Get a grip. Walk your iPhone. iCatch your iPhone …or something like that. I’m not a marketer, but I wonder what sort of marketing campaign breffo launched or will launch for the intriguing Spiderpodium Dock. It’s basically a foldable seat/cradle/carriage/jail cell for any of the iDevices and I’ve my eyes set on this accessory. And, its shower stool-like tail end has got a 30-pin connector-shaped port. Yep, you can plug your lappy, line out, headphone amp, and even DAC into your iDevice without breaking the spider’s scary death grip.
Actually, TMA should be reviewing it in the next month or so, so hang on. The best part, especially after getting used to many overpriced options is that its 1995 pennies are shy of so much of the competition.
Lots of photos and info after the gap:
I stole the tagline from EMVY just to see what sort of reception this badboy would get from TMA readers. I mean, this iPhone case is packed: juice, flash, protection – what more do you need from a ~65$ iPhone case? And since it’s all in one package, it might even trump Morphie’s Juice Pack. What’s the catch? Well, the EMVY case looks to still be on pre-order on one hand, and it targets the outgoing 3G/3GS on the other. It may be late to the game, but its specs are fine looking to say the least:
-More then 1x your iPhone battery
-On/Off switch for on the spot charging
-Flash LED light for low light camera use or emergency light
-Sleek rubber type surface (not too slippery, not too sticky)
-Specially designed to fit your hand comfortably (tested)
-Mini USC cable included, charges both iPhone and case, syncs to itunes
-Integrated 3 battery light indicator
-Increases standby time by 240 hours!
-Up to 4+ hours of continuous additional 3G talk and data time
-Cell type: Li-Polymer battery
Most people seem to have an iPhone lately; I used to quite enjoy seeing the look of jealousy on people’s faces when they saw my iPhone (although admittedly I always thought I was going to get mugged) but now everyone’s got one. So with that in mind I thought I’d have a look at some fun and useful little gadgets designed to make your relationship with your iPhone that little bit better.
Our friends over at AppSlappy – THE best podcast about all things iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (trust me on that – I tried dozens) – have just posted an excellent video review of Apple’s Camera Connection Kit. I don’t know about you, but once I get an iPad – that’s one of the first things on my list to buy as an accessory. Slappy!
Cute accessory. Hammacher Schlemmer’s Easy iPod Media Sharer looks like a cheap digicam, but it does as much for your music as Apple and Amazon’s squabbles. For only 99,95$ CAD, you can enjoy pirating music from the comfort of your own iPod.
This device allows you to easily share music, video, and pictures between two connected iPods without the use of a computer. It automatically recognizes when you plug in iPods (either Mac or PC formatting) on either end, and it can transfer a three-minute song in five seconds and a 30-minute video in three minutes. The device can also transfer any files when the iPods are set to “disk drive” mode. Its rechargeable battery provides up to 1 1/2 hours of operation during transfers, and includes an AC adapter that recharges the device in four hours; iPods are recharged while connected. Not compatible with iPhone or iPod Touch. 3/4″ H x 2 1/4″ W x 3 1/2″ D. (2 oz.)
- Mini (no bass)
- Nano (the foldable)
- 3rd Gen iPod (spaz buttons)
- 4th Gen iPod (Photo)
- 5th Gen iPod (Video)
- 6th Gen iPod (Classic)
I’m a keen walker and camper, but I also love my iPhone, so finding a case which promised to fully protect my device is a must have. I mean, that is what an iDevice case is supposed to do, right? Well sure, there are fashionable, earthy ones like the Skydda TradDuo, but when you want to beat the bushes, it’s time for rubber. The Otterbox Defender case comes in four colours: black, white, yellow and pink, catering for all audiences.
Skydda’s wooden iPhone cases look stunning in photographs, but in the hand they are more impressive. They are high quality, very easy to fit onto your iPhone, and have great functionality. The TradDuo case comes in two parts. To fit the case, you slide one end of your phone into the case (as per the instructions), then clip the bottom part on. It’s a very secure fit, with no rattling.
Safety be damned, this SoundMan iPad-powered car audio system is pretty damn cool. It Onkyo’s ND-S1 digital transport for bit-perfect decoding, 5,1 sound, and pertinently, a McIntosh amp. Right, a touch-screen car audio system is about as safe as smoking a grenade, but currently, it is cutting edge and cutely demonstrates a use for the iPad’s great audio circuit. And if you hate cars? why not check out the Bluetooth/Kleer Wireless Cy-Fi Wireless bicycle/sport speaker? That, friends is two-wheel audio/exercise bliss!
Fashionistas see the iPhone and iPod touch as more than just an accessory. To them, it is an integral part of an outfit, a statement, a clever way to enhance their get up, or vica versa. It’s all part of the game and it makes sense. At the other end of the spectrum are the geeks. This fun-sucking group keep their portable devices locked away in Otter Boxes and wear only the most manly of earphones, swearing that it’s girly to accessorise a piece of steel and glass.
For the proud iPhone owners out there, there’s a good chance that you’ve already purchased some form of protection for your beloved iDevice (as they say, “no glove no love!”). More likely than not, your case is made of silicone or even leather. What if you wanted something different, something say, made of wood? Enter Skydda Designs, a company that has taken on the task of making premium iPhone 3G/3GS cases carved from a single block of premium-quality hardwood and hand-polished to a satin finish. Skydda offer two types of cases: the TradCase is made from Walnut, Cherry or Teak hardwoods, while the TradDuo (two-toned) comes in Maple/Walnut or Maple/Cherry flavors. Surprisingly, these unique cases are quite affordable, considering that you’re getting wood carefully carved to fit your iPhone like a glove. A TradCase will set you back $44.99 US, while the TradDuo will cost $54.99. More info including piccies after the break.
And if you always wanted to see the Skydda in action, check out TMA’s review of the TradDuo