Portable Entertainment Accessories

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IK Multimedia unleashed a fresh batch of new iOS and iPad-centric accessories at NAMM 2012, which can help you do everything, from recording excellent-quality sound directly into your Apple device, to mixing songs on separate media players with a purpose-built iPad hardware DJ mixer.

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Flat speakers thin enough to be hidden in an iPad case aren’t new, but iHome goes one better by also embedding a flat rechargeable battery instead of requiring the user to supply four not-so-flat AA batteries. 

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Notebook users, accustomed to the ease of connectivity via built-in USB ports and card slots, have been known to clench their teeth adjusting to a world of Apple-induced roadblocks endemic with iOS devices like iPads, iPhones and iPods. Now, a clever way to break through is the AirStash AO2 Wireless Flash Drive.

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Lighted portable keyboards offer an extremely intuitive and user-friendly method for learning to play piano. In order to play a song, the first keys that need to be pressed are illuminated, and the next notes in the tune light up after the previous set have been played, so the user knows exactly where to strike in succession.

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Video game consoles, in-vehicle entertainment systems, rocking out to Justin Bieber on mobile media players; no matter how you slice it, kids end up spending a lot of time wearing in-ear headphones. Unfortunately, this is potentially dangerous for the youngsters’ eardrums.

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Choosing the “best” or “right” gifts for the photographer(s) in your life can be daunting, to say the least. So to ease the burden of having to wade through a gazillion or two pages of our website in your quest to be on target, we took it upon ourselves to narrow the choices down.

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Many children with digital cameras, as well as some of their parents, have been stymied by their inability to join their iPads and cameras. That’s about to change with the release of the Sakar Disney iPad Camera. Soon to be available in one of five color/cartoon faces, the camera contains a 30-pin plug in its base, so the entire device can be connected directly to an iPad or iPad 2.  

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When people ask me why I recommend Pelican cases for storing and transporting cameras, lighting equipment and other sorts of shock-sensitive tools and doodads safely, I tell them to read the warranty statement that comes with every Pelican shipping case. 

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It wasn’t long ago when the idea of running or cycling with a stack of favorite albums seemed ludicrous. Then compressed digital music players came along and suddenly athletes and weekend-workout artists alike were touting how their particular play list helped them set a personal best.

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Given their proclivity to tangle and our tendency to trip over them, wires can be a nuisance in any household. Even if you attach the wire neatly between source player and speaker, it can still put you on a short leash.

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Why hide favorite photos in a computer subfolder when you can proudly display them on a digital picture frame? Unlike a conventional print-under-glass holder, today’s electronic frames run slideshows, show videos, play songs and double as clocks and calendars.

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The new Tascam iM2 is a compact and convenient accessory that dramatically improves the quality of the microphones for recording into an Apple iPad, iPhone, or a 4th generation iPod touch. The iM2 plugs into your Apple iOS device of choice and outfits it with a pair of stereo condenser microphones that can be swiveled over 180 degrees.

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The new Mobile In interface isn’t the first device that enables you to connect a guitar to an iPhone or an iPad, but it’s the first one that lets you tap into Line 6’s ever-popular “POD” series of guitar effects and modeling. Mobile In attaches to the 30-pin digital connector on your Apple device.

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Anyone new to tablets knows the uneasy feeling of typing on glass. The Verbatim Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Wireless Mobile Keyboard, in black or white, could be just the thing an iPad or iPad 2 user needs.

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Print on paper may not be entirely passé, but thin-screen devices that store hundreds of books—images, music and sometimes video, too—are clearly gaining cachet. While B&H doesn’t sell every brand of e-reader, it does offer a select group of capable models. 

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