Skullcandy Supreme Sound Fix Mic3 S3FXDM-209 Earbuds Review

We finally found a set of spectacular-sounding in ear earphones that equal or perhaps even surpass the Apple stock iPod / iPhone / iPad earbuds; that being the Skullcandy Supreme Sound Fix Mic3 S3FXDM-209 Earbuds.  At roughly $40 per copy, these earphones cost over double what we had been used to paying, for what we thought were decent earphones.  Hard to be comfortable with … Continue reading Skullcandy Supreme Sound Fix Mic3 S3FXDM-209 Earbuds Review



iEdge® Lightning USB Cable Glitter Series E-380 Review

The iEdge® Glitter Series 6 Ft. Lightning USB Cable costs less than we’ve ever found for an Apple-compatible sync and charge cable.  While there’s no indication on the packaging that this accessory is MFi (Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod) certified, our tests found it nonetheless, to be a highly reliable, reasonably fast charge, high-current handling cable. We paid $3.99 for ours … Continue reading iEdge® Lightning USB Cable Glitter Series E-380 Review



Xtreme Dual Port USB Home Charger LFS0502100D-A8S Review

The Xtreme Dual Port USB Home Charger, model LFS0502100D-A8S, is so far, THE cheapest medium-high current USB home wall adapters we’ve tested. At under $3 per copy, this AC USB adapter can charge the higher demand tablet computers, and does so at moderately fast speeds. We charged our iPad Air overnight with it, and it … Continue reading Xtreme Dual Port USB Home Charger LFS0502100D-A8S Review



Sony Make Believe MDR-EX10LP In-Ear Rock’n Buds Headphones Review

The Sony Make Believe MDR-EX10LP Earbuds excel in their punchy midrange, but suffer from weak bass as well as treble response. The 9mm dome drivers here, while acceptable at reproducing the musical highs without seeming to retreat from the task, the lows, due to the pointlessly small size of these buds, do indeed suffer. What you gain in miniaturization, you lose in richness of … Continue reading Sony Make Believe MDR-EX10LP In-Ear Rock’n Buds Headphones Review



OtterBox Defender Case for iPad Review

We’ve tested the OtterBox Defender Series protective cases for the Apple iPad Air and iPad Mini 2 tablet computers.  In one sentence:  OtterBox cases cost more than any other mobile device case that we’ve encountered, but they’re of the highest overall quality as well.  Though OtterBoxes, we feel, are excessively priced, since they’re made of … Continue reading OtterBox Defender Case for iPad Review



Changing Connected Wi-Fi Network on iOS Mobile Devices

You may need to connect your iOS mobile device to many different Wi-Fi networks as you move about among offices, stores, friends’ houses, and coffee shops.  Or, perhaps you have changed the name of your home wifi network, or you want to connect your iPad to a different Wi-Fi access point (WAP) in your home such as a 5 … Continue reading Changing Connected Wi-Fi Network on iOS Mobile Devices



Belkin Lightning Charge Sync Cable 1.2 M 4 Ft Review

The Belkin Lightning Charge & Sync Cable (part number 8830bt15381 Rev. B01 ) for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, at just several dollars per cord online is among the cheapest cables we’ve bought.  Yet it carries the Belkin name brand, which typically denotes high quality, and still charges even the biggest iPads; many of the cheapest cables will not … Continue reading Belkin Lightning Charge Sync Cable 1.2 M 4 Ft Review



Apple Earpods Earbuds Earphones for iPod iPhone Review

Bought another set of natural-sounding in ear earphones that are a marked improvement over the Apple stock iPod / iPhone / iPad earbuds that came with iPods prior to 2014; those being the   Apple Earpods Earbuds.  At roughly $30 per pair, these earphones cost about the same as Apple’s earlier stock model, but feature significantly improved sound and fit.  After having … Continue reading Apple Earpods Earbuds Earphones for iPod iPhone Review



Apple Headphones Volume Control Gripe

Our one BIG complaint about the Apple Headphones Volume Control as it functions on the various generations of the  iPod Touch, is that the UP and DOWN increments that the volume control keys generate when pressed are too big. In version 5.1 of the Apple firmware (the latest version supported on our Touch from 2010), you only get 16 steps to go … Continue reading Apple Headphones Volume Control Gripe



Axcel USB Lightning Sync & Charge iPhone iPad Cable Review

The Axcel USB Lightning Sync & Charge iPhone and iPad Cable line is certainly not the cheapest data and charging cable available.  We paid nearly $22 for ours at Lowe’s, which is roughly akin to the pricing on similar Apple-manufactured lightning port cords.  But its construction, larger size of connectors, and thicker wires make this Axcel charger … Continue reading Axcel USB Lightning Sync & Charge iPhone iPad Cable Review