Battery cases are somewhat of a necessity for me. I have had one since my original iPhone and have had one for every iPhone I have owned since. I have experience the problems that have plagued battery cases through the years such as the lose of reception that was common with the Incase Power Slider for the iPhone 3G and the bulkiness of the MiLi for the original iPhone. Click Read More for the whole review.Jeremy
With the iPad Mini’s recent launch, many consumers have found the availability of iPad Mini cases lacking. With the holiday season rapidly approaching, we at Digilounge thought it would be helpful to do a mini round-up of 4 of our favorite iPad Mini cases. They range from the front only covering Apple Smart Cover to the popular Moleskine look-a-like DODOcase.
Click Read More for reviews of the 4 cases.Jeremy
CW&T is a small design studio that is based in Brooklyn that is for the most part, a two man show. They went to Kickstarter with the idea for a beautiful machined aluminum pen. 4,048 backers and $281,989 dollars of pledge money later, the Pen Type-A has come to fruition. Costing $50 during the Kickstarter campaign and $99 on the CW&T web store, the Pen Type-A sets the bar high for other Kickstarter pen projects of which we have seen a recent surge. As you can see from the video above it comes with an aluminum ruler case that keeps the pen free of scratches and niks when it is jostling around in your bag. All in all the Pen Type-A is a great pen if you are a fan of the Hi Tec C4 or G Tec cartridges but I would have liked to seen more support for other refill cartridges.Posted by: Jeremy
The OtterBox Defender has been the goto case for the rugged and clumsy alike. Check out the video above to see Jeremy’s quick look at the case. If you are interested in purchasing this case, be aware that there are a lot of knock-offs on the market that are often sold on eBay. For the 100% legitimate purchase try to buy from OtterBox directly or from an Apple store, or a verified Amazon.com seller.Posted by: Jeremy
Just last month, Samsung announced it had sold over 5 million Galaxy Notes in the 5 months since launch. With such a successful launch and the introduction of a stylus based tablet, Galaxy Note 10.1, it must be questioned whether the stylus is back in the hands of people for good or just a fad. At Gadget Show Live today I got the opportunity to try the Galaxy Note and I have nothing but good things to say about it, except the size, but that is beside the point. The stylus or Samsung branded “S-pen” is a great piece of technology.
The S-pen branding is also a brilliant idea from Samsung. The word stylus seems to carry a negative connotation that reminds everyone of the dark days of Windows Mobile and Palm Pilots. The S-pen is also leaps and bounds better than the average consumer stylus. Some of the extra features include pressure sensitivity and the functionality of a button. With a surge in drawing and note taking apps I think that we will also see an huge bump in the number of styli and stylus manufacturers.Jeremy
Tomorrow, the Digilounge crew will be heading to Gadget Show Live Press Day in Birmingham. This year there are roughly 275 exhibitors at the show ranging from Soul headphones by Ludacris, to Alienware, to Fitbit, to Volkswagon. The full exhibitor list can be found here.
We will be sure to take plenty of pictures and video of all of the exciting gadgets that are on display. If there is anything specific that you would like to have us check out just mention @DigiloungeUK in a tweet and we will do our best to cover it.
For live tweeting from the floor, be sure to follow @JM_Stewart and @Chriscooper45 so you can see updates as they happen.Posted by: Jeremy
Today, Apple unveiled a sneak peek video of OSX Mountain Lion which is coming later this summer. The video, found here, goes over 9 of the new features that will be found in the OS update. Some of the more interesting additions include, Messages, Notes, and Reminders, which are all desktop versions of their mobile counter parts. With Mountain Lion we are seeing a lot more of our favorite features of iOS make their way to our laptops and desktops, including an all new Growl-style notifications system.
Apple has released a preview to devs and we can except to see a retail version this summer, most likely with a new version of the Macbook Pro which might include a higher resolution screen.Posted by: Jeremy
This week I would like to start a weekly article about a product on Kickstarter than catches my eye or is just plain interesting. If you would like to suggest a Kickstarter Project for next weeks or any weeks Kickstarter Highlight just tweet me your idea. @JM_Stewart
Kickstarter hall of famer, Scott Wilson and his MINIMAL design team are at it again. Imaging a new product to make your life simpler. Incase you have not heard of Scott and his team, they are the inventors that created the TikTok and LunaTik iPod Nano watch straps that debuted on the social fund-raising site, Kickstarter.Jeremy
Recent FCC filings picked up by AndroidPolice show a new product from Jawbone that seems to be a larger version of the Jambox. The Jambox, already a great product would be roughly double the dimensions of the current Jambox. Hopefully there will be a larger battery to improve on the already stellar 10-hours the current Jambox gets.
Jawbone has made a big push out of the headset market, expanding into the lifestyle side of the tech world. Hopefully as they move into more and more market they can improve our daily lives.
Reports have shown that Microsoft are planning on creating an iPad version of their Microsoft Office software suite!
This will be the first time that Microsoft have released any Office programs for Apples tablet, and could be quite a smart move considering the market share that the iPad has. iPad only news site The Daily got the exlusive which reveals that the iPad version could be coming sometime next year, just before a updated version of Office arrives for OS X Lion!
Apple does already have its own suite of productivity software, in the form of iWork, but that hasn’t stopped Office being one of Microsoft’s biggest sellers! It has also been expected that since Microsoft have been expanding their Office 365 and Skydrive services over the past few months that these will be incorporated into the iPad apps offering full cloud services!Posted by: Chris