Whether it’s a spur-of-the-moment family road trip to Disneyland or a random get-together with friends, your iPhone 4 is probably a camera you often grab to capture the moment. After all, it’s always close at hand. Unfortunately, the iPhone’s fixed lens doesn’t give you much creative control, but with an Olloclip in your pocket, you practically have a camera bag full of lenses at your disposal -- without having to carry around a bunch of heavy glass.
After months of impatience and even a few pangs of longing, music fans in the U.S. can finally use Spotify, the European music-streaming phenom that promises access to any song, any time, anywhere. But of course even the latest and greatest in online streaming isn’t terribly impressive when you’re listening through the equivalent of a tin can and some string, so we were pleased when Sennheiser’s CX880i iPhone headset arrived just in time for us to pull some double duty testing them both.
Unless you're someone who's surgically bonded your iPhone to your hand, chances are that sooner or later you might misplace or have stolen your lovely iDevice. When it happens, your concerns will likely be with the safety and accessibility of your private information. Your whole life is on that iPhone! What if someone unscrupulous gets access to your personal data? Take heart, users, Apple's looking into further ways to prevent that from happening.
Those of us who had been anticipating an iPhone 5 announcement at last week's WWDC will be heartened to hear this bit of news: A "previously accurate" source has leaked information to 9to5Mac that the new device is already in use and in the final testing stages, possibly ready for a September release. Given that we know that iOS 5 will arrive this Fall, this seems plausible.
They say knowledge is power. And that’s true in a metaphorical sense, but when your iPhone is dead, only power is power. Luckily, the battery-equipped Energizer Energi to Go AP1201 (for iPhone 4) and AP1500 (for 3G/3GS) pack quite a punch, perfect for those times when important chunks of knowledge are locked up inside an iPhone with no juice.
While we love the protection and style provided by iPod and iPhone cases, they can also be a huge pain in the rear. Like fitting a square peg into a round hole, some audio docks and other accessories don’t offer the kind of clearance around the dock connector that’s needed in order to leave our cases permanently in place. Of course, you can spend time prying your favorite case off every time you want to charge your iPod touch -- or you can use RadTech’s ProCable Shortz Extender to give your dock connector–equipped device just a bit more breathing room.
With every iOS device comes a slew of iOS accessories. This gallery features some of the most interesting and extravagant ones outthere, as well as a few you might actually decide to buy. Either way, they all take your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the next level.
We’re big fans of companies actually giving their products names instead of alphanumeric gibberish—have you ever gone into a store and asked a salesperson for “the new WTF7331-74X?” Exactly. But, when you name your product the SuperHero, you’re putting yourself in the same league (Justice League?) as Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, and, to a lesser extent, Aquaman. It’s fitting, then, that the Iomega SuperHero is positioned to save the day if tragedy ever strikes your precious iPhone…but like all superheroes, it must struggle with its own weaknesses.
The Neo-i stretches the very definition of what a pico projector is. First off, it’s too good to be a pico projector—the internal lens and engine are pulled straight from Optoma’s critically acclaimed PK301—but it also boasts an impressive stereo and iPod dock. Second, it’s too big to be a pico projector. Weighing in at 2.5 pounds, it’s neither handheld nor mobile. So what exactly is this thing?