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TABI Tablet Holder

Posted in Accessories by Tam Yue on September 16th, 2014

TabiThis is so simple and so genius all at once, it makes us think; “Why didn’t I think of that!” But we didn’t, the guys at Bondi did, so we are just going to write about it.

TABI is a device that makes holding your large smartphone or tablet so much easier. Let’s face it, most of us have a tablet and most of us use it all the time. We have actually heard of people’s fingers going numb because they are on their mobile devices so much. This sweet little invention will help make using your tablet much more convenient.

TABI is a basically a stretchable band with two prong claws on each end that hook on to the top and bottom of the tablet so you can slip your hand between it and the tablet to improve your grip. There …

Pebble’s Aria Charger Speaker Combo

Posted in Accessories by Darrin Olson on May 3rd, 2014

Pebble Aria Speaker ChargerIt seems that regardless of the model, if you use your smartphone with its full smartphone capabilities all day long, you’re going battery is not going to make it through the day. There are a multitude of chargers available on the market to aid in this task, with one of those being the Pebble Aria.

This small, portable device carries a 3500mAh battery with enough juice to charge most phones a couple of times, but the Aria also comes with another significant feature. It has a built-in speaker that can run on its own for up to 70 hours. The speaker is not wireless however, undoubtedly saving on power, and connects with a standard 3.5mm jack. The charger works through a standard USB connection.

The Pebble Aria is available now and can be picked up for a little under …

Easy2Pick Wireless Luggage Finder

Posted in Accessories by Conner Flynn on May 17th, 2011

The problem with suitcases is that they all look the same. That can make it hard to find your bag at the airport. The Easy2Pick Wireless Luggage Finder can help. It has a built-in wireless transmitter and wireless key chain recognition device.

This means that while you wait at baggage claim, your key chain will sound, flash, and vibrate once your suitcase is within 20 meters. Now you know where it is and you have your bag. The device uses unique codes that prevent mistaken identification. It also automatically de-activates in the airplane and re-activates on the luggage belt. Using an electric photo sensor, it senses when it is in the the plane by measuring factors like light, altitude and noise. It will cost you $24.95.

Toddy Smart Cloth from Toddy Gear

Posted in Accessories by Conner Flynn on March 27th, 2011

We love our gadgets and so we want them to look good in addition to performing good. So you need to keep your gadgets clean and keep those fingerprints and smears to a minimum. Toddy Gear can help. They have unveiled a new cleaning product called the Toddy Smart cloth.

It’s a small microfiber cloth that comes in several styles and colors. It’s designed to remove the smudges and fingerprints from touchscreens and LCD devices without scratching. On one side is a silk microfiber, the other side has a plush microfiber. It does the job without liquids or sprays.

Pantone Capsure lets you capture colors anywhere

Posted in Accessories by Conner Flynn on October 19th, 2010

Thanks to the Pantone Capsure Design pros can capture colors for use in their projects wherever they may be. The Capsure from Pantone is a handheld color scanner that will allow you to capture colors from just about any surface including small items, patterns, and multi-colored textures. Even walls and carpets.

You might be out during the day and see the perfect color for a project on an object. If so just use the Capsure to capture that color for use in the project back in the office. Pretty handy.

UD Replicas offers Tron replica motorcycle suits

Posted in Accessories by Shane McGlaun on October 5th, 2010

Somewhere right now Tron guy just jizzed in his pants. UD Replicas has unveiled its latest replica motorcycle suits and this time they feature designs from the new Tron flick set to launch soon. The guy’s suit is based on the Sam Flynn suit in the movie and the ladies suit looks similar.

The suit features CE approved body armor, form molded leather detailing, light reflective accents, and heavy duty stretch spandex. The suit has a silicone hexagon print and a form molded leather disk. The suit comes in four different pieces.

Quirky shows off cool Trek Support battery charging backpack

Posted in Accessories,Baggage,Batteries by Shane McGlaun on September 23rd, 2010

Quirky has some cool products that we have talked about before. One of my favorites was the Switch knife that surfaced a while back. The latest offering from Quirky is the Trek Support backpack. The thing is designed to hold your gadgets and notebook and can help keep them charged up too.

The backpack has a removable battery inside that promises 7 hours of power depending on what you hook to it. The battery pack has four pockets and has enough outlets to charge three of those USB gadgets at the same time.

Headcase unveils awesome Etch A Sketch iPad Case

Posted in Accessories,Apple by Shane McGlaun on September 21st, 2010

I would bet I owned a dozed Etch A Sketches of varying sizes during my youth. My kids have several of them and still play with them each time we check out at the store since they tend to have little versions near the register. I remember the challenge just to make stairs using the white knobs when I was a kid.

Headcase has announced a very cool new case for the iPad that is called the Etch A Sketch iPad case. The case looks exactly like the Etch A Sketch that we are all used to. The thing has a couple white knobs printed on the corners of the case for looks. Those knobs are only images, not the real deal.

Blue unveils Mikey for Flip microphone

Posted in Accessories,Camcorders by Shane McGlaun on September 21st, 2010

Today the best selling camcorders on the market aren’t the fancy high-end models costing tons of money, but the easy to use and low price models like the line from Flip. Flip’s line of Mino and other camcorders are among the most popular you will find and make it easy for people to record video and upload them to sites like YouTube and others.

The catch is that while the Flip camcorders can record HD quality video, the devices have sound that isn’t as good as their video quality. The fix for the sound quality is here from Blue Microphones. Blue makes mics for all manner of uses from the PC to professional musicians to use in recording studios and live events. The latest new offering for the company is the Mikey for Flip microphone.

Gear Tie ties up your gear and stuff

Posted in Accessories by Shane McGlaun on September 8th, 2010

I can fix most anything with duct tape and some wire ties. The downside to wire ties is that if I ever need to remove them for some reason I have to cut them off. That can get a bit hairy if the ties are holding something delicate like thin wires.

A company called Gear Tie has unveiled a new line of reusable ties called Gear Tie that have more in common with those metal bread twisty ties than the wire ties computer geeks are used to. The Gear Tie is reusable and covered in a rubber material. The tings come in a number of different sizes and are easy to take off and reattach as needed.

PadTab wall mounts iPad and other tablets

Posted in Accessories by Shane McGlaun on September 3rd, 2010

I have always wanted to have one of those fancy home automation systems that would control the lights in my home with the push of a button. I also want a touchscreen on the wall to control the system too. If you have the home automation system and want the touchscreen controller on the wall a new system to mount the iPad to the wall may be perfect for you, assuming you can control your system with the iPad.

The mount system is called PadTab. It is pictured with the iPad, but it would work with most tablets. The system is a couple plastic tabs with a square that goes on your iPad and is about as thick as a nickel. Another tab mounts to your wall or other vertical surface and is much smaller than the tablet side.

Tag-Heuer Eyewear offers $450 Squadro Night Vision Optics glasses

Posted in Accessories by Shane McGlaun on July 15th, 2010

I have a few sets of name brand sunglasses and surprisingly I have managed to not sit on them or lose them for a few years now. We can all understand the need for sunglasses when we drive, but some folks have a bigger problem with night driving thanks to glare than day driving.

Tag-Heuer Eyewear has unveiled a new line of glasses for night driving that have special lenses in them. The special lenses are supposed to reduce glare and help improve night vision. Apparently, a bunch of racecar drivers wear these things when racing at night.

Crazy $250 carbon fiber and titanium coaster

Posted in Accessories by Shane McGlaun on July 13th, 2010

Carbon fiber and titanium are materials that are often used in the racing and aerospace industries. The materials are used because they are strong and very lightweight.

You don’t often hear of carbon fiber and titanium being used in the coaster market though. A company called Black Badger has unveiled just such a coaster. Each of them is made from a patterned roll of carbon fiber and titanium.

Carry-on Coat is perfect for the geek flasher

Posted in Accessories by Shane McGlaun on July 5th, 2010

In movies, flashers always have long trenchcoats and run around showing off their jiggly bits to everyone. If that flasher were a geek that wanted to stay connected while flashing, he would need the new SCOTTEVEST Carry-On Coat.

The new coat has a ton of pockets covering all sizes and appears to be the required trench coat length. There are pockets for the iPad, the iPhone, MP3 players, water, keys and just about anything else you can think of.

Gioteck In2Link for PS3 Slim announced

Posted in Accessories by Shane McGlaun on June 18th, 2010

I just mentioned that cool looking MX-2 remote control from Gioteck. I also mentioned that you would need an IR adapter of some sort for it to work. The good news is that Gioteck has one of those coming too.

The device is called the Gioteck In2Link for the PS3 Slim. It not only adds a wide angle IR receiver, but it also adds some lost connectivity. The device plugs into the two USB ports of the Slim and adds a third powered USB port.