If you're an Apple purist that laments the fact that wearing a pair of the company's iconic white earbuds in public could grab a mugger's attention and lead to a nasty thrashing, we've got great news for you: Universal Designs is offering replicas of Batman's belt from The Dark Knight that come complete with a holster for your iPhone or iPod. It's a sure bet that wearing this baby out in public will guarantee you'll never have to worry about being rolled for your precious Apple products again. After all why would any self-respecting criminal want to beat someone to within an inch of their lives for a portable media device when they could be beating them for wearing superhero memorabilia. I mean, come on--even criminals have priorities.
So you thought the iCade Arcade Cabinet for iPad was a neat iOS accessory? Well, you're going to need someone to pick you up off the floor after you see the iPhone Pinball Magic accessory. The pinball table features flipper buttons, a ball-launching plunger, a credit / select button, an animated LED back panel display, and foldaway legs.
If you've got fingers the size of Snickers bars and find the iPad's on screen keyboard on the difficult side of sanity to use for typing anything more robust than a quick email, you'll want to pay attention to the BL-BKB76 case made by the Shenzhen Paoluy Silicone Technology Company, and recently registered with the FCC.
There’s been plenty of rumors in recent weeks about iPad shortages -- which seem to have been false -- but now it appears that it may be the accessories for your new toy that you’ll have to start worrying about.
While perusing the Apple site the day after the official announcement,
we noticed that the accessory options for the iPad were limited to only
a charging dock, what seems to be a Bluetooth keyboard, and a plain,
black leather case. Of course, the usual case makers started announcing
their multi-colored coverings. For shame, we thought. Such an
industry-shaking product deserves more than just a measly line-up of
We decided that instead of staring at
an empty page at Apple.com, we’d put our brains together and conjure up
some of our own ideas of incredibly useful add-ons for the iPad. We
figure that with these particular add-ons, the iPad won't be
referred to as an oversize iPod touch. After all, it's much more
difficult to watch an iPod touch at arm's length.
While no one would dispute that we live in the era of digital photography, the fact is that there’s an entire history of film that simply refuses to ride off into the sunset. If you grew up in a darkroom—like this reviewer—you’ll remember the smell of the chemicals, the intricacies of the different brands of film, the subtleties of Tri-X film, the tricky process of “pushing” film beyond its ASA rating, and all the art that surrounded those smelly strips of celluloid. Alien Skin, in its quest to cook up unique Photoshop plug-ins, has essentially condensed the history of film into Exposure 2, a wonderfully capable and sublime tool for emulating a vast range of film stocks and looks.