When is a case not a case? When it's a shell, and with Speck's Fitted Case for iPad that's just what you're getting: a hard shell that protects the back and edges of your tablet, but does little to impede use. Are the anti-bulk benefits worth the risk of leaving so much of the iPad exposed? Check out our review after the cut.
I am currently in possession of a slightly temperamental MacBook, so I have spent a little bit of time in my local Apple Store getting it fixed. After the new design for the monitors came out I have to admit, I hated them, now of course they have grown on me and my Acer monitors don't seem nearly as cool as they did when I bought them. Which means I can completely understand someone wanting to add a bit of color to them, after all that sleek look isn't for everyone.
A company called Speck Products has relased a new iPod Hi-Fi competitor with a twist, by adding a retro design. The SpeckTone Retro comes in a wood case with either a lime green, black, blue or white finish. A "High Gloss Piano Finish" is added to make the SpeckTone look slick. A 28 Watt Output is included, as well as a 4" Subwoofer below it.
The SpeckTone is compatible with: iPod (5th and 4th generation), iPod photo, iPod mini, and iPod nano. A 90-day warranty is also included. The unit costs $99 and can be bought from Speck Products's website.
Since I don't own an iPod, I'm legally obliged to be bitter and cynical about the broad range of accessories available for the iconic little blighter. Today I will be lambasting speaker systems, with the broad sweeping generalisation that they all look like crap. True, you can get round ones and square ones and spherical ones and even one in the shape of a big hoop, but they're generally plasticy and trying far too hard to look "Apple Cool". And that goes just as much for the official Apple speaker system, too.
Now, however, I've found a speaker dock that, while not changing my entire outlook, at least I'd allow to share living space with me. It's called the SpeckTone and it looks like this:
With the AT&T version of the LG G Flex, we're getting another look at what it means to work with what this manufacturer calls the world's first curved, flexible display. While we did get a rather healthy look with our LG G Flex Review back in December, our US-based review here and now gives us the states-based vision. The carrier-based vision, that is, and from a slightly different reviewer's perspective as well.
Amongst the massive gaming builds stacked with the finest in next-generation graphics cards presented by MSI this week at CES 2014 were a couple of their own gaming-aimed mice. The smaller of these was the MSI Interceptor DS100, the larger going by the name MSI Interceptor DS200. Both nice work with anti-tangle fabric cords in black specked with red and both work with what MSI calls "exclusive software."
Every new niche has to start somewhere, and LG says the G Flex is the start of the flexible smartphone revolution. Why should our phones be flat when everything else around us is curved, so the company's theory goes, with ambitious dreams of folding handsets and collapsable tablets in the next decade. Today, though, the G Flex is paving the way: a 6-inch phablet with a premium price-tag and a sexy curve to its profile. Question remains, is this a gimmick or a true taste of tech to come? Read on for the SlashGear review.
There's a game in development right this minute going by the name Nuclear Throne, developed by the same crew that made the cult classic Super Crate Box and appearing soon on PCs everywhere. This game is also in development for OS X (Mac, Apple computers), as well as PlayStation 4 and the PS Vita, readying itself for PC first and currently in Early Access mode for those of you on Steam. This game follows a little speck of a character through a collection of top-down levels that get increasingly more difficult as you traverse them - simple concept, but powerful results.
Space is a dangerous world. Debris is flying around everywhere, including small space rocks (read: bits of asteroid or meteoroid), which means that the International Space Station is constantly prone to getting hit by these small objects, and when you're traveling at 4.8 miles per second, even small objects can have a big impact. ISS Commander Chris Hadfield tweeted a photo of a hole in the one of the solar panels where a space rock ripped through.
Volvo has unveiled the world's first cyclist detection system that offers fully automatic braking, causing the car to stop itself if a cyclist swerves in front of the vehicle. According to the manufacturer, Cyclist Detection is built upon its already existing detection and automatic braking technology, and will be implemented into all vehicles that use pedestrian detection.