Restoration Hardware’s Gramophone docks for the iPhone and iPad take Thomas Edison’s phonograph invention from the late 1800s and blend it with modern day elegance. The iconic speaker horn from those early machines amplified sound with the power of pure physics, essentially taking the sounds from a small source and stretching it. Simply set your iPhone or iPad in the solid wood dock, and the metal horn will boost its volume by three to four times, with zero need for electricity. Though this isn’t the first horn speaker we’ve seen on the market, it’s definitely the sleekest and with two subtle color options in the mix as well, we think it’s one that will be a great addition to any upcoming remodeling plans.
This post is sponsored by Lifeproof, makers of the waterproof nüüd case for the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3.
We’ve all been there – that moment when the world completely halts to slow motion as you watch your smartphone swan-dive headfirst, ever so slowly, into your kitchen sink, pool, toilet.. you get the picture.
Check out this video to re-live that horrible moment, but now with a solution. Enter LifeProof with the first waterproof and shockproof smartphone case without a screen cover, called LifeProof Nüüd. These covers for the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy SIII feature patent-pending Screenless Technology that uses a compression lock system to form a waterproof seal between the case and the device touchscreen – delivering complete water, mud, dirt and snow-proof protection while maintaining perfect clarity and touch.
On top of that, the cases are super thin, light and offer anti-reflective optical glass camera lenses. Visit Lifeproof for more details on the LifeProof Nüüd covers, which available also for the iPad.
At this week’s WWDC, Apple has unveiled the latest version of their mobile Operating System, iOS 7. It’s the biggest overhaul to date and features a completely new design and hundreds of new features to boot. Some highlights include Control Center, AirDrop for iOS, and smarter multitasking. Everything looks different but the functionality is as you’ll remember it. The overall design is beautiful and simpler than before.
When you pick something up for the first time and already know how to do the things you want to do, that’s simplicity.
Well said, Apple. iOS 7 is available to developers starting today while a public release is expected in the fall.
Three months after iOS 6 hit the market with a brand new Maps application, an official Google Maps app is now available in the App Store. With this comes a welcomed competitor to the native Maps app as well as a pretty clean aesthetic that matches that of other Google iOS apps. What did we miss the most, you ask? Well, public transportation directions was a huge gap and Google’s filling it quite nicely with this one. We’ll have to see how it performs in NYC. Also, Google Maps for iOS comes with a beta version of Google Maps Navigation, which has voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation, and live traffic conditions as well. Signing in with your Google account also lets you sync searches, directions and favorites. Google Maps also has Street View for anyone that missed that.
The new Google Maps app is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch (4th gen) iOS 5.1 and higher, in more than 40 countries and 29 languages, including Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.
Another year, another iPhone 5, folks. Apple’s released the highly awaited hardware and it’s everything the rumor mill’s been swirling around over the past few months. It’s a thinner and lighter design than its predecessor and features a larger 4-inch Retina Display as well. More details on some of the iPhone 5′s new features after the click.
Moshi had a great showing at this year’s CES as they unveiled a plethora of accessories for several Mac products. Leading the line of goods was their Clarus headphones which features a modern in-ear design and two drivers on the inside to give exceptional sound quality. The earpiece is flexible and soft to the touch so your ear won’t be sore after wear. The braided cover on the cord will surely extend the life of the these headphones as it’ll help avoid tangling while the iPhone mic/control capsule on the cable lets you control your unit without having to reach for it.
We’ve seen iPhone cases done up in a wide range of colors and finishes but Il Bussetto’s leather cases really look and feel more luxurious than most of the others we’ve come across. The shell is made of hand painted leather and features a camera hole and an embossed Il Bussetto logo.
Well, the wait is over, folks. Apple’s new CEO has unveiled the next generation iPhone — the iPhone 4S. Aesthetically, it’s the same design as the iPhone 4 but if you look under the hood, you’ll see it’s packing some new components that will surely blow the competition out of the water. It featuers the same dual-core A5 chip that debuted in the iPad 2 and its dual-core graphics processor gives 7 times the graphical performance of the iPhone 4′s A4 chip.
We gave you a breakdown of Apple’s latest mobile operating system — iOS 5 — but here’s the video to really put the update into perspective. We get a live look at the OS working its magic on the iPhone and iPad platform as well. Highlights include the notification bar and iMessage.
We can’t embed but check out the video here.
Steve Jobs and Co. at Apple have done it again, delivering looks at iOS 5 in all its glory and wowing a massive audience in the process. This year’s WWDC kicked off with a bang, no doubt, with iOS 5 and the Lion OS for Mac leading the charge. There are over 200 new features built into the new iOS for the iPhone and iPad and here’s a breakdown of the top ten.