Posts by Jennifer Dickert

Crafty Cool: Wooden iPad Stands

Matt, a cabinet maker in Langhorne, PA, makes these nifty little iPad stands out of hardwood remnants in his shop. Handcrafted from cherry, maple and other hardwoods, these stands feature two viewing angles, 20° and 45° degrees. The 45° degree angle is good when sitting at your desk, while the more upright 20° angle is perfect when using in the kitchen….

Crafty Cool: Felt iOS Cases

These felt iOS device cases are so ridonculously cute I can’t stand it. Made by Yujin Kim in Cincinatti, each case is designed and stitched by hand. Yukin was a visual arts major in Korea, which probably accounts for the Asian feel of her illustrations — simple, cute and expressive, with impeccable construction. There are just a few basic designs…

5 apps to get you into shape

Spring has sprung here in northern New England. The snow is melting away, the flowers are peeking through the ground, and evidence of winter hibernation is visible on my thighs. With only a couple of months until bikini season, it’s time to get in shape. Here are my iPhone app picks to whip you into shape. Livestrong Calorie Counter, $2.99 (App Store…

Crafty Cool Pick: iRetrofone

For this week’s Crafty Cool, we have these retro telephone iPhone docks. Each is made by artist Scott Freeland from urethane resin to showoff the exquisite detail, and handpainted by Scott. The phones feature a working handset (Bluetooth optional), and some models can also house a USB cable. Several styles are available, including the classic Ma Bell style…

App Review: Drawn — The Painted Tower

Category: Games Price: $4.99 TiP Rating: 4/5 Version: 1.0.2 Languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish Seller: Big Fish Games, Inc Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later Link to app App Store Description: Enter the world of Drawn, the newest adventure from Big Fish Games Studios….

Crafty Cool Pick: Angry Birds Cake Toppers

Looking for something a little different to top your wedding cake? Check out these Angry Birds cake toppers! Handmade in Los Angeles by Elle Jin, these little replicas are crafted out of non-toxic modeling clay which will last for years. With attention to the smallest of details — the curve of the beak, the angle of the tail, the look in the eyes –…

Crafty Cool: Bacony goodness is all over this

After spending my honeymoon in Germany a few years ago puttering around the countryside, my love affair with all things Deutsch began. This includes, in no short part, the food. In addition to local brew, each region of Germany has its own unique sausage — currywurst in Berlin, the spicy, slender sausages of Nürnberg, and of course the famous…

App Review: 8mm Vintage Camera

Category: Photography Price: $1.99 TiP Rating: 4/5 Version: 1.1 Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese Seller: Nexvio, Inc Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPod touch (4th generation). Requires iOS 4.1 or later. Link to app store App Store Description: 8mm Vintage Camera brings your iPhone and iPod Touch…

App Review: Livestrong Calorie Counter

Category: Healthcare & Fitness Price: $2.99 TiP Rating: 4/5 Version: 2.4.1 Languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish Seller: Livestrong Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later Link to the app in iTunes/iTunes Connect App Store Description:…

Accessory Review: MoGo Talk

Category: Personal Audio/BT Model: XD and XD2 Price: $99 MSRP TiP Rating: 4/5 Seller: ID8-Mobile Requirements: iPhone 4 (XD2), iPhone 3G/S (XD) Summary: The MoGo Talk is perhaps the world’s most perfect Bluetooth headset: excellent call quality, impossibly thin form factor, and in-case storage and charging. The earbud’s fit is comfortable and…