With talks about Spring trends and clocks around the globe sprung forward over the weekend – it’s safe to say that Springtime is on everyone’s minds! As a fan of floral goodness – you could imagine my surprise when back in January – I was introduced to the supercool smartphone accessories company – Switch Easy. Switch Easy is the company behind the BLOSSOM iPhone 4S case that I’ve been attached to for months.
The unique sculptured design caught my eye and definitely stands out among iphone accessories and now available in a variety of colors – perfect for SPRING!! Now available in pink and white the BLOSSOM case offers unique sculptural design for enhanced tactile and grip sensation and for complete protection it’s also included with headphone jack and connector protectors too!
Fellas, not interested in florals? Represent Spring Forward with the CLOCKWORK iPhone case – in black, gold or silver too!
Thinking about spring cleaning your tech wardrobe? Are you considering upgrading to a new smartphone? Let us know! We can help!
From iPhone covers to fashionable headset accessories – we’ve always looked for ways to personalize and accessorize our daily used tech toys. But did you know that Apple may have just skipped the sterile look of technology altogether and created it’s most fashionable tech accessory to date?
This design is based on work by a designer named Gopinath Prasana, it is a mockup of the real thing. Prasana has dubbed it the future, and called it the iBangle.
Imagine a future iPod in which the devices have become jewelry. The basic premise that this could happen is actually years old. This design came from back in 2008. Prasana imagined it with a thin piece of alluminium, a multi-touch track pad, and an inflatable cushion inside the ring to fit multiple sized wrists comfortably.
The NYTimes recently reported that there is a very small group of Apple employees part of an industry-wide push for wearable tech. Giving way to the iBangle design of yesteryears. However, don’t expect it to come out next month. With the high priority of Apple products being the anticipated iPhone 5 and iPad 3 – we’ll probably have to wait until later this year until we see these fashionable bangles flying off of store shelves and onto the wrists of techionistas everywhere.
When I first held the Samsung Galaxy Note in January at CES, the truth is… I wasn’t very impressed. My biggest reservation? The size & comfort factor of the device in my hands. But while using it during NYFW, I have a different perspective and appreciation for this hybrid of a device. Positioned as the “best of both worlds” device, the Samsung Galaxy Note is supposed to fill the gap between large tablets and smartphones. With a 5.3-inch touchscreen, the Note’s size does in fact fit between many tablets and smartphones. But make no mistake, the Note is a phone.
While using the device during New York Fashion Week – I had the opportunity to test out it’s functionality in a real-world, fast-paced environment. Some of the aspects that I enjoyed using on the device includes, taking photographs, video and the note-taking function using the S-Memo and S pen. With the S-Pen, I was able to quickly jot down notes, edit photos by adding notes as well as cool screen “capturing” functions too.
As a well-placed Samsung family member, the Galaxy Note fits nicely when compared with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Samsung SII. The S II is offered with smaller, but still huge, touchscreens of either 4.3 inches or 4.5 inches. Like the S II, the Note’s display uses Samsung’s Super AMOLED technology, and it looks absolutely amazing. As I shared with a fellow blogger, the Note’s 5.3-inch screen is the display that works out beautifully for watching HD-quality movies. (I’d rather view movies on the Galaxy Note than on my iPhone 4S).
The Note, like the S II and the Nexus, has an 8-megapixel/1080p camera with a single LED flash in back and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting or photos. Like the S II, the Note features 16-gigabytes of built-in storage and a microSD card slot that can accommodate a card of up to 32-gigabytes of added storage. The Galaxy Note currently runs on Gingerbread and not the newer Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but don’t worry Samsung will release the new OS update will be available by the end of March.
With all the cool features that this device offers, the fact still remains that in addition to being a tablet device, it is also a phone. Making a phone call using the Galaxy Note was not as awkward as I initially thought. TRUE, it is NOT the Samsung SII (a phone that you can easily maneuver with one hand) – but the speed and clarity of the calls on AT&T’s 4G LTE network makes up for it (especially if you’re used to those ‘slower’ networks).
Overall, I enjoyed using the device. The ease & visibility of checking email, online surfing, and using social networks makes it a great device. If you’re not a fan of maneuvering with a larger smartphone for your mobile calls – I’d suggest investing in a stylish bluetooth device to make your Galaxy Note complete.
Available today for $299.99 with at 2-year agreement on AT&T.
No more losing your iPhone in the bottom of your bag…What if I told you that you could carry not only money, cash and credit cards, but also your keys within your iPhone? You’d think I’m crazy right? WRONG! There’s a thin yet spacious wallet available that fits onto the back of your iPhone 4, (which doubles as a display stand) and it’s called the iLID. This is possible thanks to the idea of Darren Inglis and his friends from Australia, who decided to create iLID as the world’s thinnest iPhone wallet. Personally, I’ve been waiting for something as compact as this, that’ll carry the essentials I need without lugging a purse around NYC! I’m definitely looking forward to trying this great techcessory out, how about you?
Have you had abnormally over-heating iPod and if your iPod Nano has been getting hot, really hot, you might be in for a free replacement. Apple recently acknowledged that in rare cases, the iPod Nano battery (first generation) can overheat — so much so that it poses a safety risk to its users.
The defective models were sold between September 2005 to December 2006.
Here’s the warning message from Apple:
This issue has been traced to a single battery supplier that produced batteries with a manufacturing defect. While the possibility of an incident is rare, the likelihood increases as the battery ages.
Apple recommends that you stop using your iPod nano (1st gen) and follow the process noted below to order a replacement unit, free of charge.
Note: This battery issue is specific to the iPod nano (1st gen) and does not affect any other iPod. To find out more visit Apple.com
Just last week you could find me gushing about how my mood can be changed in an instant, thanks to an impromptu change in nail color. Weeks ago my fingertips went from a bubbly bright pink to a deep enraged gun-metal gray (the change in weather, clearly had an affect on my mood.) I’ve even noticed how I select the brightest and most vibrant scarf accessory in the morning to encourage and bright & vibrant outlook on my day. If you asked me if a speck of color could change everything – I’d quickly respond ABSOLUTELY!
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of aimlessly walking about as a tech-fashion victim during the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) New York preview. Luckily, Debra at the Speck Products booth saw an opportunity for a tech ambush makeover. As I approached the Speck Product booth Debra glanced at my iPhone 4S in it’s dusty black silicon case and whispered “We’re going to have to do something about that aren’t we?” As she went to the back of the booth, she pulled out the cutest confectionary of an iPhone case – a pink PixelSkin HD case. With it’s pixel design for extra grip (perfect for those with butterfingers…) and the slim fit – it’s easy to make a feminine fashion statement while keeping the functionality and protecting the device.
Speck PixelSkin HD iPhone case and iPad 2 wrap
Just as I began to thank her for the kind gift, my iPad 2 peeked out of my bag (with the meanest *side eye* ever) in a bit of a jealous pout – and before I could look up, I had a matching PixelSkin HD wrap for my iPad too! Now as I strut around the city with a little pep in my step – I know that the punch of color provided by Speck has made all the difference in my day (and totally made today’s techcessory fashion go from drab to fab!)
Check out these BEFORE and AFTER shots of how a little color can make a big difference!
The iPad 2 BEFORE / AFTER
Pretty in Pixel Pink…
For more on Speck Products visit them online at SpeckProducts.com and be sure to check out more techcessory fashions in our upcoming Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide later this month!
This morning Amazon has announced it’s newest addition into the eReader / tablet market – The Fire. According to details revealed early to Bloomberg, the Kindle Fire sports a 7-inch display and is priced at $199. Offering Wi-Fi connectivity (no 3G, camera and microphone.) One would think that it could pose threat to the tablet market – but we don’t think so.
Most other tablet devices, including the iPad and BlackBerry PlayBook, bear price tags twice that of the Kindle Fire but with the areas that Blackberry & Apple seem to thrive in – it’s safe to say that their pricing justifies what they offer. It’s clear that in the arena of eReaders perhaps it’s better to think of it as a competitor to Barnes & Nobles’s $249.99 Nook Color.
Available November 15th…
Cisco Flip Cam 2007 – 2011
When I first heard the announcment about the discontinuation of the Flip cams, I thought it was a joke! Why would anyone want to discontinue the sale of such a remarkable and functional gadget? Beyonce has one, so does Mariah Carey and Oprah, why would Cisco want to discontinue the “cool” cam to have? As you may remember, I’ve had a LOVE-LOVE relationship with the Flip cam since 2010 and it took me a while to figure out why I absolutely had to get this camera…
I finally bought a HD Flip Cam for myself on the busiest shopping day of the year “Black Friday” at Walmart…only to win an HD Mino months later courtesy of Concreteloop.com…
So when I learned that one of the quickest-selling startups was now in the process of becoming defunct, I had to ask why now? According the the New York Times, on Tuesday, Cisco announced it was shutting down its Flip video camera division. As newer and faster technologies beget newer and faster technologies, consumers move on to the next big thing with alacrity. In four years, Flip has gone from start-up, to dominant camcorder maker, to defunct. It took I.B.M. about four years just to reach dominance with its PC in the early 1980s. The iPad is only one year old.
Just when Flip Cam was reaching it’s peak (it was at the heart of many online contests and giveaways, remember – I just won my Mino last month) smartphones with better capabilities were on the rise as well. With the versatility, the smartphone has crushed the single-use gadgets like video cameras and GPS.
Although Cisco declined an elaborate reasoning for the discontinuation, it’s competitors Kodak and now Casio I’m sure will be there to pick up the pieces and offer comparable cameras that suit your needs. Until then, I guess the hype was fun while it lasted.
Read more from the New York Times HERE.
Do you have a Flip Cam? Would you prefer to use a flip cam over a smartphone cam? Let’s talk about it.
The iCarta Stereo Dock for iPod/iPhone makes “Bathroom time” entertaining. Complete with several features that will turn your bathroom into a groovin musical playhouse this is a great gift for those gadget-heads that love one-of-a-kind gifts.
But beware, this gift could be a little too close for comfort. Trust, me. I’m all about technology and convenience, but I’m not too crazy about having an iPod in the bathroom near the toilet paper where everyone’s “unclean” hands can have their way for musical enjoyment. Maybe I’m just an uber-germ-a-phobe. Check out these features and tell me if this is a gift you’d like to give or receive this holiday season!
- Plays music and podcasts from your iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4G) / iPod players
- 4 Integrated high performance moisture-free speakers deliver exceptional
clarity and high quality sound
- Charges your iPod while playing music
(will not Charge iPhone 3G/3GS, iPod Touch 2G and up, iPod nano 4G and up)
- Line-in option to play music from MP3, CD, or other Music Players
- Shuffle option allows you to play iPod shuffle(1G only)
- Integrated Bath tissue holder that can be easily folded as a stereo dock
- Requires AC Power (AC Adapter included)
- Easy to setup Wall Mount
- Can be used as tabletop Stereo setup
Stereo Dock for iPod® / iPhone with Bath Tissue Holder
If you have a girly geek in your life, I found the perfect gift just in time for that empty space under the Christmas tree! This mini floppy disc pillow brings on just enough nostilgia and comfort that any geek (manly or girly) can handle.
Check out this super-cute mini throw pillow by mymimi! It features a unique illustration of a happy floppy disc (including rosey cheeks and two-sided detailing).
Each mini pillow is 7″x7″x 3″ deep and would add cuteness to any room–No formatting needed!
Size: 7″ x 7″
Materials: 100% cotton, 100% fiberfill and thread