When iRig KEYS, IK Multimedia’s mobile MIDI keyboard, hit the streets about a year or so ago, people were most impressed with it’s functionality, ease of operations with iOS devices and loved its size. It was adored by most people who used it except for those who felt the actual keys themselves were slightly on the small side – a tradeoff for ultra-portability. For those people, today is a happy day as IK Multimedia released the iRig KEYS PRO. It’s identical in functionality and performance compared to the original with some exceptions: it’s bigger, it has full-sized keys and features Apple’s new Lightning connector built right in.
If you’re a big fan of LEGO and have an iPhone 5 or iPod touch (5th generation) then you might be excited to know that Belkin has just released its LEGO Builder Case for iPhone 5. An official product created in partnership with LEGO, it’s both a protector case and a novelty item, featuring a built-in official LEGO base platform for having fun or putting your creativity to work while typically not using your phone.
The model for iPhone 5 is slim and form fitting with a sturdy plastic back and quasi-flexible easy to grip frame. It’s ruggedly designed to protect your iPhone from scratches or against accidental drops. There’s no protection for the bottom edge or front face, so you’ll need another option for that. However the case’s wrap around design does leave the outer shell with a raised edge. So when it’s laying face down, your iPhone is slightly raised and the glass is not touching whatever surface it’s on.
About two and a half years ago I had the opportunity to test-drive Sharp’s 46” Aquos Quattron and gave a review here at Canoe Tech blog. Remember the commercial featuring George Takei (Mr. Sulu from Star Trek) in his white lab coat? At that time 46″ was still considered reasonably large and I really wanted to see whether that one little yellow pixel would really make a difference. Fast-forward to today and Sharp Aquos Quattron has taken a leap forward. Not only have screens increased up to 90”, they’ve also become a lot smarter in the 6, 7 & 8-series models.