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Accessory Review – Griffin A-Frame For iPad

If you are looking for a quality stand for your iPad, you need to check-out the A-Frame from Griffin. It’s an extremely stylish aluminium structure that will display your iPad in 3 different modes, portrait, landscape and desk.

The A-Frame for iPad is a sturdy but simple and beautiful tool, which will enable you to get the most out of your iPad, wherever you are using it.

If you want to hold your iPad upright, the secure aluminium stand will swing open – In this position, you can view your iPad in either portrait or landscape orientation, both perfect for watching video or viewing your photos.

You can also lay the stand down – This lower wrist-friendly angle is perfect for when you are surfing the web or for productivity tasks, such as typing documents or composing email.

The A-Frame has a non-slip rubber cradle, which keeps your iPad stable and secure. A soft-silicone tube on the stand, also houses your iPad’s cable and keeps it neat and tidy.

I have been using the frame for nearly a year now and can highly recommend it.

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After A New iPhone Case? Check Out The Case-Mate Chrome

What’s worse than not owning an iPhone? Covering your Apple device with a substandard case, that’s what! Why pay hundreds of pounds for a beautifully designed phone, only to then cover it with an ugly, cheap case? Admitttedly even some expensive cases are hideous, but as with a phone, you usually get what you pay for.

Ever since the first iPhone, I have been trying out cases, some good, some less so, but none have appealed to me so much, as to use them over a long period of time – All this changed after I discovered the Case-Mate Chrome for the iPhone 4 – 4S

This case is quite simply drop-dead gorgeous – From the classy, aesthetically pleasing chrome colour, to the metallic finish. Case-Mate have even gone the extra mile with the screen-protector, which has a mirrored effect, making the retina display on your phone really pop out at you, with an almost holographic effect. When the phone is in sleep mode, you can even use the protector as a mirror.

Check this case out, I cannot recommend it highly enough! See it on the Case-Mate website


iPhone Accessory Review – Griffin iTrip DualConnect

There are literally thousands of accessories for the iPhone and separating the wheat from the chaff can be an arduous and thankless task.

When I am looking for a specific accessory to fulfil a certain task, I usually head over to, see which is the best selling and the most highly rated in the category and make a decision from there. I have found ratings on the site to be on the whole, balanced and fair.

My latest accessory, The Griffin iTrip DualConnect was bought after following this process.

I was looking for a way to play my iTunes library on my iPhone through the car radio and this small gadget does just that and to great effect.

Set-up is easy and straightforward, the first step is to download the accompanying free iTrip app from The App Store. Once downloaded you plug the DualConnect into the cigarette lighter in your car and the connector cable into your iPhone. Fire up the app, tap set-up and the app searches for the best available free FM frequency – Then all you need to do is search for that channel, press play on your iPhone or on the device itself and start to listen immediately to your music through your car radio.

Sound is well-rounded, but will depend on the quality of your radio – I found it to be more than satisfactory, unless turned up really loud, when there was noticeable distortion.

The device has buttons for play/pause, skip backward, go forward and can be easily controlled while driving.

In summary, I am more than happy with the device and no longer have to suffer the banal ramblings of UK radio stations such as TalkSport, when I am out and about in the car.