iPhone SLR Mount

Ever since the iPhone camera was invented, it’s aspired to be what it simply never quite could be: a DSLR. Sure, apps have helped your camera phone inch forward with simulated focusing and faux filters.

Faux no more. The iPhone SLR Mount gives you the real thing. It’ll set your phone photos apart from everyone else’s on Instagram in an unprecedented way (#nofilter)!

This case-adapter combo lets you mount your Canon EOS or Nikon SLR lenses to your iPhone 4 giving your phone powerful depth of field and manual focus.

Since the iPhone came to this world people have been snapping photos left and right, and some are very high quality images. And with the iPhone 4 the camera improved drastically over the iPhone 3Gs but it still lacked the professional quality of DSLRs. It seems someone else thought the same thing and came up what with an adapter that every photographer would love. There are two kinds of adapters one that works with Nikon Lenses and the other with Canon Lenses, and each one costs $250 which isn’t too much in the DSLR world but very expensive compared to the phone. But if you love photography and do have these lenses then these would be a very good addition to your kit.

Link: Photojojo


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Libratone Beat

For that wireless speaker you have been looking for the Libertone Beat has the answer. I really like the style of this speaker and its different forms of connectivity. A wireless speaker with a 50W bass and two 25W tweeter/midrange drivers. Just plug in the USB transmitter to your PC or the bundled 30-pin connector to an iOS device and you’re good to go. Plays audio from iPod, iPhone or iPad using the wireless 30-pin transmitter (range 10 m) or from a USB equipped MAC/PC using the wireless USB transmitter (range 30 m).You can even have a wired option if you would, you can play wirelessly over your iPad, iPhone, or iPod and controller multiple Beat Speakers. I think this is the best wireless speaker I have seen yet, and for $595 it’s worth for those who need a speaker such as this.

Link: Libratone


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Moleskine Covers for iPhone & iPad

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At last they have heard the calling of so many people, they are coming up with covers for the iPhone & iPad. I already registered to get notified the moment its available, I do love my Moleskine and take it every where with me, and try to write notes about anything and everything. Now that they have a combination iPad & Moleskine its going to be perfect to carry around everywhere, and just have something to write and note, just the perfect combination of low-tech & high-tech. Now we just got to wait.

Link: UnPlgged

SMS & BBMs – Some Decency

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This has been a topic on my mind for some time now, it has been the same with emails and everything else. I don’t forward texts, BBMs, or Emails, I know most of the time it annoys people and sometimes they messages contain malicious code which can damage your PC or phone. With the use of BBM people are broadcasting a lot of events and other things happening which is great there is a limit to it. I think people should exercise some common decency when forwarding certain messages out.

The case being with deceased relatives, what I have seen recently is no common decency in the matter. When people broadcast bbms or send out mass text messages about someone who has recently been deceased within hours or even the same day. A lot of the times the immediate relatives from cousins to brothers and sisters and even parents don’t know about it and get shocked from these messages and its devastating. Sometimes its hard giving someone the bad news that their son or daughter or mother or father has passed away, there is never a way to handle it. But getting it via mass message isn’t the way, and people should refrain from forwarding that type of message. This has gotten on my nerves quite a few times but recently it was a disaster, when a family member is abroad and they find out from their daughter’s friend’s mass bbm that smoeone close passed away, its shocking to say the least.

iPhone 4 – Vapor 4 Fix

There is no question that the Apple iPhone 4 is a very good looking gadget, but this antenna issue has turned it into a crappy phone. With no real fix from Apple in sight, iPhone owners have to do with the fixes currently out there. This is the hottest fix yet, a aluminum machined case to fit the iPhone 4 perfectly. The iPhone 4 can’t take too many drops or else it will shatter, and reception issues, but with this case there is a lining covering contact between the case and the metal lining of the phone stopping all interference, and it wil protect from all forms of drops and falls. And it doesn’t come cheap at $80 but a cool case and fix for Apple’s antenna issue, looks good.

Link: Gizmodo

iPad Usage

The iPad mania is still going on in Kuwait and all over the world, and I have to say that Apple has a breakthrough product. There are a few drawbacks that would make this the best product period, but right now it doesn’t have any competition. I use my iPad daily, it has gotten me hooked with several applications. The only biggest flaw is that you can’t move data inside applications to and from your main PC, so your iPad gets filled up with data from inside applications, you can’t back-up or move, you can just delete. The battery lasts a decent time but it takes so damn long to charge, if you kill the battery completely it takes over 4 hours to charge fully which is insane. But I can’t stop using it, its so easy to take around and I can carry so much content with it.

Best Applications:

  • AirVideo – Streaming Videos
  • Marvel Comics – A selection of Marvel Comics
  • NewsRack – RSSFeed
  • Sorted – To Do list
  • Dropbox – Extention of the online application
  • GoodReader – Enables you to read all types of documents & spreadsheets
  • AngryBirds HD – Addictive online game
  • Scrabble – The old school board game
  • Shazam – Gives you the name of any song by listening to a clip

iPad Usage:

  • Reading Comics – 40%
  • Surfing The Net – 22%
  • Playing Games – 12%
  • Watching Shows/Anime – 18%
  • Other Applications – 8%

HyperMac

Now this is an amazing product, there have a been alot of different companies providing alternate battery power sources for different products but none as thorough as the HyperMac for Apple Laptops & iPads. Giving you from 19-34 Hours for the MacBook Pros, and 30 to 92 Hours for the iPad. Thats a lot of hours, and pretty damn good in my opinion. Thats just a ridiculous amount of power that you can use while traveling or in the car, on a train, or stuck in a airport for a really long time. Prices range from $200 up to $500, which isn’t cheap but its a very solid product for a specific purpose.

Link: Gizmodo

Apple iPhone 4 – The Next One Up

What’s new

• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera (the lens is quite noticeably larger than the iPhone 3GS)
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. It’s unclear if it’s the 960×640 display thrown around before—it certainly looks like it, with the “Connect to iTunes” screen displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic
What’s changed

• The back is entirely flat, made of either glass (more likely) or ceramic or shiny plastic in order for the cell signal to poke through. Tapping on the back makes a more hollow and higher pitched sound compared to tapping on the glass on the front/screen, but that could just be the orientation of components inside making for a different sound
• An aluminum border going completely around the outside
• Slightly smaller screen than the 3GS (but seemingly higher resolution)
• Everything is more squared off
• 3 grams heavier
• 16% Larger battery
• Internals components are shrunken, miniaturized and reduced to make room for the larger battery

What a mistake by an Apple employee! They left the prototype iPhone in a Bar in Redwood City, I know where that is but I wonder where he left it. The phone had a case to look like the 3GS but with the Aluminum Bezel and new look, sort of resembles the iPad this is the new iPhone for sure. I bet lots of people are going to go nuts for this phone as soon as its out, lines will be longer then the ones for the iPad and the Apple store might crash. I’m not sure if its going to be locked to AT&T such as the first one when it first came out but it does look good. But one surprise is that it will be a micro-SIM. We know from previous posts that Zain, Wataniya, and Viva are all working on micro-SIMs and testing it out on their network, but will it be ready for this phone. I like the way this phone looks, it looks more rugged but still smooth design. Based on the details on Gizmodo this is the phone for sure and it will be released in June, make sure to check out the link for a lot more details and full breakdown after dissecting the phone and before sending it back to Apple. Now I’m looking forward to seeing this phone and I bet it is meant to destroy all the competition, Apple just doesn’t stop throwing punches.

Link: Gizmodo


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