Archive for iPhone Accessories

Bing comes to the iPhone

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 16th, 2009

Bing comes to the iPhoneMicrosoft and Apple may be on opposite sides of the computer wars, but that’s no reason for Bing to steer clear of the iPhone. And so the Bing iPhone app is available in the App Store. It’s free and has features for Windows Mobile and BlackBerry.

You’ll also get voice search and location detection. Either download Bing for your iPhone through the iTunes link, or visit m.bing.com on your iPhone, and you’ll be redirected to the AppStore. What are you waiting for?

IMDB app for iPhone

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 10th, 2009

IMDB app for iPhoneYou need movie facts and you need them now. Otherwise you won’t win the argument. There’s an app for that. The Internet Movie Database now has it’s own iPhone app. It’s the same stuff that’s on the site, but in a neatly-designed and easy to use reference for just about every film or show. You’ll also get local showtimes, trailers, and TV listings.

However you can’t rate or review movies, and do the other stuff that you can with an account. But it’s all good because it’s free.

Dragon Dictation for iPhone

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 8th, 2009

Dragon Dictation For iPhoneMany people hate typing on the iPhone. If you are one of these people, you will want to check out Dragon Dictation for the iPhone. It’s free for a limited time. Nuance’s Dragon Dictation for the iPhone uses the company’s Naturally Speaking engine to allow your phone to translate what you’re saying into text.

The program uses the clipboard as an intermediary. Talk into the Dragon app, then move over to wherever you want the words and paste ‘em. If you really really hate typing on your iPhone, it may even be worth paying for this.

WallDock iPhone charger

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 6th, 2009

WallDock iPhone chargerThe WallDock iPhone charger is exactly what it sounds like, an iPhone charger that plugs into your wall. Sounds pretty handy until you realize that all of your electrical outlets are low. The dock allows for access to the touchscreen, but it doesn’t really do you any good unless you’ve taught your baby to use your iPhone and don’t care about him or her sticking a finger in the socket.

Yeah, a desk charger is probably better. Of course you could always use your feet. It’s only $25 if you want to play footsie. Me, I’ll stick to a desktop charger.

RedEye: Turn your iPhone into a Universal Remote

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 2nd, 2009

RedEye: Turn your iPhone into a Universal RemoteRedEye is a device that will turn your iPhone or iPod Touch into a fully functional universal remote that can be used to control a wide range of equipment. Anything from your HDTV, Cable Box, and even your DVD player or Blu-ray player.

Here’s how it works. Your iPhone or iPod touch sends commands to the receiver unit via WiFi, then the signals are converted into infrared and sent to your AV equipment. Since everyone and their eighty year old grandmother already has an iPhone, this could truly be one remote to rule them all.

iPhone Icon Pillows

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 2nd, 2009

iPhone Icon PillowsWe’ve seen many different geeky pillows in our time, but finally someone has come up with some fun iPhone Icon Pillows, which would look great in any geeky apartment or house. Try not to butt-dial with these on your couch.

Some of the pillows available include the SMS icon, the Mail icon, the Photos icon, the iPod icon, and the Phone icon from the iPhone home screen. Now these icons are soft and cuddly.

TurkeyTimer iPhone App

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 24th, 2009

TurkeyTimer iPhone AppIf you are the lucky one who gets to cook the Thanksgiving Turkey for the family, here’s an app that should help. Turkey Time for the iPhone hlps you keep track of your cooking time and make sure you get that turkey cooked perfectly. You know, instead of burning it.

Using the turkeys weight and your preferences, the app gives you estimates of the turkeys internal temperature, tells you when to baste, how moist or dry your turkey will be and also how brown it should be. It’s available from the iPhone AppStore for just $2.99.

Official Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Hard Cases for the iPhone

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 19th, 2009

Official Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Hard Cases for the iPhoneGeorge Lucas loves making a butt-load of money on Star Wars merchandise and everyone under the sun is making money on the iPhone. So it makes sense that Lucas is now cashing in on the iPhone himself. These hard-shell cases will protect your phone in style while alerting fellow geeks that you too love Star Wars.

The cases feature Darth Vader or a Stormtrooper and will fit your iPhone 3G or 3GS. Both the Darth Vader Hard Case for iPhone and Stormtrooper Case for iPhone retail for $29.95. They should ship around December 8th.

[Chip Chick]

Maxell MXSP-D240 iPod dock

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 18th, 2009

Maxell MXSP-D240 iPod dockToday’s iPod dock of the day is the Maxell MXSP-D240 which comes in black or white colors and looks like a barrel. We can only assume that a Mario accessory is on the way.

This dock comes with a few 53mm driver units and should roll onto the Japanese market sometime this month for €76. Careful you don’t let this one roll off your shelf. Anybody digging this design? Maybe I’m being too harsh.

PhoneSuit Primo Battery Pack For iPod and iPhone

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 13th, 2009

PhoneSuit Primo Battery Pack For iPod and iPhonePhoneSuit has a new iPod/iPhone gadget called the Primo battery pack. The device is available in white or black and the compact battery pack will deliver an 800mAh lithium-ion battery, good for up to 45 additional hours of iPod nano audio playback or 3-hours of 3G talk time on the iPhone 3G or 3GS.

The PhoneSuit Primo features a miniUSB port and even a front-mounted LED battery charge meter. You can pre-order the PhoneSuit Primo Micro Battery Pack for $35 on November 23rd when it’s released.

Appstand turns your iPhone into a Digital Picture Frame

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 11th, 2009

Appstand turns your iPhone into a Digital Picture FrameYou want a digital picture frame, like the cool kids. But you want something a little different. Something that works with your iPhone maybe. Like a fancy iPhone holder that you can laughingly call a digital picture frame maybe. Well, here ya go.

This is a picture frame that you slide your iPhone into. It will also recharge your iPhone in the frame. You can set up a slideshow or set a mood with the two apps suggested by the manufacturer: “Art” and the “Ambient Channel”. Just looks like your iPhone is trapped in a fancy gift box to us, but why not.

Sparkz projector dock for iPhone displays videos, a $495 price tag

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 10th, 2009

Sparkz projector dock for iPhone displays videos, a $495 price tagIf you’re looking for an Apple handheld pico projector, you have one more option. Sparkz is a dock that is compatible with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPod video, along with other A/V and VGA sources. It features 640 x 480 resolution, a 60-inch viewing area, and stereo speakers.

How much would you expect to pay for this device? 250? 350? This can be yours for the price of $495. Is it worth it? I’ll let you be the judge of that. It will also charge your iPhone and it comes with a tripod.

idox Traveler Series iPhone Case

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 5th, 2009

idox Traveler Series iPhone Caseidox has a new range of cases for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPod Nano, dubbed the idox Traveler series. This range of cases is designed to be used as a case for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPod Nano, while acting as a stand so you can watch your favorite movies while on the go.

Pretty convenient while traveling. Just set it down and watch your movie on a plane, train etc. They start at $24.95 for the iPod Nano version, and both the iPhone and iPod Touch versions are $34.95.

Neo Hybrid iPhone case for iPhone 3G/3GS

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 4th, 2009

Neo Hybrid iPhone case for iPhone 3G/3GSThe new Neo Hybrid case for your iPhone 3G/3GS is a soft rubber rear shell with a glossy hard plastic front bezel shield, with two types of screen protection: anti-glare and crystal clear, plus a cleaning cloth. It covers the side and top buttons of the iPhone 3G and 3GS, while leaving the headphone port and bottom of the iPhone a little pliable.

They also sell replacement front frames so you can customize the case’s look after purchase. It will cost you $27.

XM SkyDock now available for iPod touch and iPhone

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2009

Sirius XM SkyDock converts your iPhone into a Satellite RadioRemember the XM SkyDock? It’s now available for purchase for $120. For that price it will give you full touchscreen control along with tagging capabilities over your in-car satellite radio. SkyDock features a built-in XM tuner and PowerConnect FM transmitter and will plug right into the cigarette lighter / power adapter socket where it will also charge your Apple device.

XM is making the App a free download from Apple’s App Store, but you’ll still have to run the antenna cable along the inside of your vehicle’s weather stripping to attach the magnetic antenna to your car’s roof (just above your front windshield) for optimal results.