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Thursday, May 26, 2011

IK Multimedia's Amazing Music Tools for Your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts Accessories" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.ikmultimedia.com/Main.ht...tware/index.php

For some of you, none of this will be new - but if you're like me and hadn't heard of these impressive products before now, check out these videos...

There are three products that are particularly exciting for musicians/vocalists who own an iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch: the iRig Mic, the iRig, and the iKlip. They also have some impressive software that goes along with these products. Any Laptop Thoughts or Apple Thoughts readers using this hardware or software? What do you think of it? I play bass guitar and sing, but no longer have an amp in my home...so the idea of being able to plug into my iPad and play is really appealing, not to mention being able to lay down a vocal track if inspiration hits!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tekkeon’s New Dual Port Power Pack, Certified by Apple for iPod, iPhone and iPad, Charges Two Devices at Once

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts Accessories" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.tekkeon.com/products-tekcharge1860.html

"TekChargeTM MP1860A, a dual port power pack with two USB outputs, simultaneously charges and powers your iPadTM, iPhone®, iPod® nano or iPod® touch, and a second small portable device. With mobile power at your fingertips, this high-capacity, lightweight battery lets you enjoy hours of extended play time on many of your small portable electronic products. Most portable devices are often in need of recharging after a few hours of use. By taking advantage of the TekCharge MP1860A rechargeable lithium ion battery, you can enjoy hours of extended play time on your iPad, iPhone, iPod, mobile phones, smartphones, Zune® and MP3 players, portable routers, e-readers, and other small portable electronic products. As an added bonus, TekCharge MP1860A includes a flashlight so you have emergency light at your fingertips."

Got an iPad or another tablet that needs a hefty bump of juice to charge? The Tekkeon MP1860A might have a uninspired product name, but it offers plenty of power - up to 2.1 amps, enough to charge an iPad or iPad 2. It's also been officially certified by Apple, so you know it will work. The battery holds 4400 mAH of power, which should be enough to recharge several smaller devices and partially recharge the iPad or another tablet device. I'm working on a review of another Tekkeon battery pack and it's quite impressive. Tekkeon really knows their batteries!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Archos 32 Reviewed

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.trustedreviews.com/mp3/r...13/Archos-32/p1

"Archos has been making portable media players for a while and, as the likes of the Archos 5 showed, the company knows a thing or two about making a good one. Which is why despite being a touchscreen media player running a mobile OS initially designed for a mobile phone, and adapted for a PMP, the Archos 32 isn't a direct competitor to the iPod touch."

The Archos 32 is a bit of a curious beast...it seems to compete in the iPod Touch space, but with a price point of $149 USD, it clearly undercuts the iPod in a big way. It's not a surprise why it's so cheap though: the 3.2 inch screen is a mere 400 x 240 in resolution, and its 8 GB of storage isn't expandable. Still, if you're looking for a pocket entertainment device, this is worth considering.


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Netflix Changes Their Pricing Structure

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/155...l?lsrc=rss_main

"Netflix on Monday excitedly announced a new streaming-only, DVD-less plan, and then, while staring down at the floor, quietly murmured something about a price hike for all other plans."

This was bound to happen as more and more people stream content from Netflix, and find no need to even order the physical disks. According to the Netflix Blog, you can get a streaming only plan for $7.99 USD. The other plans will increase by $1.00 USD, so if you had the one disk plan before, it will go up to $9.99 USD. I prefer the option to have at least one disk sent to me as not all the content Netflix offers is available to stream. Once that happens, I'm streaming only.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Can Someone Explain iTunes To Me?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 02:41 PM

Everyone tells me how wonderful and easy it is to use iTunes (OK, mostly Janak Parekh), but it must have been designed for people smarter than I am - I installed iTunes on a different computer and wanted to sync my iPod Touch with it. I had iTunes installed on my software testing computer, which has since been wiped out, so I need a permanent home for iTunes. Here's the problem I'm running into:

I've set it up to manually sync everything, because it seems if I don't do that, iTunes will wipe everything out on the iPod Touch. In iTunes, when I go FILE > TRANSFER PURCHASES, I get the above error message. You might be thinking "OK, your computer hasn't been authorized" - but it has. The screenshot below shows that. Read more...


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Apple Doubles iPod Touch Storage to 32 GB

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:30 AM

http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/



Apple has bumped up the storage of the iPod Touch to a whopping 32 GB (the iPhone also got doubled), although they added an equally-whopping $100 price tag to it, making it a $499 USD player. That's a lot of money for a media player, but when you factor in the new software update (which includes mail, notes, and other functionality) and the new storage, what you have is essentially a WiFi PDA that's a great media player, and you have more storage than any similar device on the market - the closest competitor might be a Dell Axim X51v with its VGA screen and a 32 GB CompactFlash card.

What does this mean to the Zune? At this point, not much - there's no Zune that can really compete with the iPod Touch. Microsoft's product offerings are clearly designed to compete against the iPod Nano and the iPod Classic. But Apple has certainly raised the bar for the other players in the market, and if Microsoft is planning to come out with a Zune to compete with the iPod Touch, they'd better have a 32 GB offering (or bigger). I also can't help but notice that if the Zune had a memory card slot, there'd be an opportunity for Zune owners to easily expand the storage on their devices. The Zune team has to get out of this "if Apple isn't doing it, why should we?" mentality they seem to be stuck in...

Tags: ipod touch, 32 GB

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