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:
Olympus is upgrading its much-loved OM-D E-M1 camera with its 2.0 firmware, adding USB tethered shooting and in-camera editing borrowed from the E-M10. The new software, along with a companion Olympus Studio tethering app, also arrives with a silver version of the E-M1.
This week the folks at iFixit have begun their teardown of the Google-made Project Tango Tablet. This tablet is one piece of the environment of devices made by Google to create 3D maps of our world, this device making it happen in the platform’s largest form factor.
Microscopic dust particles that could date back to the very start of our solar system have been extracted from NASA's Stardust spacecraft payload, promising to be the first contemporary samples of interstellar dust. Stardust returned its collection of stellar detritus back in 2006, and thus began a painstaking sift through the particles to see what goodies had been gathered during the three billion mile journey.
Consumers have picked up the HTC One (M8) in droves this Spring, creating a demand for cases the likes of which have not appeared for several generations in the HTC universe. Today we’re having a peek at a whole bunch of cases from several of the finest brands on the market. What we’ll be doing here is setting them up to battle in a bracket that’ll bring out the greats and leave the slightly less-great cases in the dust.
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.