This month we were sent the tiniest device we’ve seen in a long time. I opened the package that included several cases for our most recent HTC One (M8) case extravaganza, and in the box was the iFrogz Tadpole. What on earth does someone do with the world’s smallest Bluetooth speaker?
There are three different ways you're going it give the gift of audio this holiday season, the first being the massive amount of smart devices out there with their own external speaker - so many do these days that it's taken for granted - see: all of the smartphones, notebooks, and tablets we've worked with for several years - they're all able to play music, imagine that! The second way you're going to give the gift of audio is with speakers galore, starting with the Jawbone BIG Jambox and/or the Jawbone Jambox standard edition - or with custom color combinations if you wish with the company's new "The Remix" initiative - it's fun stuff!
Father's Day is upon us, and here at SlashGear we've got more than just a couple of suggestions for what you should think about picking up as a present for your dear old dad on that special day! We've got everything from the least expensive gadgets we've ever reviewed to some of the most high-powered gear your father could ask for. Have a deep dive into a collection of the coolest products we've come across that are out on the market today, perfect for dad!
This week we've gotten our hands on an iPad case that's made to take what iFrogz did with the iPad 2 Summit Case and bump it up to a whole new generation for a whole net slate! This new case is also called the Summit, but here it's made for the iPad 3rd Generation (see our iPad 3 review here) and has spots for both a stylus and your business card. This case is not only ready to be your one and only iPad case and stand combo, it's also on sale (for an extremely limited amount of time!) Have a look at why you've just gotta grab it now!
This little piece of hardware is a fabulous wonder of the modern wireless age - and it doesn't just work for iPhone, it works for any tiny speaker that wants to be amplified! The iFrogz Boost NearField Audio speaker is a little brick - it weights in at next to nothing, is made mostly of soft, rubbery plastic on the outside, has a few bumpers on the bottom to hold it tight to your table. This device will blast out audio at high levels without any more effort on your part than placing the speaker portion of your smartphone near the power button side of the device. It's really quite magical - as you'll see here in a moment.
Before we begin I should warn you that I've been rather skeptical in the past that the iPad 2 would ever need another case again, given the utter awesomeness that the Apple-made smart cover had. Because of this, the thought of adding any case that would disallow my ability to use that genius bit of engineering has, up until recently, made me a sad panda. Recently I reviewed a sort of hand-holder for the iPad 2 and it didn't fare especially well because it made a total mess of the other cases and coverings I was using - this iFrogz Summit case has no such problems working with my 3rd party peripherals. It's got protection on both sides, a nice leathery feel, and it allows the iPad 2 to stand up on its own - is it time to toss the Smart Cover and move on?
If you look at the headphones market there are enough different offerings that you can get exactly what you want. Some are tuned for bass and some are tuned for sound that is more balanced. You can get on ear, in-ear, over-ear and other styles as well. iFrogz makes headphones that fit into all of these categories.
The Earpollution line of headphones allow you to create your own custom items. You can choose from different headbands, cushions and outer earpieces to make a pair of headphones that best suit your personality. With your choice of two head phone models, NervePipes and Fallout, and one earbud model, The Hype, you can create a style that fits you.
The headphone models feature 30Hz to 20KHz frequency response, 40mm drivers and 1.2 meter cords. The Hype earbuds allow you to customize the rim and base parts of the buds. You can buy all three models now and truly make them your own for $35 for the headphones and $20 for the earbuds.