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Lunatik’s new Taktik Extreme case for the iPhone 5 heads a lineup of rather overprotective phone prophylactics. If cases were condoms, the Taktik extreme would be the extra-strength safety model, the Seismik would be the ribbed version, and the Flak would be the ultralight, “natural feel†member of the group.

But today we’ll stick with the Taktik Extreme, a multi-layered monster of protection which features Corning Gorilla Glass not only over the screen but  [Read More...]

That retro look

That retro look

Pentax has just announced a new retro-styled point-and-shoot zoom camera, the MX-1. The trend for cameras that look like they’ve fallen through a time warp from the 1960s is trickling down from the high-end and into lower-cost, consumer-oriented models.

The f/1.8-2.5 lens is 28mm at its wide end, and zooms as far as 218mm. Inside there’s a 12 megapixel CMOS sensor with maximum ISO capability of  [Read More...]


CES 2013 bug LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 – The biggest problem I have with my iPad is the speaker volume. Every time I try to watch a movie or TV show, I have to cup my hand around the bottom by the speaker. I feel like an old codger in reverse: cupping my hand around my iPad instead of my ear.

Here at the Consumer  [Read More...]


LAS VEGAS — Griffin has a new lineup of charging accessories at CES in Las Vegas, one of which is ideal for those who have collected an entire family of iOS devices. It’s called the PowerDock 5 and it charges up to five devices at any one time, storing them away neatly to save space on your desk.

PowerDock 5 is the “ultimate space-saving, countertop charging and storage solution.” It contains five  [Read More...]


When Apple’s all-new iMacs made their debut in late November, a super speedy Fusion Drive was only available as a build-to-order option with the 27-inch models. But that’s no longer the case. Over the weekend, Apple made the 1TB Fusion Drive an upgrade option for the entry-level 21.5-inch iMac, too.

Upgrading to the Fusion Drive when purchasing a new iMac is $ 250, raising the price of the base model 21.5-inch iMac  [Read More...]


CES 2013 bug LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 – The idea behind Felt Audio’s line-up of iPhone accessories is simple. We’re going to let you take the sound from your iPhone and snap it on anywhere.


For Felt’s first prodict, the pocket Pulse Bluetooth speaker, imagine a jambox that attaches to the outside of your iPhone, giving  [Read More...]

egominitini CES 2013 bug LAS VEGAS, CES 2013  - If you want to get on some James Bond level espionage stuff, you could try buying a flying robot to spy on your neighbors, but the noise will clue them in. The best option right now is this tiny sensor wearable HD camera sensor from Liquid Image that can grab 1080p video without anyone knowing it’s there.

The  [Read More...]


image courtesy of Ford.

CES 2013 bug LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 – By now it should be obvious to anyone that doing pretty much anything besides actually driving while driving is inherently dangerous — more so when a hand is taken off the wheel, and even more so when focus is split between driving and a phone screen.

Luckily, we’re getting closer to the point where a  [Read More...]

etoncharger copy CES 2013 bug LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 – When Sandy hit NYC and New Jersey last year, hundreds of thousands of people were left without power and no way to recharge their iPhones. After the 2,463rd round of Temple Run and your iPhone dies what are you supposed to do? Talk to people?

Eton’s newest line of portable battery packs will make it possible  [Read More...]


CES 2013 bug LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 – Let’s be honest: any moron can crap out an iPhone case. Sketch out a quick model in CAD, send a few emails to someone in Shenzhen, and just a couple weeks later, a buttload of cheap plastic iPhone cases will hit your door. The fact that it’s literally this easy to make an iPhone case is what  [Read More...]