Posted on : 30-05-2012 | By : admin | In : screen protector
Wrapsol, American manufacturer of the strongest screen protectors, introduced its newest product – Wrapsol Ultra for the Samsung Galaxy S3.Engineered to withstand drop and scratch damage without compromising the design integrity of this highly anticipated device, Wrapsol’s transparent and astonishingly thin screen protector installs in an instant and maintains the optimal clarity, vibrancy, sharpness and touch sensitivity of Samsung’s Super AMOLED HD display.Like all Wrapsol products, the Ultra screen protector for the Samsung Galaxy S3 is made in the USA from advanced high-strength polyurethane and features a 100% dry application process, which clears air bubbles and uses fingerprint-eliminating Application Handles for the perfect fit.
“Consumers love getting new devices, and they want to keep them protected from day one,” said Igor Muravyov, Wrapsol’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Wrapsol focuses on making our products available ahead of the device launch, such as with the Galaxy S3, so that screen protector suppliers can have their Wrapsol at home, in time for when their phone arrives.”
Wrapsol is a leader in screen protectors and protective film wrap technologies for today’s most popular consumer electronics devices including phones and tablets. Wrapsol helps consumers stay connected by protecting their mobile phones, mp3 players, notebook computers, gaming consoles, cameras, and tablets with the industry’s strongest and easiest-to-apply protective film and non-slip Grip Pad. Committed to community and the environment, all Wrapsol device protection systems are engineered, manufactured and packaged at the Company’s Massachusetts headquarters and come in 100% recyclable packaging.
Posted on : 28-05-2012 | By : admin | In : iPad stands
Let me talk about reading on an iPad. We all do a lot of reading in our jobs — e-mails, newsletters, books, articles, social media — and I never found that reading this content sitting at my desk, with great posture, was very comfortable. But I do love reading the same content sitting on a nice chair with my iPad stands.For reading, let me talk about three different iPad apps: the Kindle app from Amazon; GoodReader, for reading and annotating PDFs; and Instapaper, for reading other web content.
For books, the Apple iBooks app and the Amazon [Inc.] Kindle app are great. I like the Apple iBooks app a little better visually, but I love the availability in the Kindle app to sync to more devices. I can sync bookmarks and highlights and notes from my Kindle app on my iPad to my Mac, iPhone and a physical Kindle device. With the Apple iBooks app, I can only sync to other IOS devices — an iPad and an iPhone. So I tend to buy more books in the Kindle app because these books are more portable.
GoodReader is an amazing app to read and annotate PDFs. I read all my newsletters, mutual fund annual reports and other PDFs in GoodReader. And when I go to conferences, GoodReader stores all my conference information — all my flight and hotel information, my conference agenda and my conference slides. When I attend a presentation, I can see the slides on my iPad, and highlight key information and take notes in GoodReader, as well, which makes it a great app to read and annotate PDFs.Instapaper is a great app to read other web content because it strips out extraneous content, formats the article for the iPad and allows me to read the article offline.
For instance, I use Reeder as my RSS reader in the iPad and it syncs with iPad stands suppliers, which many of you may be using for your RSS reader. I can quickly scan my articles in Reeder, and if I want to read an entire article, I can simply swipe the iPad screen, and that article gets sent automatically to Instapaper. And since TweetBot is my Twitter client, if a Tweet contains a link that I want to read, I can click on the link and send the article to Instapaper, as well. And again, Instapaper will strip out extraneous content, format the article for the iPad and allow me to read the article offline.
Posted on : 23-05-2012 | By : admin | In : screen protector
Best Skins Ever, the premier online retailer & manufacturer of clear protective skins & screen protectors for electronic devices, saw an immediate boom in sales for the New iPad 3 Screen Protectors and clear protective skins.Immediately following Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement of the new iPad, Best Skins Ever made available their online collection of protective skins for the new device. The release of Apple’s latest tablet saw a surge in demand for accessories, and Best Skins Ever’s latest iPad Skin saw one of the greatest initial surges of any product available on their site.Where last year’s iPad 2 initial sales figures trumped the rest of 2011, iPad 3 skin sales in the first ten days surpassed last year’s 10-day figures with a 75% increase in product revenue.
These numbers come as no surprise as Apple sales figures surged in their first weekend after hitting the shelves. Estimates had the tech giant selling over 3 million tablets in their first three days in stores, while Best Skins Ever sold 24% of their iPad 3 skins on opening weekend.Following last year’s March release of the iPad 2 – Best Skins Ever saw their best month of the year with revenue in the month of March at 68% higher than screen protector suppliers month by month average, along with web traffic which was up 36%.So far in 2012, Best Skins Ever have seen online sales climb month by month – with March sales seeing a 56% increase in revenue from February with web traffic up 19%.
Posted on : 21-05-2012 | By : admin | In : accessories
The iPhone’s camera is good, but we spent a good amount of time searching for the best gear to make it better.On top of the homework, we also spoke to some friends from Instagram, like Jessica Zollman, one of the original members of Instagram’s community team. And photographer Cole Rise, a designer of some of the filters (including the “rise” filter) and the Instagram app icon itself.We started out with a list of a few laptop accessories, but since most of the value of the iPhone comes from its apps, there are very few accessories that will really improve your shots, and honestly, only the Olloclip — first up in our gallery, and described below — is the must-have device in this list. The rest are good, useful and novel, and if you have a specific need in mind, proven technology.
The Olloclip slips on over the iPhone’s corner and, depending on which direction it’s turned, gives a fish-eye, macro, or wide-angle effect to your shots. The simplicity and sturdiness of its design trumps other lens options that are obtrusive, flimsy and inconvenient by comparison.Wired magazine’s iPhone lens round-up test bullet-points its qualities: “A must-have for Instagram addicts. Attaches in seconds. The most versatile lens set in the test.” Jessica Zollman, a member of the community team at Instagram, attests: “It’s my favorite for amazing macro photos and I carry it around with me everywhere I go. You never know when some beautiful bug is gonna pose long enough for laptop accessories manufacturers to snap its picture. There are some pretty incredible photographs on Instagram tagged with #olloclipmacro too.”
Laptop Magazine agreed, and expounded on the potential the device unlocks. They noted that a dedicated point-and-shoot couldn’t swap a fish-eye for a macro as quickly as the Olloclip can. Macworld likes that “the fisheye and wide-angle lenses also have secure, plastic lens caps, so you don’t need to worry about the glass getting scratched while bouncing around in a bag with sharp items.” Engadget held lenses to professional standards, and only found “minor barrel distortion” compared to that of a DSLR’s wide-angle lens.The one grievance reviewers agreed on is that the Olloclip can’t attach over an iPhone case. This was a deciding point for iLounge, with its staff of iPhone case advocates. They said, “In short, despite its capabilities, the 3-in-One Photo Lens wasn’t something any of us would actually use, and mounting was as much to blame as anything else.” But if you’re anything like our own Kyle VanHemert or Instagram superstar Doctor Popular, both of whom carry their phones au naturel, this isn’t a problem.
Posted on : 16-05-2012 | By : admin | In : keyboard covers
Logitech’s Ultrathin Keyboard Cover (US$99) has been out for a while, but TUAW didn’t receive a review device until last week. After a weekend of happily pounding on the keyboard and giving this shiny new product a workout, I’m pleased to say that it’s the best iPad keyboard case I’ve reviewed so far.
Logitech appears to have started with a clean sheet of paper when they came up with the design for the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover. While the rest of the teeming mass of accessory manufacturers have pretty much all chosen to take a folio case and throw a keyboard — removable in some cases — into it, Logitech took the unique idea of making the keyboard the case cover.The thin (.31 inch) and light (11.6 ounce) keyboard has a Smart Cover-like hinged magnet on one side. Drag that magnet against the left side of an iPad and it snaps into place. The Ultrathin also has magnets on the right side to turn the iPad 2 or third-generation iPad on or off.
When it comes to Bluetooth keyboard functionality, there’s really only one thing that I’m interested in — the feel of the keyboard. If it has a good feel, good positive feedback, and the keys are spaced properly, I can type quickly. That’s the case with the Ultrathin.With most other keyboard folios and standalone keyboards for iPad, the spacing and placement of the keys is all wrong. Since typing is mainly all muscle memory at work, those other keyboard really throw off my typing until I have used them for a while. I had no such issues with the Ultrathin; it felt so much like my Apple Wireless Keyboard that I was able to type at full speed almost immediately. Kudos to the engineers at Logitech for creating a keyboard with such a perfect touch.As a protective device, the keyboard cover suppliers provides just as much care for the screen on your second- or third-generation iPad as the Smart Cover; possibly more. If you would like for the back of your iPad to be protected as well, you won’t be happy. I tried using one of the many lightweight iPad shells to protect the back and found that it made the iPad too thick to use with the Ultrathin. You might be able to squeak by with a film cover like those made by Zagg. However, there’s one thing missing, and that’s the ability to prop the iPad up in several configurations. I wasn’t used to using my iPad in a “standup” mode similar to that of a laptop screen, but fortunately it didn’t take long for it to me to get used to that configuration.
Posted on : 14-05-2012 | By : admin | In : iPad stands
You’ve probably noticed by now that I love my iPad, and I use it for everything. As each new generation arrives, I’ve passed along our old iPads to iPad stands suppliers. Those family members are usually college students who can hopefully use the iPad to help them with their school work and with taking notes in class. To make taking notes easier, I always give them a keyboard case. I really don’t like using the iPad’s on-screen keyboard, and external Bluetooth keyboards are usually a bit easier to type on. The problem I have with most keyboard cases is that they add a lot of bulk to the svelte iPad. They’re often large folio-style cases that make the iPad hard to hold when you just want to interact with the iPad. I was interested to try the Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard Case for New iPad and iPad 2 from Cirago. (You’ll notice the review unit I received arrived in packaging that hadn’t been updated to show the new iPad stands, but the item number on the box matches the new item number.) This keyboard can just be popped off when you don’t need to type. Let’s give it a closer look.
The Cirago Bluetooth keyboard case is different from all the other keyboard cases I’ve tried. It’s not a folio case that stays on the iPad; it’s an aluminum cover that snaps over the front of the iPad 2 or new iPad. It protects the screen while you’re carrying the iPad in your bag, but it pops off so you use the iPad without a cover – the way Steve Jobs intended. To fit into the Cirago, the iPad must be caseless. You can’t use a Smart Cover or a back shield. The iPad 2 used in this review did have a ZAGG invisibleShield skin on the back.Also visible in this photo are strips of high-density foam padding that will cushion and protect the iPad’s screen. There’s a strip right at the wrist cutout, another along the top of the keyboard, and one at the back, where the iPad stand folds away for storage.The Cirago has an internal battery that’s charged with the included microUSB cable. (I didn’t find anything on Cirago’s website or on the packaging to specify the type of battery used.) I couldn’t find any information about how many hours of typing you can expect from a charge, but the keyboard will go into sleep mode if it’s left idle for a while.
Posted on : 09-05-2012 | By : admin | In : accessories
While there are some awesome iPhone accessories that make our daily lives easier, some are just the worst, to borrow a saying from Tina Fey.The most recent completely unnecessary iPhone accessory to hit the market is the iPhone bugle horn. The accessory attaches to the bottom of the iPhone and projects music through the bugle-horn-shaped plastic speaker. As seen in the video above, the horn does little to pump up the volume, in comparison with the sound emitted from the iPhone’s built-in speakers. Instead, the accessory, which comes in black or white, appears to be built more for aesthetic purposes than bass-blasting speaker quality.
The bugle horn is merely the latest in a long line of wacky accessory ideas ready-made for the newest version of the iPhone. Last month, we reviewed a “playa case” that can discreetly hide condoms. Another favorite for accessories for iPad suppliers who need to crack a beer on the go: the iPhone bottle opener (alternately, you could just use an iPad charger).Believe it or not, the bugle speaker is not even the first horn accessory for the iPhone — remember the horn stand?
Posted on : 07-05-2012 | By : admin | In : keyboard covers
Not surprisingly, here at AppAdvice, we do a lot of writing. But while the iPad excels at many different tasks, writing has never been the tablet’s strong suit.I’ve seen many interesting add-on keyboards for the iPad like the ClamCase, ZaggFolio, and Brydge Kickstarter project. But I was always turned off by the compromises that were required – especially on the size and weight fronts. Normally, for any iPad writing sessions, I simply lug around my Apple Wireless Keyboard.
But I was very intrigued when Logitech recently announced its new Ultrathin Keyboard Cover. As the name suggests, the solution promises to combine a Smart Cover experience with a built-in keyboard on the other side to help make iPad productivity that much easier.So, to dive in head first, I’ve been using Logitech’s product the past week for the bulk of my writing (including this review), and have generally liked the experience so far.Overall, the keyboard cover is very thin doesn’t add much weight when attatched to your iPad via a magnetic hinge. The front cover is composed of Apple-inspired silver metal while the keyboard side is a piano-black finish. Past the top of the keyboard is the slot designed for a non-covered iPad in the landscape position.
The slot, which has some rubber lining for protection of your iPad, only allows one angle – about 30 degrees. While I was a little disappointed at first that I couldn’t situate my iPad exactly how I would like, the angle was a nice compromise and hasn’t caused me any problems. My iPad is also held very firmly in place while typing, which is very nice to see.Connection between keyboard and iPad is achieved with Bluetooth. On the right side, there are buttons for pairing, turning the keyboard on and off, and a micro-USB slot for charging. With two hours of use per day, Logitech promises that the rechargable battery will last for around six months before needing recharged.
Managing the keyboard cover suppliers has been a learning experience. The keys are a little smaller than normal, but after spending a little bit of time getting used to typing, it’s easy to navigate.Featuring nice, high-contrast letters and numbers, the comfortable keyboard should look very familiar to any Mac user. Along with the normal three rows of letters and symbols, there is a number/function row on top and a group of function, control, option, and command keys that go along with the space bar on the bottom row.
Posted on : 02-05-2012 | By : admin | In : screen protector
Details on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III may have been inadvertently revealed by a popular South Korean screen protector suppliers called Colorant. The company just released its latest USG (Ultimate Screen Guard) protector for the Galaxy S III and its design supports some of the rumors surrounding the new handset’s size and shape.Unwired HK got a hold of the new screen protector and overlaid it on multiple devices for comparison. When placed on top of the original international Galaxy S II, it’s apparent that the protector is too large for the 4.3-inch display. The protector is also too big for the 4.7-inch HTC One X, which suggests that the Galaxy S III will likely be a 4.8-inch device.
The shape of the USG screen protector also supports rumors on the design of the Galaxy S III. The screen protector indicates that the device will be slightly longer than the 4.7-inch HTC One X and that it will have a dedicated menu button lower than HTC’s capacitive touch buttons.The Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to debut on May 3, when it will be unveiled in London. Be sure to stay tuned on SlashGear for the full details as we’ll be covering the event live.