By Gregg Ellman
The LCDs on smartphones produce amazing image quality on their own, but when you add the EyeFly3D screen protector, it brings it into a whole new category.
There are specific instructions for applying the tempered glass protector to your iPhone 5/5s $29.95 (iPhone 6/6 plus versions are due out in January) to ensure it works properly.
EyeFly3D was developed by Nanoveu with a patent-pending technology, which allows it to work without glasses but makes your images and video’s appear to jump out of the screen.
The EyeFly3D uses free apps for viewing video (EyeFly3D Vid) or images (EyeFly3D Pix) in landscape or portrait modes. Through the apps settings, you’ll convert your media to 3D.
It sounded confusing to me when I read about this product but honestly, to see it is to believe it. It’s almost like magic to know I can now watch everything in 3D, without the need of 3D glasses.
According to Nanoveu “What sets EyeFly3D apart from its competitors is that the technology uses lenticular lenses to produce high-quality 3D that feels natural to the human eye. Our screens are more transparent, affordable, simple to use, and feature intuitive apps that allow the user to create, share and experience glasses-free 3D, without distorted, darkened images that are uncomfortable to view.”
Details: www.eyefly3d.com $14.95 for the iPhone 4s and $84.95 for the iPad Air 2. Check the site for many other models.
The new NewerTech aluminum numeric wireless keypad is a perfect companion for Mac keyboards and in my world, it’s the accessory I’ve been waiting for.
Apple fans will really like the “Apple Esque” design, which is a perfect match in design with its aluminum outer casing and white keys. According to NewerTech, an international version with black keys is coming soon.
It connects to your computer or laptop with Bluetooth and 2 AAA batteries (included) keep it running.
The keypad also includes a bracket to attach it to Apple keyboards without the need of tools.
Besides the all the number keys, it also includes delete, tab, page up, page down and home. In all there are 28 keys.
Details: eshop.macsales.com, $49
USB charger and syncing device
The Thinium Charge, is a slick looking retractable USB charger and syncing device for smartphones and tablets.
You won’t need any cables to make it connect to your device or to plug in a wall.
It’s available in versions with lightning or microUSB connections, which retract and allow your phone to rest on top. It allows both charging and syncing while using the device for most anything in portrait mode.
There’s also a tangle-free USB cable to hook it up directly to a computer for power or connecting to your own AC USB adapter.
What makes this device shine for me is the fold-out AC prongs on the back to put the charger directly into a wall outlet.
I tried it with an iPhone 5s and an iPhone 6 and it worked great. Then I tried it with several cases and some worked fine: obviously the thinner the case, the better the chance of it working.
It weighs almost nothing so the pocket-sized device is portable for laptop bags, or you can just leave it plugged as your resident charging dock.
Details: thinium.com $49.99 available in black, white or bronze
Automatic cord winder
I’m not alone when I say it can be incredibly frustrating pulling out your headphones and finding them in a tangled web.
To the rescue comes the Recoils Automatic Cord Winders.
In seconds, you attach your headphones to the device and it winds your headphones up in an untangled manner for storage.
Consider it a problem solver for any USB or charging cable. You can even keep a USB AC charging plug on the end and just retract it when you need it.
Details: www.recoilwinders.com small, medium or large winders, $9.99 each, combo packs $27.99
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