If your device dies, you can usually find a place to plug in. But that’s only if you carry your charging cord and even if you’re lucky enough to have it on you, you’re stuck at the outlet until you’ve got enough juice to go.
The electronics accessory company Satechi has made it easier to stay charged on the go with three new portable energy stations for pretty much anything with a USB port.
The elegant aluminum chargers, which Satechi introduced on Tuesday, can power up multiple devices at once if needed and is good for iPhones, iPads, cameras, MP3 players and Android products. The largest, the $40 SX20, has two 1A ports and two 2.4A ports to charge up to four devices.
The SX5 has one port, costs about $20, and is ideal to stash in a pocket or bag. The SX 10 costs $30 and has a 1A and 2.4A port.
Satechi makes a number of chargers and external batteries, smart phone and camera mounts, portable speakers, FM transmitters and other accessories. It even has entered the smart home space with smart lightbulbs.
Are you interested in Inbox, Google’s innovative new attempt to “fix” email, but haven’t gotten an invitation into the beta?
Good news: as long as you have a real-world friend who is already part of Inbox’s invite-only beta, you can easily get in, no invite required. Here’s how.
As it turns out, all you need to do to get into Inbox without an invite is have a friend who is already an Inbox user log into the app on your device, log back out, and then let you sign in. Voila! You’re part of Inbox.
Here’s the step-by-step walkthrough, courtesy of Lifehacker: Continue reading Here’s how to get into the Inbox by Gmail beta, no invite required
iStick™: The World’s first USB flash drive with integrated Apple Lightning connector. Made for iPhone & iPad.
iStick allows you to easily, quickly and safely move data between computers, iPhones, iPads and iPod touches without the need for Internet, wireless networks or the Cloud where hackers and others (e.g. 3rd party server operators) may gain access.
We all have used a USB flash drive at least once in our lives. They are great for transferring large files between computers, require minimal setup and the transfer speed is much faster than the fastest Cloud storage. It doesn’t require the Internet to work and your data is never sent through 3rd party servers. The USB flash drive is great but it doesn’t work with your favorite Apple iDevices. Until now.
Current iStick App Features
- Free universal iPhone/iPad/iPod touch iOS app
- Music & Movie Player (able to decode MKV, RMVB, AVI, WMV etc.)
- 1080p HD movie streaming, direct playback from iStick
- Photo & Document (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, PDF, iWork) Viewer
- Open files directly on the iStick without the need to copy to iDevice
- Copy/Move files between iDevice and iStick
- File Management (Copy/Cut/Paste/Delete/Rename/Create Folder)
- Backup photos/videos from iDevice Camera Roll to iStick
- Support “Open In” functionality
- Open files from other apps in iStick app
- Open files from iStick in other apps
- iDevice Contacts backup and restore
- Capacity: 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB
- Connectors: Standard USB 2.0 and Apple MFi-Certified Lightning Connector
- iStick-to-USB Speed: 12MB/s (Read), 7.5MB/s (Write)
- iStick-to-iDevice Speed: 2.5MB/s (Read), 1.9MB/s (Write)
- Construction: ABS Plastic and/or Aluminum
- Dimensions: 51.6 x 28.6 x 9.1mm
- Weight: 10g
- Supported File Formats: Video
.mp4, .m4v, .mpv, .mov, .mpg, .mkv, .wmv, .flv, .3gp, .gif
.wav, .aac, .aif, .aiff, .caf, .m4a, .mp3
.jpg, .tiff, .gif
.doc and .docx (Microsoft Word); .htm and .html (web pages); .key (Keynote); .numbers (Numbers); .pages (Pages); .pdf (Preview and Adobe Acrobat); .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint); .txt (text); .rtf (rich text format); .vcf (contact information); .xls and .xlsx (Microsoft Excel); .zip; .ics
iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPad (4th Generation), iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad Air, iPod touch (5th Generation)
Head on over to the Site for all the details.
I suck at table tennis. Like, it’s embarrassing.
I’m alright at serving, and I can usually return, but if anyone smashes at all or puts any spin on the ball, I fold faster than a laundry robot. I still like the idea of table tennis, though, which is why I’m glad we have video-game versions.
And Table Tennis Touch, which is out now for all of your iOS devices, is easily the best one I’ve ever played.
Table Tennis Touch has pretty graphics, simple controls, a lot of variety, and all the options you need to make yourself comfortable. If you’re not working on your career by competing in tournaments, you have a lot of minigames you can play for fun and experience.
The side games include a mode that has you return balls into specific zones and a pretty fun version of bowling that has you knocking as many pins over as you can within a time period. Succeeding helps you unlock more games and gives you valuable practice.
You can also play quick games against computer opponents, and they all have their own personalities. Some are power players, some just love spin, and others are more rounded. You get to know the “characters,” and you know what to expect when they come up in the rotation.
It’s crazy immersive, and the game is an all-around impressive achievement.
Get It on the App Store
Check the website out for the video too