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iHome teases 2013 product line ahead of CES

iHome teases 2013 product line ahead of CES

iHome has been making wide range of accessories for the iPhone and other products for a long time. The company will be on hand at CES 2013 kicking off in a few days to show off its 2013 product line. The 2013 product line offers several Lightning Docks, Bluetooth devices, headphones, and more.

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30-pin Lightning combo docks coming soon as Apple tweaks spec

30-pin Lightning combo docks coming soon as Apple tweaks spec

It's time to get your transitional period on with an update the the specifications accessory makers much follows in order to get official support from Apple. In the wake of an issue with having both the Lightning cable and the legacy 30-pin connector working on one device, Apple has come forth with a tweak to the rules. While it's not entirely clear if it was the POP Kickstarter incident from earlier this week that made this change in Apple's policies a reality, the result is clear: you'll be able to work with a single accessory in the future with both types of connectors, no sweat.

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Kickstarter POP gets Apple denial, becomes largest backer refund ever

Kickstarter POP gets Apple denial, becomes largest backer refund ever

It's time to get your cash back, you lovers of the Kickstarter that never actually happened - the one called POP or "Ortable Power station", working with the Apple Lightning cord amongst other things - that being the reason for its demise. As it turns out, the creator of this project mister Jamie Siminoff, CEO of Edison Junior, wasn't able to secure the rights he needed from Apple that would allow him and his project to work with the Lightning cord for the iPhone 5. Because of this, the whole project is a bust and he's giving all the money back - but there's a hitch.

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OCDesk hands-on for iPhone 5 and your new iMac

OCDesk hands-on for iPhone 5 and your new iMac

It's time to get serious about integrating all the Apple products you own, and what better way to do that than with a simple iPhone dock that sits rather nicely in front of your brand new iMac? What we're taking a peek at today is the OCDesk Display Stand - that standing for Obsessively Clean Desk Display (OCD), this part of a Kickstarter campaign that's looking to bring this "missing" piece of hardware to the real world. It's missing simply because Apple hasn't made anything like it yet - the creators of OCDesk want to alleviate that problem.

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Soundfreaq brings lightning to CES 2013 in massive audio preview

Soundfreaq brings lightning to CES 2013 in massive audio preview

It's less than a couple of months away from CES 2013 now and brands large and small have already begun war on the media with releases - today's big news from Soundfreaq contains one heck of a rundown of future sound products. This rundown includes the first lightning speaker docks for the iPhone 5 and iPad mini as well as a set of Dual System Streaming products for futuristic audio action.

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Apple had to go through Harley-Davidson for Lightning trademark

Apple had to go through Harley-Davidson for Lightning trademark

In today's installment of "words you didn't know could be trademarked," we'll focus in on Apple and its relationship with a motorcycle manufacturer by the name of Harley-Davidson. Apple's "Lightning" branding for its new dock connector certainly plays nice with the company's "Thunderbolt" branding, but in new EU Trademark filings discovered by Patently Apple, we're finding out that the iPod maker had to talk to Harley-Davidson before it could use the word lightning for its products. That's because Harley-Davidson owns the trademark for lightning in a lot of different areas, including motorcycle parts, video games, and even glasses.

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Belkin unveils first third-party Lightning accessories

Belkin unveils first third-party Lightning accessories

Ever since Apple unveiled their new Lightning connector with the release of the iPhone 5, users have been waiting patiently (some more than others) for third-party Lightning accessories to make the rounds. However, after almost a month and a half since the Lightning connector's public debut, they're finally here. Belkin is the first official company to be signed off by Apple to make third-party Lightning accessories.

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