iPad Air Stories February 26, 2015

Review: Moshi’s VersaCover for iPad Air 2 uses pyramid power to prop up your tablet

Several months after the iPad Air 2 hit shelves, form-fitting cases still remain few and far between, and even our favorite case makers have been rushing out “quick fix” options reusing most of earlier, thicker iPad Air 1 designs. Moshi’s VersaCover for iPad Air 2 ($60) is different.

While the “origami cover” front lid is identical to one that was used in the same-named iPad Air 1 case, the rear shell has been redesigned to precisely fit the more slender iPad Air 2’s form. If you’re looking for a super-thin iPad folio with mature textures, colors, and stand functionality, it’s worth considering.

iPad Air Stories February 11, 2015

It’s not easy to create a legitimately novel accessory these days, and it’s even harder to sail smoothly through a crowdfunding campaign to bring one to market. Sanho — better-known as Hyper thanks to a popular line of battery products — spent much of 2014 preparing to release a female-friendly combination compact mirror and USB battery pack, using both Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns to raise funds for its production. After making a public splash at the 2015 CES alongside the new (and world’s smallest) laser pointer iPin, the mirror-battery Pearl ($40) is now shipping to customers.

The result — a 3.6″-diameter circular double mirror with a 3000mAh battery underneath — has been finished with silver, gold, or red glossy metallic exterior paint, and a white LED light ring inside. In short, it’s an elegant and welcome option for female iPhone users, delivering a combination of solid build quality and good value for the price.

expand full story

iPad Air Stories February 10, 2015

At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re looking at some kind of ultra-small MacBook Air on the right, next to my MBA 11. It’s actually my iPad Air 2 in the ClamCase Pro keyboard case that combines all-round protection with a near-laptop-quality keyboard.

I’m testing here the case for the iPad Air 2, but there are other models for the iPad 2/3/4, previous iPad Air and iPad mini …  expand full story

KGI is out with a new report today predicting both a large rise in the number of Touch ID sensors shipped this year as well as an improved version of the biometric security reader for the next version of the iPhone. “We raise our 2015F shipments of Touch ID (fingerprint recognition) module by 12.4% to 262mn sets, up 77% YoY.” As for the updated Touch ID sensor, the improved version is believed to offer more reliable reads and better security as Apple continues to push Apple Pay, it’s recently launched mobile payment service: expand full story

iPad Air Stories February 9, 2015

It’s no surprise that the three major card companies in the US have been taking advantage of being the first with Apple Pay out the door and that the majority of their latest ads and promotions have centered around the new payment service. The latest comes from American Express with a just released ad focusing on highlighting Apple Pay as “The Next Evolution of Membership.”

expand full story

iPad Air Stories February 5, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: iTunes free App of the Week, WD 2TB Portable HDD $70, Harman Kardon CL headphones $49, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter. Also, be sure to check us out on: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+ and Safari push notifications.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last call updates:

Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-Fi in all colors for $390 shipped ($109 off)

WD Elements 2TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive: $70 shipped (orig. $120)

Harman Kardon CL Precision On-Ear Headphones w/ mic & remote (refurb) $49 shipped (orig. $200)more

Beats Pill 2.0 Bluetooth Speaker $140 (Reg. $200), Pill XL $240 (Reg. $300)more

Incase 40% off: MacBook Icon Tensaerlite sleeve $42, iPhone 6 cases from $18, more

Small States: Janus Motorcycles takes pride in its hand-crafted and locally sourced bikes, giveaway worth $340

More new gear from today:

More deals still alive:

New products & more:

Powered by WordPress.com VIP