This is a beautiful little bluetooth speaker that is clever as it is cute. At first it looks like a little pod, but lifting the lid reveals speakers (and doubles as turning it on).
Connecting via bluetooth enables you to stream to it from your iPhone or iPad and fills the room with sound (or so they say). You can always use a 3.5mm audio jack for your less hi-tech devices (such as an iPod). Plus it has a built in AM/FM radio!
My only gripe is a lack of support for AirPlay (which would let you play to it from your computer as well).
What a great little product. No surprise to see it's been a huge success on Kickstarter.
Here's a product that has managed to achieve what few have before: do something that Apple does better than they do.
This is the dock that Apple should have released with the iPhone, rather than the light-weight, flimsy and plasticy model that they did produce.
This is a dock that looks like it fits next to your iMac or Macbook Pro, and it allows you to dock and undock your phone with or without a case with ease. No more pulling the dock off the bottom of your phone when you get up in the morning (of course you could double-sided tape your phone to the bedside table, but who wants to do that?)
The Quad Lock is an iPhone mount that comes in two parts -- a case with an attachment point and a 'quad' mount that you secure to a surface, which locks together to the case to form a stand for the phone.
Basically this means you can have various quad mounds attached at various points---for example on a wall, on your car's dash, even attached to your bike's head stem---and quickly and easily mount and unmount the phone from each location.
This seems like a really good and sensible idea to me. Personally, the bike set is the one that makes the most sense to for me as most other bike mount solutions seem excessively bulky, especially when the phone is not mounted.
I guess the only downside is that it requires you to use the case permanently; which is probably a con for most.
The lowrCASE basically a mechanism to attach the 'U-bar' to your iPad. The U-bar is basically a ring that turns around your pad to different angles enabling a variety of different behaviours.
The most obvious is the use as a stand---giving the full spectrum of different viewing angles. More creative uses include as a handle to carry the devices and as a mount to attach it to the wall.
All in all it seems like a pretty good idea, although I do wonder how well it holds it's position; they claim it has 'good stability', but I doubt that you could for instance type on it; I wonder how well it would maintain it's angle whilst you lightly browsed on the iPad.
I include this one because I really like the design, and I think it looks great. However I'm not totally convinced that it would work too well.
What is it? Based on the iPad's Smart Cover, it folds up to provide a stand for your phone (much like the smart cover), or a case to keep your headphones in while you travel about.
When you aren't using it, it sticks to the back of your phone much like the Smart Cover attaches to the front of an iPad (via a magnetic mount you have to stick onto the back of your phone --so it probably won't work with your case).
My verdict? Although I completely agree that the tangled headphone problems is one of the great unsolved challenges of humankind, I'm not sure this is the answer. Looking at the pictures, it seems like a lot of effort to get the cord wrapped up in the TidyTilt, and I'm not sure the end result would be the easiest thing to store.
This is a great idea for all the fellow guitar players out there that struggle to remember the lyrics (or chords!) to songs on a regular basis. This is an example of a project that seems really useful, but I don't think has been particularly well executed.
The preponderance of iPhone apps that completely replace existing guitar products (think tuners, chord charts and metronomes), means that this would be even more useful to any guitar player that's ever wished they'd had a 3rd arm, but personally, I would have made the design a little more 21st century iPhon-ish and a little less 1950s guitar-ish.
I aso wonder about the way having a phone hanging off the end of my guitar on such a big angle would have on my guitar's balance (not to mention the risk of it dropping off!).
It works via a magnet that attracts a metal place that you insert into your smartphone case, so you need to make sure you have a (grippy?) smartphone case to use this (yes this does work with non-iPhones).
A pen that doubles as a stylus for a touch device.
A simple, yet brilliant idea---why use a different pen for writing on your iPad to your note pad? I can see this being really useful for a certain type of digital-artistic person.
However, anyone that's used a stylus on a multi-touch surface will know that using it for writing is out of the question. So, for me, this stylus would join my collection of styluses that I've tried for my iPad---gathering dust in a desk drawer.