Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Ecoustik is a truly sustainable acoustic dock and showcases our affinity and passion for design, woodworking and technology. Ecoustik™ dock flaunts the natural beauty of North American hardwood. Designed to enhance and complement the Apple device it holds while being an environmentally friendly sound solution. All of the wood used to produce Ecoustik™ docks is either salvaged or harvested with sustainable methods. Our manufacturer uses sustainable practices in their business model each and every day. Each Ecoustik™ is meticulously crafted by woodworkers of the 21st century utilizing CNC machinery to ensure each Ecoustik is milled to exact specifications. Once crafted each Ecoustik is hand finished with non-toxic, environmentally friendly, naturally pressed oil from the fruit of the Tung tree and prepared for shipment using minimal packaging. Each Ecoustik dock is unique and one-of-a kind due to wood grain patterns.
The Ecoustik iPhone/iPad docks merge design, music, woodworking and tech into a single, sustainable, eco-friendly acoustic device that amplifies your tunes while keeping your phone propped up to charge. Made from salvaged or sustainably harvested hardwood, each CNC milled dock is unique with its own grain pattern and natural color variations. Available in a number of handsome wood types, it’s the perfect acoustic compliment to your iPhone 5, 4, 4S, or iPad! Get it here!
1for1 program: We plant one tree for every board foot (12″ x 12″ x 1″) used to produce Ecoustik docks and other wood designed products. We are committed to minimizing our impact on the environment.
Designer: Portsmith Co.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Taking into account that this is an unique case and exclusively customized by you, we will only accept claims for manufacturing failures.
These iPhone 5 cases have been handmade by our experienced leather craftsmen in high quality cowskin. They have passed strict quality controls during the whole manufacturing process. Video
- iPhone 5 cases with snap closure system.
- Sync and charge through travel cable.
- These iPhone 5 cases have a rotable and completely removable belt clip for belt, handbag... (The knob is also removable). +info
- The Ultra Belt Clip is significantly stronger and offers more security than anything similar on the market.
- These iPhone 5 cases have 2 credit card slots and 1 money (notes) pocket.
- Soft leather lining.
- Foamy material inside the case to enlarge the protection of the iPhone 5.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Monday, March 4, 2013
phone batteries a thing of the past with the super slick X-Power – your
foolproof travel charging solution.
The X-Power is an easy to use, portable BATTERY, CHARGER and SPEAKER system in
one, making it super simple to keep your Smartphone, tablet or iPod powered up
wherever you are WITHOUT having to be near an electrical power point!
The X-Power is an easy to use, portable BATTERY, CHARGER and SPEAKER system in one, making it super simple to keep your Smartphone, tablet or iPod powered up wherever you are WITHOUT having to be near an electrical power point!
In the Box:
Description: X-Power 3 in 1 Speaker, Emergency Battery and Stand
Monday, March 4, 2013 by Tech News 24h · 0
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
1. No Need for Two Devices
2. More Cost Efficient
Easy Access to Books and Magazines
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 by Tech News 24h · 0
Friday, February 10, 2012
Looking for a minimalistic bumper style case for your iPhone 4s? The HiShop UCO Skinny Bumper might be just what the doctor ordered. This bare-bones bumper comes in three color variations (White/Black, Black/Yellow and Pink/White) and comes along with both a front and a back screen shield.
Check out video review of the UCO Skinny Bumper under the post. Then head to this page on the HiShop web site to learn more. Note: This version of the UCO is meant only for the iPhone 4s but it will also fit the Verizon version of the iPhone 4. There is a GSM iPhone 4 version of the case available here.
Friday, February 10, 2012 by Tech News 24h · 0
Monday, September 12, 2011
iTwin - ''The USB Drive Reinvented''. If it weren't such a clumsy phrase, "access your files from anywhere" could be as potent a buzz word as "the cloud." iTwin is one of the latest contenders in the remote-access game. Unlike Google Docs, which moves your files to the cloud, or Dropbox, which synchronizes files between multiple computers, the Windows and Mac iTwin (XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS are supported) keeps everything on your hard drive.
But its most unique feature is that it's hardware: two USB keys connect your devices. Because it's a physical solution, iTwin can offer more security measures than any of its virtual competitors. Given that it doesn't back up files or synchronize them across machines, iTwin is a mono-utility tool, but it's a sleek, petite and efficient one. Furthermore, the sole utility offered is one that most small businesses and frequent business travelers need.
iTwin is a pair of USB keys that turns your computer into a server and VPN, letting you access sensitive data securely from a remote machine.
Two connected iTwin USB keys
Connection ends of the two USB keys
An iTwin connection point on each of the USB sticks, or "twins," allows the twins to create the unique ID that enables them to locate one another after they are apart.
Connected to the USB port
iTwin's unobtrusive shape and rounded edges prevent it from getting in the way of other USB devices connected to your computer.
iTwin is available in lime green and steel gray.
The iTwin comes in a well constructed and well padded box.
How iTwin Works
One of iTwin's co-founders came up with the idea for iTwin when he wanted to access personal financial data that lived on his home computer from the office. His options at the time boiled down to a simple solution that offered minimal security, or a secure solution that would require a huge investment in time and energy to configure.
In a nutshell, iTwin offers a very secure, yet simple and elegant way to access files remotely. It's similar to Windows Live Mesh, except with two physical USB keys. The hardware is thin and sleek with rounded edges and comes in two colors: steel gray and lime green. One end of each key has a USB connector. The other end has a different connection point that lets the two keys plug into one another. When the keys, or "twins," are hooked together, they create a unique number that allows them to talk to each other (and only each other) via the Internet.
Like all the major cloud services, iTwin also uses AES 256-bit encryption. The physical hardware provides an added measure of security because you need the keys to access the files. And if you lose a key, you can disable it remotely using a unique link that iTwin sends you via email.
To get started with iTwin, you'll need to have the two keys connected so that the two USB connection points are sticking out on opposite ends. Put either USB end into your computer's port (I'll call this computer home base to avoid confusion) and wait for the PC to recognize it. You'll have to install a rather minimal iTwin application, which takes hardly any time at all. You'll also be prompted to enter your e-mail address so iTwin can send you the instructions for disabling the key in the event it gets lost or stolen and you need to cut off its access. Finally, a virtual iTwin folder will appear where you can drag and drop files.
You can now remove one of the twins and take it with you to a remote computer. Once it's connected to this new machine, iTwin gives you full access to all the files in the folder back at home base. Likewise a new folder will appear on the new computer, with access granted to the user at home base (if there is one). Either user can now open and make changes directly on any shared file, with no need to copy the file locally first. Both computers must be online during use for iTwin to work.
The Always-On Conundrum
The first time I tested iTwin, I plugged one stick into my office computer and took the other home. I made the mistake of letting the office computer go into sleep mode, which kicked it offline, although I didn't know this right away. A representative from the company told me that the device should have prevented this from happening, that iTwin disables sleep/hibernate mode when you install it. In any event, make sure you double-check your settings so the computer stays up and running and connected to the Internet.
Back at home, I plugged in the other twin, downloaded and installed the iTwin application, and received a message saying the other device was not online. I couldn't access anything. From start to finish, only two and a half minutes had ticked by. I couldn't get to my data, but because the problem was clearly stated, at least I didn't lose any additional time fiddling around trying to get it to work.
The "always-on" conundrum has become a pet peeve of mine and is one reason I prefer Web-accessible, cloud-based systems. I'm a stickler for being green. I actually keep my home electronics plugged into power strips that I switch off completely when I leave the house or go to sleep. Leaving a computer on and connected while I'm away from it doesn't sit well with me. Certainly, I'm in the minority. And certainly, even with cloud-based solutions, someone's server is always on. With iTwin, the "server" is your own hard drive, so I can accept having to leave my machine on.
Portability, Version Control, and Loss
Remove both twins, then plug them back in (even to the same computer), and the process starts all over again: re-enter your e-mail address, receive a new disable code, drag and drop files again. My assumption was that iTwin would remember its most recent connection point and the files it was allowed to access—but that's not the case. From a security standpoint, iTwin wins even more favor for forgetting its history.
In another test, I asked a colleague to take one of the USB keys so we could try opening the same file simultaneously. Neither of us could tell when the other had the file open. Nothing locked us out. At the same time, we both made a change to the file. Luck of the draw, I saved and closed mine first. When my co-worker tried to save and close his version, a notice popped up warning him that the file had been manipulated by the other user. He could overwrite my file, or he could rename his and share it with me. Or, if his changes were not complex, he could ditch his work, open the file as I had last saved it, and re-enter his changes.
Losing changes is one thing. Losing the USB key itself is another, but iTwin handles this potential catastrophe quite gracefully. You can disable both keys using the link from the e-mail that iTwin sent you when you first plugged them in. If you find the missing key, you can re-activate it instantly by simply connecting it back to its twin. And if both twins are lost, no data will be compromised because nothing's stored directly on them. Consequently, the only limitations you'll find with storage for iTwin are the constraints of your own hardware because, as mentioned, your PC is the server.
Well Suited for Suits
iTwin appeals to small business owners who don't need to invest in actual servers and VPNs, as well as business travelers looking to minimize the risk of carrying sensitive data on a laptop. Really, anyone who would rather carry a netbook for portability but might unexpectedly need access to their bigger hard drive (and for security purposes can't host files in the cloud) would see the value of iTwin.
Monday, September 12, 2011 by Tech News 24h · 0
Thursday, September 1, 2011
The HiShop's Steel Heart Case for your iPhone 4. Pretty solid case. Comes with a screen protector.
Review of TheHiShop Steal Heart Case and Dock for iPhone.Video after the break.
Cons: Can be difficult to remove so be patient, little drop protection for sides of phone, sides only come in orange.
Overall: TheHiShop Steel Heart Case is a solid, well built aluminum snap back case that looks super sharp with it’s brushed aluminum finish and attention to detail on the Apple logo cutout and camera hole. If you like snapback cases you will love the Steel Heart. It can be a pain to get of so be patient and I would like to see the sides available in a few more colors other than orange although the orange does look sharp.
Rating: 8 out of 10
Thursday, September 1, 2011 by Tech News 24h · 0
Thursday, August 25, 2011
True to its word, our digital photos stayed intact after close contact with a magnet. It also survived being thrown under a desk in our very untidy labs; after blowing off the dust and dirt, we could still access all our files.
It even survived a direct impact with a concrete floor when we dropped it from head height.
If you’re the type of person that could do with a memory card that can withstand more than the usual bumps and scrapes, this could be ideal, especially at a very reasonable price.
Samsung Micro SD memory cards are manufactured with the highest quality components and backed up with a 5 year warranty!
Samsung micro SD Class 4 memory cards will transfer your data in a jiffy with Read speeds of up to 15MB/s and minimum sustained Write speeds of 4MB/s, making it perfect for your mobile.
Features Samsung Micro SDHC Class 4 memory card:
- Compatible with all SDHC labelled devices
- Magnetic and X-ray safe
- Shock Proof
- EMC coating - Water and Dust Proof
- Soft Rubber Casing
- Ideal for digital cameras, GPS, etc
- 5year limited warranty
|Format||Micro Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)|
|Ultra-Portable||slim, small card design|
|Reliable||5 year warranty|
|Standardised||complies with SD card specification standards|
|Versatile||when combined with SD adapter, can be used as a full-size SD card|
|Transfer Rate||Class 4 - Minimum sustained Write 4MB/sec - Read speed up to 15MB/s|
|Dimensions||43” x .59” x .039” (11mm x 15mm x 1mm)|
Thursday, August 25, 2011 by Tech News 24h · 0
Thursday, August 18, 2011
What is the Dockem and how does it work?
The Dockem utilizes 2 brackets that are attached to the wall separately, allowing them to be placed at whatever distance apart that is necessary for your device. Devices are not actually “gripped” by the Dockem, but instead simply rest in the carefully designed brackets. The brackets are built with “walls” in all the right places in order to keep the bottom of your device from moving side to side as well as front to back. The “shelves” were not only designed for optimal strength but are also specifically designed to integrate a cord holder, which is essentially a slot that will lightly pinches any cord, keeping it from falling to the ground. Furthermore, the inside of the cord holder doubles as a place to hide the Command strip tab, which is used during removal of the Dockem (see our Command Strip page for more details). All in all, the minimalist design of the Dockem proves to be incredibly functional.
The Dockem is as strong as the adhesives you use with it. This is why we recommend the 3M Command strips as not only are they clean to use, but they have shown serious strength (large strips holding 4-5lbs each). If you want to see how strong they really are, watch our strength test video.
- iPhone 4, 3G, 3Gs
- iPad, iPad 2
- Motorola Xoom
- Droid, Droid 2
- Droid X
- Droid Incredible
- And many other devices!
Simple yet functional design, inexpensive enough to put units all over the house, cord holder built in, reusable, plethora of purchasing options, fits a ton of devices.
Would like to see a variety of colors, I feel I need to be careful when using the unit with larger tablets as I am afraid I would knock it off.
The Dockem is a truly entrepreneurial undertaking by team of brothers and it is refreshing to see a functional accessory at an affordable price in today’s market of customer gouging, especially in the Apple accessory arena. The Dockem fits numerous devices so your not pigeonholed into sticking with one device because of your accessory investment. If Dockem could offer a few more colors I think consumers would go gaga over the Dockem.
Click here to be directed to the Dockem site to check it out.
Thursday, August 18, 2011 by Tech News 24h · 0