First released as part of iOS 4.2 last November, Apple’s new AirPlay technology is potentially one of the most exciting aspects of owning an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad -- assuming you’re willing to wait just a bit while hardware manufacturers play catch up.
There was so much news this week we don't even know where to start. Okay, that's not entirely true, but it was a super busy week. We had CES hitting on all cylinders all week and we covered that extensively, then there was the launching of the Mac App Store (and its nearly immediate hacking) which was rather exciting, and before the weekend was over we had pretty solid support for the iPhone at long last arriving at Verizon.
Wow. That's a tall order, but if anyone can bring it down to nice bite size morsels of weekly goodness, it's the dedicated Mac|Lifers who saw it all, just In Case You Missed It.
Online editor and snowboarding fanatic Robbie Baldwin got a chance to check out the Recon Instruments Transcend goggles. These shades do more than protect your eyes from the sun and cold; they're the world's first alpine goggles with GPS data integrated into the head mounted display. The googles give real-time feedback to you with a micro LCD display on the inside that shows speed, coordinates, altitude, how much you've traveled and more. The Goggles use Google's Android platform and they're compatible with your Mac. There are two models currently available for $399 and $499. Check out the video after the cut for a quick look.
CES is awesome, but it’s distinctly not Macworld Expo. I mean, you can see everything from TVs to washing machines to flashlights. So I’ve spent the lion’s share of my time at the show at the iLounge, which is essentially the Macworld Expo within CES. While you can read about our very favorite gear at CES this year by checking out our FTW award winners, we confined the awards to five categories, and there’s a TON more stuff worth mentioning. So without further ado, here’s a look at the other compelling Mac and iOS products we dug up at CES…
We scoured the CES 2011 show floor looking for the best, most innovative products that this year's massive consumer trade show has to offer. Read on for a look at this year's most innovative iOS gadget, content creation device, lifestyle product and iPhone accessory, and audio dock, plus their runner-ups.
You should be able to do more with your toy helicopters than fly them around. In fact, as Parrot has proved in the video below, you should be able to put on your dancing shoes and groove along with it, too! Watch as the iPhone-controlled Parrot AR Drone shakes its booty--literally.
Like a page out of a sci-fi comic set far in the distance future, this wall of solar charging backpacks come our way via Voltaic. The backpacks contain a battery pack ithat generates power as you walk out in the sunlight. The bags are lightweight, waterproof and are pretty rugged. Plus, there's a universal USB battery pack that stores power for your mobile devices.
Associate Editor Nic Vargus moseyed on over to the Speck booth earlier today for a quick look at some of their new cases for the iPhone 4. And when he got there, he came across a very important, very hard rocking person. Take a look at the video--you might recognize him. He was even nice enough to point and smile at the camera.
This new projector from Optoma takes a different approach at iPhone and iPod projectors by integrating a dock into it. The Neo-i sound dock has a built-in 50 ANSI lumen DLP projector that offers WVGA resolution in 16:9 format. The dock has several ports on it, including VGA, HDMI, and audio in and out. You can also hook up an external battery pack to it and run it that way if you're, say, aching for a backyard projector party. Check out the video for a quick look.