Accessories

Where’s Cthulhu Kickstarter campaign brings madness to your mobile, weirdness to your wall, fear to your fridge

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Bucking hard for the cutest piece of horror around – even more than a Cthulhu plushy – is the current Kickstarter campaign for “Where’s Cthulhu? Arkham Parade” – brought to you by the brave insanity-battlers of the Cthulhu Project. Lovecraftian cultists of all [...]

One more thing transformed by digital technology: Gloves

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

The chill of a Hungarian winter brought home to me how gloves are being transformed by ubiquitous smartphones and tablets. Because where else are you likely to use your mobile phone than when … well, mobile? Let alone if you try to check Google Maps on it while walking, or if you try to read [...]

Can Flio save your reading angle?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of the types of tablet, ereader, or smartphone accessory that tends to become the focus of endless experimentation, trial and error, and questing for further improvement – at least for me – is stands. The perfect balance of portability, stability, viewing angle, is the kind of topic [...]

Sock it to me for complete ereader privacy with Compuglove

By libertyc
November 13, 2013 // 1 Comment

A perfect geekcessory for the absolutely committed onscreen reader, the Laptop Compubody Sock guarantees you “privacy, warmth, and concentration in public spaces.” No fear of interruption or of others peering over your shoulder with this total immersion solution from Sternlab. But this [...]

PocketBook E Ink cover for Samsung Galaxy S4 — another dream phone e-book solution?

By libertyc
September 9, 2013 // 2 Comments

Just when I think I’ve found the perfect solution for e-book reading on a phone with the Alcatel One Touch Hero and its detachable E Ink cover display, along comes another prospect to steal its thunder—in the shape of the PocketBook CoverReader for the Samsung Galaxy S4, just announced at [...]

A First Look at Indigo Tech!

By libertyc
August 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Indigo Tech is open for business! I snapped these pics today at my local store, and it’s about what I expected: a fancier Kobo kiosk, iPads and more! The various wall displays have headphones, speakers, health products such as the Fitbit, iPad creative accessories like a Crayola effects pad, [...]

Hey everyone … it's a Kindle Torture Test!

By libertyc
June 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

Now that it’s summer, and we want to take our e-readers to the beach, this is perhaps a good time to review what are (and are not) good ideas for how to treat our devices. CNET put the Kindle Paperwhite through a beach torture test to see how it would do. Here’s the video. Fair warning: [...]

Review: Poetic cover for Nook HD

By libertyc
May 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’m still loving my Nook HD, and it has become my go-to device. I only use my Nexus 7 for app testing that requires either Jelly Bean or working with widgets. Since the HD goes with me everywhere, I needed a case, and I found a really inexpensive one on Amazon. The Poetic Slimline Portfolio [...]

LifeProof Offers Optional Water Protection Insurance for iPhone

By Stanley Goodner
April 6, 2013 // 3 Comments

LifeProof announced this past Tuesday that they’re offering a Total Water Protection Program for the Apple iPhone and iPad to anyone who purchases a LifeProof case from their website. This optional program takes the protection of these devices to an entirely new level by offering a [...]

Show off your baseball pride with e-reading accessories

By libertyc
February 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Pitchers and catchers report to spring training this week. For baseball fans, this marks the beginning of a rocky ride with tumultuous feelings that crush or elevate you throughout a season. And it’s wonderful. But what baseball fans love are ways to show their pride. Nothing says you’re a big [...]

Livrada Now Offering E-Book Cards for Authors

By libertyc
February 11, 2013 // 2 Comments

After closing a $1 million seed funding round led by ICG Ventures, Livrada just went live with e-book cards authors can sell at events, such as conferences, trade shows, books signings and the like. E-book-only authors (like myself) run into problems trying to sell their books at events. What do [...]

Proporta Beachbuoy Waterproof Nexus 7 Case (Review)

By libertyc
February 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Proporta Beachbuoy Waterproof Nexus 7 Case was sent to me for review by the kind folks at Mobile Fun. They offered me my choice of Nexus or iPad Mini cases, and given that I stole the Beloved’s book-style for my own purposes, I let him pick. He choose this waterproof case because [...]

Pedestal Stand for iPad also holds your toilet paper?

By Charles Moore
February 10, 2013 // 2 Comments

One of the things I love about my iPad is that it liberates me from the constraints of my desktop workstation and the lousy body English of using a laptop sitting on one’s lap. I can use the iPad in a wide range of venues in my house and yard—pretty much anywhere within range of my Wi-Fi [...]

Finding the Perfect E-Reader Prop

By libertyc
January 29, 2013 // 7 Comments

Do you like to read while you eat? I know people say you shouldn’t multitask while eating, but reading during breakfast and lunch is one of my favorite ways to treat myself. Finding a good way to prop up my e-reader has always been a challenge. The MoKo case for my Nexus 7 works well in [...]

Review: MoKo Case for Nexus 7 Tablet

By libertyc
January 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

On Saturday, I bought a shiny new Nexus 7, which I already love. After the obligatory new app download frenzy, I switched my attention to selecting a case. After a happy half hour or so of browsing Amazon, I found one I liked. I used a similar selection process to the one I wrote about in my [...]

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