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Leaf Phone Case with Battery – Review & Interview with the Founders

In Apple, Case, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Interview, iPhone, Opinion, Review, Technology by Michael Sheehan0 Comments

Review of the Leaf Phone Case for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus including an interview with the founders. Case offer protection & lightning cable connectivity.

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Evolving & Revolving the iPad’s Usefulness – iGear iPad Flip Turn Case Review

In Apple, Case, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPad, Opinion, Review, Tablet by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

We all know how useful Apple’s iPad Air is. It’s great at work, in the home and on the go. So is it possible to extend the iPad’s utilitarian and multi-use functionality? Of course. One way is to get a case that builds in additional functions. Last year, I talked about iGear’s Flip Turn Case and Keyboard for the iPad Mini, and now I got my hands on its “big brother,” the one that iGear designed specifically for the iPad Air. In many ways, the iGear case and Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad Air is practically identical to the one …

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iGear Unlimited Flip Turn Case & Keyboard: Make your iPad Mini a Mini Computer

In Apple, Case, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iOS, iPad, Opinion, Review, Tablet by Michael Sheehan18 Comments

I always recommend getting a case for your tablet or smartphone. It’s important to protect your investment. Sometimes, however, a case can go beyond  providing simple protection, it can give utility as well. The iGear Unlimited has a very useful protective case that actually has multiple functions, starting with a Bluetooth keyboard. The iGear Unlimited Flip Turn Case is designed to hold an iPad Mini or Mini 2 with Retina. You simply snap the iPad mini into the top case which holds it firmly in place. iGear Unlimited Flip Turn Case & Keyboard: Make your iPad Mini a Mini Computer …

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ODOYO Power+Shell EX iPhone 5 Battery Case is Almost Perfect

In Apple, Case, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPhone, Mobile, Opinion, Review by Michael Sheehan5 Comments

A few weeks ago, I published a head-to-head review of four iPhone 5 battery cases (by Mophie, Belkin, MyCharge & XPAL Power). Each of these case+battery solutions had their own advantages (and disadvantages). Unfortunately, I didn’t get my hands on the ODOYO Power+Shell EX iPhone 5 battery case in time for that review, otherwise, it would have been the leader of that pack. The picture above should convey one feature that is entirely unique to this group – a kickstand. That’s right, with this iPhone 5 case/battery solution, there is no need for you to prop your iPhone up manually …

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Head-to-Head: 4 iPhone 5 Battery Cases Reviewed – Mophie, Belkin, MyCharge & XPAL Power

In Apple, Case, Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPhone, Mobile, Opinion, Review, Video by Michael Sheehan3 Comments

Smartphones these days are big battery consumers. The larger the screen and the more active you are, the more you rely on having a big, hefty battery. There are many smartphones that allow you to simply swap out a used battery with a fully-charged one. The Apple iPhone, unfortunately, is not one where you can easily change a battery on the fly (although you can replace the battery). Luckily, there are now iPhone battery cases that provide protection and some extra juice to get you through the day. This review talks about 4 iPhone 5 battery cases by MyCharge, XPAL …

Just Cover It Up! Pritect – A Privacy Guard for the Xbox 360 & Windows Kinect

In Case, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Microsoft, Opinion, Review, Safety, Security by Michael Sheehan0 Comments

Sometimes low-tech is the best way to go. I hadn’t really thought much about the Kinect for Xbox and Window in terms of privacy, until the folks at Catalyst Components reached out to me about their new product called the Pritect cover. It’s a privacy guard for the Xbox 360 Kinect. What is the Kinect? It’s a gesture, motion and sound interaction device that is used in conjunction with the Xbox 360. It can be used for navigation of the Xbox 360, or, more often, used with a variety of Xbox games. Instead of using a game controller, your gestures, voice …