Introducing the classic retro-styled game controller that copes perfectly with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. iCade 8-Bitty – Retro Wireless Game Controller comes with an allure of the 80’s or 90’s gaming, providing 8 button control including 4 face buttons and also the D-Pad for movement.
The accessory supports numerous retro game apps like Pac-Man, Super Mega Worm, Atari Classics collection and so on and so forth. It’s most important feature is that it offers wireless connection with auto power save mode and a completely open development platform. Practically you get to transform your Apple gadget into an upright arcade style game model perfect for playing retro style arcade games. The game controller is available for $29.99 from ThinkGeek Store.
- Fully compatible with all iCade games
- “Atari Greatest Hits” iPad App ready to go with the iCADE, including support for over 100 classic Atari games.
- Atari App comes with Missile Command for free, other games available for in-app purchase. 3-game packs are $1. All 100 games are $14.99
- Requires 2 x AAA batteries (not included)
- 8 button control including 4 face buttons, select, start, and two shoulder buttons… plus the D-Pad for movement
JBL On Air Wireless is the eye-catching speaker dock for your iPhone and iPod that enables you to clearly stream your iTunes tracks and the Internet radio via Wi-Fi.
The sound is streamed to a clear quality due to the design of the speakers and to the proprietary DSP technologies. JBL On Air features a 360-degree HALO (horizontal acoustic level optimization) design that produces a pure sound field of high quality and depth. Moreover, the design not only that is purposeful, but it is also uncommon and attractive; it integrates a bright color LCD screen that displays album covers and tracks metadata.
The advanced DSP technologies takes care that you enjoy the high quality sound. The Computer-optimized equalization (COE) combines with the Optimized compression topology (OCT) to adjust the spread of the sound to a rich and wide soundstage.
It may sound complicated but in fact the JBL On Air Wireless speakers are easy to use and the setup is almost absent, you’ll just have to dock your iPhone or iPod to JBL’s docking connector. And as an extra feature, your device will charge while connected.
A small but powerful IR remote controls all the functions of the speakers, even if you are 15 feet (4.5m) away. You can also connect your MP3 or your CD player to JBL On Air and play music also from flash storage devices.
If you want your favorite tracks to be streamed through the purest sound then you can purchase your JBL On Air Wireless speakers from the Apple Store and from iStyle Premium Apple Reseller Store for South-Eastern Europe.
As the name suggests, the headset is perfectly suited for all sort of physical activity, having a special around-the-ear design which provides a good fix. It also has dust, rain and shock protection and they are ultra-light weight. So, you can exercise, listen to music and, if needed, even take a call while everything is nice and comfortable.
The earpiece has featured buttons to play, pause, forward and backward which provides access to these functions without using the iPhone. It fits many different shapes of ears, having multiple ear attachments of different sizes and the earpieces made by flexible silicone.
- Play music and take calls, skip tracks and adjust volume from headset
- Secure and comfortable fit during workouts
- US Military Grade rain, dust and shock protection
- Powerful bass sound and built-in FM Radio
- Offers up to 4.5 hours of talk time and up to 3 hours music time
- Works with Apple, Android, Blackberry and standard phones or music devices
- For optimal performance outdoors, place mobile device in right armband
Very good sound quality, bass system and phone conversion is easily understandable. The battery lasts 3 hours of music and 4 and half of talk time, according to Jabra producer.
You can get them directly from Jabra website for $99.99.
Sources: modmyi, Jabra
According to yesterday rumors posted on The Wall Street Journal and other tech news websites, the next generation of iPad most likely will support 4G LTE.
“Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. will sell a version of the coming iPad that runs on their newest fourth-generation wireless networks, according to people familiar with the matter, as the battle to cash in on big investments in mobile broadband heats up.”
Same source specifies also that, where LTE signal isn’t available, iPad 3 will fall back to a slower network technology such as 3G or EDGE.
This rumor is contrary to previous beliefs and discussions given the battery drain issues with 4G connection, but maybe Apple has already found a way to overcome it. Until now, there is no piece of information whether other carriers besides this two, are ready or have plans to launch LTE iPad as Sprint Nextel Corp., T-Mobile USA and Apple declined to comment this issue.
Don’t forget that the new iPad generation is expected to have an A6 quad-core processor, higher resolution display, upgraded camera, 4G LTE connectivity, and NFC mobile payments system according to multiple rumors we also commented in a previous article.
While it’s unclear which one of these rumors are true, we have only three weeks to expect until the expected Apple official announcement date of March 7.
If you want to purchase an iPhone in US, you have three important retailers: AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. It is obvious that every mobile service provider would want to integrate their services with iPhone devices, especially when it comes to wireless carriers. But for T-Mobile USA, there are still problems in bringing iPhone to their network because their 3G network radio frequency band it’s not fully supported by the current iPhone hardware.
T-mobile CTO Neville Ray suggests, in a comment on CNET, that next iPhone chipset will support T-Mobile’s AWS 3G band, but Apple will decide which carrier network is technically capable to get iPhone.
So, what will it be the Apple strategy for iPhone availability expansion in US?