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Quick Look: Accelerate Jailbreak Tweak

Posted on 31 May 2013 by Thomas Wong

Have you heard about a jailbreak tweak to improve the perceived speed on your iPhone or iPad? I have, I’ve tried it, and I’m telling you its name: it’s called Accelerate.

Quick Look: Photojojo iPhone Wrist Strap

Posted on by Thomas Wong

If you’re scared of dropping your iPhone, but don’t want to bulk up your iPhone with a case, try a $35 wrist strap from Photojojo.

Quick Look: Velox iPhone Jailbreak Tweak

Posted on 24 May 2013 by Thomas Wong

Velox is an iPhone-only jailbreak tweak that turns home screen icons into little notification folders or widgets. It’s modular, stable, and it’s a great buy for $2.

Review: iBattz Battstation 7200

Posted on 10 May 2013 by Thomas Wong

The 7200 mAh iBattz Battstation is a big, honking battery in a durable plastic shell. It stores enough power to recharge my iPhone 4S four times over, so usually use it to boost my battery from 50 back to 100 percent on work days. When used like this, my Battstation …

SurfacePad for iPhone Review

Posted on 15 Feb 2013 by Thomas Wong

The SurfacePad for iPhone is smart, both in terms of appearances and design. Mine adds a lovely shock of red to my black iPhone 4S, and allows me to set my iPhone down on either of its faces without worrying about scratches. The installation process takes less than a minute, …

FX Photo Studio for iPhone and iPad

Posted on 02 Feb 2013 by Thomas Wong

FX Photo Studio is a fetching and flexible photo manipulation app that makes adjusting and filtering photos a breeze. The $0.99 iPhone and $2.99 iPad apps are sold separately, but they are both similarly capable. It all starts with a quick photo import, which is followed by an initial crop …

Sena Jonal for iPad mini Review

Posted on 30 Jan 2013 by Thomas Wong

Sena’s Jornal is one of the more novel iPad mini case designs out there. The inside of the cover features a pocket for coupons and cards (and even an ID), and the elastic strap that keeps the cover in place is reminiscent of the ones frequently used for journals and …

Sena Florence for iPad mini Review

Posted on 29 Jan 2013 by Thomas Wong

The Sena Florence combines the functionality of Apple’s Smart Cover with the svelte look of a slim leather case. It’s a simple, lovely case that preserves a lot of the lightness and thinness of the iPad mini. When sitting flat on a table, the front cover can be tucked into …

moshi VersaCover for iPad mini Review

Posted on 25 Jan 2013 by Thomas Wong

The VersaCover is light and thin, durable and easy to hold, and its foldable, oragimi-inspired cover is truly fantastic. If I had known the VersaCover was going to be released for the iPad mini back when I had purchased the device, I probably wouldn’t have bothered with a Smart Cover. …

EDGE.sound Bluetooth Speaker Review

Posted on 19 Jan 2013 by Thomas Wong

For the last few weeks I’ve been using the EDGE.sound alongside my iPad mini to provide music in my living room, while I work and cook. The tiny Bluetooth speaker is loud enough to fill the room with the sounds of music and podcasts, and I love how I can …

Moshi Keramo Ceramic In-Ear Headphones Review

Posted on 08 Jan 2013 by Thomas Wong

I was excited to get my hands on moshi’s Keramo in-ear headphones because of their ceramic construction. The advantage of ceramic is its relatively neutral acoustic properties (as compared to the plastic or metal housing in other headphones), so I put the Keramo through its paces to see how much …