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Modify Gloves for iPhone Use, Universal Remote System for iPod touch and iPhone, Bicycle Mount, and More

This Week's iPhone, iPod, and Apple TV News

Compiled by Charles Moore and edited by Dan Knight - 2009.12.07

Mac notebook and other portable computing is covered in The 'Book Review, and general Mac news is in Mac News Review.

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Use Your Touchscreen in the Cold with Modified Gloves

Life Hacker's Kevin Purdy says:

"It's getting cold outside in many regions, and gloves are becoming the norm. If you want to control your touchscreen phone without exposing your hands, or paying for specialty gloves, Instructables suggests grabbing a needle, and some conductive thread.

"Conductive thread no, we'd never heard of it, either. Instructables user Grathio points us to this explanation at Fashioning Technology, which also suggests where to grab some of it. You won't need to be skilled at sewing to pull off this glove modification, but you will need to take the time to test out what works with your screen. Grathio suggests leaving a wider, messier spread of thread on the inside of the glove to facilitate contact with your finger, but limiting the thread exposed on the outside to a tightly wound circle, about a quarter inch in diameter.

"If you are good with a needle, you'll likely be able to make the end result look a little neater. And if you're really good and want to offer notes to anyone else looking to tackle this project, drop the advice (or link) in the comments."

Publishers Say Apple Tablet Will 'Come Out Top' in eBook Wars

9 to 5 Mac's Jonny Evans reports:

"Evidence that the book trade is taking renewed interest in eBook publishing has emerged, with professionals from within the sector agreeing Apple to be the most likely company to lead the new publishing charge.

"Bookseller.com has published findings from a recent survey conducted among 1,000 people from within the book trade. 50% of the survey responses came from publishers with the remainder coming from booksellers, librarians, agents and authors."

Apps & Services

iFotoGuide Launches Interactive Photography Guides for the iPhone

PR: iFotoGuide has released the first and only iPhone app & digital guide to on-location nature photography. It is available through the Apple App Store.

"iFotoGuide: Arches" is the first in a series of digital guides for the iPhone providing nature photographers with a comprehensive resource for planning every aspect of a photography trip. Use "iFotoGuide: Arches" to locate the nearest airport, find lodging and a rental car, and determine what weather to expect during your visit. Users of "iFotoGuide: Arches" can learn about park entrance fees, permits, flora and fauna, safety considerations and best times to visit for fall colors or wildflower blooms.

"iFotoGuide: Arches" goes beyond the ordinary photo guidebook by providing three innovative ways for iPhone users to find a dynamic location for photography. An interactive park map allows users to zoom, pan and select photography locations by name. Images in the photo gallery serve to inspire and are also interactive - one touch provides detailed instructions for getting to and photographing each location. "iFotoGuide: Arches" even allows users to search for locations to photograph at sunrise, sunset or in midday light.

Unlike guidebooks and newsletters which may be several years out of date, "iFotoGuide: Arches" is easily updated to ensure accurate and fresh content. "iFotoGuide: Arches" sells for $4.99 in the Apple App Store. Updates will include additional locations within Arches National Park and will be available at no cost to "iFotoGuide: Arches" users.

Created by photographers for photographers "iFotoGuide: Arches" is designed to provide users with all the tools necessary for a successful and productive photo trip. The developers of "iFotoGuide: Arches" are expanding park coverage, with Canyonlands and Yosemite National Parks available on iTunes in the first quarter of 2010.

"iFotoGuide" was founded in 2009 by photographers Dan Baumbach and Bret Edge to provide the only digital photo guides available on the Apple iPhone.

Compass/GPS/Camera/Inclinometer App Debuts for iPhone

PR: Hunter Research and Technology today announces the immediate worldwide availability of Theodolite 1.0 on the iTunes App Store. This multifunction augmented reality app for the iPhone serves as a compass, GPS, map, zoom camera, and two-axis inclinometer.

Theodolite
Theodolite 1.0 on the iPhone.

Based on the concept of a centuries-old astronomical instrument, Theodolite overlays real-time information about position, altitude, bearing, and horizontal/vertical inclination on the iPhone's live camera image, turning the iPhone into a sophisticated location-aware viewfinder. Uses are endless, from land surveying to basic navigation, and the app is great for hiking, boating, sightseeing, photography, and sports.

Theodolite lets users take camera images directly from the app, with 2X and 4X digital zoom options. Geographical data can be stamped on the saved image for later reference. Current position can be viewed on the built-in map, with standard, satellite, and hybrid modes. On an iPhone 3GS, bearing is updated live on the map with both fixed view and world rotation.

Theodolite 1.0 runs on any generation iPhone with OS 3.1 or later and is available for 99¢ on the iTunes App Store. GPS functionality requires an iPhone 3G or 3GS (first generation iPhones can triangulate position using cell towers and WiFi hotspots in lieu of GPS). Compass functionality requires an iPhone 3GS. More information, including screenshots, is available on the Hunter Research and Technology website. Media professionals interested in reviewing Theodolite can request a promotional code to download the app from iTunes at no cost.

TrueHDR: High Dynamic Range Comes to iPhone Photography

PR: Pictional LLC has released TrueHDR 1.0.1 - an iPhone photography app for creating high dynamic range (HDR) images. TrueHDR is the first app for the iPhone that does HDR in the true sense, in that it combines two photos taken at different exposures and presents a higher dynamic range than a single photo can capture.

TrueHDR creates high dynamic range photos
TrueHDR creates high dynamic range photos.

TrueHDR is designed to address the issue that cameras can only capture limited dynamic range in a single photo. In other words, when people take photos of a scene that has a large range from bright to dark, they often have to choose between the bright areas and the dark areas - if a picture is appropriately exposed for the bright areas (e.g., a sunny sky with clouds), then the dark areas (e.g., a person standing in the shade under a tree) often become gray or black blobs with no details. Vice versa, if a picture is correctly exposed for the dark areas, the bright areas get washed out and look like white haze.

TrueHDR allows users to take two photos on an iPhone 3GS with the in-app autofocus camera, tapping on a bright area to adjust exposure for the first image and tapping on a dark area to adjust exposure for the second image. TrueHDR then uses sophisticated computational techniques to automatically align, merge, and optimize the resulting image for display. It also allows users to select a pair of saved images, taken with the iPhone 3GS or another camera with variable exposure settings, and merge them into one HDR image.

The output is a photo with vivid colors and details in both the bright and the dark areas. It is often much closer to what users' eyes originally saw. In the current release of TrueHDR, output resolution (max 960x960) is ideal for posting to Facebook, Flickr, blogs, etc. Higher resolution is a priority for the company and Pictional is working to increase the output resolution for future releases.

Features:

  • In-app camera - streamlines the process by allowing users to capture starting images at different exposures with the iPhone 3GS autofocus camera without ever leaving the app (NOTE: only applies for iPhone 3GS).
  • Photo albums integration - users can select saved images, taken with the iPhone 3GS or another camera with variable exposures, as starting images for creating an HDR image.
  • No tripod necessary - as long as users make an effort to keep the camera pointing in the same direction, it's OK to have some hand movement between shots. The app will align the images and match up the details.
  • Sophisticated algorithms - TrueHDR uses state of the art techniques behind the scenes, resulting in the final HDR image.
  • Inspect results - users can pinch, zoom and pan around in portrait or landscape to check out the resulting HDR photo.
  • Share results - the results screen lets users directly compose and send emails with result photos.
  • Detailed instructions page with videos - accessible within the app.

System Requirements: Camera functionality requires minimum iPhone OS 3.1 and iPhone 3GS. Merging functionality with saved images may be used on iPhone or iPod touch.

TrueHDR is available now for purchase at a price of $1.99, distributed exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category.

Photoshop.com Mobile for iPhone Now Available in All Countries with App Stores

PR: Adobe Photoshop.com Mobile for iPhone, released on Oct. 9, 2009, is now available worldwide in all countries with iPhone App Stores, providing users with a quick and easy way to edit, upload, view and share photos directly on their iPhones. Holding the No. 1 position for all "Top Free" applications for nearly three weeks and remaining the "Top Free" spot in the Apple App Store Photography category, Photoshop.com Mobile for iPhone has been downloaded over 3 million times in the US and Canada. Essential editing tools, such as crop and rotate along with creative one-touch effects and filters, are now available in supported countries. In addition, the application gives users access to their entire online collection of photos from Photoshop.com and allows them to share them directly within the application.

The Adobe Photoshop.com Mobile for iPhone application is now available as a free download in all countries with iPhone App Stores. The application is initially available in English only.

Users can also connect with Adobe via Facebook or Twitter.

The SMS Language Bible for iPhone and iPod touch

PR: Apimac has announced SMS Language Bible is the world's first dictionary app for the iPhone and iPod touch that defines short abbreviations used in online chat and text messaging. The programs do not require an Internet connection.

Crack the code! The SMS Language Bible is the world's first dictionary app for the iPhone and iPod touch that defines short abbreviations used in online chat and text messaging. An Internet connection is not required to access the main features of this program.

Imagine it's 2 am. You have your cell phone buried under your pillow. You are waiting for the most important news of your life. Suddenly drrring. Your best friend sends you a message and you don't understand it. OMG! If you don't know an "LOL" from a "BFF" then this app is for you. But even the most hard-core texter sometimes comes across unfamiliar abbreviations. Armed with this app you can decipher anything and dazzle your friends with the latest letter buzz.

Device Requirements: iPhone or iPod touch 2.2.1 or later

Pricing and Availability: The SMS Language Bible 1.2 is only 99¢ and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Review copies are available upon request.

Cyclists Can Use Interactive Route Descriptions on Their iPod classics

PR: TimeStream Software, along with River City Bicycles, announces the new "Rubber to the Road" Notescast for the iPod classic, iPod video, and iPod nano. Available as a free download from the Notescast website, Portland bike riders can now explore 44 stunning new bike rides throughout Portland, Oregon, using their iPods as a guide to read interactive route descriptions and turn-by-turn directions, complete with photos.

"Since many riders bring their iPods with them when they ride, we realized this would be a perfect application of the Notescast concept," said Mike Westby of Portland's TimeStream Software. "Now riders can use that same iPod as an interactive guide to explore new bike rides throughout the Portland metro area." The new "Rubber to the Road" Notescast presents 44 classic Portland bike rides to such destinations as:

  • Council Crest
  • Multnomah Falls
  • Columbia River Gorge
  • Boring
  • Lake Oswego
  • Mt. Scott
  • Happy Valley
  • Canby
  • Oregon City
  • Bull Run
  • St. Johns
  • Larch Mountain
  • And more

Developed by TimeStream Software and presented by River City Bicycles, the new "Rubber to the Road" Notescast is based upon the popular "Rubber to the Road" bicycle ride guide by David Guettler, Jacob Erker, Peter Marsh, and Otis Rubottom.

Device Requirements: Compatible with iPod classic, iPod video and iPod nano - Windows and Macintosh formatted.

About Notescasts: What the App Store is for the iPhone, the Notescast website is to the iPod classic and iPod nano. iPod owners can download (and post) many different Notescasts from a growing list of titles at the Notescast website. Available Notescast titles include Walt Disney World Guide, Walt Disney World Secrets, Disneyland Park, Disney at Work, Alice in Wonderland, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Pride and Prejudice, Top 10 Yosemite Hikes, Glacier National Park, Sheraton Maui Resort and more. Notescasts download to the iPod Notes feature found on nearly every iPod in use worldwide today and turn your iPod into an eBook eReader, like the Kindle, Sony eReader and new Barnes & Noble nook. These Notescasts, and more, are also available for the iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store. Free downloads are available at the Notescast website.

eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod touch

eBuddy Pro for iPhonePR: eBuddy, the world's leading independent web and mobile instant messaging (IM) service, today announced the global launch of eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod touch, the company's new premium, advertisement-free, multinetwork mobile instant messaging application. eBuddy's new, premium mobile IM application enables iPhone and iPod touch owners with AIM, Facebook Chat, ICQ, Gtalk, MySpace, Windows Live Messenger or Yahoo Messenger to have multiple chats in one, aggregated interface, and provides a fast, reliable, 'on-the-go' chat experience with great features including picture sending and 3-day push notification for incoming messages. eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod touch is available for sale via Apple's App Store for $4.99 .

"Over 2.5 million unique monthly users currently use our free version of eBuddy for iPhone and iPod touch, and we believe a significant number of our users will upgrade to eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod touch to take advantage of key features including pi

eBuddy, the world's leading independent web and mobile instant messaging (IM) service, today announced the global launch of eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod touch, the company's new, premium, ad-free, multinetwork mobile instant messenger application available for sale now via Apple's App Store for $4.99 (€3.99 Euro).

eBuddy Pro for iPhoneNews Image eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod touch is a premium mobile instant messaging application that enables iPhone and iPod touch owners with AIM, Facebook Chat, ICQ, Gtalk, MySpace, Windows Live Messenger or Yahoo Messenger to have multiple chats in one, aggregated interface, and provides a fast, reliable, and high quality 'on-the-go' chat experience with features including:

  • Push notifications for incoming messages when you exit the app for up to 3 days*
  • Set your display picture from your camera or photo library*
  • Send pictures to friends*
  • Advertisement free*
  • Easily switch between chats by swiping your screen
  • Shake your iPhone or iPod touch to send a buzzer
  • Exclusive to eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod touch

"Over 2.5 million unique monthly users currently use our free version of eBuddy for iPhone and iPod touch, and we believe a significant number of our users will upgrade to eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod touch to take advantage of key features including picture sending, three-day push notification and an advertising-free chat environment," states Jan-Joost "JJ" Rueb, CEO and cofounder of eBuddy. "Our eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod touch users will also be happy to know that we plan to release frequent version updates with more new features soon - including landscape mode."

eBuddy for iPhone and iPod touch has ranked as a top 10 social networking app in 76 of 77 of Apple App Store countries since launching in July 2009, according to app store analytics company, Distimo.

eBuddy Pro for iPhoneMore than 30 million iPhone and 20 million iPod touch devices have been sold to date, and iPhone applications have been downloaded over 2 billion times since the launch of Apple's App Store in July 2008. Apple's App Store currently features over 100,000 mobile applications.

eBuddy is web and mobile messaging for everyone, everywhere! eBuddy processes over 11 billion messages per month and enables more than 30 million unique monthly visitors to chat in one interface across all major IM networks including AIM, Facebook Chat, Gtalk, ICQ, MySpace, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! eBuddy is one of the world's fastest growing mobile IM services with over 10 million unique monthly mobile users, and offers four, free mobile IM versions: eBuddy for iPhone and iPod touch, eBuddy for Android, eBuddy Mobile Messenger (J2ME) and eBuddy Lite Messenger (mobile Web). eBuddy's premium native application, eBuddy Pro for iPhone and iPod touch with additional exclusive features is for sale via Apple's App Store.

Based in Amsterdam, London and San Francisco, eBuddy is privately held company backed by Prime Technology Ventures and Lowland Capital Partners

NoteLife for iPhone and iPod touch

PR: Chronos Inc. has announced the release and immediate availability of NoteLife 1.0 for iPhone and iPod touch devices. According to Robert McCullough, Vice President of Development at Chronos, "NoteLife is a media-rich note manager for iPhone devices. It offers professional features not found in other note managers including subfolders, a Cover Flow-like view, and support for 10 different note types. Plus, it's the coolest-looking and most secure note manager on the iPhone."

Class-Leading Features

NoteLife includes a comprehensive set of features in an easy-to-use interface including:

  • Store media notes including rich text, image, PDF, audio, etc.
  • Cover Flow-like view to visually navigate folders and notes
  • Assign custom previews to notes to visually identify them
  • Geotagging automatically stores WHERE a note was created
  • Assign unlimited tags to notes to organize & make searchable
  • Supports portrait and landscape modes for browsing & editing
  • Use the built-in voice recorder to record notes
  • Create notes using photos or movies already on your iPhone
  • Securely store confidential info using AES 256-bit Encryption
  • Two-way synchronization with Mac computers running SOHO Notes over WiFi
  • Organize notes into unlimited folders and subfolders
  • Rearrange folders and subfolders using drag & drop
  • Easily mark favorite notes and view in the special Favorites folder
  • Quickly insert the current date and time into notes
  • Add comments to notes such as thoughts, reminders, etc.
  • Super-fast searches of note titles, contents, tags, comments, etc.
  • Customize a note with a font, text color, and paper color
  • View rich text notes with fonts, styles, and embedded pictures
  • View the number of characters and words in notes
  • Previews are automatically created for each note for visual browsing
  • Sort notes by title or date in List or Cover Flow modes
  • View notes in full screen mode to see as much as possible
  • Deleted notes are moved to the Trash as an extra precaution
  • Email notes to family, friends, and associates with one touch
  • Move Notes between folders/subfolders
  • Built on a rock-solid database engine
  • Turn on/off auto-correction for assisted note editing
  • Auto-capitalization options including all-caps
  • Top 10 Notes: the top 10 notes appear in order at the top of a folder
  • More...

Detailed product information and screen shots are available at the Chronos website and on the App Store.

System Requirements: NoteLife requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch devices.

NoteLife is available immediately from Apple's App Store for $4.99.

Free Translate Now! App

PR: Renkara Media Group announces the release of Translate Now!, a free translation application for the iPhone and iPod touch. Translate Now! is powered by Google Translate and enables users to translate between 36 languages.

Features of Translate Now! include:

  • Beautiful and highly animated user interface
  • Email the translated text without leaving the application
  • Easily paste text into the translation window
  • Copy the translated text onto the clipboard
  • Application automatically increases text size for symbolic languages such as Japanese or Hindi
  • Language selection and current text are preserved between sessions

Translate Now! translates between all of the following languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

System Requirements:

  • iPhone or iPod touch with the 3.0 OS installed
  • Application requires an active Internet connection

Translate Now! is free and is available for immediate download exclusively through Apple's App Store.

AccelaStudy provides an extensive set of language vocabulary tools for serious students and leads the competition with offerings in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

Near Real Time Traffic and Weather Data from Traffic Info Map USA 1.2

PR: Announcing that c0deart LLC, the developers of Traffic Info Map USA, has released the latest updated version of the application. The app is a portable traffic and weather report with near real time data for any zip code in the country. This helps users to avoid road closures, accidents, detours and other traffic related snafus on their travel route. With this newest version, the app does even more.

Traffic Info Map USA was designed to quickly deliver text-based traffic information. The app uses Yahoo! Traffic RSS feed API to retrieve traffic data for most metropolitan areas in the United States.

While most cities get near real-time coverage, others are less frequently updated, depending on their location. C0deart has resolved this by supplying a convenient zip code checker on their website that details what coverage is available for the zip code a traveler is going to. Coverage is then known before hitting the road.

Regardless of traffic coverage, Traffic Info Map USA delivers real time reporting of a user's speed, direction, altitude and coordinates.

In fact, Traffic Info Map USA has a list of great useful features beyond simple traffic and weather reporting:

  • Highly customizable (more than 6 types of preference)
  • You can access to any traffic and weather report at the ZIP code level for the US Only
  • A ZIP Finder is implemented for any city name that you want access beside your current position
  • You can access at Traffic and Weather report in the same area for a better analysis of your current conditions
  • The map toolbar allows you to handle any map navigation faster than ever
  • The landscape format of the map screen is optimized to visualize more information
  • You can choose your starting mode screen (List or Map) in the Options menu
  • Even if your traffic and weather data are not available at your current time and preferences, you can still use the app for your current position real time data (Altitude, Speed, Direction, Coordinates)
  • XML Sync with Yahoo Traffic
  • XML Sync with Yahoo Weather
  • Embedded map (Mapkit Framework)
  • Location awareness capability of OS 3.0 (Core Location Framework)
  • iPhone/iPod OS 3.0 with an Internet connection. Works fine even at Edge level

Traffic Info Map USA uses an easy color coded system for instant information relay.

Traffic Info Map USA is a near real-time portable traffic and weather report you carry with you everywhere you go. With Traffic Info Map USA on your iPhone or iPod touch, you can know what others don't and avoid that traffic tie-up, know the weather at your destination and receive real time data about your speed, direction, altitude and coordinates.

Device Requirements: iPhone or iPod touch 3.0 or later

Traffic Info Map USA 1.2 is 99¢ and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.

Accessories

RedEye Universal Remote Control System for iPhone and iPod touch

RedEye Universal Remote Control SystemPR: ThinkFlood announced availability of the RedEye personal remote control for iPhone and iPod touch. RedEye is the only complete universal remote control system for the iPhone and iPod touch that allows users to control virtually any home entertainment device from any room in the home.

The RedEye system is easy to use, and set up is simple. Customers download the free RedEye app from the iTunes App Store, and place the RedEye base station in the same room as the equipment it will control. The iPhone or iPod touch communicates with the RedEye base station through the customer's wireless network to control TVs, DVRs, stereos, gaming equipment and more.

Customers can download codes from RedEye's global code database, which is updated regularly. RedEye also has a learning function, which allows users to program commands using an existing device remote.

"We wanted to create something more than just another remote control," said Matt Eagar, president and cofounder of ThinkFlood. "Internet connectivity and future software updates give us a lot of room to think big."

RedEye Universal Remote Control SystemWhy choose RedEye instead of a traditional universal remote or home automation system?

  • For only $188, RedEye offers benefits that were previously available only in full home automation systems and high-end universal remotes. Systems that offer similar levels of control require professional installation, technical know-how, or an entire day of frustration. The RedEye base station also doubles as a charging dock.
  • Instead of having one remote for every device - or even an oversized universal remote with too many buttons - RedEye customers only need to handle an iPhone or iPod touch.
  • RedEye supports multiple rooms, controllers, and users simultaneously. It controls a virtually unlimited number of devices and can store a virtually unlimited number of commands, far exceeding competitive product offerings.
  • RedEye offers activity-based control, meaning users can program RedEye to execute a series of commands with only one touch. Additionally, only the buttons appropriate to the activity appear on the screen.
  • RedEye users can customize the way they control their equipment with touchscreen buttons, Apple's Multi-Touch gestures, and accelerometer controls. For example swiping two fingers down the screen can reduce volume and flicking the iPhone forward can change the channel (watch accelerometer gestures demo).

RedEye is available through the ThinkFlood website, which also lists participating dealers and retail locations.

Getting started video: https://thinkflood.com/products/redeye/getting-started/

3 Port USB Hub with Dock Connector for iPhone and iPod

PR: USB hub is a common product!

iPhone is a hot product.

We have a reinvention; we combine the USB Hub and the USB Hub in 1 and you don't need to have one USB Hub and a spare USB Socket for your iPhone/iPod.

3 port USB hub with iPod dock connectorFeatures:

  • USB 3 Port Hub and Dock cable in 1
  • Dock cable is capable for Data HotSync and Charging
  • LED Power indicator

Suitable for following device:

  • Apple iPhone 3G (or iPhone 2nd Generation)
  • Apple iPhone 3GS
  • Apple iPhone 1(or 1st generation)
  • iPod touch 3rd Gen
  • iPod touch 2nd
  • iPod touch 1st
  • iPod classic (6G)
  • iPod Nano 5th Gen
  • iPod Nano 4th Gen

Compatible:

  • PC
  • Mac

Options: Color

  • White
  • Black (out of stock)

Notice: You may not use the USB Hub while you are synching your iPhone/iPod with your computer

$14.99

SteelSeries Mobile Device Adapter for iPhone and iPod touch

SteelSeries Mobile Device AdapterPR: SteelSeries, a leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories, today introduced the SteelSeries Adapter for mobile devices. Designed to be used with any PC Headset, such as the new Siberia v2, the SteelSeries Adapter can be used with most mobile devices with a 3.5 mm adapter such as the iPhone, iPod touch 3G, and more.

"With the ever increasing popularity of gaming and Internet communication tools being accessible from beyond the home and onto multifunctional mobile devices, we wanted to provide our customers with the opportunity to use their audio gear no matter if they're on their desktop PC at home or on the go with their mobile device," said Bruce Hawver, CEO of SteelSeries.

The glossy white adapter connects to the microphone in and audio out from any standard two plug headset. Mobile Device Adapter users can utilize any standard headset with 3.5mm plugs such as the full product line of SteelSeries audio including the SteelSeries 5Hv2, SteelSeries Siberia v2, SteelSeries Siberia Neckband, and SteelSeries Siberia In-Ear Headset.

The SteelSeries Adapter for mobile devices is available now at Newegg.com and Amazon.com for $14.99.

45 degree lighter mount Lighter Socket Mount with Dual USB Charging Ports for iPhone

PR: Features:

  • Allows you to hold your iPhone/iPhone 3G/3GS above your cigarette lighter port, a place that within your eye-vision in a very user-friendly way.
  • Dual USB Port - Provides 2 USB Ports for charging your iPhone/iPod and one more USB powered device
  • Keeps your cable as short as possible and the power cable can go with the gooseneck, no more cable management problems
  • Keeps your cigarette lighter socket still available
  • 360" Swivel tip allows any angle you need which allows landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) viewing
  • 45 degree lighter mount Wide Texture Finished
  • Lightweight
  • Superior Quality

Suitable for the following devices.

  • Original iPhone
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3GS

$23.99

45° Windshield Mount for iPhone

PR: Features:

  • Mount firmly on car Windshield Glass
  • windshield mount 360" Swivel tip allows any angle you need which allows landscape or portrait viewing
  • Keep your iPhone at your fingertip
  • Customized to 100% fit iPhone, iPhone 3G/3GS
  • Mount to Handlebar
  • Wide Texture Finished
  • Lightweight
  • Superior Quality

Suitable for:

  • Original iPhone
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3GS

$15.99

Bicycle Handlebar Mount for iPhone

bicycle mountFeatures:

  • 360" Swivel tip allows any angle you need which allows landscape or portrait viewing
  • Keep your iPhone at your fingertip
  • Customized to 100% fit
  • Mount to Windshield Window
  • Specially designed for iPhone, iPhone 3G/3GS
  • Wide Texture Finished
  • Lightweight
  • Superior Quality

Suitable for:

  • Original iPhone
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3GS

$11.99

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