Posts by Jennifer Dickert

Crafty Cool: SigniCASE Laser Engraved Wooden Cases

This week’s Crafty Cool pick are these nifty wooden cases from SigniCASE. They are handmade in Hong Kong by William from bamboo, walnut or sapele wood. The back of the case features a laser engraved image, or plain if you prefer the natural beauty of wood. The discrete front lip won’t interfere with a screen protector on your iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4, a…

App Review: Thumpies

Category: Games Price: $2.99 (iPhone) / $3.99 (iPad) TiP Rating: 4/5 Version: 1.3 Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish Seller: Big Blue Bubble Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later Link to app App Store Description: Thumpies is a unique rhythm based music game for…

iPad stylus round-up

iOS devices bring portable computing to a new level. The capacitive touch screen is easy and intuitive to use, but not so great at taking notes. And, if you’re an artist, you probably want to create with more refinement than finger painting. Thus, the need for a stylus. There are a number of stylii on the market, and they come in 3 main categories:…

Accessory Review: ZAGG mate Case with Keyboard

Category: iPad case, keyboard Model: ZAGG mate case w/keyboard Price: $99.99 w/keyboard; $49.99 case only TiP Rating: 3.5/5 Seller: ZAGG Requirements: iPad (ZAGG mate with or without keyboard), iPad 2 (Logitech Keyboard Case by ZAGG) Summary: Marrying form with function, this beautiful aluminum case will protect your iPad on the go, and the…

Crafty Cool: Angry Birds iPod Cases

This week’s Crafty Cool Pick are these Angry Birds iPod cases. Made of cut felt fabric, they feature rustic hand stitching juxtaposed by a snarling, angry bird. There are a few choices on design — either the birds face making up the entire case, or scaled down to feature the whole bird. Red and green birds are available, and she can size them to order if…

App Review: Tiny Wings

Category: Games Price: $0.99 TiP Rating: 4/5 Version: 1.1.0 Languages: English Seller: Andreas Illiger Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later Link to app App Store Description: You have always dreamed of flying – but your wings are tiny. Luckily the world is full of beautiful…

Crafty Cool: Leather Bi-Fold Wallet

This week’s Crafty Cool find is a handmade leather wallet from Istanbul. It all started when Zafer wanted to make a special gift for a friend. Using a piece of leather, he stitched and sewed, finally forming a small, functional wallet. His gift was met with rave reviews, and so he started creating more little leather goods. Shopping at small leather sellers…

Crafty Cool: Raggedy Ann Case

My mother always loved Raggedy Ann, so I have a special soft spot in my heart for the red yarn haired doll. When I came across this Raggedy Ann iPod/iPhone case, I let out a little squee of nostalgic happiness. This endearing little case, offered by Keilantra’s Kreations, is handmade from felt and yarn. The snaps in her toes keep your iDevice safe, while…

iFrogz Case Round-up

Looking to protect your beloved iPhone or iPad from bumps and scuffs with a little style? Check out this round-up of iFrogz cases. The iFrogz line of cases are well-made, feel good in the hand, and are very durable. Luxe Original MSRP: $29.99 Devices: iPhone 3G/S, iPhone 4, iPad 1 Rating: 4/5 The Luxe Original was my first iPhone case, back…

App Review: Egg Dyeing 101 from Martha Stewart Living

Category: Lifestyle Price: $0.99 TiP Rating: 5/5 Release Date: March 29, 2011 Version: 1.0 Languages: English Seller: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Link to app App Store Description: Find great ideas by the dozen in this brand-new…