The life of a TMA editor should be empty now that I’ve discovered that I doesn’t own the one iPhone product I need: the Meninos iPhone Coaster set. It costs 59.99$ and comes with the following spec (like how I threw in that tech gobbledygook?):
• 16 coasters
• Made from sturdy MDF plywood
• Wrapped with a premium vinyl decal and durable varnish to protect the design.
• A thin rubber layer on the bottom keeps the coasters from slipping around.
• Reusable and washable.
If you don’t trust us though, check out the reviews and video review from blogger: Chris Pirillo
Watching a movie/tv show on your iPhone or iPod Touch without a stand of sorts can quite literally “cramp your style”. We’ve seen plenty of make-shift and DIY stands made from paperclips, LEGO, pencils and even an Airline Barf Bag. If you prefer to NOT get creative and make your own though, you may want to check out MoviePeg.
Forget awkwardly propping up your iPhone with your bag or that complicated tripod contraption. Add MoviePeg to your iPhone, adjust the angle and like magic you’ll be in relaxed viewing heaven. And it’s not just for movies; use it in the kitchen when following recipes, with the guys watching sports, as a night-stand for your alarm clock, in the garage working through those how-to instructions, or keeping the kids entertained without the evidence of sticky little fingers. No matter how you use it, MoviePeg is your super portable iPhone tilting wonder.
Made from recyclable materials and sold in 6 different colors, the MoviePeg will set you back a reasonable £ 4.99 ($7.50US). Add another $3US for shipping and handling (outside of Europe) and you’re good to prop your iDevice up for whatever it is you’re doing.
Like vultures circling the half-dead carcass of hapless desert hunter, accessory makers will be swooping in to take advantage of the iPad’s hype. Some already have and if Tom Bihn’s accessory bags are any indication, the iPad hasn’t really met accessory makers yet. Both the Cache and the Ristretto appear to be made for another product and at the last minute, got an ‘iPad’ pasted over the top, but come on Tom, you could do better. If the above designs catch your fancy, the marketing report below may just put you over the top.
More after the gap:
iTête à iTête – Interview with Parrot’s Michael Pastor – AR.Drone – future of augmented reality gaming
Hey there folks! I know it’s been a while since my last interview. The holiday rush caught up not only to me, but to my prospective victims as well. But holidays have come and gone, the dust has settled and we have quite lineup of interviews for the coming weeks. If you’re interested in learning the ins and outs of development of your favourite apps, games and accessories – make sure to stay tuned to TouchMyApps.com and subscribe to our RSS feed.
The iDevice controlled, quad-propeller Parrot AR.Drone helicopter debuted at this year’s CES. And we got some mouth time with the kind folks behind this dream toy! Joining me today is Michael Pastor – the Marketing coordinator for the AR.Drone project.
Kleer, manufacturer of true lossless wireless audio transmission technology, will release an iDevice app designed to interface with products from multiple vendors which benefit from Kleer’s wireless technology. Kleer has the advantage over the other popular wireless solution, Bluetooth, by firing a stronger, higher quality signal to receiving devices, and has unique pairing options. You can read more about Kleer VS. AD2P for the iPod touch, and in TMA’s review of the Cy-Fi Wireless sports speaker which has turned my training sessions into safe, tuneful workouts.
Press Release after the gap:
Technology moves in leaps and strides. Just a few decades ago, most people had never heard of credit cards: carrying around tonnes of cash was essential. Now it’s hard to imagine our lives without those little pieces of plastic that make life so much easier. Just today I stumbled upon a new company that allows the iPhone to accept credit card payments with the help of a little gizmo attached to the audio jack. The device scans the magnetic strip on the back of a credit card for payments wherever and whenever.
We are proud to announce the opening of TouchMyApps’ very own Accessory Store, where you’ll find a huge assortment of cases, chargers, bluetooth headsets and much more for your beloved iPhone. Powered by MobiHand, a leader in mobile content solutions, TMA’s store carries products from over 60 brand names (Belkin, Jawbone, GRIFFIN…) at competitive prices.
To start browsing for your next iPhone accessory purchase, you will find the “Store” link located in our top navigation bar or you can simply click here. We also have a Store RSS feed, just so you can keep up with the latest releases and best sellers. This newest addition of TMA is one of the many exciting features we have planned for the site, which includes an upcoming forum and an App Store that will keep track of the 100,000+ iDevice apps. In the meantime, we hope you’ll enjoy visiting our Accessory Store and happy shopping!
Princeton, the web-store responsible for the off-kilter “Invitation to the Innovations” slogan, have a beautiful piece of glass for the iPhone. The iZoom provides 8X optical zoom lens, a tripod, and a screw-in lens mount for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. And, according the the spec, this cheap attachment shoots at F1.1 speed for out-of-focus blurring. For the artistic sniper, this ~45$ attachment may mean the difference between simple head shots and sexy glamour shots. For peeping Toms… well, this lens should do the trick.
With the GPS-equipped Tom Tom Car Kit and Tom Tom 1.2, first-gen iPhones and all iPod touches can see the road for you, and mounted to your windscreen, function as proper electronic navigators. The Tom Tom Car Kit costs 119.95$ and included a built-in GPS, line out for music playback, integrated charging circuit, speaker and microphone for live, hands-free telephone calls. Of course, without WiFi, the iPod touch functions only as a GPS.
It’s simple – at current saturation rates, in 8,34 years, 89% of the world’s population will have an Apple iPod or iPhone. The last 11 percent rest content in having thwarted digital takeover, nursing dilapidated Walkmans and half-eaten vinyl Sound Burgers. Make no mistake, nearly everyone will have an Apple-branded portable of some sort. But, with Apple’s ultimate victory in the portable market, their next dire concern will be to discover methods to remain viable in a saturated market. Apple know portable – it has been hardwired into their immune system since the original iPod and kept them afloat long enough to revolutionise the computer industry yet again. Enter the iShoe, Apcamper, iJogger, niKE, etc. – a new wave of Apple-buoyed electronic fashion accessories.