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iPhone 4 physical keyboard spotted at IFA

When the iPhone first came out, it was a pretty big jump from what phones were like at the time. It was considered a huge touchscreen (with a huge lack of buttons, except for home, volume and power). Most people fell immediately in love. But others just couldn’t get past the fact that it lacked any form of a physical keyboard. Most took it upon…

Awww, Pogoplug — bad timing?

Do you know Pogoplug? It’s a cute little network storage device, seemingly geared for “the rest of us.” It’s cute and pink, and promises to make file sharing idiot-proof, which is a welcome aspect for the productivity-minded, but techno-phobic. Just a couple days ago, the company announced what would’ve been exciting news not too long ago…

Simple, yet adorable: The PadFoot iPad stand

At first, I thought the iPad’s inherent lack of stand was a flaw. Back when this was a rumored device, I must’ve harbored some sort of subconscious fantasy that Apple would include a kickstand in the tablet, not unlike the HTC Evo’s built-in wonder. Who was I kidding? There was no way Cupertino was going to go against its minimalistic design…

I Like It: Mirror Back Protector for the iPhone 4

I have a love/hate relationship with reflective screen protectors. To me, it’s just an intrinsically wacky product category. The problem starts with its fundamental reason for being – to turn the iPhone screen into a mirror. That’s great for applying makeup, scoping out the scene behind the user, or sporting something slick and vaguely futuristic. But…

Clamshell keyboard for iPad strolls through FCC

You may remember a while back, we told you all about the ClamCase keyboard for the iPad, which was the first we heard of a keyboard that offers the look and feel of a laptop on the tablet. Well, it seems it may not be the first one available in stores though. We could see another clamshell-designed Bluetooth iPad keyboard arrive pretty soon. The…

Spy Stick USB accesses iPhone’s deleted data

Have you ever deleted a text message, note or contact, and then realized you wanted to keep it? Well, now you can get it back, at a cost of $199. The appropriately named iPhone Spy Stick can access deleted data on an iPhone and save it to a computer. It looks like an ordinary USB stick, but has an adapter so that it can plug into your phone to retrieve the…

iPad Dad: Roadtrip usage scenario

It’s summer, therefore it’s travel season! Where I’m located (Phoenix), gas is still under $3.00/gallon, so we packed up the car and headed for Los Angeles. Seven hours in the car meant only one thing: entertain the kids. We knew that the portable DVD player was going to be on for a good portion of the trip, but the question was what to do when one child…

Otterbox debuts new cases for the ultimate iPhone/iPad protection

Imagine handing over your iPhone or iPad to a friend, and it slips out of the fingers and hurls toward the sidewalk. Before you wake up screaming from a horrible dream, now picture a case on it – not just any covering, but one of most rugged beasts of protection known to iUsers. Feel calmer? Me too. Especially after I got a look at these beauties from…

iSpot: What 4G could mean for your iDevice

These days, 4G seems to all the buzz. The HTC EVO 4G has been trending really high (some of our readers here might even be sporting some of those coupled with an iOS device like the iPod Touch or iPad). There’s also the upcoming Samsung Epic 4G, which is the second 4G device (by Sprint) to be getting quite some hype lately. This high-speed connectivity…