Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thought Out debuts iPhone tripod mount

Thought Out has introduced its new PED3-TriPhone and PED3-TriPhone FORM rotating iphone tripod mounts and holders for the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 3GS. Based on the company’s previous PED3 iPhone mounts, the TriPhone is made to attach to any standard quarter-inch tripod mount for steadier video and pictures, and allows for the rotation of the device from vertical to horizontal orientation. In addition, the TriPhone FORM will work with most iPhones while they remain in their cases or skins. Thought Out’s PED3-TriPhone and PED3-TriPhone FORM mounts and holders will be available for pre-order soon and should begin shipping by the end of the month for $28 and $32, respectively; current owners of PED3 stands can purchase the TriPhone mount separately for $12.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Leyio sharing device now interacts with the iPod

Since its launch back in January, it's probably safe to say that the Leyio personal sharing device hasn't exactly set the world alight. But a new piece of iPod-friendly functionality might just bring it onto the radar of the wider public.

You might recall that Leyio is a simple and wire-free way to transfer files, a quick shake shifting your chosen music, photos or documents from one Leyio to another via UWB (ultra-wideband) radio connectivity. Indeed, a 3MB photo can be carried over in just 0.3 seconds or a personal movie in around 20 seconds. All in a very secure way obviously, right down to using a fingerprint scanner to stop others having a quick shake when you're not looking.

But it also has USB connectivity - and that's where you're iPod comes in. Thanks to a firmware update, you can transfer any music from an iPod to your Leyio device via USB. Which presumably frees you up to dump those (i)Tunes on another device, a hard drive, a phone, another iPod - in fact anywhere that will play them back. By all accounts, that's just the first step too, with the same functionality coming to smartphones and indeed, the iPhone, in the near future. That's unless the device's higher profile brings it onto Apple's radar and a firmware update scuppers the whole thing.

Only time will tell on that front. In the meantime, you can pick up a Leyio right now from £129.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Accidentally Take Your Gadget Swimming?

Who hasn’t accidentally left a phone, camera or MP3 player in a swimsuit pocket and gone swimming? It’s a harrowing experience, but there’s hope: Dunking the gadget in rice is a somewhat surprising yet very effective drying method.

We’ve all soaked a not-so-waterproof gadget or two, and we know that lots of them can come back to life after a few days of drying, albeit sometimes with some unfortunate damage. But dunking a wet gadget in a container of rice (provided the surrounding environment is humidity-free) can absorb excess moisture and reduce the possibility of damage, which can come in handy in these glorious summer months that are so fraught with danger for our beloved gadgetry. Not that we’re suggesting you take your iPhone along with you for a surf, but if you do, this might save your gadget’s life

Monday, August 3, 2009

Philips HF3490 wake-up light with Ipod dock

The new Philips HF3490 will wake you up in a more “natural” and pleasant way by gradually illuminating your space with brighter light. When the surrounding environment turns brighter, the human body will be able to sense the changes and direct the signal to the brain to wake the person up.

Besides the light alarm function, Philips HF3490 is also added with a detachable iPod/iPhone dock and an optional FM radio with 4 nature sounds. Alternatively, users can enjoy a greeting to their day with their favorite music stored in their iPod or iPhone.

You can purchase this amazing Philip HF3490 Wake-up Light alarm clock for USD $199.99 from Amazon.