With the release of the Series 3, Apple released a set of new Nylon/Velcro Sport Loops which are the most comfortable Apple Watch bands released to date. Unfortunately, these new Sport Loops are only bundled in with the Cellular Apple watch so that means if you get a normal Series 3, Series 2, or Series 1 you will have to shell out a little over $50 for one band which is insane.
[caption width="3671" align="aligncenter"] Apple Watch Sport Loop in Black, Fake[/caption]
I’d been waiting for a fake/copy to pop up on Amazon and it finally did! It’s called the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop with Hook and Loop Fastener and it comes in all of Apple’s original colors which I couldn’t believe so I purchased a pink and a black one to see how close they come to Apple’s version. Basically, it’s the exact same thing but for $16. The colors are exactly the same but more importantly, the way the velcro is laid out and how the band feels is also exactly the same! This is the first band I’ve bought on Amazon that actually looks like an Apple product without branding.
[caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Band, That redness is exactly like Apple's Color[/caption][caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Apple Watch Sport Loop, Just Like The Real Thing[/caption]
If you have been wanting a sport loop then you can confidently buy these knowing you are getting the same thing as Apple but without the hefty price tag. It’s ideal for working out and sleeping but I bought mine mainly for sleeping since it makes the watch so much more comfortable than any other band. You can get one here on Amazon. Just as a tip, the black one is like the one I am wearing in the picture and isn’t completely black (just how Apple’s is), I believe dark olive is more of a darker gray/black.
The 2015 Apple TV is the best product if you want to give some new life to your old (or new) tv. The interface is beautiful and very simple to navigate through. The controller is small yet packed with features and the box itself is simple and minimal. Some people aren’t even considering getting the Apple TV due to its lack of 4K support but as an owner of a 4K tv I can tell you that this isn’t as big of a deal as it has been made out to be. My 4K tv is able to upscale the Apple TV’s interface, games, and videos to the point where everything looks like it is 4K content. If Apple had said that this had 4K support then I would not have doubted it since everything just looks amazing on a 4K TV.
The full video review of the Apple TV can be seen below but if you just want a rundown of what makes this better to the other boxes in the market, I will tell you straight away that it’s the UI and Apps. The iOS App Store is a testament of how good Apple is at getting developers to get apps on their platforms and the tvOS store is no different. Apps are being added all the time and will keep being added which is completely different to the competition right now. The UI of the Apple TV is also very modern and simple which gives your tv a breath of fresh air and it also makes it easy for all of your family members to be able to use it.
With a high resolution screen, faster insides, and a more simple/elegant design, the new Nexus 7 is definitely an improvement over the last one. Check out the full video review below to see if it’s worth the purchase!
Check out the video review of Fish Out Of Water for iOS above…
Fish Out Of Water is the story of six feisty fish longing to soar above the ocean and see the world from a whole new perspective. To help them get airborne, players simply throw their fish of choice right out of the water and watch as it flies through the clouds and skips merrily along the waves. But there’s a lot more to this adventure under the surface!
Check out the video review of Cut The Rope: Time Travel for iOS above…
Join Om Nom as he travels back in time to feed his ancestors with candy. Cut the Rope: Time Travel is a completely new adventure filled with time-traveling, candy-crunching, physics-based action! With two cute monsters to feed in each level, Cut the Rope: Time Travel is twice the fun but familiar to play. If you like Cut the Rope, you’ll love Cut the Rope: Time Travel!
There’s no time to waste! Visit six exciting locations including the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, a Pirate Ship, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Stone Age. Om Nom’s ancestors are waiting – and they’re getting really hungry for candy!
I have never been able to buy a flashlight and keep it with me without it disturbing my pocket or making my keychain bulky. The folks at Iain Sinclair sent me the Eon Classic, an “Everlasting Credit Card Flashlight” which believe it or not is a flashlight with the footprint of a credit card.
The flashlight is minimalistic and at first glance it doesn’t look like a flashlight. The light is encased in plastic and that plastic has brushed steel on the top and bottom. There are no screws or anything that allow you to open the flashlight, it is sealed and meant to not be opened since it comes with pre-installed lithium batteries which are said to last from 5 to 10 years. It also has two LED’s on the front which are extremely bright and works for most cases but you wouldn’t want this to be your only source of light in a dark cave.
There is one button which requires about two pounds of pressure to activate which is both good and bad. It’s good because the card won’t accidentally turn on when its in your wallet or pocket but, it’s actually quite difficult to hold the card with one hand and keep two pounds of pressure on it for a long time. The flashlight is rounded like a credit card and the edges are smooth so the steel doesn’t dig into your hands when using it.
Requires 2 pounds of pressure
Requires 2 pounds of pressure
There isn’t much to say about the flashlight because it manages to be what it says it is, a credit card flashlight. The light fits perfectly in my wallet, it is there when I need it and when I do need it, it works. The light goes for around $15 on the web and I recommend it if you want a minimal flashlight that you can use from time to time. If you’re looking for a flashlight to accompany you through a walk in the woods then I recommend that you keep searching web.
Check out the video review of Major Magnet for iOS above…
With an insanely funny set of characters, including loyal sidekick Gus the Guinea Pig, Major Magnet’s off to save the world from Colonel Lastin, without even realizing it. Sometimes a hero can come from anyone, especially if they have a magnet to help them out. All he wants is his yellow cape back!
Gone are the days of playing a game where you just run around, stomping on mushrooms — this is magnetic gameplay! Tap a magnet, swing and shoot the Major to race through each level. It’s as innovative as it sounds and incredibly fun to master.
Apple has now entered an awkward market with the iPad Mini where most consumers it will see the Mini as an overpriced tablet compared to most 7-inch tablets out there and others will see it as a cheaper alternative to an iPad. The iPad Mini is a great device, it’s solid, well built, and it is the perfect size for a small tablet. The iPad Mini has a 7.9-inch display which might not sound all that different from a 7-inch display, but it makes a huge difference when playing games, browsing the web, and it improves the overall experience of using the tablet. While the iPad Mini might sound perfect, its not and it actually has its drawbacks. For $329 plus tax, today, you can get one for yourself, but is it worth the price tag? Check out the video below for a full review of the iPad Mini.
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Beacon Audio’s Phoenix is a well packaged bluetooth speaker. The speaker is very light and the hard plastic on the outside is very strong. The speaker comes with an auxiliary cable that matches the color of the speaker as well as a mini-USB for charging and a padded carrying case for added protection when traveling. The button are simple and also a little confusing at first since the power, play, and pairing functions are combined into one button, and the skip track and volume share a button as well. For example, to change volume or skip track you have to press once for skip track and hold to change volume. This could be quite annoying for some but I just ended up using my device to control everything. Check out the full video review after the break.