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Review: LifeProof cases for iPad Air and iPad mini

by Blogger on ‎08-21-2014 05:08 PM - last edited on ‎08-22-2014 05:05 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Normally, when I — or any other of my colleagues — are asked to review a product (tablet accessory or other) it usually bears a name that doesn’t really explain what it does (think Pebble, mophie, etc.). This couldn’t be further from the truth with the LifeProof line of iPad cases for the Air and Mini.

 

So what does “LifeProof” really mean? Does it imply that the product is exempt from death and taxes? Maybe it can avoid dinner with the in-laws? Close, but not quite. In this instance, owning a LifeProof case means you can have an unequivocal safety net cast over your Apple iPad. You can use it without worrying that the next accidental drop, spillage of liquid, or playground sand is going to mean replacing the device.

 

Let’s dive into the two types of LifeProof cases, the Nuud (pronounced ‘nude’) and Fre (pronounced ‘free’), and compare their screen protection, aesthetics and usability.

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Review: Lifesaver by Mio Power Bank Battery

by Blogger on ‎08-21-2014 12:34 PM - last edited on ‎08-25-2014 01:19 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

Miolifesaves.jpgSmartphones and tablets have more features and functionality than ever before and as they are more connected and do more, the need to keep our devices powered through the day becomes more important. While many mobile devices are now sporting sealed-in batteries, which are not user replaceable, there has been a steady increase of external batteries that can charge and power our devices while on the go.

 

As with most accessories, different users and use cases will decide which version of the product makes most sense. With external battery chargers, one of the biggest things to consider is the size of the battery you need. Power users or those who bring more than one phone or tablet with them, as well as travellers will want the biggest, most powerful battery would be the most useful.

 

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Protect your iPad with the right case from Logitech

by Blogger on ‎08-08-2014 06:36 AM - last edited on ‎08-08-2014 09:26 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Now that you’ve got your hands on a new iPad Air or iPad Mini, it’s time to get to the real fun of accessorizing it! To retain its pristine condition, it’s imperative that you equip your device with a protective case right off the bat. If you don’t want the added bulk of carrying around a keyboard and case, a folio case is your best solution. Logitech has a unique selection of folio cases from their recently expanded tablet product line. To guide you in the right direction, here's a closer look at Logitech's new iPad cases:

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Top 5 wireless sound solutions for the dorm room

by Blogger on ‎07-28-2014 07:01 AM - last edited on ‎07-28-2014 11:49 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

Wirelessfs.jpgSetting up a comfortable and functional dorm room  for back-to-school is always an exciting challenge. One thing you don’t want in any dorm room are too many confusing wires. There’s a bevy of choices whether you want Apple AirPlay focused speakers, straight-uo Bluetooth speakers, Sound docks that stream wireless audio, shelf-style speakers that can be wired or wireless as well as a modern boombox.  Thankfully, there are some really great options for getting sound into spaces wirelessly here are five our favourites.

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Top backpack brands this year

by Blogger on ‎07-26-2014 11:59 AM - last edited on ‎08-27-2014 11:27 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

Screen Shot 2014-07-26 at 11.11.47 AM.pngWe've probably all carried a backpack at some point in our lives; whether it's to school, for an outing like a hike, for travel, or to work and back. Backpacks are ubiquitous because they're convenient, and make carrying heavy loads much easier. So whether you need a new backpack for class, work, play or travel, read on for the great selection and the top brands at Future Shop.

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Review: Zagg Folio case and keyboard for iPad Air and iPad mini

by Blogger on ‎06-11-2014 01:09 PM - last edited on ‎06-19-2014 03:38 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

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Zagg’s Folio line of keyboards don’t just replicate the functionality of an add-on keyboard, they transform the experience of using an iPad Air or iPad mini by creating a cohesive case and keyboard combination that, together with long battery life and sturdy build quality, will easily become comfortable extensions of the way people use their favourite tablets.

 

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Review: ZAGG InvisibleShield Glass for extra screen protection

by Blogger on ‎06-08-2014 08:08 PM - last edited on ‎06-09-2014 11:10 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Tablets are fun and dynamic devices, but they’re also among the most fragile, not being built to withstand too many bumps and bruises. Yet it’s the more day-to-day usage of fingers touching the screen that tends to be more worrisome. Despite tough glass and panels used these days, small scratches or blemishes aren’t uncommon for naked screens, and while quality film screen protectors do a good job, using one made of glass could be even better. Enter ZAGG’s InvisibleShield Glass.

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Logitech's Line of iPad Air keyboards and cases

by Blogger on ‎12-30-2013 12:50 PM - last edited on ‎03-13-2014 10:48 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 

 

 

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The iPad Air is arguably the most popular and powerful tablet in the market today. While it boasts a huge ecosystem of apps and accessories, a proper keyboard can convert the content consumption marvel into a bona-fide productivity tool.

 

 

 

Logitech understands what various users need and while they have made a name for themselves by making various keyboard cases for a range of tablets, their line of iPad Air solutions runs the gamut from standalone keyboard covers to innovative cases that use various materials to keep the whole package light and portable.

 

 

 

So, whether you need a simple case, a standalone full-featured keyboard, a low-profile case with a fabric keyboard or a complete case and full-featured keyboard, Logitech has you covered.

 

Apple has made substantial changes to the iPad Air, slimming down the device’s profile and making it even lighter and easier to carry in one hand.

 

 

 

The challenge for accessory manufacturers is how to extend the iPad’s functionality without bulking it up. Let’s take a look at Logitech’s iPad Air accessories

 

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Review: Zagg Keys Profolio iPad case

by Blogger ‎08-03-2013 02:27 PM - edited ‎08-06-2013 06:28 PM

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Having a great keyboard case for your iPad is one of those things that’s easy to dismiss as something you don’t need. Once you try one out, however, you’ll find the convenience of having a full physical keyboard integrated into your iPad case something you don’t want to live without again. In the iPad keyboard case department there are a bunch of options to choose from, but the Profolio from Zagg Keys really stands out from the pack.

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Review: Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater

by Blogger on ‎05-20-2013 08:54 AM - last edited on ‎08-30-2013 02:54 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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One of the first complaints we heard about the iPad was decrying the lousy speaker setup. It faces the wrong way, and has tinny sound with low volume. If your audio experience is really important to you, then the Belkin Thunderstorm can help solve that issue once and for all. It transforms the iPad into a great mobile cinematic home theatre experience, perfect for movies and games.

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Review: Focusrite iTrack Solo

by Blogger on ‎04-30-2013 04:14 PM

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The iPad has been a pretty interesting device for musicians over the last few years. There is a growing ecosystem of hardware and software that makes these tablets invaluable to musicians. One of the latest such products I’ve been able to check out is the Focusrite iTrack Solo. This handy little device lets you record guitar and vocals straight on your iPad without the need for any computer intermediary, so it is a great solution for use in the studio or on the go.

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Review: ZAGGkeys PROfolio+ keyboard case for iPad

by Blogger on ‎04-21-2013 03:03 PM - last edited on ‎07-11-2013 01:36 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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If you own an iPad, the two best accessories you can get to enhance your experience are a case, and a keyboard. I have recently been spending some time with the ZAGGkeys PROfolio+ Keyboard for second, third and fourth generation iPads. Not only does this accessory give you a solid case, and keyboard combination, but it does so with a little panache.

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Review: Lifeproof nüüd iPad Case

by Blogger on ‎04-19-2013 06:48 AM - last edited on ‎09-04-2013 02:10 PM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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I recently put the LifeProof nüüd iPad case through its paces. This thing is possibly the most hardcore iPad case I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot of them. If you’re really serious about protecting your iPad from just about everything while still being able to use it, then chances are this is just what you’re looking for. The reason it is called the nüüd, is because this leaves your screen ‘nude’, with nothing between you and the screen. That means you get to retain visual clarity and a great touch experience without anything getting in the way. They really seem to want to maintain a great experience using your iPad and not get in your way. They even go so far as to channel the sound properly so the speaker doesn’t sound covered up and muffled. With that in mind it is amazing that they’re able to offer so much protection simultaneously. This case means you can take your iPad pretty much anywhere. It is waterproof up to two meters deep. It is also snow, ice, and dirt proof to IP-68 standards. It is even shock proof, being designed to military drop survivability specs for four feet.

 

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SkyDrive 3.0 App for iOS now available

by Blogger ‎04-06-2013 06:38 AM - edited ‎04-06-2013 06:40 AM

skydrive_3_0.jpgSkyDrive, Microsoft's Cloud backup and storage app has now been updated for all iOS devices and features added support for the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini.

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Review: Supertooth Melody headphones

by Blogger on ‎01-18-2013 02:54 PM

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Supertooth is a company known for blending together audio products with Bluetooth functionality, and the Melody on-ear headphones are one of the newest products sticking to that combination. Lightweight, user-friendly and well thought out, the Melody headphones are a decent set, but not quite to the level that they should be.

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