Newsletter of the Hartford User Group Exchange Jan., 2014 The PULP HUGE this month: General Meeting: Jan. 21st Contents: Calendar Gifts Pat’s Topic See you there! New Location !!!!! Knights of Columbus 2533 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT Q&A Session: 7:00PM–7:30PM Meeting starts at: 7:30PM VOLUME 33 ISSUE 1 3 4 The Quiz Page 1 5 Newsletter of the Hartford User Group Exchange Jan., 2014 The PULP is published monthly by and for members of the Hartford User Group Exchange, Inc. (HUGE). HUGE is a nonprofit organization whose aim is to provide an exchange of information between users of personal computers. The PULP is not in any way affiliated with any computer manufacturer or software company. Original, uncopyrighted articles appearing in the PULP may be reproduced without prior permission by other nonprofit groups. Please give credit to the author and the PULP, and send a copy to HUGE. The opinions and views herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of HUGE. Damages caused by use or abuse of information appearing in the PULP are the sole responsibility of the user of the information. We reserve the right to edit or reject any articles submitted for publication in the PULP. Trademarks used in this publication belong to the respective owners of those trademarks. MEETING LOCATION Knights of Columbus 2533 Main Street Glastonbury, CT Editor’s Corner This month the topic is Pat with my thanks. Instead of the regular PULP here are some ‘geek’ gift ideas that you didn’t get to see because of the weather. In the news: Researchers are in the process of using 3d printers to create human tissue. So far one group has created a liver 500 microns thick (a piece of paper is 100 microns) and have it live for 40 days. They’re a ways from being able to create one for transplant. Ever wonder what your dog is thinking? Ever see the movie “UP”? Researchers in Scandinavia are working on a gadget tat translates brain activity to human speech using a Raspberry Pi. Here’s a link: http://www.nomorewoof.com/ Apple has turned iBeacon on in its stores and can now collect payment information directly from your iPhone. But it can also provide product information while you are in the store. Among the multitude of things collected by the NSA is information on the users of ‘World of Warcraft’. I wonder if they’re also watching ‘Farmville’ and ‘Words with Friends’? Researchers have stated that older Mac webcams can spy without activating the (green warning) light. Target. Stay tuned. ‘nough said. Stuart Rabinowitz Editor Here is the appropriate copyright citation and a link to the full text. articles from “Tidbits” http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ VOLUME 33 ISSUE 1 Page 2 Newsletter of the Hartford User Group Exchange Jan., 2014 A Little Computer Quiz by Stuart Rabinowitz Answers to Dec., 2013 Quiz The trivia and minutiae of the computer related world. The answers will appear next month or you can submit an answer sheet at the General Meeting. Good Luck. 1 What was the first cellular phone to include telephone and PDA features in one device (aka -- a smartphone)? 2 When was it released? 3 Who was the only cellular carrier? 4 How much did it cost? 5 What was the first cell phone to be called a "Smartphone"? VOLUME 33 ISSUE 1 1 By now many of you have heard of Siri (Apple's iOS voice assistant), who provides the voice? A Susan Bennett, a voiceover actress 2 Who was the employer? A She was originally hired by ScanSoft (acquired by Nuance) 3 Last month (Nov. 2013) the person that led the IBM engineering team that developed the IBM PC passed away. What was his name? A William Lowe led the team of 12 engineers 4 What was the code name of the project? A Project Chess 5 What was the code name for the PC? A Acorn Page 3 Newsletter of the Hartford User Group Exchange PULP Staff Editor Distribution Stuart Rabinowitz George Carbonell Officers & SIG Leaders President: Vice President Secretary: Treasurer: Director at Large: Web Manager: George Carbonell Stuart Rabinowitz Ted Bade Charles Gagliardi Richard Sztaba Bob Bonato Membership: Integrated SIG: Richard Sztaba Stuart Rabinowitz Jan., 2014 Membership: Anyone may become a member. Dues are $12 per year and include a one-year subscription to The Pulp as well as access to the HUGE Public Domain disk libraries. 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Available only to law enforcement. http://bounceimaging.com/ ShutterBall http://www.myshutterball.com/ In the year of the Selfie, a bluetooth shutter with easel to hold the phone. $25 Swivl $200 for iPhone, iPad & Android next year http://www.swivl.com/ Use an electronic marker (which can be held or worn around your neck) and a swiveling iPhone mount to act as a robotic cameraman. Hövding is a revolutionary bicycle helmet designed for the modern cyclist. Also a discrete chameleon that easily becomes part of your outfit using the changeable shell. €399 http://www.hovding.com/en/how_it_works?/en/how Samsung 1TB 1.8-in, miniSATA (mSATA) format SSD $650 Available next year. LEDwholesalers LED Flexible color changing Strip $2/ft indoor $3/ft outdoor http://www.amazon.com/Ledwholesalers-Changing-Flexible-Yourself-Controller/dp/B0040FJ27S/ref=sr_1_1? ie=UTF8&qid=1354367442&sr=8-1&keywords=LED+Wholesalers Deluxe Electronic Breadboard Menorah Kit http://shop.evilmadscientist.com/component/content/article/672 $18 WeMo Switch WEMO NOW WORKS WITH ANDROID AND IOS SMART DEVICES TURN YOUR ELECTRONICS ON OR OFF FROM ANYWHERE OVER WI-FI, 3G OR 4G $50 http://www.belkin.com/us/F7C027-Belkin/p/P-F7C027/ No-Power Holiday Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Power-Holiday-Lights/ Electronic Pets in a Jar http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/e70c/ http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/eb56/ Concepts Space Invaders Wind-Up Toy (Set of 2) $15 http://www.wayfair.com/Diamond-Selects-50Fifty-Concepts-Space-Invaders-Wind-Up-Toy-5515497-WKV1206.html SHARKK® 5 in 1 Card Reader Connects Cameras, USB, & Memory Cards To iPad and iPad2 and The New iPad 3rd Generation (ONLY WORKS WITH PICTURE FILES) $15 http://www.amazon.com/SHARKK®-Connects-Cameras-Generation-PICTURE/dp/B0068RKK18/ ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386811127&sr=1-1&keywords=iphone+sd+card+reader Welcome to zoomMediaPlus! Not yet for sale $50 http://www.zoommediaplus.com/ Complete Cleaning Kit Never again do you have to fret over keyboard stains or smudges all over your display. $25 http://www.moshimonde.com/product/cleaning-kit.aspx ChargeCard Made possible by funding from the Kickstarter community, this credit cardshaped USB charging cable conveniently fits in your wallet, because we all know that the best charger is the one you have on you. Designed and manufactured in California, ChargeCard comes in iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5/5s/5c, and Micro USB varieties. $25 http://www.hellonomad.com/ Dream Arcades Kegerator 60 -- $4,999 http://www.dreamarcades.com/tables.shtml A full keg refrigerator with three taps inside of a big multi-game arcade machine with a 60-inch screen. More than 140 games are included, with expansion packs available for purchase, and support emulators grows your gaming potential exponentially for old-school arcade games. Roominate Think of this like a smart dollhouse, only instead of a prefabbed Dream Condo, your little engineer in training gets to design and build the whole thing herself. Starts at $30 http://www.roominatetoy.com/young-inventors/ ArmorBox Kido http://www.i-blason.com/armorbox-kido-cases.html $25 The Curb doesn’t look like much, just a piece of plastic designed to prop up the back of your MacBook to increase airflow, dissipate heat, and extend the life of your computer’s battery. Its shape allows for two different elevation heights. Ships in October. $13 http://www.thinkbym.com/pages/curb The in 1 For iphone 5 combines a sleek design with functional multi tools in one case. The in 1 protects your iphone while also offering a useful tool-set. The tools which are included are: • blue pen, red pen, polycarbonate casing, phillips screwdriver, flat-head screwdriver, kickstand, nail file, tweezers, scissors, toothpick, & TSA compliant $45 http://www.in1case.com/product_p/i-phone-5-clear.htm DoorBot is a doorbell equipped with a small camera, a microphone and a speaker, and connects wirelessly to your mobile device. When somebody rings the doorbell, an app on your iOS or Android device notifies you, lets you see who is there, and allows you to speak to them. You can wire DoorBot to an existing doorbell so that it will ping your smartphone and ring your actual doorbell at the same time; it gets power from the doorbell wiring. Otherwise, just hang it and let it run it off its internal battery. $200 For an additional $150, you can pair your DoorBot with Lockitron, which lets you wirelessly unlock the door as well. http://www.getdoorbot.com/ https://lockitron.com/preorder PrintrBot Simple: $399 assembled; kit $299 http://printrbot.com/ Handheld 3d printer $99 3DOODLER Can be mounted on CNC arm or Lego Mindstorm http://www.the3doodler.com/ Kanex Need a keyboard for your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch? The $69 MultiSync keyboard has got you covered. This versatile accessory connects to your Mac via USB and connects with up to three iOS devices via Bluetooth. Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard K811 $100 Yo u can pair t he key b o ard w it h up t o 3 A pple dev ices and quickly sw it ch b et w een t hem w it h t he press o f a b ut t o n. St art t y ping o n y o ur Mac, t hen inst ant ly sw it ch t o o ne o f y o ur o t her dev ices including iPad, iPho ne o r ev en A pple TV . http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/illuminated-keyboard-for-mac-ipad-iphone?crid=26 mLogic The $100 500 GB mBack is being touted as “the first zero-footprint hard drive for iMac”—it attaches to the back of your iMac or Apple Display, 1 TB & 2 TB The mBack by mLogic is an external hard drive that stays out of sight, attached to the two-inch hole cut into the back of the iMac stand. A notch at the bottom of the mBack allows you to run the power cable through the same hole. A short USB 3.0 cable is in the box connects the drive to one of the USB ports on the rear of the iMac or display. $99 (500 GB), $149 1 TB http://www.mlogic.com/products/mback Interactive Plush Monkey It connects to your cell phone via headphone jack. Put the phone on speaker, the Interactive Plush Monkey moves his body and “speaks” in time with the person on the other end. Or use the Interactive Plush Monkey as a speaker for your MP3 player. Connect the device via headphone jack and watch him “sing along” to your favorite tunes. $50 http://www.sharperimage.com/si/view/product/Interactive-Plush-Monkey/201786?trail= Credit Card Lightbulb Product Features • • • • Small plastic lightbulb folds flat for storing in your wallet Flip up for LED light Same size as a credit card, but a bit thicker Batteries included 1 -- $2.50 2 -- $3.75 http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/cbd4/?pfm=Search&t=credit%20card%20lightbulb Orée The Orée Touch Slab is a Multi-Touch trackpad, like Apple’s own model, but this one is actually made of either maple or walnut. Yes, as in kinds of wood. No, we don’t know how it works either, but it’s lovely. The downsides? Right now, it’s selling only in Europe, and it costs €150. There is also a keyboard. Wacom The $79 Bamboo Pad is a wireless touchpad that lets you navigate on your Mac using gestures, or use a stylus to write and doodle. Just plug in the included USB dongle, and the Bamboo Pad works wirelessly. (A wired USB version of the device sells for just $49.) Text PNY The StorEdge memory card slips into your MacBook’s SD-card-reader slot to “dramatically” expand your laptop’s storage capacity. A 64 GB module is $100; doubling that doubles the price. Spark USB Drive Lights up when in use & magnetic case to put on the fridge (etc.) 8 GB $10 16 GB $15 http://www.2leef.com/store/product/spark_usb_drive/ http://www.memorex.com/en-us/Digital-Storage/USB-Flash-Drives/ Canvas Prints from EasyCanvasPrints Your photo on canvas http://www.easycanvasprints.com/ 3 for $99 The Snowmous slips onto the bottom of the iMac’s body, putting the headphone jack and one of its USB ports right in front. It is a Kickstarter project. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/136389194/snowmous-access-io?ref=live Logitech's $70 Ultrathin Touch Mouse T631 for Mac is a wireless input device that complements Apple’s various MacBook models. Designed for travel, it’s thin enough to slip into your computer bag without adding much bulk, and the touch surface on top lets you take advantage of OS X’s MultiTouch gestures. Like Logitech’s Easy-Switch keyboards, the T631 can pair with two computers at once, letting you easily switch between them. http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/ultrathin-touch-mouse-t631?crid=7 QuickerTek has introduced the latest in its EyeBattery line of external power sources. This one is a $300 version optimized to give MacBook users 4 extra hours of use when they’re not connected to an electrical outlet. http://www.quickertek.com/batteries.html GRIP&SHOOT Wirelessly co nt ro l y o ur pho ne w it h just o ne hand! Reduces shaky v ideo and f at ig ue. Sy st em Includes: 1 2 Shoot er Cases ( iPho ne 5 / 5 S & 4 S) 2 Bluet o o t h Sm art Grip 3 Grip A dapt er 4 Leat her Carry ing Po uch 5 Wrist Lany ard http://www.gripandshoot.com/index.html http://uncovermac.com/ A guitar with a 3D printed body $3,000 http://cubify.com/products/guitars/ The Wireless Range Extender (DAP-1320) extends your existing wireless network coverage with the push of a button, delivering up to 300Mbps for whole-home coverage. Ideal for hard-toreach areas like basements, upstairs bedrooms or outdoor areas, the compact Wireless Range Extender gives you performance where you need it most. Simply plug the DAP-1320 into a wall socket within range of your current wireless signal, and instantly expand your home network to the furthest corners of your home. $40 http://www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solutions/connect/access-points-range-extenders-andbridges/dap-1320-wireless-range-extender SpareOne GSM Emergency Mobile Cellular Phone, 850/1900 MHz $100 Runs on AA battery for 15 years (10 hours talk) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008AM3KJI/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2? pf_rd_p=1535523722&pf_rd_s=lpo-topstripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B008B291SQ&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0KFVVRYQG79DMH7 TT1PG SimpleScan DP mobile scanner ($199) offers double-sided scanning with an optical resolution of 300dpi. The versatile mobile scanner can be deployed in three distinct configurations. It offers a scan speed of 10 pages per minute (PPM) when scanning in black and white, and 4ppm in color. The SimpleScan DP mobile scanner is fully USBpowered, and is available in black and white. https://simplescan.com/simplescandp.jsp#sthash.C2RXxKq3.dpbs Honeywell Voice-Controlled Smart Thermostat -- $349 The simple command ”Hello, thermostat,‘ allows you to ask the thermostat to make it warmer or cooler by a speciflc number of degrees. Honeywell promises to add more voice commands; all voice recognition is handled in the cloud. Coming December. http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-RTH9590WF1003-Wi-Fi-Thermostat-Control/dp/B00EJIYUUU OffGrid Solar Backpack The Of f Grid So lar Backpack is o ur m o st v ersat ile b ag . The so lar po cket is rem o v ab le and can b e at t ached t o o t her b ag s o r any t hing else as it charg es. Besides charg ing all y o ur handheld elect ro nics, it has 1 ,5 0 0 cub ic inches o f st o rag e space ( appx. 4 w at t peak) , a padded lapt o p sleev e, int eg rat ed pho ne po uch and plent y o f o t her po cket s. $229 http://www.voltaicsystems.com/offgrid.shtml The Mocoro Robotic Fur Ball Vacuum Cleaner finds all the dust on your floors every 15 minutes for up to three hours. $70+ http://www.japantrendshop.com/mocoro-robotic-fur-ball-vacuumcleaner-p-1611.html Bracer of Battery Life +2 • • • • Battery charger in a wearable wristband Charge your batteries while using your device Great for long travel days - by train, plane, or automobile $30 http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/ceca/ Justand The $99 Justand v2 turns your iPad or iPad mini into a document scanner, positioning the tablet above a book or document in order to capture a clean, detailed image of the page using the iPad’s camera. For an extra $40, you can add an “electronic module” that includes a USB port to power the iPad, as well as a flexible light to better illuminate the book or document. http://ipaddocumentcamera.com/pages/justand-v2 Ergotron An ergonomic-accessory company has debuted two Apple-oriented products. Both are metal arms that attach to your desk and can easily be raised or lowered depending on whether you wish to stand or sit with your Mac laptop or desktop computer. The Workfit-P ($329) is designed to hold a laptop and an input device. http://www.ergotron.com/ ProductsDetails/tabid/65/PRDID/772/ language/en-US/Default.aspx The WorkFit-A ($649) holds an iMac securely while providing a large desktop surface and a keyboard/ mouse/trackpad platform. http://www.ergotron.com/ProductsDetails/ tabid/65/PRDID/771/language/en-US/ Default.aspx Easy-Macro Camera Phone Lens Cover from Easy-Macro Direct price: $15 | Retail price: $15 Slips over t he camera lens on almost any phone, according t o t he company, it can handle up t o a 10in. iPad or Android t ablet -- and magnifles t he subject up t o four t imes. http://easy-macro.com/ Belkin The $60 YourType Bluetooth Wireless Keypad adds 28 keys to your Mac, including several function keys, documentnavigation controls, and a full numeric keypad ideal for dataentry and accounting functions. The aluminum accessory is a perfect match for your Apple Wireless keyboard. http://www.belkin.com/us/F8T067/p/P-F8T067/ Tetris Stackable LED Desk Lamp$40 http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f034/?srp=1 iRecorder iPhone Speaker -- $50 http://fancy.com/things/489567344138394397/iRecorder-iPhone-Speaker# Bare Conductive Electric Paint $10 http://www.bareconductive.com/ Flashback iPhone Case $16 Stylus Feather $6 http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/ productdetail.jsp? id=29548294&parentid=A_MEDIA_GADGETS Pressy brings back simplicity to your phone. Plug into headphone jack & perform your favorite and most common actions with a simple, intuitive physical button. $27 http://get.pressybutton.com/ Coin is a connected device that can hold and behave like the cards you already carry. Coin works with your debit cards, credit cards, gift cards, loyalty cards and membership cards. Instead of carrying several cards you carry one Coin. Multiple accounts and information all in one place. $100 https://onlycoin.com/ Nantucket Lapreader $80 http://www.levenger.com/Collections-5/Carezza-Collection-344/Nantucket-Lapreader-Core-7555.aspx Contour Roam2 waterproof video camera $200 http://store.contour.com/ae/us/cameras/contourroam-2/invt/1800 Shark With Frickin' Laser Pointer $13 http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/f2eb/?pfm=Search&t=shark%20with%20frickin%27%20laser%20pointer Trifield 100XE EMF Meter -Magnetic, Electric, and Radio/ microwave Detection All in One Package Omni-directional electric and magnetic sensitivity Handheld portability and simplicity,, $150 http://www.amazon.com/Trifield-100XEEMF-Meter/dp/B00050WQ1G/ref=sr_1_1? ie=UTF8&qid=1382991264&sr=8-1&keywor ds=emf+meter BoostSolar The solar-powered backup battery pack that will fully charge most smartphones twice and can also charge tablets. $99.99 http://www.etoncorp.com/en/productdisplay/boostsolar LEGO® Builder Case for iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s $40 http://www.belkin.com/us/F8W283-Belkin/p/P-F8W283/ Kee Desk Phone Dock | $150 MediaShair Wireless Media Hub w/SD/USB Input & Built-in Power Station $100 http://www.iogear.com/product/GWFRSDU/ Sound pOp $30 http://www.audiosource.net/products/sound-pop/overview/ U See Tablet Magnifier is an iPad stand that lets you use your tablet like a magnifying glass. £179 http://therapy-box.co.uk/prdetails.aspx?id=124 The Leap Motion Controller Plugs in to your Mac or PC With just your hands and fingers in the air – swipe, pinch, wave, and grab for just $80 https://www.leapmotion.com/ Leap Motion Controller $79.99 Windows 8 users who lack a touch screen—actually everyone with Windows 7 or MacOS who lacks a touch screen: get ready to put your fingers and hands to work. Leap Motion is a revolutionary little device measuring only 3-by-1 inches that plugs into a USB port and sits just in front of your keyboard. It has a 150-degree view of everything above it so you can use your hands and fingers to gesture control everything on screen. The device will even have its own app store. AutoExec Wheelmate Steering Wheel Attachable Work Surface Tray Convert your steering wheel into an ergonomic work surface for writing, light computing, or just taking a lunch break. $20 - $25 http://www.amazon.com/AutoExec-Wheelmate-Steering-Attachable-Surface/dp/B00E1D1GY6 ReVolt 12W + 12W is a dual-USB-port car charger -- $25 Google Chromecast $35.00 http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromecast/#netflix Parrot Flower Power Wireless Plant Monitor Flower Power pops into Mom's actual ‡owerpot and monitors whether her plant needs more water, a different temperature or more light. The wireless wand parses the data it collects by connecting to an app with a database of more than 6,000 plants. $60 http://www.amazon.com/Parrot-Flower-Power-Wireless-Monitor/dp/B00FOM2Y6W?tag=laptop-magazine-20 SanDisk unveils wireless flash drive $50 http://www.sandisk.com/connect/ Magisto - Magical Video Editor By SightEra Technologies Ltd http://www.magisto.com/ Magisto is a fun and easy way to automatically edit videos and photos and share them with your friends and family. Magisto will turn your video and photos into beautiful edited movies, complete with music and effects, in minutes. Free Mainframe2: Run software apps in a Web browser Targeting the massive market of companies still transitioning to the cloud for their enterprise apps, Mainframe2 offers a cloud platform that enterprises can use to run any software apps in a Web browser with no plugins or changes in code. It's an ambitious pursuit, if only because the company lists Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft among its competitors. http://www.mainframe2.com/ Now you can use your iPhone to open wide and say ahhhhh! The Kinsa smart thermometer plugs into the audio jack of your phone; stick the other end under your tongue, and it immediately relays your vital health information to an app on the phone. Kinsa hasn’t yet released pricing or shipping information. https://www.kinsahealth.com/ YesVideo -- Starts at $14.99 Converts tapes, film, or photos to digital content Big Hugs Elmo $50 Kohler Moxie Showerhead + Wireless Speaker $199.99MSRP$149.25Amazon Shower singers have some accompaniment with the Kohler Moxie. A 1.5-watt Bluetooth speaker plugs into an accompanying showerhead to play up to seven hours of music, podcasts, or whatever else you want from the device you pair with the speaker. The iPad Musical Shower Curtain. Shower curtain with built-in speakers and a waterproof pocket for any tablet of smartphone $40 http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=83858 Fuel3D handheld scanner, a point-and-shoot 3D imaging system that captures extremely high resolution mesh and color information of objects http://www.fuel-3d.com/ http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ 45699157/fuel3d-a-handheld-3d-scannerfor-less-than-1000 The $30 Excel Skin is a silicone keyboard cover, colorcoded so that users can use their Mac’s shortcuts without having to vainly search their memories. It’s also handy for protecting your keyboard from dust, water, or anything else that might spill into the cracks. ViewSonic TD2340 Touch-Enabled Monitor It’s a projected capacitive multitouch display, so you can do things on it such as rotate, zoom, and pull up the Charms bar with a swipe of your fingers. It’s a contortionist that you set up in orientations ranging from flat to portrait. The TD2340 uses an IPS panel with 1920-by-1080-pixel HD resolution for excellent image quality, and it includes built-in stereo speakers that pack a decent punch. Price: $591 MOGA Pro Controller $50 MOGA Pocket Controller $30 SECRETS HandBrake A database of hidden settings for Mac OS X The open source video transcoder http://handbrake.fr/ http://secrets.blacktree.com/ MacX YouTube Downloader Free Download Videos from YouTube on Mac OS http://www.macxdvd.com/free-youtube-video-downloader-mac/ Audacity® is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ StorageStatus monitors attached storage devices and provides relevant state information and notifications. Using this information, it is possible to watch for unusual activity (such as devices unnecessarily becoming active), which can hamper battery life. $3 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id686794795?mt=12 Launcher 2.0 Nulana’s Launcher (free app) supports a number of different options that make accessing your apps and documents easier, including the ability to write your own scripts that perform complex actions and is compatible with OS X Mavericks and Retina displays. http://www.nulana.com/launcher/ MacDockThe MacDock is a hub for all your Apple-based peripherals. Just plug it into your MacBook, and you can instantly connect your iPhone, iPad, an external monitor, and an external hard drive. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1710259441/new-macbook-docking-station MacDock It can play music in all the popular audio formats from a microSD card (a 2GB card is included). There are controls for play and pause, moving tracks forward or back, and adjusting the volume. Available in pink, black, light green, yellow and white for $34. http://thekubeplayer.com/index.cfm?method=main.productInfoSpecifications iTwinConnect $99MSRP$99.00Amazon Marketplace Stealing away for a few minutes on your computer in a café can mean plenty gets stolen from you, like sensitive information, documents, and whatever else the free Wi-Fi has opened to your neighbors. But with the iTwin Connect, whatever's on your laptop is just as secure when it's out as when it's at home. The built-in VPN service also allows for file-sharing, remote desktop, and Windows network and printer sharing. iTwinConnect! $129 one-time fee iTwin looks like it's got USB on both ends but these are two halves of the same device. Plug one into a PC, the other half into a remote PC, and voilà—instant secure connection between the two without a VPN server. It's a great way to do secure file/printer/network sharing and remote access, with no monthly extra costs. Text http://www.cyberguys.com/product-details/?productid=60719&rH=1930 $70 iPhone SLRMount $249 http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/iphone-slr-mount/ Carson Optical HookUpz LensMag -- $14.95 http://www.amazon.com/Carson-HookUpz-LensMag-Lenses-ML-515/dp/B00BP5TD66 10x and 15x Magnifying Macro-Lenses Asus VivoMouse This funky peripheral is a slim, sleek hybrid of a wireless optical mouse, a trackpad, and a remote control. Using its disclike trackpad, you can do things like scroll, pinch to zoom, and even swipe to call up the Charms bar in Windows 8. The remote function could come into play when you want to impress an audience. Hold the device by its base and use your thumb on the trackpad to scroll through Web demos or PowerPoint presentations. Price: As yet unknown; PowerPot V, which lets you charge your iPhone by filling a pot with water, placing the pot over a heat source—such as an open fire—and letting the resulting steam generate electricity to charge your phone. $149 Every Day Carry (EDC) tools: Pry bar, screwdrivers, precision tweezers, waterproof lighter and titanium key ring. All items weigh less than two ounces combined. $54 http://store.kaufmann-mercantile.com/collections/exclusively-kaufmann-mercantile/products/edc-kit Restoration Hardware iPhone Gramophone | $250 Specimen 50-Watt Tube Amp | $3250 Giant Coffee Table Touchscreen Computer -- $7,000 2-in-1 iPotty WithActivity Seat for iPad $39.99 Corsair Voyager or Seagate Wireless Plus Wi-Fi hard drive $180 - $200 http://www.corsair.com/voyager-air http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/wireless/ wireless-plus/ BlueLounge Finding a place to charge your iPhone 5 or fifth-generation iPod touch just got easier, thanks to $40 MiniDock, now available in a Lightningconnector version. The MiniDock’s USB plug couples with the USB port on Apple’s diminutive iPhone charger, giving you a convenient and compact charging dock that sits snug against the wall—no cable messes here. It’s a nice arrangement for travel charging or for keeping your countertop clear of wires. Carson Optical The $19 LensMag is actually a two-pack of magnifying lenses for the iPhone 5 camera. Both lenses, one 10x and the other 15x, attach to your phone by magnet, allowing you to see and shoot pictures from farther away (or as it will appear, closer up). http:// www.carsonoptical.com/ Magnifiers/Other/ML-515/ Details/Video/ Seidio The $30 Innotraveler Universal Car Mount attaches to the inside of your car’s windshield, letting you mount your iPhone for easy access— say, for GPS guidance— while you’re on the road. http://www.seidioonline.com/ innotraveler-universal-car-mount-p/ mwg05l.htm http://www.startech.com/HDD/Duplicators/SATAHard-Drive-HDD-Duplicator-Dock-eSATAUSB~SATDOCK22RE http://www.startech.com/HDD/Duplicators/ USB-1-to-2-Standalone-Flash-Drive-DuplicatorEraser~USBDUP12 $90 $200 GolfSense Glove The GolfSense gadget attaches to almost any golf glove to detect the acceleration, velocity, tempo, position, and posture of the device and club by calculating sensor data at sample rates of more than 1,000 times per second. http://www.golfsense.me/pages/pro#a1 SoundPockets The Freedom (iPhone 5; $40) is made from rigid polycarbonate plastic and features a special compartment on the back designed to hold your earbuds using one of two “caddies”—one for regular earbuds, and the other for the in-ear type. The Freedom is available in white, green, orange, pink, purple, red, blue or black.
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