Hardware & Accessory Reviews

Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Cathy
LG BHS-700 Bluetooth headset with earbuds I love this set. It just lays around your neck and the earbuds magnetically attach to the around-the-neck piece to keep them from getting in the way. It is perfect if you want to avoid tangling cords and have quick access to your headset. The only thing that would make it better is for it to be invisible, LOL! You can control your music, answer and end calls, use Siri, etc., from the neck piece. The battery gets me through all day without…
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Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by alex wallis
as the title says, this is a review of the keyboard buddy case specifically for the iPhone 5. There is a separate model for other phones, but this one only works with the 5 because of its dimensions. This is a combined keyboard and case where the phone slots into the top, and a keyboard slides out from the bottom. This keyboard holds the iPhone 5 perfectly, and has holes for accessing the mute switch and volume buttons. If I could I would give this item 0 stars but don't have the option to do…
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Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by Thomas Stivers
I've had this headset for quite a while, and but for one issue it works great. When I purchased it this headset was the most inexpensive single ear headset with A2DB. This means it is compatible with VoiceOver as well as playing music, audio books, podcasts, Etc. There is an actual power switch so there is no doubt whether the headset is turned on or off. The volume is loud enough in every situation except when at a busy street corner. The people I have talked to say they can't tell I'm on a…
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Posted on Sunday, November 4, 2012 by alex wallis
This review is for the RHA MA450i earphones, they are designed to work with i devices, but can be used with other products as well. They are available from the manufacturers site and also amazon. These are over all very good earphones, they are designed to be passively noise canceling, and they go into the ear rather than over the top. They come with 7 different sized tips so it should be possible for anyone to find a tip to suit them that can be warn for a prolonged length of time. These…
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Posted on Friday, November 2, 2012 by KD
I've always been a fan of Bose products, and these headphones did not disappoint me. They have memory foam cushions that rest comfortably on the ear, and at least for me, they don't cause pain or discomfort after extended use. They have a detachable cable with built-in microphone and volume control, a sturdy carrying case, and fold flat for easy storage. The sound quality is excellent, and I've been told my voice comes through clearly during phone calls. A few things to keep in mind: These are…
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Posted on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by Jakob Rosin
Today I would like to talk about 2 things I got yesterday. Another accessories for my iPhone. This is my first review so don't really go hard and start talking about things what went wrong, (because I'm shure nothing went wrong actually) with this review. Defender case is nice, and contains 3 pieces. 1. the outer part, with the beltstrap. The second rubber case, the third, witch contains the phone and the screenprotector and is made of plastic. First, getting this stuff opened was a real…
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Posted on Sunday, October 7, 2012 by Michael Hansen
I have used Otter Box cases for the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S, and now the iPhone 5. The iPhone 3GS case was pretty nice, but the 4S case left a lot to be desired. By far, the iPhone 5 Defender Series case is a huge improvement over that for the 4S and is Otter Box's best iPhone case yet. When Otter Box said the new iPhone 5 Defender case had a tougher rubber shell, they weren't kidding. The outer rubber shell fits securely around the case, even after a couple weeks of use and a couple drops.…
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Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 by Elena Brescacin
This is not exactly a headset; this is a speaker included inside a soft and comfortable pillow! Touching it, it seems a normal pillow with nothing in particular; but one of the 4 corners has something special: a 3,5 MM male-male cable, which can connect wherever you want! iPhone, iPod, iPad, every device with a 3,5 MM female jack! This cable can be detached from its place, so that the pillow can be washed and can dry outside. Note: the pillow cannot be put inside the washing machine, but it…
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Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 by Juan Avila

Hi all, if any of you have an iPhone and struggl to type with only touch typing. I want to let you know that there are pretty nifty bluetooth keyboards which are both portable and easy to use. I have 2 small keyboards, 1 from A T GUYS and the other from BOXWAVE. The A T GUYS keyboard costs about $45, and the BoxWave keyboard costs about $90. The A T guys keyboard is hand held and controls everything on the iPhone including the volume and media controls such as play, previous track and next…

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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by Jerry Berrier
I had been using IBP, an accessible app for monitoring blood pressure. It permits manual entries, and it interfaces with the Withings BP monitor and body weight scale. I purchased both and discovered that an additional app called iScale must be installed. iScale is only marginally usable with Voiceover. You can weigh yourself or take your blood pressure and read it on the iPhone without much difficulty, but most of the features are totally inaccessible or very difficult to use without sight…
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Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by justin T

The Magic Bullet speaker is a very small, mainly round, circular like object.

It can even pop up to enhance the depth of sound quality some what. Just expand the retractable cable and plug in to any standard headphone port and your ready to listen.

I got it at Walmart for around $15. It comes with a micro USB charging cable.

This small portable speaker produces very nice sound for its size. It can play content louder than the built-in speakers of iPhones and…

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Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by Moopie Curran
This is a wireless rechargeable bluetooth speaker for iOS devices. It has really good sound quality, but is pricy compared to a lot of the bluetooth speakers on the market. It retails for $299 at most stores, but can be found at amazon for $249.99. It has six buttons on the speaker, all of which are on the top. Going from left to right, on/off just press this button and it powers the speaker on, the next button is the pairing button, hold this button for about five seconds until your iOS device…
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Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by Moopie Curran
This is a rechargeable bluetooth speaker for iOS devices. It's very small, it's about 6 inches long, give or take. The pairing process is very simple, you just flip the switch on the right side of the unit and hold it. It gives spoken feedback to tell you it's in pairing mode. In the box, it comes with a 6-foot mini usb connector cable which connects the unit to the computer or to the included AC-usb piece. There's also a flimsy-looking auxiliary in cable that comes with the speaker to attach…
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Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by Moopie Curran
This sound dock is great. It comes with a remote, which is fairly easy to use. Yes, it's a little pricey, but you're getting really good sound quality for the price. Like most speaker docks, this charges your iOS device as well as plays it. It isn't bluetooth enabled though. It has an auxiliary input on the back for non-ios devices. A word of warning though, this dock will work with the iPad 2, however you have to use a dock extender with it, it charges the iPad.
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Posted on Saturday, July 21, 2012 by Doug

The bone conduction headphones made by aftershokz have many applications where one must still have virtually unobstructed hearing: cyclists, joggers, folks who are blind or visually impaired using audio devices for anynumber of reasons, or people who simply want to listen to music privately yet still be able to hear what is happening around them.  I would most certainly not recommend these for the average audiophile.   Perhaps I'm the wrong kind of bonehead since, regardless of position, I…

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Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 by Scott Davert

The Focus 14 is a very portable display, about the size of a Braille Pen, but it sports 2 more cells than the Pen, along with a slightly higher price tag than the Braille Pen, but that won't be the case for long.

Instead of wizwheels, you have a rocker button located at each end of the display that you can press up to move up or down to move down.

Above these scrol buttons you have a button that allows you to control the type of element the scrol buttons move by such as…

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Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012 by Scott Davert

The Perkins mini is a 16 cell display that works with Windows screen readers and mac OSX 10.7 and later. It's also compatible with iOS from 6.0 on. It has both USB and bluetooth capabilities, and also has very similar functions to the Braille Edge. It can take notes, read books, has a calendar, a calculator and supports the reading of brf and txt files. That's where the similarities end though.

The Perkins Mini has a braille keyboard, that, in my opinion is not comfortable to type…

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Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by Scott Davert
The Braille Edge 40 is a braille display that I'd like to call a smart display. This is because, while it is a braille display, it also has the ability to take notes independently, has a calendar, time and date, and calculator. It also has the ability to load and save files on an SD card, which can then obviously be used to transfer files from one platform to another. It supports SDHC up to 32GB. The display is crisp like all the other HIMS products, and it is as stable as all the others as…
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Posted on Sunday, June 24, 2012 by Scott Davert
The Brailliant 32, which is the smallest in a line of 3 new displays from Humanware works well with iDevices running iOS 5.1 and later. This review pertains specifically to the 32 cell model, though the operation on the 40 and 80 cell models should be similar. It's a very sleek design for a 32 cell model display, but the sleeve it comes with for carrying around does not seem to work well for portable use. Pairing: Pairing the new Brailliant displays with your iDevice is very simple. Unlike…
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Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by Eileen
The Braille Connect 40 is no longer being sold.  The Braille Connect 40 has the keys in a letter v shape which forces the elbows out slightly. I couldn't type on my unit the first day I received it, but somehow I became accustomed to the layout by the next  day. I understand the new modells have a horizontal layout. I thought that I would not like the 3 buttons  to either side of the braille display. However,  Apple uses the six buttons just like the braille key plus spacebar combinations.  It…
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