Sprint has had a lot of success in recent times in their mobile hotspot business. The company has sold a lot of Overdrive units to iPhone and iPad owners who are looking for 3G and 4G data access while on the move. Now, a similar offering may be coming to iPod Touch albeit in a different form.
Folks at BGR have claimed that Sprint may be launching their new ZTE Peel iPod Touch case as early as next week. The iPod Touch casing that will also double up as a mobile hotspot rendering unit will go on sale starting November 14 at Sprint stores in the United States. While the price of this casing itself is not known as yet, we have heard that the carrier could offer the network access at a price of $29.99 per month for up to 1 GB of data. That’s without a contract.
If the success of the Overdrive is anything to go by, Sprint could turn out to be successful here as well. Let’s see.
It is now quite a while since the HTC EVO made its first appearance. Now Sprint has finally launched the official HDMI docking station for the Android handset. Starting now, you may pick one of these devices from the Sprint stores in the US at a price of $39.99. The docking station is made with glossy black plastic and has a soft rubber grip at the bottom. You may make use of the docking port to connect your EVO to Type D HDMI ports or to a micro USB.
While the docking port is incredibly good looking and useful, do note that if you have a casing to protect your HTC EVO, you may be in for a little bit of inconvenience. Early reviews point out that even the thinnest of silicone cases make it difficult to dock and sometimes result in a loose connection. Nevertheless, if you do plan on getting one, don’t forget to tell us what you think of the device in the comments below.
Those of you looking forward to buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab can also choose to buy one of the several new accessories that come with the Android tablet. Samsung has officially unveiled a dozen accessories that can complement the Galaxy Tab at home, work or on travel. Like the tablet itself, the accessories too are priced pretty steeply. But then, that was expected, right?
A team of two Chinese brothers have reportedly developed a new accessory that will let you turn your iPod Touch into an iPhone – for just $78. The accessory, named Apple Peel 520, is an iPod Touch case that comes installed with a circuit board and battery that can be secured around the iPod Touch […]
A team of two Chinese brothers have reportedly developed a new accessory that will let you turn your iPod Touch into an iPhone – for just $78. The accessory, named Apple Peel 520, is an iPod Touch case that comes installed with a circuit board and battery that can be secured around the iPod Touch like any other casing. Users will also require to install a software on the iPhone that will make it possible for users to start using their iPod Touch as an iPhone.
Since the procedure also requires you to install a software, it goes without saying that you will need to jailbreak your iPod Touch. Losing warranty doesn’t look like a big deal if you are to factor in the money that you would end up saving. The iPod Touch starts selling from $229 and with the case, the total price to start using your Touch as a phone is just close to $310 – that’s a deal compared to $1060 that you may end up paying for the iPhone through your two year contract.
Quite understandably, Apple is not pleased about the latest accessory and have warned users about the potential harm they could invite in the form of warranties getting voided and devices getting bricked. According to Jonathan Hudis from the American Bar association, the product may not last long – at least in the US. He says,
“The brothers who invented this Apple Peel probably ran down a list of how many ways could they annoy Steve Jobs. I could not see Apple standing by to let this continue, especially if it results in product shipping into the United States.”
Nevertheless, the product is shipping as on date and is available on the popular Chinese eCommerce website, Taobao.
There are quite a few bluetooth keyboards available in the market that you can hook up with your iPhone or iPad to get the typing work done faster. However, the problem is that these keyboards are not completely portable making it difficult for the iPad or Dell Streak to be considered as proper gadgets for content creation.
Cervantes has launched a new foldable Bluetooth keyboard that will make portability a non-issue. The new Jorno keyboard measures just 3.5 x 3.5 x 0.9 inches when folded that can be flipped out to act as a regular keyboard measuring 8.5 x 3.5 x 0.3 inches. The device supports a long list of devices – iPhone, iPad and Dell Streak just being some of the more popular. Other devices include HTC Touch, Nokia N8, N97, Samsung Omnia, Motorola Droid X, etc. Check out the complete list here.
Sadly though, don’t expect the keyword to be available anytime soon. The Jorno is priced at $79 and is now open for pre-order. Actual shipping though will happen only in 2011.
It has been quite a while since I wrote about the new PlayStation Move. The launch date was supposed to be September 15 in Europe and September 19 in USA. However, it now appears that at least one retailer may have jumped the gun. There are reports that Best Buy may have already begun stocking and selling the latest PlayStation accessory in their retail stores in United States. The new motion controller from Sony is learned to be at least available from the store in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
PlayStation Move is highly anticipated among PS 3 gamers and the latest rumors about the early launch is without doubt likely to create a rush of new visitors to Best Buy. But it will be interesting to see if Best Buy continues to sell or shelf them for now until the official release date happens.
Looking for a nice way to mount your Blackberry Torch for a quick view even as you get your device charged on the move? The new iGrip charging dock is pretty, and useful. Made specifically for the new Blackberry Torch, users may mount their phone on to the dock (that needs to be plugged to the vehicle charger for power) and clamp it to begin charging the device. The mount also comes with a useful swivel top so that the phone display can be adjusted to a convenient user angle. Additionally, the swivel also helps the Torch to be rotated for landscape and portrait view. Thanks to the suction-holder model, you can pretty much mount the unit anywhere on your car.
The iGrip charging dock for Blackberry Torch is manufactured in Germany and is available at a price of $37.95.
Just came across these interesting pieces of accessories for your iPhone and iPad. An independent manufacturer has come up with homemade docking stations made of Cedar wood that can house your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The docking station comes in two sizes. Both these sizes are compatible with iPhones and all models of iPods […]
Just came across these interesting pieces of accessories for your iPhone and iPad. An independent manufacturer has come up with homemade docking stations made of Cedar wood that can house your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. The docking station comes in two sizes. Both these sizes are compatible with iPhones and all models of iPods except the Shuffle. In addition to this, the larger docking station will also support the iPad. The accessories will let you charge your iDevice while connected to a wall charger or help you sync the contents with iTunes on your computer. Of course, the iPhone and iPods can also be charged while connected to the computer.
While the pictures above do make these units look interesting, there are not too many units on sale currently though. Also, these accessories do not come for cheap. The smaller docking station is priced at $88 while the larger dock that supports the iPad comes at a price of $125. Both the units are up on sale at Etsy here.
Of course these are not exactly “pretty“. But if you are looking for some straight-from-the-woods looking accessories, you should definitely check them out. What do you think?
Now, if you are the owner of Android or Blackberry phones, here is an alternative that you could look at. QuickPay Merchant Services have launched a new credit card processing application called ROAMpay that is compatible with all the three mobile platforms. In addition to transacting credit cards, ROAMpay can also generate receipts allowing for a comprehensively portable payment gateway solution.
The transaction system presently supports a variety of credit cards like MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. The adapter is available for free and payments are subjected to a 1.09% processing fee. Check out the video below to see how it works
Last week, some websites reported about having spotted HTC Droid Incredible handsets with a white back plate. While such photoshopped images are not exactly new, these reports noted that these were in fact launching soon. Now from what is reported on Droid Life, the white back casing on HTC Incredible is in fact available as an official accessory from the manufacturers. The official launch of these accessories is expected to happen only a few months down the line. However, users looking to purchase one immediately can make a custom order from one of the Verizon stores anytime now.
The custom back cases are available in red, besides white. The cost of these cases are noted to be $24.99 and can be ordered by using the following model code numbers
White HTC Back: VZW6300DORW
Red HTC Back: VZW6300DORR