Time was that people used to talk on a phone that didn’t have an screen on it, that didn’t run apps and that couldn’t fit a pocket. If you are longing for that land line feeling, but don’t want to give up your iPhone, consider springing for a Good Call iG1. It’s a headset shaped like a stylized version of an old fashion phone. Both iG1 headset and the iPhone rests on a dock. When the two are connected via Bluetooth, a call to your iPhone will make the headset ring. You can also make outgoing phone calls (and have humorous conversations) but using the headset to access the Siri functionality on an iPhone 4S. A pretty good deal at $79.99.
The person with the most Apple gadgets at the end wins. But what to do when you are limited to syncing your Apple MacBook Pro with only one iWhatever at a time? Get an iDoodad and sync (and also charge) two at once. Works with any combination of iPods, iPhones and iPads. $26
For charging multiple portable electronic devises with one unit, the iHome iB9678 is most vondrous. It’s useful too, because, really, these days most people have multiple electronic devises.
At the top of the iHome charging station are two universal iPod/iPhone docks that can not only change your Apple devises but sync them as well. The base of the iB9678 is a padded area to rest an eBook reader while it is charging. The area is expandable, so it can accommodate various models of the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook or Sony Digital Reader. There are also two USB ports to charge a BlackBerry or camera or whatever. $30 (with the Amazon.com discount)
Can one iPhone have multiple phone numbers? It can with the 3-in-1 SIM Card Case for the iPhone 4 with Back Case.
The primary SIM card remains in its unusual slot inside the iPhone. One or two other SIM cards go inside slots within the case itself. When your phone rings your screen displays which of the SIM card phone numbers your call is coming into. Each number can also be individually managed with its own ring tones and call forwarding options. Very vondrous!
If you’ve tried to use a touchscreen (eg. on a tablet or smartphone) while wearing gloves then you already know—it doesn’t work. The screen won’t respond to finger touches when said finger is inside cloth.
One solution is to buy gloves that are especially made for touchscreens, like the Aglove or the Wizglove. But such gloves aren’t very warm. So here’s another solution that will work with the gloves you already have: Digits. see more
It’s the world first radar detector with phone connectivity: the Cobra iRadar.
Pair the small, sleek iRadar unit with an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch via Bluetooth and your handheld device will sound warnings about upcoming speed traps. The iRadar detects X, K and Ka bands as well as laser. And because it integrates with the oft updated AURA database the iRadar will also alert you to otherwise undetectable traffic enforcement cameras. The iRadar unit is priced at an extremely reasonable $130. The iRadar app has an even more reasonable price: free.
For more on the pros and cons of the Cobra iRadar see this review.