If you're a long time iPod and iPhone user, you probably have an old speaker dock laying around from the pre-iPhone 5 days. While you could use your iPhone 5 with your old dock using a 30-pin to Lightning adapter, having unnecessary cables running around your desk, nightstand or bookshelf can be annoying. However, if you don't mind losing out on the charging functionality of your dock, you can add the Auris to your dock.
The Auris is Bluetooth receiver for all 30-pin and 3.5mm audio jack speakers. The device itself ... more
If you're an urban cyclist, chances are you often find yourself riding home at night after a late class, meeting or other event. If you're anything like me, this is also the time your iPhone starts to die. However, with the Siva Cycle, a promising new Kickstarter project that charges your iPhone or other USB powered device while you ride, this will be a non-issue.
The Siva Cycle itself attaches to your rear wheel, meaning you have to take off your back Quick Release or set of lug nuts for ... more
OtterBox has introduced a 3D version of its Commuter Series case. The new version of the Commuter gives the case a bit of cheesy flare by offering three different 3D designs on the back of the case: the Skull, the Tropical and the Western Flower.
Personally, I'm not a huge fan of OtterBox's new designs as they look a bit gaudy and overstated. Each of the three new designs is offered in a different color: Ninja (green), Sea Foam (teal), and Bloom (pink). These colors are a bit flashy for ... more
If you purchased a MacBook Pro with Retina display or MacBook Air in mid-2012 or later, you probably already know that your MacBook charges via a MagSafe 2 connector. Because of this, your new laptop cannot be charged by older MagSafe chargers, including the one in the Apple Cinema Display and Thunderbolt Display. However, Apple does sell a $9.99 adapter that converts original MagSafe chargers to MagSafe 2 compatible chargers, allowing you to use your old chargers and displays.
The only issue I've come across when using the MagSafe 2 adapter ... more
If your heart died alongside your NES, you may want to pick up an 8-Bit Bumper for your iPhone. The back and sides of the case feature an array of tiny blocks that are meant to emulate 8-bit pixels. These pixels make up a large 8-bit Apple logo that gives the case an 80s video game look that any Apple or video game enthusiast can appreciate.
This case features both back and side protection to protect your iPhone 4, 4S and 5 from damage due to scratching and dropping. The case ... more
If you have an old Apple //e kicking around, but don't have a tape drive to load games off of, you may want to try streaming games to it from your iPad. This can be done pretty easily by loading the Apple Game Server Online and connecting the audio output from your iPad into your Apple //e's audio input. The Apple //e's audio input is usually used for a tape drive. Once everything is connected, boot up your Apple //e, press CONTROL + RESET and type "LOAD" into ... more
I love my EarPods, but I find my pair getting constantly tangled when in my pocket or my messenger bag. While I could coil them up, I would run the risk of damaging the cable or the speaker itself. I recently stumbled upon a product on Amazon that not only keeps your EarPods untangled and protected, but works as a stand for your iPad mini, iPod touch or iPhone.
The EarPod case and stand is produced by a company called Square Jellyfish. The company is well known for its stands ... more
As an avid urban cyclist in the city of Chicago, I'm always a bit paranoid about my bicycle being stolen. After all, it is my main mode of transportation and a source of fun and exercise. Because of this, I'm in need of a way to track my bicycle if it is ever stolen (*knock on wood*) so I have an easier way to work with Chicago law enforcement to retrieve my bike. While I haven't been able to find a simple tracking device to do this yet, BikeSpike, a ... more
No matter what you've been told in the past, sometimes two inches is big enough to get the job done. Wacom, the fine folks behind those gorgeous tablets that designers use, has released a brand new stylus that measures just 1.85 inches, and it may just convince you to change your mind about the umpteen other styli you have for iOS devices.
The Bamboo Stylus mini is made of brass, and coated with soft rubber. It has interchangeable tips and is capacitive (obviously). In short, it looks like a crayon, ... more
Though I’m usually not a huge fan of iPad sleeves, there are a few that really stick out from the crowd. One of these sleeves is the Bowden by the folks at FineGrain, a relatively new startup that focuses on iPad sleeves. The Bowden is a sleeve that is handcrafted
I’ve had a long relationship with Realmac Software, and their applications. The first time I came across one of their products with Little Snapper, which I’m pretty sure showed up in my email because of a MacHeist bundle I had purchased early on in my Mac life. Since then, I’ve