Tidy space, tidy mind. Keep your workspace uncluttered with these cable management accessories:
We love the new MacBook here at Try & Byte! In our opinion, its innovative lightweight construction makes it the ultimate laptop for commuters. Add these accessories to your MacBook for a little extra style and functionality.
Valentine's Day is almost upon us and if you're like most people, you've probably left it to the last minute to get a gift. If you want to get your significant other something a little more practical than chocolates and flowers, we are here to help.
Here are our top choices:
In the words of Twelve South the HiRise for iPhone and iPad mini is:
"A beautiful, brushed metal stand designed to work with your Apple Lightning Cable (not included) – and virtually any iPhone/iPad mini case."
Which makes sense, though quite a few people refer to it as a dock rather than a stand. For me the HiRise has sent the dock I was using to the spares draw. Want to know why? Read on.
Unlike the dock, the HiRise gives me access to the headphone port, so I could listen to music and charge the phone at the same time (I am a heavy Spotify / Pocket Casts user). It works with a number of cases including the Apple 5s and 5c cases, which is great because I use a variety of cases on my phones.
I also liked that it elevated my iPhone off the desk, making it easier to do things like change tracks, reply to messages and check my Facebook / Twitter / IMs. It also made Touch ID easier to use on my 5s while it was charging.
Needless to say I am very happy with it and I don't think it'll be leaving my desk for a long while.
The Twelve South HiRise for iPhone / iPad mini has an RRP $39.95.
Over the years we haven't ranged that many speakers here at Try and Byte, however when we do we tend to range ones that have something a bit different about them (I still remember these). To me the Carbon Audio Zooka continues this tradition.
Internally the Zooka is a Bluetooth wireless speaker with, a built-in battery, good for about 8 hours charged via micro USB, 3.5" audio-in socket for devices without Bluetooth and a microphone for use with apps like FaceTime or Skype.
Nothing too wild so far, on the outside however:
- The Zooka is constructed from silicone, which gives it a nice soft feel, great durability and makes colours really pop.
- Also unique is that the Zooka can slide onto the edge of a MacBook Pro and iPad (or any number of tablets). It even has a cut-out so it does block the home button on an iPad or the FaceTime camera on the MacBook Pro (sadly the speaker is a bit too heavy for the Air).
- There is a built-in stand that can securely hold iPads and other tablets.
As for the sound, it is better (and louder) than what you'll get from internal speakers, it works well with the iPad as it has separate speakers on each end. It isn't a full blown audio system but it works well in a variety of situations including watching movies on the iPad, listening to music / podcasts on the go or as a speakerphone for a small group.
First off, yes we are alive again! We pooled our braincells towards launching our new website and now that is done I can come back to this. I think you would agree that the overall look between blog and website is now much more cohesive.
We recently received the Lunatik iPhone 5 case range, which we will take a look at in the coming weeks. I thought I'd start with my favourite, the Flak (or more specifically the Flak in red).
The Flak comprises of two parts, an inner soft TPU casing and an outer hard polycarbonate shell. The TPU casing extends around the front of the phone to give the screen a bit of protection as well. In terms of design the product is well executed and has all the details you would expect from a Lunatik product including subtle branding, quality materials and great finishing.
The Lunatik Flak is available in black, pink and red for $39.95, find out more here.