If there’s one complaint we have with our iPhones, it’s battery life. Ten hours might seem like more than enough to get through the day, but when you factor in a constant stream of phone calls, downloads, and playlists, more often than not we find ourselves staring at a red battery indicator before the sun goes down. Until Apple figures out a way to charge our iPhones by motion or sunlight, the options are limited. For our money, the best choice has always been to carry around an external USB charger for a quick power boost whenever we need it. We’ve used dozens of them, but Legion is a battery pack that’s finally worthy of the device it’s charging.
Thanks to our ever-growing libraries of music, movies, photos, games, productivity apps, and everything else, the internal memory of our iOS devices doesn’t go quite as far as it used to. That’s where LaCie's new Fuel drive comes in. With the ability to hold more than 500 full-length films, 160,000 songs, or 190,000 photos, Fuel’s full terabyte of storage gives our iOS devices all the extra space you need, and its light, rugged enclosure won't add too much extra weight to your rig. Unfortunately, it comes with a few setup and security issues you’ll have to work around.
In the world of Mac audio hardware, Apogee has always been the Rolls Royce of interfaces and converters in professional studios, as well as the luxury choice for serious hobbyists. Apogee’s original MiC microphone is one of the more popular bus-powered mics for folks needing a single unit that works on both Macs and iDevices. This newest incarnation of that microphone, the MiC 96K, brings the already stellar sound quality up to the highest pro-level standards.
When Paper by 53 first appeared in the App Store, its beauty was in its simplicity. Unlike other iOS drawing apps, it didn't try to emulate a desktop workspace by cramming a bunch of features onto a small screen; with an elegant set of digital tools, it redefined our expectations of art in the Multitouch era. In many ways, Pencil is the perfect complement to Paper's singular style.
iPad owners rarely have reason to be envious of competing tablets, but even the most ardent Apple fan did a double-take when Amazon released Origami-style cases for its latest Kindle Fire line. Now, the folks at Moshi have done it one better with a versatile case that literally carries a slim keyboard along for the ride. Moshi’s VersaKeyboard combines a stylish, textured front cover with a rugged polycarbonate back that perfectly conforms to Apple’s latest iPad Air models for maximum protection.
Featuring a unique around-the-neck fit, padded ear cushions, and sophisticated design, the SteelSeries Siberia Neckband headset is great for all your listening needs. MacLife is giving away three—that’s right, three—of these headsets in our latest promotion. Details after the jump!
In the December issue of Mac|Life, we featured the Penclic Mouse B2, a uniquely designed Mac-compatible Bluetooth mouse that you hold like a pen. Now you can win a Penclic Mouse B2 of your very own. Details after the jump!
The SuperTooth Disco Twin speakers let you enhance the audio experience on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or other Bluetooth-enabled device with a high-efficiency bass-reflex system that pumps out 16 watts of RMS power per speaker. You can win a pair of speakers for free by entering this month's promotion after the jump!
Take your Apple device's sound to the next level with the Minx Go Bluetooth speaker from Cambridge Audio. Sleek and compact, this portable speaker is built to wirelessly stream music to your iPhone, iPad, laptop, or other device so you can fill the room with high-quality sound for up to 18 hours. We're giving one away for free after the jump!