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Ferrari from the driving seat

Testing CarPlay with Apple’s most expensive ever accessory

Vulture at the Wheel Apple’s CarPlay – which we got the chance to test with the ultimate iPhone accessory, a £200,000 Ferrari California T – is fighting a standards conflict against Google’s Android Auto, in what seems to be a replica of the war between Android and iOS. There will be a separate review of the car later, but for the moment it’s …
Simon Rockman, 3 Oct 2015

Magnets to stick stuff to tablets: Yup, there's an Apple patent application for that

Apple has filed a sweeping patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for a "magnetic attachment mechanism" that allows two electronic components to be attached to one another to "augment the functionality of usefulness" of the primary electronic device. Examples of devices that could be magnetically attached …
Rik Myslewski, 21 Feb 2014
B&O Beoplay A3

B&O Beoplay A3

Accessory of the Week Stick an iPad in B&O’s Beoplay A3, take a step or two back and look at it square on. It looks like a mini B&O TV. Put it down on a kitchen worktop or office shelf and you have a video player or jukebox capable of producing rich, full-bodied audio which does iPad far more justice than its own tiny speaker. B&O Beoplay A3 As …
Sony SmartWatch Xperia Android phone accessory

Sony SmartWatch Android remote

Review Sony has tried this remote phone manager and viewer malarkey before with its LiveView that first appeared almost two years ago. The idea was sound but the execution was somewhat undermined by the fact it just didn’t work. Evidently, Sony thinks it’s time for another crack at this concept with the SmartWatch Sony SmartWatch …
Alun Taylor, 27 Jun 2012
Kensington Virtuoso Mini stylus

Kensington Virtuoso Mini collapsible stylus

Accessory of the Week Dabbing away at a smartphone touchscreen is all very well if all you’re doing is checking email, searching Google, or replying to a text message. But if you want to paint - using the excellent Brushes, say - sketch, or take handwritten notes, it’s far from ideal. Kensington Virtuoso Mini stylus But who wants to carry around …
Kenny Hemphill, 22 Jun 2012
iLuv Vibro Classic II

iLuv Vibro Classic II

Accessory of the Week ILuv’s Vibro II is notable for two things. The first is its size. It’s tiny for a speaker dock, around the width of a traditional bedside radio alarm clock and not much taller. iLuv Vibro Classic II The second notable feature attaches to the back of the speaker dock by means of a 2m cable. It’s about 5cm square and slides …
Jabra Clipper

Jabra Clipper

Geek Treat of the Week Jabra’s Clipper is a two-piece Bluetooth headset designed to be attached to clothing or a bag. Jabra Clipper The clip part houses the Bluetooth circuitry, controls, a micro USB socket for charging, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The other part is a standard set of stereo earbuds, though you’ll probably want to use your own. The …
Kenny Hemphill, 28 May 2012
Adonit Jot Flip stylus

Ten... tablet survival accessories

Product Roundup Reg Hardware Mobile Broadband Week We like tablets. Way more portable than most laptops - even netbooks - they're nevertheless no less functional. Notebooks clearly have the edge when it comes to outright performance, but you can get a lot done with a fondleslab - and that's before you think about them as entertainment …
Nick Hawkesmoor, 26 May 2012
Belkin YourType Folio

Belkin YourType Folio

Accessory of the Week There’s no shortage of iPad keyboard cases to choose from, but this one from Belkin, designed for the new iPad, has a neat trick up its sleeve: the keyboard is detachable, held in place by Velcro. Belkin YourType Folio That might not sound like a big deal, but it allows you to vary both the angle of the iPad’s screen and the …
Kenny Hemphill, 25 May 2012
Knomo Folio iPad 3 case

Knomo Folio iPad 3 case

Accessory of the Week Apple’s magnetic Smart Cover is very clever, but it’s far from perfect. For one thing, it doesn't protect the back of the iPad. And if you’re anything like me and habitually leave your iPad on a kitchen counter or table, you’ll have found that its not as immune from scratching as you might have thought. Knomo Folio iPad 3 case …
Teufel Audio iTeufel Air

Teufel Audio iTeufel Air

Accessory of the Week As AirPlay speakers go, the iTeufel Air is big. Placed next to, say Audyssey’s Audio Dock Air, it dwarfs its rival — though it’s marginally less wide than B&W’s Zeppelin Air. The glossy white wedge houses two 80mm mid-range drivers, a 25mm tweeter, and a 130mm woofer, and pumps out a total of 100W. Teufel Audio iTeufel Air …
Arcam rPac

Arcam rPac

Accessory of the Week Arcam’s rPac is a digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) and headphone amp designed for anyone who listens to music on a computer. Or, more accurately, anyone who does so and cares about audio quality. Arcam rPac Relying on the computer to perform the digital to analogue conversion usually results in noisy tracks and jitter, …
Brydge's Brydge iPad keyboard kit

Brydge pledges to turn iPads into MacBooks

Tablet naysayers will - not unreasonably - claim that adding a keyboard to a fondleslab only goes to show how much better laptops are in the first place. Brydge's Brydge iPad keyboard kit But that didn't stop Asus offering just such an add-on for its Transformer line of tablets - just for you, iPad naysayers - and now here's …
Tony Smith, 26 Apr 2012
Adonit Jot Flip stylus

Adonit Jot Flip precision tablet stylus

Geek Treat of the Week "If you see a stylus, they blew it," Steve Jobs famously said. He was referring to the fact that the iPad’s multi-touch display and UI is designed to be used with fingers rather than an input device and that, in his view, a stylus is superfluous. That may be true for the bulk of tablet apps, but there’s no doubt that for those …
Kenny Hemphill, 23 Apr 2012
iKlip Studio

iKlip Studio

Accessory of the Week The hackneyed old cliché about the iPad being a consumption device was long blown out of the water. The Apple tablet is used by creative professionals for a variety of tasks, but one group who who have been drawn to it more than most are musicians. iKlip Studio There’s a huge number of apps that allow the iPad to act, if not …
Kenny Hemphill, 20 Apr 2012
Mobee Magic Numpad

Mobee Magic Numpad

Geek Treat of the Week Mobee has built a niche for itself building accessories for Apple’s Magic line of input devices. This one might just be the cleverest of the lot. The package consists of three film overlays, each printed with a different arrangement of buttons, which allow you to use the Magic Trackpad for tapping in digits. Mobee Magic Numpad …
Kenny Hemphill, 16 Apr 2012
Pasce Minirig

Pasce Minirig micro speaker

Accessory of the Week Reg Hardware Gizmo Week logo small British audio engineering firm Pasce has made such a big splash with its Minirig speakers that it had to stop taking orders for a while to replenish its stocks. It tells me that they’re available to buy again now, so I took a pair for a spin. The speakers are sold individually, intended to …
Kenny Hemphill, 13 Apr 2012
Elgato Thunderbolt SSD

Elgato Thunderbolt SSD

Geek Treat of the Week This Elgato drive combines a solid-state drive with Intel’s lightning-fast (sorry) Thunderbolt connector. Inside its charcoal metal enclosure is a 3Gbps Sata SSD, 120GB in this case, made by SanDisk. Elgato Thunderbolt SSD There’s a single Thunderbolt connection on the back. Bus-powered Thunderbolt drives like this one must …
Kenny Hemphill, 26 Mar 2012

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