSkin for iPhone 3G Review

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

The idea to envelop a device be it your iPod or iPhone in a rubber case, on the back and sides with the screen protected by a thin film has been embraced by most. This trend has only been accelerated with the coming of the iPhone 3G. Largely, silicone cases tend to similar to each other differing in only the way the rubber is molded, amount of rubber employed to cover the iPhone 3G and the cost of the finished product.

The present JAVOedge’s Indented JAVASkin which costs $20 comes with visible improvements to the last year’s version. The most apparent is the price which is a few dollars less and now at par with other similar rubber cases. A rather pleasing change is the complete removal of the generic aesthetics and undoubtedly hideous molding. This has been replaced by a clean, black or white design. The case’s back has a series of horizontal bar grooves and the holes have been cut-to precision for the iPhone 3G’s features and controls. The grooves however have an irritating tendency to pick up dust.


Myvu Crystal 701 iPod Edition Review

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Myvu along with Korea’s INNO Design has recently developed a more stylish frame for wearable video display. This is the Crystal 701 which is priced at $300 and is designed to work with present generation iPod nano, touch and classic models.

 The Crystal 701 edition includes the usual components. The box contains one pair of sunglass-like goggles with non-removable ear buds attached to it, a remote control for controlling volume, power and brightness and a Dock Connector cable. Included in the pack is a plain fabric carrying bag, three sets of silicone tips for the ear buds and a USB cable for recharging. The good thing about the Crystal 701 is that it’s the best 640×840 wearable video display yet made for the iPods. (more…)