Nearly two months after the introduction of Apple's new Lightning connector, third-party accessory maker Belkin looks to become the first out of the gate with a dock and auto charger for your current-generation iDevice.
This week was the case of lots of cases. In fact, that seemed to be where all the good cost cutting action was. Sure, there were tons of App Store deals over the holiday, but this isn't our app price drop, this is solid merchandise you can hold in your hand. And what's better to hold in your hand than a slick case protecting your devices? Let's have a look at some of these.
It’s tough being an early adopter, such as those of us who jumped on board the Thunderbolt train earlier this year with a new Mac, only to discover there was so very little to plug into that I/O port. Among the many promises of Thunderbolt is a docking station, and Belkin appears poised to please on that front.
Feeling like a big shot lately? Whether you cover up your iPad 2 in something sleek and professional to look good to clients, or to simply hide the fact that you're usually playing games on that thing, this week's Best Case Scenario features some impossibly cool looking cases. We've got a case from overseas case manufacturers Yoobao, a nice folio-style case from Speck, Belkin's Access Folio stand with a pocket for your things and a stylish gray leather case from Mivizu.
When you get broadband, your internet service provider (ISP) normally supplies you with a broadband modem. This, plus your Mac, is the simplest network you can have, and for lots of people, it’s all the network they need. If you have DSL broadband -- the most common kind -- it’s delivered to your house through the phone line. At the phone socket, you plug in a filter that splits the frequency range so that the lower 4KHz is used by voice phone calls and the rest is sent to the modem.
If you actually use your iPhone’s best features--the 3G network,
push notifications, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Location Services, all those
bells and whistles that make it so awesome--you’ve probably noticed your
battery needs recharging every day or two at least. We never leave home
without the cable and AC adapter that came with our iPhone, so we’re in
luck as long as we can find a power outlet or USB port to plug in to.
But wandering beyond walls and away from computers requires some extra
gadgetry to keep our iPhone charged, namely Belkin’s Dual Auto Charger
for the car and the iPWR SuperPack backup battery for everywhere else.