Ten One Design released their Pogo Connect Bluetooth 4.0 pressure sensitive stylus before CES 2013 -- and we have a full review on the way -- but they still showed up to show it off at the show. (Isn't English fun?)
Thanks to BT 4.0's low energy requirement and fast connection ability, the Pogo Connect gets found and setup by apps that support it nearly instantly, and a single battery can power it through weeks and weeks of stylus fun.
So, rather than build in a digitizer like Samsung did with the Galaxy Note series or Wacom does with their device, Apple has left the iPhone minimal for those who don't need more, and let smart people make smart accessories for those that do. Pressure sensitivity gets offloaded from the tablet to the stylus.
As an artist, and someone who used Wacom for a long time in the design world, I'm all over this. Anyone else?
Let's say you have an amazing XLR mic on your big, beefy studio or home recording rig, but you also have an iPad or iPhone and you really want to get that same XLR quality on your way more mobile recording rig, what do you do? Griffin's answer, shown off at CES 2013, is the XLR MicConnect.
The MicConnect supplies phantom power, thanks to AA batteries, and connects via the 3.5mm headphone jack on your iPad or iPad.
I really like the idea of these kinds of accessories, and being able to get the quality on the go that I'm used to at home. If you use an XLR mic, let me know if you're also interested in trying this out.
HAPIfork from HAPILABS is part of the next generation of connected devices, and if it looks and sounds a lot like a smart fork, that's because that's exactly what it is. Powered by USB, connected via Bluetooth, and reporting online or via an iOS app, HAPIfork aims to make you more aware of what you're eating. Namely, how much and how fast.
Here's the idea, instead of covering up your iPhone screen with your fingers when you want to control a game or app, Sensus provides touch sensitive technology built right into the back and side of their new iPhone case. So, you can scroll or tap or do other gestures on the Sensus case, and leave your iPhone screen free for your eyes.
How does that sound? Can you see yourself controlling an on-screen game via the back of your iPhone?
CES 2013 is about to kick off and we are being inundated with new accessories. One of those that really stand out is the Griffin PowerDock 5 which is a counter top charge that can charge up to five devices at the same time from one power outlet. If you live in a home like me, this particular accessory could come in really handy; we currently have three iPads and three iPhones that constantly need charging.
If you have ever had the need for a thermal imaging device then you know how expensive they can be. Well this latest Kickstarter project looks to change all of that by utilizing your iPhone and a new clip on thermal imaging camera.
We have seen many gaming solutions for the iPhone come and go however this latest Kickstarter project may have a bit more to offer. The interesting part of this particular project is that the designer is working with iDevices who already has a relationship with Apple. Because of this, Apple has apparently agreed to support the device.
Over the last few weeks iMore has compiled the absolute best, most interesting, most enjoyable, most fun, most fantastic gifts for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple, and gadget aficionados, and fans of the finer things alike. Whether you're still doing some last minute shopping, waiting for the New Year sales, or just need a great gift idea any time of the year, here are your go-to devices, apps, accessories, and all-around awesome stuff.