Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Elago S4 glide case for iPhone 4 review

What is it?

The Elago S4 Glide Case is a two piece, hard-shell, slider style case which in my opinion is one of the best of it's kind. With this product I really believe that Elago really showed off what they are capable of in terms of design - which they are well known for etc.
First Impressions

One of elago's qualities is design, and this really comes in the case and the packaging as they fit everything into the case in the packaging and even another bottom piece (the second bottom piece) of the two-piece hard shell case is neatly concealed in there as well as some other accessories.
What it Comes With

It comes with; Microfiber Frabric - keeps your iPhone clean ,

Two protection films - one for the front of your iPhone and one for the back,
An extra bottom piece - meaning you can replace the bottom pieces of the
two-piece Case with either the same colour as the top piece or a different one

A Set of Screen films
-Very smartly designed, Elago did a great job with this. They cut the screen film that goes on the front of the iPhone to be a tiny bit smaller than the actual screen which makes it fit perfectly on to a slider style case like this S4
Glide. And the the case doesn't bubble the screen protector, again just because it's cut a little bit smaller than the actual screen of the iPhone.

-It also comes with the back film, and in my experience with most back screen films, once you put on the case, the case gets stuck. However Elago's back protection film is incredibly thin and fits perfectly with the slider case.
Design & Other Details

There is a rim around the front of the case, which stops the face of your iPhone from hitting the table when placed face down on the table. The two pieces of the case also fit firmly together. 

Also there is a good cut out for the camera which doesn't affect the flash.
You have easy access to all the keys, such as; the ringer, both volume controls and the sleep/wake key at the top and the home key. Easy access to the headset jack  and wide cut out for the dock connector and speakers.

I was a bit taken aback at the fact that this case has no rubber resisters or padding of any kind to protect the phone internally, on the other hand the two front and back protective films also do a good job in internal protection.
There are many various colours to choose from: coral blue, indigo, white, black, pink, baby blue, orange, gray, red, and yellow. Each one is coupled with two bottom clips to allow further customisation of the case.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Apple Is Said to Pay About $50 Million for Chomp and their wonder app

The US apps discovery startup Chomp has been obtained by Apple for a rumoured $50m (£32m), as it looks to make it easier and simpler for iOS users to find the best iPhone and iPad apps.

The news was first proclaimed by TechCrunch which claims "Apple has bought the Chomp team and technology and plans to use both to completely revamp App Store search and recommendations".

TechCrunch's story gave no price tag for the deal, however since then Bloomberg has claimed that Apple paid around $50m (£32) for Chomp.

Apple has confirmed it's 'addition but not the price. spokeswoman Amy Bessette told Bloomberg: "We buy smaller technology companies from time to time and generally don't comment on our purposes or plans."

9 to 5 Mac has also joined this 'discussion', claiming that Ben Keighram, Chomp chief executive now works for Apple's iTunes marketing team, whilst also Cathy Edwards is a senior iTunes engineer. At this time neither of them had updated their LinkedIn profile however this does not really make much of a significant point to say that they had not changed jobs as any difficulty could have popped up.

Chomp iPhone app was launched in January 2010 as a way for iPhone users to write short reviews on their favourite iPhone apps, and then browse a feed of other peoples recommendations.

By August in that same year it had 400,000 active users, and had a great focus on search. At that time Ben Keighram described it as the most personalised way to search and browse for apps, also adding that: "Apple is insanely excited about this."

This great addition should help Apple with one of its key challenges which it does not cater for: helping iOS users discover apps at a time when there are more than 550,000 available in its App Store.

Purchasing Chomp can also be seen as proclamation of no confidence or belief in Apple's existing Genius technology, at least in the searching of apps.

Genius, was originally developed and created to provide iTunes music recommendations based on people's existing collection of music, in September 2009 Genius for apps was introduced, suggesting new apps for a person based on previous individual purchases and downloads.

It is expected  of course Chomp to get rid of it's non-iOS services quickly. Such as an Android version of this app which was launched in March 2011, whilst it started to work with US mobile operator Verizon Wireless on recommendations for its Android app store in September later that year.

It is quite unknown about what will happen to Chomp's standalone iPhone app, although it is probably most likely to be pulled from the App Store and reappear as an Apple app.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Review: Silicone Horn Stand Speaker for Apple iPhone 4 from Bone (

Over recent months we have seen lots of add-ons for the iPhone and iPad etc. such as joysticks, controllers and even add-on lightsabers??!?!??!! However one of the most useful and practical "add-ons" has got to be the Silicone Horn Stand Speaker for Apple iPhone 4 from Bone (

How it Works and what colours it comes in etc.
The design does not just look unique for the sake of it but improves the output volume "the old school way" through an acoustic amplifier. (picture)

Like a trumpet sound is concentrated through the horn amplifying it without electronics or batteries.

How the Silicone horn stand amplifies the sound - Noordinarygadget

This product is available in colours; light blue, black, white, yellow, light green, pink, peach, dark red, lime green, sky blue and purple.

What it Can do
The Silicone Horn Stand Speaker for Apple iPhone 4 (- is light weight and very flexible. It is made of Silicone which is machine washable, dust and scratch free!

Light material makes the Silicone Horn Stand Speaker for Apple iPhone 4 very convenient, it is also extremely practical especially compared to a portable speaker which has a very high probability of being larger than the Silicone Horn Stand Speaker for Apple iPhone 4.

The portable charger may also need batteries of some sort of power supply, and annoying add-ons which this product does not need because of it's smart design makes use of the shape of the horn to concentrate the sound through the horn hence amplifying the sound, it increases the sound by 13 decibels (dB) which is around 2.5x louder!

The home key, microphone on you iPhone are still accessible, there is a cut out for the at the bottom of the product  for the charging port (picture) which allows you to charge you iPhone when listening to music or watching a movie or whenever! There is a gap for your microphone so you can still make calls whilst this product is still on your iPhone and lastly there is no gap for the speaker on your iPhone as it is 'connected' to the horn.


The product is also a stand for your iPhone it works horizontally and vertically. Horizontally is also perfect for watching and good for whatever use you have for your iPhone, It fits well around the iPhone 4 and gives good support for it. (picture) you can also separate it into two parts which you can put back together.

Horizontal (with a film!)

Final Verdict
This unique product is very well made and has alot to offer you. Enjoy louder and decent sound with no noise or distraction for a great price. It is NOT very easily worn, flexible, and I can't really think of a con for it. It is easy to put your iPhone in and take it out, no external power is required and great for face time, watching movies, reading books, documents, texts etc, and amazing for music. I just believe that it's a smart little product that was well thought of.

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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Announcement of iPad 3 First Week of March......

There has been alot of talk and rumours online on the subject of the new iPad 3 due out this year. Of those rumors, one of them has been when we are going to here the official word from Apple, in relation to the presentation, announcement and showing of the product. "AllThingsD" is now saying that Apple will in fact be announcing the iPad 3, to the world at a point during the first week of March 2012 . After that announcement, the iPad 3 should then be availible for purchase at some point during the second and third week of March in North America.
“Apple’s not holding an event in February. But it is holding one in March — to launch its next iPad. Sources say the company has chosen the first week in March to debut the successor to the iPad 2 and will do so at one of its trademark special events. The event will be held in San Francisco, presumably at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Apple’s preferred location for big announcements like these.”

The iPad 3 is predicted and expected to have; a retina HD display with 2048 x 1536 resolution, an upgraded rear camera, iOS 5.1, a larger battery for improved battery life and a quad-core A6 processor. Other improvements are said to include 4G LTE (Long term evolution) models of the iPad 3 all fitting within the same casing as the iPad 2. Hopefully this probably means that for those of you who brought cases, keyboards and other accesories for your iPad 2 will work with the iPad 3 if you decide to purchase it. 

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Apple iPad 3 With Quad-Core Processor Approaching

The Apple iPad 3 rumours have been all over like a rash now for the last couple of months and a new rumour has emerged.

Bloomberg has been speaking to three people familiar with the iPad 3 who claim that it will come with a quad-core processor , have a higher resolution display and will support LTE.

Apparently, production will start to gear up this month and will reach maximum capacity by next month. If this information is true in the slightest then its quite possible that we could see the Apple iPad 3 as early as March.

A quad-core processor would be a brilliant add-on to the iPad, while a higher resolution Retina display is always appreciated and welcomed. Also the addition of LTE will be one of the biggest pieces of news to US users because it'll enable much faster than download speeds giving new possibilities for downloading, streaming and a lot more.

We've heard all sorts of rumours about the iPad 3 and iPad 2S and we'll just have to wait patiently for Apple to unveil the details. Once anything else is mentioned about the "3G" I will try and provide you with information as quickly as possible.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Huawei Ascend P1 S is worlds thinnest phone.........

The Huawei Ascend P1 S has stolen the crown of the world's thinnest phone, with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered Huawei Ascend P1 S.

Revealed at CES 2012, the dual-core 1.5GHz processor-powered Android is an quite impressive 6.68mm thin, and also boasts a
4.3-inch super AMOLED touchscreen, 8-megapixel rear-facing and 1.3-megapixel front-facing cameras with dual flash LED and HDR effect optimisation.

Huawei also unveiled the Ascend P1 which, as part of the same smartphone series, boasts the same functionality while measuring a comparatively chunky 7.69mm (which was quite unnecessary!).

The Huawei Ascend P1 S  and Huawei Ascend P1 are expected to be available in the UK in early Q3 (third quarter this year) 2012, according to Huawei.

Friday, 30 December 2011

Apple's iPad 3 Coming in Two Models in 2012: Rumor

eWeek leaked that Apple's next iPad will arrive in two models (which would be quite a change for apple) and the iPad 2 will be repositioned to battle against the fast selling Amazon's Kindle Fire according to a DigiTimes report. Apple will unveil two iPad models at a conference in January, according to Taiwanese publication.

Meanwhile, according to the report, the new iPads will feature higher-resolution screens and “dual-LED light bars” to “strengthen the brightness of the panels.” (quotes from DigiTimes)

Earlier in December, DigiTimes quoted still other unnamed sources in the supply chain as claiming the first next-generation iPads would arrive within three or four months....... Certainly if Apple follows the same release schedual of the previous two iPad versions, the next will make its debut early in 2012, but however the wild, unfounded, far-fetched rumors that usually accompany each new iPad on its way to close unveiling and release, it just pays of to take many of the reports with a miniature grain of salt.

Apple concludes 2011 with a untouched share of the tablet market. However, the competition is unlikely to be diminiuative in 2012. Microsoft and its manufacturing partners are prepping a series of tablets running the upcoming Windows 8, which will make a hard play for PC power users and businesses. In addition, competitors like Samsung are still grasping the edge tablet fight. Whatever Apple decides to release next year, it will continue to face a crowded marketplace, which I'm sure it will do! 

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