LaCie's PetiteKey is literally correct as a USB storage device. With a convenient hole for attaching to a keychain, it comes in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB versions. Made of metal and waterproof in depths of 100 meters, it is password secure, has private-public software and Wuala Secure Cloud Storage.
JBL already has 2 speaker/docks compatible with the iPhone 5, both iPads and the newest iPod nano and touch. The OnBeat Micro is a Lightening-enabled portable dock that can run up to 5 hours on a charge and has a USB port for charging on the go. The tabletop OnBeat Venue LT has dual full range speakers, 30W power and can connect with up to eight devices.
Although canned air is a luxury for those who eat while they surf, wouldn't it be wonderful if you could get one that never runs out? You practically can with the rechargeable Hurricane 2 Canless Air System. You get over 500 full charges, the equivalent of about 20 cans of air per charge. That's 10,000 uses! Because it has a wind speed of 150 mph, so there will be some noise but the device can be used at any angle so that seems a fair compromise.
Elecom has managed to combine the efficiency of a full-sized keyboard with the protection of an iPad case. It also can be used as a stand when folded up. Bluetooth compatible, about 0.9 " thickness is added to the iPad and using it will not block its charging port. The TK-FBP048ECBK runs on a lithium ion battery that is USB compatible for charging and has a MSRP of ¥16,884 (~$212.00)
The long awaited Angry Birds Star Wars has finally arrived landed. While the trailer doesn't give away much, there are 80 levels and a journey that starts on Tattooine and makes its way to the Deathstar. You can get yours or a redirect on their site for $2.99 or hit your nearest download site of choice. There is also plenty of hype, interviews, demos and fan art on Rovio's site.
Amazon Prime is morphing into a monthly streaming service with a bonus of a free Kindle ebook once a month. After a 30 day free trial, you pay $7.99 monthly ($95.88 yearly) for the viewing privilege as well as getting free 2-day shipping on anything you purchase from them with no minimum limit. It remains to be seen if those who frequent Amazon shopping will turn to them for their streaming needs as well.
While most docks seem to be too large to really be portable, the Stycom iPhone/touch Dock can fold up and fit into a pocket. At a minute size of 2.1 x 3.3 x 0.2" and available in three color combinations, it works in both portrait and landscape mode. The device has storage space for an SD card, extra SIM and SIM removal tool. An included cable connects to the smartphone's charger or USB port. Although it can not work with the Lightening connector, it will work with most iPhones/touches.
Amazon is jump starting Black Friday which, as we all know, comes on the Friday following Thanksgiving. If you want to take advantage and get all your shopping done early in the quietness that is not the nearest mall, you can check out their Countdown Specials now or subscribe to their Email Daily Deals. The deals vary in savings, from 15 to 50% off. The day we checked this out, we found72% off office electronics.
Security company Lookout claims that 30% of those with cell phones couldn't find them when lost or stolen because the batteries went dead. We think that might be a low estimate but a new feature on their security app helps take care of the problem. Signal Flare will flag your phone's location on their site when your battery is about to sputter out. Available for both Android and iPhones, you can signal your lost device with an actual noise to help you find it. The app is free and they have a Premium one that you can demo as a 2-week freebie.
Although they have been around for over a year, there seems to be a plethora of EcoATMs cropping up for those seeking extra holiday cash. The good news - you get cash on the spot even if your cellphone or MP3 payer is broken. The bad news - you need to supply an ID and electronic thumbprint to ensure you are not fencing off something that somehow doesn't belong to you. The eco-minded will be glad to know that they will actually resell your ancient electronics to other vendors or disembowel for recycling.