LightLinez: A Pocket-Sized Lightning to USB Cable

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The race is on for accessory makers to get products to the market with Lightning connector support, and Kenburg Tech has joined the club with its new miniature LightLinez sync cable. LightLinez is a pocket-sized Lightning to USB cable — it measures just 12 cm — that allows you to charge or sync your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without a tangled mess.

The price is on the steep side at $18.95, but that is partially related to the cable being Apple-certified under the MFi licensing program. In other words, this is a classic “Made for iPhone” product rather than some knock-off cable that might not work. I have tested the cable with both an iPhone 5 and iPad mini, and it works as described. LightLinez is ideal for small spaces and available for purchase through Kenburg Tech(more…)

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Guitar! by Smule is Simply Not Fun

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Smule, Inc.  | 47.7 MB | Free

Smule, one of the most prevalent music entertainment app developers, recently released their newest creation “Guitar!” in which players strum and pluck their way through a library of tracks spanning Jason Mraz to Ed Sheeran. You play through the game slowly but surely collecting coins,  hoping to unlock content such as more songs and guitars. Despite the solid foundation, “Guitar!“ fails to innovate in any noteworthy areas and instead brings a rather mediocre experience. (more…)

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Review Munitio Nines

Munitio | In-Ear Monitors | $169.00[IMG]Munitio is a new company to the iFans community. Some of us may have heard of them before, but many have not. Their Nines are not a new product, rather a relaunch of a successful one that has been redesigned for the current age. Housed inside the copper is a 9mm driver that powers the Nines; it’s one reason for its naming.  (more…)
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Spring Sushi Uses iPad to Offer Dining Experience at Your Fingertips

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While I live in a rather populated Canadian metropolitan area, with an abundance of restaurants to choose from, I have simply exhausted all of the popular options after years of dining. Nowadays, I tend to focus on niche locations that offer a unique dining experience. Spring Sushi, with locations in the cities of Toronto and Hamilton, is one of those places.

Spring Sushi is a local all-you-can-eat buffet that serves a mixture of Chinese, Japanese and Thai dishes. If you aren’t familiar with these types of food items, including sushi, beef negimaki, pad Thai and fried rice, it can be quite overwhelming to know what to order. Spring Sushi solves that problem by equipping each table with an iPad that serves as both a digital menu and ordering mechanism.  (more…)

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Review: Aurisonics ASG-1 (Rev 3)

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Aurisonics | In-Ear Monitors | $ 299.00
I rarely do product update reviews because they tend to be minor. Even with the previous update to the ASG-1, I only added an extension. Well, the third update to the 1 series is really a whole new product from Aurisonics. It offers a new shell that is more comfortable than its predecessor and updated sound. The new IEM is a welcome update to the old one that was already great.  (more…)
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Review: Harman Kardon BT

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Harman Kardon | Over-Ear BlueTooth Headphones | $ 249.95
Harman Kardon may not be too well known in the headphone business, but its branches are: JBL, AKG, etc. They are legendary when it comes to speaker systems, but never really entered the headphone business too much themselves. Recently, they broke through offering a line of in-ears, over-ears, and an on-ear model. The BT, as the name could suggest, is their Bluetooth model that uses an over-ear design.  (more…)
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Review: I-Mego Ztone

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I-Mego | In-Ear Monitors | $ 99.99
To be honest, I never saw I-Mego as a company that could appeal to the audiophile masses with neutral, accurate reproduction. That opinion has since changed as the Ztone proved to be able to deliver this type of sound, but also give the bass-heads exactly what they want with the swap of tips. The Ztone were designed to be a nice studio-style IEM that is very stylish.  (more…)
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Review: Ferrari by Logic3 R300

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Logic3 | Over-Ear Headphones | $ 349.00
Red, black, silver, and sporty. All of these are classical Ferrari coloring schemes. This scheme finds its way into the new Ferrari by Logic3 headphone. Matching the price of their other flagship, the T350, the R300 holds a slightly different signature, but offers the same exact package as the flagship brother, but in a more portable package.  (more…)
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Review: Dunu Detonator (DN-22M)

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Dunu | In-Ear Monitor | $ 45.00

Dunu’s lower-tier offerings have always been some of my favorite. The previously reviewed DN-12, the Trident, is one of my biggest recommendations in the < 50 dollar price range. The DN-22 aims to offer the same type of value being in the same price range, but it also comes equipped with a remote and mic for smartphone use. Dunu’s able to capture the same value that was in the Trident in their new Detonators.  (more…)
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Review: iFrogz Aura

[IMG]iFrogz | Over-Ear Headphones | $129.99

iFrogz has traditionally been a company that strives to create the perfect mix of style and value, while maintaining respectable audio quality. The iFrogz Aura Headphones represent the company’s first true attempt at high quality audio. While iFrogz made many correct decisions in the design of these headphones, there are still some areas in which they can improve.  (more…)
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