September 27, 2012

Kickstarter Adopts New Guidelines

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We sometimes wonder about Kickstarter when we see some projects that are wishful at best and only supported by vague sketches. They seem to have the same attitude and have tightened up their requirements. Instead of simulations or renderings, projects must include a working prototype. There is also a "Risk and Challenges" section that will foresee any problems ahead. Finally, no more multiple quantities can be offered as a reward premium.

Via Kickstarter

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September 26, 2012

Dock Extender for Encased iPhones

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Is your iPhone not compatible with most docks because you have it wrapped up in a case that looks good but is much too thick to make it compatible? Cosmos' black Dock Extender is good for most iPhones, iPads and iPods. The 30 pin male to female extender adds a bit of space and comes with a cable tie for ease of usage.

Via iPhone Dock Extender

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September 25, 2012

LIFX Smart Light Bulb

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A Kickstarter light bulb project has been embraced by humans and will soon become reality. Not only can the LIFX be turned on and off with a smartphone, it has a few other tricks it can perform. Alter brightness, create a color scheme or use it to notify you when somebody tweets you or messages from Facebook. The LED bulb saves energy as well as impressing those who clearly will know that you are a great entertainer.

Via LIFX

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September 24, 2012

iPhone 5 Third Party Accessories

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It didn't take long for third-party companies to start producing generic accessories for the iPhone 5.iTronz already has a leather Wallet Case complete with credit card slots and Nanotek has a cheaper less expensive Cable for those who want the phone, but not the high price for connection to other devices. No doubt there will be plenty more generic alternatives in the days to come.

Note: Rumor has it that there is an authenticator chip in its adapters so you might want to see if there is a return policiy just in case or hold off on generic ones.

There's an authenticator chip in the official adapters, and third-party adapters probably won't work without it.
Via iPhone 5 Accessories

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September 21, 2012

Freakin' Friday! Breaking Bad Plushies

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OMG! We absolutely adore Breaking Bad! The more evil Walt gets, the more we like it. Jesse now seems a wuss in comparison. So how much of an oxymoron are these plushies? Made by MissCoffee, another fan, the set was made for an LA art gallery and not for sale unless enough of us can convince her to mass produce.

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Btw, if you haven't seen Breaking Bad, shame on you! Catch up on the current Season 5 as well as previous ones.

Via Breaking Bad

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September 20, 2012

Cassette to iPod Converter

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If you still have some old cassette tapes stashed in your attic, (you know who you are) the Cassette to iPod Converter literally lets you play them. Set your device in one side and the tape in the other and your tunes will be converted to MP3 files. The converter also works with iPhones, has a headphone jack audio output and needs two batteries (not included.) Cassettes can also be played on PC or Mac with included software and yours for $79.95.

By the way if you heard about this as being available from Hammacher, they no longer carry it.

Via Ion Audio

Read More in: iPhone Streaming | iPod Streaming

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September 19, 2012

Go Retro With iClassic Dock Station

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We seem to have come full circle with the iClassic iPhone Dock Station that makes your device a landline. It features a receive/disconnect button, built-in volume slide and flashing blue call indicator. The device also comes in classic white.

Via iClassic

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September 18, 2012

iPod nano Thinner Than Thin

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We won't bore you by reiterating the debut of the iPhone 5 but we liked the look of the new 5mm thin iPod nano. The device has a 2.5" multi-touch display, built-in Bluetooth, a 30 hour battery life and super simple home, volume and play buttons. As a bonus, it comes paced with a pedometer and Nike + support. Look for it in October in one of 7 colors at a starting price of $149.00.

Via Apple

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September 17, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III Price Reduced

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Such a deal! We know that new iPhone 5 is shiny and tempting, but if you prefer Android, you can get a Galaxy S III for $199.99 with a two year contract and activation fee. This is a limited offer and you better act quickly because when this first caught our attention it was $99.00. You do get the luxury of choosing your carrier.

Via Samsung Galaxy S III

Read More in: Smartphones | Steals and Deals

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September 14, 2012

Freakin' Friday! New Kindles

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Pre-orders are now available for the November arrival of Kindles. The new WiFi Kindle Fire 4G has 8.9" display, Dolby audio, dual stereo speakers and 4G LTE. Amazon is offering a $49.99 monthly data package with a one year commitment. A WiFi only version is available for those on a budget.

If you want a basic reader without the bells and whistles, try the Kindle Paperwhite or Paperwhite 3G with built-in front light. The claim is that there are 62% more pixels and a 25% better contrast and each comes with free wireless service.

Via Amazon Kindle

Read More in: Portable Media | e-Readers

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