This is Apple’s newest remote that is made of of anodized aluminum with the “Unibody” construction, there is not much to say other then it does what it’s meant to do. You would be able to use this remote with any Macbook and dock that has an IR receiver. Pairing the remote is very easy and takes no longer then 5 seconds, to do this you need to hold both the right click button and the play/pause button in front of the IR receiver. The remote is very comfortable to hold and feels very slim and sleek. It’s very sturdy and feels very solid. Although you might think the click wheel like button is like the one on an iPod that is touch sensitive, that is not the case. The remote has 7 buttons, and will control your iTunes, QuickTime, FrontRow, iPhoto, iDVD and some more. The price is $19.00.
This is Apple’s newest and first wireless mouse that features Multi-Touch capabilities. First of all the design of the Magic Mouse is incredible and one of a kind, the top surface is glossy polycarbonate and both the sides and bottom are made from aluminum. The Magic Mouse is very sleek futuristic looking and very low profile, however it is not very ergonomic to your hand it would take a few days to get used to. The Multi-Touch technology works great for page scrolling and more, but it is very limited to other features where multi button mice are know to have. The Magic Mouse only has one button which is the entire white surface and it is all Multi-Touch too. If you right or left click you still get a normal mice clicking feedback. I would not suggest you get rid of your old mouse just yet, you might want to keep a regular mouse around if your a gamer. This mouse takes 2 AA batteries that are already included. It’s Bluetooth enabled and it does have a power on/off switch on the bottom. Priced at $69.
- Update: You are now able to configure your Magic Mouse’s Multi-Touch capabilities using this new App.
- Update 2: A newer app just came out that gives you more customization options Better Touch Tool.
The TatSkinz for the iPhone 3G/S are creative decals that come in many colorful designs to help you change the way your iPhone looks and even protect it against scratches. The TatSkinz come with one back skin and one front skin. I found the back skin to be a little narrow and it does not cover the sides at all, however it’s a lot easier to apply and won’t concern most people. The TatSkinz are very easy to apply but make sure you clean your iPhone and have a clean space before you apply the skins. The skins don’t leave any sticky residue and are easy to take off and even stay sticky! The most unique thing about these skins are that there is a cut out for the apple logo to show thru, very nice in my opinion. You will be able to use the skins with all silicone type cases and clear ones are nice to have so your designs are visible. The print quality of the designs are very good but not great. TatSkinz are available for other gadgets including handheld gaming consoles, Macbooks, iPods and more. Price $14.95.
The Kensington battery pack and charger for both iPhone and iPod is a sleek and slim backup battery. The Kensington battery pack includes a charging usb sync cable (You can use your own apple sync cable), wall charger to both charge the device itself or can be used to charge your iPhone and other usb devices. An LED battery meter displays remaining power level. The battery packs capacity is 1800mAh and has a quick recharge time of about less then one hour. This extra battery power will help you get the most out of your iPhone or iPod through out your day, great for trips, long rides and even at home when you just don’t want to plug in your device into a wall outlet. Price is $35.
The iSkin Solo FX case for the iPhone 3G/S is made out of a semi soft silicone that is not flimsy or thick, it has a semi transparency with circles all over the back to give your iPhone a more unique look. The iPhone fits very snugly inside the case, chrome and buttons are covered for extra protection. The case feels very good in the hand and does not add any bulk to the phone itself, it is very easy to take in and out of the pocket and it does not attract any lint. I have no cons for this case what so ever. iSkin has a very popular wide range of cases for the both the iPhone and iPod line of products that will fit your needs. Price is $32.99.
The iSkin Protouch keyboard protectors are a great little investment to help keep your Apple Wireless/Wired or Macbook/Pro keyboards protected. These new Vibes designs are a nice way to give your keyboard a new color, design and protection from dust, dirt, liquid spills, foods and more.. It does not limit or interfere with your typing. Price starts at $24.99.
The SlimShield is a very lightweight and thin with a very glossy texture on all around, its a fingerprint magnet and may be slippery. All the cutouts for the ports are nicely cut and aligned. This case will protect your iPhone’s back against scratches and minor drops. I found it hard to put the iPhone inside of this case and taking it out is equally hard, the phone slightly wiggles inside of the case which could be a problem and is because the way the cutout for the volume buttons is designed. This type of case does not fully cover the bezel. For the price I would expect more from this case, if you like glossy finishes and don’t mind having minimal protection, this is a good case for you but there are so many other types of great cases Agent18 has to offer that i think are far better. The SlimShield come in 3 colors: black, blue and white. With this case comes a little metal table stand and a screen shield. Price is $34.99. Use Coupon code “A18Nir” to get 15% off anything at Agent18.com.
The JBuds J3 Micro Atomic In-Ear Earphones by JLabs, the newest to the JBuds series. I've never had or tried any of the JBuds or other products by JLabs so I was very skeptical about these, overall build quality is very good, actually the main body is made out of aluminum so they are light weight too.
The plug is 3.5mm and is gold plated, and the wire is nice and durable. The sound is amazing for the price you pay. Very nice detailed and clear highs with deep lows. The bass is very punchy when it needs to be, not muddy at all. Very nice sound for almost all genres of music.
I think the J3 are one of the best at this price range. The J3 also come in a mic version. They come in a very nice compact cardboard box that is a "frustration free packaging" and i love that! The J3 include a very small rounded hard carry case and 4 other silicone tip sizes. I managed to get good sound isolation with the normal tips, it all depends on the tips you choose for your ears so try them all until you get the right fit. The J3 come in 4 colors as of this review. So for the price you are getting a very good pair of earphones. Price $29.00.