My mom used to tell me I would forget my head if it wasn’t attached. My husband has the patience of a saint, circling back to our house when I realize a block away that I forgot my iPhone. Kensington’s Proximo system isn’t the first of its kind, but its combination of durable, affordable hardware and a well-designed iPhone app is finally helping me stop losing and forgetting things.
Logitech makes one of the better iPad keyboard covers around, but what if you prefer to protect the back of your tablet as well? The accessory maker answers the call yet again with its latest Keyboard Folio product.
Using a Bluetooth keyboard with more than one device can be a royal pain. If both devices are on, you sometimes have to tell one to forget the keyboard exists, so it’ll be available for the other. Logitech’s Easy-Switch feature kills this problem. You can pair the K810 with three devices (say, a Mac, an iPad, and your Apple TV), then just hit a button to switch between them.
If Jony Ive designed a Bluetooth speaker, it might look like this. Then again, if Jony Ive designed a soup can, it might look like this. The HiddenRadio blends into its surroundings, with no visible buttons or controls. You twist it on its sturdy base to reveal the speaker, and control the volume the same way: more speaker showing means louder music, and you just twist it all the way closed to turn it off. It connects via Bluetooth 2.1 or a hidden aux-in jack, and we got the best results leaving the audio device at around 80 percent volume, and then fine-adjusting by twisting the HiddenRadio.
I love writing on my iPad (I’m doing it right now), but anything longer than a two-sentence email reply takes too long to tap out on the software keyboard. I’ve been a slave to my Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Case, but the Brydge aims to be more Apple-like. It’s made of aluminum to match the iPad’s construction, and the strong, sturdy hinge can hold the iPad at nearly any viewing angle — it opens to almost 180 degrees.
French consumer electronics manufacturer Archos may not be a household name here in the U.S., but they've been making portable media players for years -- and now they're dipping a toe into iPad accessories as well.
Well, right out of the gate, you have to know we have refurbs because that's a really easy way to pick up a Mac at a great discount. And since we know you're looking for bargains, we'll keep the refurbs right at $1,000 so you can figure out where that tax return is going. But that's not all. By all means, check out this week's awesome refurb deals, but stick around for some sweet for your iOS devices.
Small Bluetooth speakers don’t care if your device has Lightning or 30-pin, or even if it’s a Mac or an Android phone. You can stream music from any Bluetooth device, and the audio-in lets you connect anything with a headphone jack. You won’t be blowing anyone’s hairpiece off with the sound, but they’re portable enough for travel.
At first glance, the Logitech UE Boombox looks a bit like something Judy Jetson would carry to a beach party on an asteroid. It’s all smooth curves and brushed aluminum, evoking the Mac Pro’s cheese-grater aesthetic, as well as mid-20th-century design.