Coolest Gadgets » iPad Gadgets Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:00:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 EVOLUS 3 Qi multi-docking station charges the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, too Thu, 28 Sep 2017 19:00:52 +0000

When it comes to the modern day gadget owner, one thing is for sure: there are plenty of accessories to go along with your various devices, supposedly making them more impervious to damage or look cooler. Modern day gadgets also have one Achilles Heel, its battery life which could prove to be less than expected. In other words, a charger is often something that we bring around, since we never quite know when we might use up the daily supply of juice and would need to charge it up during an emergency. Enblue has come up with the EVOLUS 3 Qi multi-docking station that prides itself in delivering wireless charging capability for the all new iPhone 8 and iPhone X, while not forgetting that it is also able to cater to the iPad and Apple Watch in terms of charging, too.

The EVOLUS 3 Qi will integrate a sleek, Qi certified, module with 3-coil technology, ensuring that it is able to keep the new (and expensive) iPhones charged with a maximum of 7.5 watts, 5V/1.5A, all well within the parameters that have been limited by Apple. Regardless of whether you sold your kidney for the new iPhone X or settled for the more affordable iPhone 8 (relatively speaking, of course), the iPhone when charged will be in the most natural, upright position. The reason behind this is to enable easy access when checking and viewing messages during the charging process. Of course, there will be support for a transverse position as well, in order for you to hook it up to a pair of earphones.

It does not matter the size of your iPhone or iPad, the EVOLUS 3 Qi is able to host them all, as well as the Apple Watch series 1, 2, and 3. Chances are, it will be able to work even with a protective case surrounding your device. Made out of aircraft grade aluminium, it will cost $149 and arrive in Cool Silver.

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Halos GoDrive Pro ensures your iPhone will never run out of storage Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:00:17 +0000 halos-godrive-proIn a perfect world, the smartphone is a device that will never get obsolete, will have infinite battery life and of course, storage that never runs out at all. However, reality has proven itself to be a very, very different beast, with many of us juggling with our smartphone storage and wondering just how 128GB of space gets filled up so quickly, when all those years ago with a 40MB hard drive, it more or less took forever to fill up. Halos is here to help with their GoDrive Pro, ensuring that your iPhone will never, ever experience the issue of not having enough space to stash stuff inside.

The GoDrive Pro from Halos is a microSD memory card reader and quick charger device for the iPhone and iPad, with one of the better apps out there to perform data transfer between the mobile device and another compatible device. Since the GoDrive Pro merges the functionality of a quick charger alongside that of a microSD memory card reader, it makes sure that as you offload data and content from your iPhone to a computer, your smartphone will continue to be juiced up as well. In fact, it takes a mere 20 minutes in order to bring the battery level of the iPhone all the way up to 50%, now how about that when it comes to efficiency?

Available on Kickstarter as a crowdfunding project, the Halos GoDrive Pro will help enlarge the amount of iPhone storage through the simple act of inserting a microSD memory card into the USB interface. With the GoDrive app, users are then able to transfer photos, videos, music and files directly from the iPhone to the microSD memory card, and this will in turn be able to release iPhone storage that would be better off holding other kinds of valuable content. With the GoDrive Pro, one is able to read, transfer and share data of a microSD memory card between other compatible intelligent devices, ranging from digital cameras to dash cams and drones, among others. The data transmission process will feature a read speed of up to 30 MB/s and a write speed of up to 20 MB/s.

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mophie delivers portable USB-C charging solution Mon, 07 Aug 2017 19:00:39 +0000 mophie-powerstationmophie is a very well known name when it comes to mobile accessories, especially smartphones that need a power boost in your daily life. The company has since rolled out its fair share of smartphone cases that come with an integrated power source, allowing you to prolong usage of your device while obtaining protection at the same time, without having to head to the nearest power outlet in the middle of the day. This time around, mophie has something slightly different although it has everything to do with power — the USB-C XXL power station. The mophie USB-C XXL power station is a high capacity universal battery which has been specially designed to charge the MacBook (2015), MacBook Pro (2016), iPad, iPhone and other compatible mobile devices.

Boasting of a single USB-C and one more USB-A output charge port, this power station will feature a whopping 19,500mAh battery. This translates to more than a single full charge to a MacBook, and will arrive in soft-touch fabric so that users will be able to have a premium look and feel without cramping Apple’s product styling cues.

The USB-C port will feature USB-PD technology, enabling it to charge USB-C laptops at rapid charging rates. We are looking at up to 30 Watts, as well as the ability to accept high-speed charging input even when it is hooked up to USB-PD chargers. As for the remaining features of the mophie USB-C XXL power station, they include an additional USB-A output port 5V/2.4A, a role switch that is controlled by a status button (USB-C input/USB output), the USB-C port with a default function being set to output charge, LEDs that display the direction of charge which will confirm the switch position, a Cypress CCG2 chipset. And pass-through charging USB-C to USB-A. The asking price for the mophie USB-C XXL power station stands at $149.95 and makes for the perfect addition to any road warrior’s arsenal of gizmos.

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Urban Armor Gear guns for the new iPad Pro with its Metropolis case Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:00:52 +0000 urban-armor-gear-ipadproOwning a brand new smartphone or tablet often brings with it one specific accessory that is rather difficult to prise it away from — the protective case. However, with so many different kinds of model that are available in the market, just which particular tablet case that you would want to pick up for the latest collection of iPads from Apple? Urban Armor Gear has just the thing for you — with its brand new Metropolis Series Cases for the new iPad Pro 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models.

Urban Armor Gear (or UAG for short) always churns out cases that are tough as nails without having to sacrifice on design and aesthetics, boasting of unmatched, MIL-SPEC drop protection. The new Metropolis Series Case for the new iPad Pro 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models will be able to deliver 360-degree comprehensive protection from both drops and shocks, where there is a smart cover that protects the screen as well as doubling up as a multi-position stand. In the corners lie bumpers that deliver additional drop protection for the iPad’s display.

Not only that, UAG’s Metropolis case will also boast of onboard storage for the Apple Pencil. The removable smart cover will also be able to play nice with Apple’s Smart Keyboard. Similar to all of the other UAG products, oversized ports and cutouts enable the use of 3rd party cables and accessories.

Michael McVerry, Senior Marketing Manager at UAG, shared, “As devices continue to evolve and move touchscreens closer to the edge where it is more exposed to damage, our Metropolis Series Case provides maximum protection for the display, without adding unnecessary bulk and weight or interfering with touchscreen accessibility.”

The Metropolis Series Case for the iPad Pro 10.5-inch will arrive in Black, Red, and Cobalt shades which will retail for $59.95, while the Metropolis Series Case for the iPad Pro 12.9-inch too, will have similar color choices. The only difference lies in its price with a $89.95 tag.

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LifeProof NÜÜD for iPad Pro announced Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:00:34 +0000 nuud-ipad-proSo, you happen to own one of those spanking new iPad Pro tablets that makes you look extra smart, toting it around? Well, it seems that there is always room for improvement, especially in terms of keeping it well protected in the form of the LifeProof NÜÜD for iPad Pro. After all, there is always a certain resale value when it comes to the iPad Pro, and you might as well do your very best to take good care of it while it is under your ownership.

LifeProof has always been able to deliver high quality protective cases for different kinds of mobile devices, and the latest LifeProof NÜÜD for iPad Pro offers four-proof protection and screenless technology. With a company mantra that screams ‘Freedom’ (not exactly from tyranny ala Braveheart), it basically wants users to be able to remain connected just about anywhere as long as their mobile device is with them.

With the LifeProof NÜÜD for iPad Pro, it will allow owners of the high end tablet to bring it with them wherever they go. After all, it is too much of a waste to not take advantage of the True Tone display, 12MP camera and 4K video capture capabilities when you are on holiday, right? To allow the iPad Pro to boldly take on any task in almost any environment with the LifeProof NÜÜD is definitely something that is worth checking out.

The NÜÜD delivers slim styling, all the while allowing your iPad Pro to remain waterproof up to 6.6 feet, now how about that? If you have clammy fingers all the time, fret not, your iPad Proof would also be drop proof to 4 feet, dirt proof and snow proof. NÜÜD will ensure that the screen remains uncovered for direct access to iPad Pro’s ProMotion technology and buttery-smooth scroll, all the while minimizing size and weight. Expect the NÜÜD for iPad Pro (10.5-inch) and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd Gen.) to retail for $129.99 apiece.

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Bamboo Sketch smart stylus is now compatible with iOS devices Wed, 07 Jun 2017 19:00:40 +0000 wacom-bamboo-sketchNot all styluses are created and developed in the same manner. Some other models do seem to function better than the rest, and the same can be said for the all new Bamboo Sketch smart stylus. What makes the Bamboo Sketch different from the others? For starters, you are able to use it to draw on iOS devices, now how about that? An accessory which can be used to write as well as visualize your ideas on an iPad (the iPhone would be far too small, of course), as though you were writing on pen and paper, is certainly more than welcome as it helps to increase the versatility and function of your iPad.

This new smart stylus for iOS devices will target those who think in the visual format, as it offers a customizable and natural pen-on-screen experience. Since Wacom has a whole lot of experience in terms of designing digital styluses in the past, this smart stylus is perfect to complement the user experience. One can pick from a soft or firm nib, and can also customize the buttons to have their favorite commands are at their fingertips.

The Bamboo Sketch has incredible pressure sensitivity, letting users write and draw in a way that looks and feels like a pen on paper. When you use it in conjunction with other compatible apps, the smart stylus will then offer 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity. Visual thinkers who are always on the move will find the Bamboo Sketch to be a snap to tote around, since it can be stashed away and transported in a neat travel case that will also have room to spare for the replacement nibs and USB charging unit, too. No more excuse of being unable to sketch and draw anywhere now, is there?

Apart from that, the Bamboo Sketch can last up to 15 hours when connected to the iPad or iPhone via Bluetooth, which should be more than enough to get you going for a full day of work. The Bamboo Sketch will retail for $79.95 and is already available for those who are interested.

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Pioneer’s Rayz is the first smart lighting earphones Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:00:30 +0000 rayzAre all earphones created equal? Not really, as Pioneer’s Rayz happens to lay claim to being the very first smart lighting earphones that will boast of talk as well as charge functions for the iPhone, iPad, as well as iPod touch. The Rayz and Rayz Plus earphones is a whole new collection of “appcessories”, which is a whole new take on the word “accessories”. Bringing the intelligence of an iOS app alongside innovative Lightning accessories, these are able to deliver whole new experiences which was not possible via the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The whole point of the Rayz and Rayz Plus is to make use of Apple’s Lightning audio technology so that it can not only simply, but also to smartly solve the top challenges which today’s mobile consumers experience every single day. The Rayz earphones are able to maximize all of the benefits which are offered by the Lightning Connector, where they are powered by iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This means there is no more need to have these earphones pack an additional battery.

Not only that, the Rayz Plus model will also be the first and only Lightning headset that sports a sleek in-line charging node which can simultaneously charge the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch as long as the earphones remain connected and in use.

These earphones take advantage of Avnera’s breakthrough LightX platform which will allow the earphones to operate in modes that make use of the lowest amount of power possible from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Each of these models will carry half a dozen microphones that allow Smart Noise Cancellation, exceptional noise cancellation capability thanks to a HearThruä mode, and embedded microphones which can implement sensor-less on-ear detection.

The Rayz earphones will arrive in Onyx and Ice and Rayz Plus, as they are available in Graphite and Bronze metallic finishes for $149.95 and $99.95 for the Rayz Plus and Rayz, respectively.

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Flip – a stylus with a nostalgic feel Fri, 14 Oct 2016 19:30:34 +0000 flip

We grew up using pencils and pens, so when we started using a stylus on our tablets, the feeling wasn’t completely foreign. However, when we could start doodling or doing full-scale artistic pieces on our tablets, we started to care more about the type of stylus we were using. Different responses to pressure, different types of strokes and more all came into play as more options came onto the market.

While most of the really awesome versions needed charging or Bluetooth connection, the Flip is hoping to challenge the way things are done. This is a stylus that doesn’t use batteries or Bluetooth, using magnets to know whether you’re using the drawing or erasing side of the stylus (because it has both). Thanks to the magnetic aspect, changing out different drawing tips is a breeze.

There is a mesh tip that will let you take notes, draw, or sketch with ease, an artist brush tip for a natural feeling of painting on a digital plane, and a precision cross tip for detailed drawing and sketching. Another bonus with the magnets is that it can tell exactly where the pen tip is, making sure that your palm touching the screen won’t make any unwanted marks. There’s also a nifty hover and zoom option for getting in those teeny, tiny details. On top of all that, you’ll also get an auto dimming function on your tablet so you don’t suck up unwanted battery when you’re taking notes in class, making this $40 purchase seem pretty worthwhile.

Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter
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OIO introduces Amp iPad speaker case Mon, 05 Sep 2016 12:00:15 +0000 oio-ampThe idea of tablets being used as a portable media player is not new at all, but then again, neither is it something which is all the craze these days. The tablet market has definitely been on a decline, if slightly, in recent times, and it does not look as though it is going to pick up anytime soon either. This does not mean that there is no money to be made where tablet accessories are concerned, since there is still a sizeable market out there. However, the choice of accessories would certainly come under scrutiny, since there is plenty to look forward to if you are going to kit out your tablet — or iPad in particular, with a speaker case. Yes, you read that right — a speaker case, which is something that does not arrive every other day.

OIO is an independent startup and innovator in portable tech products and audio solutions, having announced Amp, which is an ultra-portable iPad speaker case for the iPad Air, iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro 9.7. Amp happens to be the only integrated surround sound theater system of its sort, sporting symmetrically positioned right and left channels in order to deliver a true stereo sound theater experience with your iPad.

Amp’s high end stereo sound will include a couple of ultra-low profile electromagnetic exciters, multiple audio codecs (A2dP), and a pair of resin fiber honeycomb acoustic panels which are covered with microfiber optical quality fabric. This kind of portability ensures that the Amp makes for a great traveling companion as it delivers high quality entertainment anywhere in a sleek protective case.

The lightweight speaker case is compact, highly durable, and versatile, where its folding speakers will close over the iPad. Not only that, its stand will fold back behind the case, resulting in a theater experience that goes just about anywhere. The initial round of mass production is already underway, where it is tipped to ship later this month for $249 a pop.

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Jackery reveals 2-in-1 Lightning Power Cable with Integrated Battery Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:00:36 +0000 jackeryApple has certainly forged the way forward where new technologies are concerned with the mobile device space. The Lightning port is definitely a new format that did raise its fair share of hue and cry when it was first introduced, although many have come to love and accept it shortly afterwards, despite the fact of purchasing a new set of accessories to go along with it. This time around, we have the folks over at Jackery who have introduced a new 2-in-1 Lightning Power Cable that sports an integrated battery which will cater for various compatible Apple devices.

With but a solitary Lightning cable, users are able to gain the ability to boost their iPhones’ and iPads’ battery power, charge them, and transfer files between devices, now how about that? Jackery intends to empower people who are on the go with premium mobile battery chargers, and this is their maiden attempt at an Apple MFi certified product which will merge the likes of a compact, built-in external portable charger and battery, all in a single lightning power cable.

The patent pending Jackery Jewel happens to be the only power cable required in order to extend iPhones’ and iPads’ battery power, while letting you charge from any USB power outlet, as well as to transfer files to computers or other devices. When plugged into a mobile device, the Jackery Jewel can deliver up to 20 percent additional battery power while on the go, not to mention letting it be used as the primary power and charging cord, which will open the door to users to gain flexibility and freedom doing away with the need to carry multiple accessories.

This $19.99 cable measures 39.4” and will feature a premium polymer lithium ion battery and a high-efficiency circuit board embedded in a nine-layer protective shell. It provides an iPhone 6S charged up to three extra hours of standby time, and as the battery and circuit board are encased in a rugged plastic shell that has been drop-tested, you can be sure it is pretty safe to bring around.

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