November 5th in iPad Accessories by Jonathan Norman .
For a while now I’ve been using the original iRig Mic for recording home demos of my acoustic guitar and vocals. It worked well, and it did what I needed…which is to say it recorded well enough for a home demo. I have also been using it to record podcasts and Skype or FaceTime calls. It works better than the built in mics, and I’ve been satisfied with it for the most part for sure.
That said, when IK Multimedia announced that they were bringing a new HD model out, I was instantly intrigued. (more…)
October 27th in iPad Accessories, iPad Air by Jonathan Norman .
So I ordered the iPad Air 2 the other day and knew that I’d instantly need something to house it in. I’m on the fence about using the Smart Case, so in the meantime I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to bring to you a look at the sleeves I have come to love for the iPad. These are germanmade. They are glorious. They are handmade. (more…)
September 17th in iPad Accessories by Jonathan Norman .
The number of iPad accessories is sometimes amazing. Whether it’s keyboards, bluetooth speakers, stylus options, cases, stands, microphones, or even sex toys…there’s something for everyone in this area. Now, thanks to a Kickstarter program we could see the iPad converted into a virtual reality headset. (more…)
August 14th in iPad Accessories, iPad Cases by Jonathan Norman .
It’s been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing a great iPad stand, even more, one for kids. That’s exactly what I’m doing now though. MobiMates is an offshoot of Lap Pro and has two cute and cuddly iPad stands for kids available. My kids and I have spent some time with them, and in short, they’re great! (more…)
July 12th in iPad Accessories, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s by Jonathan Norman .
I’ve reviewed plenty of cases for the iPhone and iPad over the last few years, but on my daily driver I tend to not use one. I love the look of the devices when they don’t have anything in the way. That said, the SlipStopper is one of those products that may have changed that for me. Maybe. (more…)
June 17th in iPad Accessories by Jonathan Norman .
One of the most forgotten peices of Apple hardware is the iPad 2/3/4. There are millions of them sitting in the hands of users, Apple even sells this particular design for education purposes, and while it may shock many hardcore users, schools eat them up. They’re functional still, work well, and do everything that a classroom needs…well, almost. (more…)
May 2nd in iPad Accessories, Other Devices by Jonathan Norman .
Over the past few years premium headphones have become quite a rage in the mainstream, with Beats taking a large piece of the pie for sure. There isn’t anything wrong with these headphones in my opinion, if you’re going for style over substance, they sound good, look good, and are better than your run-of-the-mill ear buds or over-the-ear options. However, if you desire truer premium sound, there are better options out there. I’ve reviewed the Harman Kardon Over-The-Ear Bluetooth headphones before and found them pretty darn great. Now I’m taking a go at the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro’s, and in short, they’re fantastic. (more…)
April 9th in iPad Accessories by Jonathan Norman .
Anyone who has read this site for a while knows that I’m a pretty big supporter of stylus options for the iPad. Sure, almost everything is easily done with a finger and the screen when using the iPad…with the exception of artwork and writing. These two things require something a little more functional, and thankfully, many are providing solutions….solutions like the Zen IcePen Stylus. (more…)
March 12th in iPad Accessories, iPad Cases by Jonathan Norman .
I’m a huge fan of San Francisco based Waterfield Designs, their bags are simply outstanding examples of craftsmanship and quality. I’ve used wallets, cases, and bags from sfbags.com for a few years now and I highly recommend them often. I recently had the chance to review the CitySlicker case for the iPad mini, and as expected, it’s simply great! (more…)